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Turning the Forage World Upside Down

In the February issue of Hay & Forage Grower, I shared a story about Reed Edwards, a South Carolina farmer who had been growing sericea lespedeza hay for about 10 years. Edwards sold his hay about as fast as he could make it, mostly to customers with Boer show goats or dairy goats.

As the situation currently stands, the condensed tannin found in forage legumes is like a wild horse waiting to be tamed. Once it is, the potential benefits are numerous for nearly every type of ruminant livestock class.

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