Feedstuffs - Pasture & Hay Forages (Clover)

Red Clover

Red Clover

  • Widely adapted,high yielding, cool season perennial legume.
  • Can grow to heights of 2 to 3 feet.
  • Used as both a hay and pasture forage, usually in mixtures with Tall Fescue, Kentucky Bluegrass, Timothy, or other cool season grasses.
  • Best suited to regions with abundant rainfall.
  • Has a shorter stand life than Alfalfa or White Clover.
  • Disadvantages are the hay is dusty, and over-mature cuttings contain a fungus that causes animals to slobber.
  • Annual yields = 2-5 tons DM/acre

Average Nutrient Content

  • Ruminant TDN = 55-70%
  • Crude Protein = 12-22%
Physical Description - erect, leafy plant with large leaves that almost always have a prominent V-shaped pattern or watermark on leaflets; very hairy, fleshy stems; pink flowers

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