The issue is that I don't get to see the bags in question. The local feed store is able to get the product, but they don't normally keep it in stock. I don't want to waste their time procuring something I can't use, so I was hoping someone had run across this one before. It is supposed to be a meal, not the whole seed, just non-extruded, whatever that is. From what little I can tell, extrusion is some sort of heating process used to change the properties of the meal - I'm just not sure how the properties change!
As to it being the cheapest, it was on par with the others. I have pricing on alfalfa pellets, soybean meal and cottonseed meal. The extruded form of cottonseed meal was about double the cost of the alfalfa or soybean meal so far. I'm assuming the soybean meal would have the highest protein content of the three (and thus the most desired), all other things being equal?
As to the coffee grounds, I would be all for it, but I don't know how they store them, and I need about 200 pounds.