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Alfalfa (medicago sativa) is a perennial legume grown throughout the world. It is recognized as the premier forage because of its higher relative feed value. It has very high levels of crude protein content (15%-23%) and exceptional roughage values making it an ideal feed for dairy cattle. Additionally, alfalfa can be high in some required minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. The combinations of these factors can improve milk output per cow, increase the protein and fat content of milk, as well as improve the health of dairy animals.

All types and classes of forage-consuming livestock appreciate alfalfa, and perform well on it including beef cattle, sheep, goats and horses.