Here they get 5-10 pounds of Alfalfa a day. The rest is grass hay or some other edible form of roughage. Our cheapest source of protein by a long ways. Lots of alfalfa raised under irrigation in rotation with potatoes. The best of it goes to export or dairies. But a lot ends up being feeder quality (rained on, stemy, over ripe, etc.) that goes to the beef cows.What kind of cows get alfalfa hay?