Here’s a 3:14 video from Greg Judy talking about Kentucky 31 fescue and red clover. He starts off saying, “It’s probably the best forage in Missouri, if you learn how to manage it, especially for winter grazing.”
Some folks say that you can’t grow red clover with Kentucky 31 and that Kentucky 31 crowds it out. But that’s not Greg’s experience. He’ll show you plenty of red clover, and some white too mixed in with his pastures, and he talks about how he grazes it to make it work for him.
How Does Red Clover Solve Fescue Problems?
Greg’s experience with red clover reducing the toxicity of fescue matches what science has found. This article from March of 2018 describes what’s in red clover and what we now know about how it protects livestock from fescue and even increases weight gain. If you’d like more information on how to get red clover growing in your pastures, check out this article from Genevieve Slocum and Kingsagriseeds.
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