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NEW: 8 Benefits of Feeding Alfalfa in Dairy Diets
Feeding alfalfa offers a range of benefits to dairy operations. Find out how to take advantage of the eight great features that alfalfa offers.

8 Benefits of Feeding Alfalfa in Dairy Diets
 
 

Reduced-Lignin Trait Could Revolutionize Alfalfa
Most forage growers associate biotechnology traits with the corn plant. However, for nearly a decade, a consortium of companies have been developing a transgenic trait that could represent the “holy grail” for alfalfa growers. The trait is reduced-lignin (R-L) alfalfa.

Reduced-Lignin Trait Could Revolutionize Alfalfa
 
 

Alfalfa Feeding Guidelines
Alfalfa is arguably one of the most variable feeds on the farm. This is due to field-by-field variations in the age of stand (grass content), harvest maturity and moisture, fiber digestibility affected by the growing environment and issues surrounding fermentation and palatability.

Alfalfa Feeding Guidelines
 
 

Alfalfa's Value in Cattle Rations
Alfalfa is known for its high protein and fiber content, making it a staple in many cattle rations. The high protein content reduces the amount of high-cost supplemental protein producers need to add to the diet.

Alfalfa's Value in Cattle Rations

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