FORAGE CLOVER

F-Clover

Clover Varieties Provide High Protein and High Yield Forage for Livestock and Wildlife

Trifolium
Clovers make up over 300 species of plants in the legume family. It can survive across all or most of the world in suitable habitats. Most clovers can be found in the temperate Northern hemisphere but it can also survive in South America and Africa. Clovers are herbaceous plants that are annual, biennial or short-lived perennial. Several species are widely cultivated as fodder plants. The most widely cultivated clovers are white clovers (Trifolium repens) and red clovers (Trifolium pratense). Clovers can be planted alone or in mixtures for numerous reasons: they produce an abundant crop, fix nitrogen, and grow in a wide range of soils and climates. They are palatable, high in protein and nutritious forage for livestock and wildlife, and they work for either pasture or green manure.

ANNUAL

  • Late maturing
  • Extremely high nitrogen fixation
  • Yields up to 5,250lbs in a single cutting
  • Stems up to 10 ft. long
  • Crude protein is 22% to 28.4%
  • Relative feed values as high as 277
  • Late maturing
  • Non-bloating
  • Supports multiple cuttings/grazings
  • Excellent regrowth
  • Crude protein are 16.5% to 22.1%
  • Relative feed values as high as 182
  • Outstanding cold tolerance
  • Late maturity
  • Increased forage yields
  • Excellent in pollinator mixes
  • Excellent growth

PERENNIAL

  • Highly winter active
  • Exceptional disease resistance
  • High nitrogen fixation
  • Excellent persistence
  • Very palatable
  • Large-leaved
  • Extended growing season
  • Excellent yield
  • Winter hardy
  • Rapid establishment
  • Highly compatible
  • Excellent cold tolerance
  • Faster establishment than Caucasian clover
  • Increased persistence from underground stolon root system
  • Withstands heavy grazing
  • Nitrogen fixation comparable with white clover

Clover is an integral part of quality pasture mixes