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Scientist Finds Secret Ingredient in Red Clover That Increases Weight Gain in Ruminants

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

A team of researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Forage-Animal Production Research Unit has found that an antimicrobial compound in red clover can increase feed efficiency in ruminants.  Biochanin A could be an alternative to using antibiotics to promote growth in feedlots, and could benefit livestock on pasture too. How Antibiotics and Antimicrobials […]

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Addressing concerns about red clover in pasture

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Addressing concerns about red clover in pasture

There are some questions that have swirled around the ether about planting red clover: are phytoestrogens present and will they cause problems for my animals? Can red clover cause frothy bloat? Why should I plant it? And which varieties? Follow up with Dan Hudson as he addresses these concerns and more, breaking them down one by one.

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Frost Seeding Red Clover in Hay Fields and Pastures

By   /  March 20, 2013  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  Comments Off on Frost Seeding Red Clover in Hay Fields and Pastures

Sugaring season is here, and that means that it is also time to frost-seed red clover in your pastures and hay fields if you have it in your mind to do it at all. If you are interested in a low-cost method of increasing forage yield and quality in hay fields and pastures, read on….

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