Alfalfa hay is a great source of nutrition for your livestock. Although the stem to leaf ratio is slightly higher than that of our premium hay, the quality remains excellent. We inspect and grade each lot for the leaf-to-stem ratio, moisture content, color, contaminates such as mildew and bugs, stem size, and nutrition levels, as we do with all of our Alfalfa hay. Our product is nutritionally safe to use. It's possible that it won't flake as well as our premium hay. We store the feed in a clean, dry, and covered environment with the same care.