Feedstuffs - Pasture & Hay Forages (Clover)

White Clover

White (Ladino) Clover

  •  Long-lived perennial cool season legume that spreads by stolons.
  • Can grow to heights of 8 to 12 inches.
  • Ladino is a taller growing type of white clover.
  • Highly palatable and nutritious, it is used primarily as a pasture forage in mixtures with Kentucky Bluegrass or Tall Fescue.
  • Disadvantage is the potential for bloat, especially in the spring and with thick, lush strands.
  • Annual yields = 1-3 tons DM/acre

Average Nutrient Content

  • Ruminant TDN = 60-70%
  • Crude Protein = 15-28%
Physical Description - leafy plant with leaves that are shiny underneath and sometimes watermarked with a V-shaped pattern; stems often grooved; unlike red cover, no hairs on leaves and stems; white flowers.

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