Used in livestock feeding programs, alfalfa has a remarkably high level of digestible protein, as well as good levels of calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, reducing the need for additional, costly mineral supplementation. It is the perfect complement to corn silage, which is very low in protein.
With high yield potential, growing alfalfa also has a positive effect on sod fertility and structure, in addition to reducing sod erosion. One of the most versatile and widely grown crops in the U.S., it is used as pasture, hay, silage, chop and as a cash crop. Alfalfa, a legume, can be grown in a wide range of soil and climatic conditions.