Sci., 55 (12): 521, Kalac, P. , 2011. One ha of red clover can feed 30 to 50 growing pigs, 15-25 pregnant sows or 10-18 sows with litter (Duval, 1993). In a comparison with other forage legumes meals (white clover and alfalfa) and perennial rygrass, red clover meal had the highest energy digestibility (67%) for growing pigs. Rotational grazing is best suited for persistence. Red clover can be sown (drilled or broadcast) with non aggressive grasses such as timothy (Phleum pratense), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), or with vegetable crops such as chicory (Cichorium intybus). Harvesting red clover later impairs its feeding value but also compromises the second cut, as young shoots already elongated may be removed during the first cutting (Wheaton, 1993). (Eds). Anim. Sci., 79 (12): 1229-1232, Moorby, J. M.; Fraser, M. D.; Theobald, V. J.; Wood, J. D.; Haresign, W., 2004. ), Land use systems in grassland dominated regions. So, despite laboratory evidence suggesting red clover may be a better protein source than alfalfa, cows fed red clover seem to respond with improved milk production to additional protein supplementation. The effect of the loss is reflected in the higher protein digestion in the intestines of sheep fed red clover and sainfoin. Another plot with 4 different clovers and chicory. Dairy Sci., 87 (2): 406-412, Allen, V. G.; Fontenot, J. P.; Brock, R. A., 2000. In other experiments dry matter intake and milk production of lactating dairy cows was improved by replacing red clover with normal or brown midrib corn silage in the diet. In alternative medicine, red clover is said to help with the following conditions. 1. be cut early enough in the fall to regrow and replenish root carbohy. Biophys., 476 (2): 205-210, Van Dorland, H. A.; Kreuzer, M.; Leuenberger, H.; Wettstein, H. R., 2006. Electr. Parasit., 131 (3/4): 267-282, Marley, C. L. ; Fychan, R. ; Fraser, M. D. ; Sanderson, R. ; Jones, R., 2007. Effect of forage legumes on feed intake, milk production and milk quality - a review. J. Clover can be a good feed source for most horses because it provides useful energy and adequate protein and fiber. Therefore, for early lactation high producing dairy cows it is advisable to maximize dietary energy using strategies such as fat supplementation or high energy grains. Feed Sci. (Eds. Options Méditerranéennes - Série Séminaires, 17: 141-158, Carlsson, G.; Huss-Danell, K., 2003. The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation. A recommended strategy is to feed hay with sweet clover for two weeks and then feed safe forage for two weeks. The average crude protein for the various forages include alfalfa at 18%; wheat hay 8-9%; red clover 15%; sudangrass 10%; fescue 7.5%; milo stubble 6%; prairie hay 5.8%; and corn stover 5.2%. Red clover is considered a short-lived legume, but new modern varieties are productive for three full seasons after establishment. Is red clover an inferior forage for lactating dairy cows? Thesis, Munich, Scollan, N. D.; Costa, P.; Hallett, K. G.; Nute, G. R.; Wood, J. D.; Richardson, R. I., 2006. Look for good disease resistance and persistence in a red clover variety. A number of research studies evaluating utilization of red clover by lactating dairy cows have recently been conducted at the University of Wisconsin, and the USDA-ARS, US Dairy Forage Research Center (DFRC). During ensilage, red clover undergoes extensive protein degradation: the resulting high levels of quickly degradable nitrogen require carbohydrate-rich feeds in order to add energy to avoid inefficient nitrogen utilization and a large loss of N in the urine (Vanhatalo et al., 2009). Later cuts may contain more protein than the first and second ones (INRA, 2007). Sci., 71:618-620, Turan, F.; Gürlek, M.; Yaglioglu, D., 2007. Sci., York, UK, March, 2006: 23, Soegaard, K.; Sehested, J.; Jensen, S. K., 2010. Leaflets are oval or elliptic, 1-3 cm long x 0.5-1.5 cm broad (FAO, 2013; Ecoport, 2013; Hannaway et al., 2004). CAB International, UK. In the past, this effect was considered to be of no important biological significance. This practice can provide some nitrogen and organic matter as well as increase ground cover to reduce erosion from fields. Red Clover Cutting Management. Fourrages, (134): 283-286, Wheaton, H. N., 1993. Based on the cost of the ingredients, they say my pasture is worth between $53 and $62 dollars per ton. Rev. The best forage quality and milk yield potential occurs when red clover is harvested at the late bud or early bloom stages of maturity. Arch. The other three contain 14 to 16 percent crude protein. Red clover is an introduced, commonly grown, tap-rooted, short-lived perennial legume. Traditionally, red clover is cut twice a year when it is at 50% bloom or greater. An evaluation of red clover silage for beef production. The red clover plant actually belongs to the legume plant family (just like peanuts and beans), which is why animals often graze on it in the wild. Red clover silage is highly palatable, more than grass silage but less than white clover silage (Steinshamn, 2010; Brink et al., 1988; Thomas et al., 1985; Steen et al., 1982). Prod., 10: 122-129, Crisp, T. M. ; Clegg, E. D. ; Cooper, R. L. ; Wood, W. P. ; Anderson, D. G. ; Baetcke, K. P. ; Hoffmann, J. L. ; Morrow, M. S. ; Rodier, D. J. ; Schaeffer, J. E. ; Touart, L. W. ; Zeeman, M. G. ; Patel, Y. M., 1998. Red clover should be cut for hay when no more than 50% is in flower, when it has the optimal feeding value, with more than 14-15% protein. 11 Red clover grown in pure stands yields 4 to 18 t DM/ha in Europe. Proc. Free choice feeding of rolled grains, alfalfa pellets and mixed grass-red clover hay to weanling New Zealand-White rabbits. Appl. Red Clover is widely grown throughout the United States and Canada. Botanical composition and nutritional value of two-component mixtures containing red clover and different grass species. J. The use of local feeds for rabbits. Plant and Soil, 253 (2): 353-372, Charles, J. P., 1976. The magnitude of milk yield reduction in cows fed red clover as compared to other forages has been relatively small (1.0-3.0 lb/cow/day), and in some cases feed efficiency was improved. Feed Sci. Assessment of dietary ratios of red clover and grass silages on milk production and milk quality in dairy cows. Red clover is cold hardy provided it can make a rosette and store sufficient N in the roots before winter sets in (Ecoport, 2013; Duke, 1983). In: Zjalic, M. The free choice distribution of a mixture of forages based mainly on red clover, lettuce and cabbage with a complete pelleted diet led to saving about 37% of pellets, without affecting growth rate (Pote et al., 1980). While the reasons for black loose feces in cows fed red clover is still unknown the effect is now at least considered in the scheme of red clover utilization. Cattle appear to be less sensitive to these compounds (Dewhurst et al., 2009). 35, 133-138. Performance of lactating dairy cows fed alfalfa or red clover silage as the sole forage. Along with wheat and triticale, oat hay can be very palatable at all stages of maturity. Dry matter intake and cell wall digestion kinetics. However, this mortality was a consequence of the regulation of feed intake in rabbits given free choice (Gidenne, 2006) and was not linked to red clover itself. Food Chem., 125 (2): 307, Kemp, P. D. ; Kenyon, P. R. ; Morris, S. T., 2010. Environ. Irish J. Agric. Effect of forage type, harvesting time and exogenous enzyme application on degradation characteristics measured using in vitro technique. In some cases, after a first cut, regrowth can be grazed. Rural Dev., 22 (2): 23, Marley, C. L.; Fraser, M. D.; Fychan, R.; Theobald, V. J.; Jones, R., 2005. Fall-grown tall fescue can average 13 to 18 percent crude protein depending on how much nitrogen has been applied to the stand and will maintain good nutritional value on up into the spring when new growth starts to appear. The N partition was more favourable to milk than to urine, due to an increased microbial protein synthesis permitted by the increased dietary starch provided by maize (Dewhurst et al., 2010). Red clover can contribute to the nitrogen economy of grassland, said Mr Fychan Feed Sci. It is selected for increased dry matter production and drying and has finer stems and less pubescence (hairs) on the stem which causes the plant to dry faster. Ministerio de Agricultura. N fractionation, degradability, intestinal digestibility, and adequacy for ruminal microbial activity of cultivated legumes. With alfalfa and ryegrass, red clover is considered one of the forages with the highest voluntary intake and milk yielding capacity for goats in temperate climates (Morand-Fehr et al., 1980), and a valuable source of protein for goats in cold arid zones such as Ladakh (Inda) (Mondal, 2009). September, 2012 Livest. Oxidative stability of milk influenced by fatty acids, antioxidants, and copper derived from feed. Milk from cows grazing or fed fresh forage, especially from species-rich grasslands or forage legumes, had a considerably higher ratio of unsaturated to saturated fatty acids, and a higher content of nutritionally beneficial trans-fatty acids (e.g. Utilisation of dried grass meal by young growing pigs and sows. A comparison of red clover with grass silage. Dairy Sci., 92 (3): 1148-1160, Morand-Fehr, P.; Sauvant, D., 1980. Prod. Space A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. 2. Understanding that red clover is different than alfalfa is important when formulating diets for lactating dairy cows. Red clover has several medicinal uses: it has a high estrogen content and is used in symptomatic treatment of the menopause, though its efficacy is not proven (Geller et al., 2009). Agric. Health Perspect., 106 (Suppl 1): 11–56, Dalto, A. G. C.; Bandarra, P. M.; Pedroso, P. M. O.; Guagnini, F. de S.; Leal, J. de S.; Raymundo, D. L.; Driemeier, D., 2009. Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: Late Summer Planting Legumes to Produce Nitrogen Credits for Next Year, Late Summer Cutting Management of Alfalfa, © 2020 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Influence of chemical, enzymatic and phytogenic ensiling preparations on digestibility, degradability and PDI and NEL content of lucerne and red clover. Milk production from silage 3. Feed Sci. 2. Dairy Sci., 84 (7): 1728-1737, Broderick, G. A.; Albrecht, K. A.; Owens, V. N.; Smith, R. R., 2004. Nutr. Due to its high palatability, red clover silage fed to finishing lambs resulted in greater energy intake, faster growth rate, better condition score and a reduction in time to slaughter than lambs offered alfalfa or ryegrass (Speijers et al., 2004). Agronomy J., 102 (5): 1388-1398, Pflimlin, A., 1985. NewCROPS web site, Purdue University, Duval, J., 1993. Effects of pasture species and irrigation on milk production over four summers in the Waikato. The reasons for feed intake reductions in cows fed red clover based diets have not been determined. New Zealand. Feeding red clover silage, especially at a young stage, increases α-linolenic acid (18:3n-3) in milk, which is beneficial to human consumption (Dewhurst et al., 2006; Van Dorland et al., 2008; Vanhatalo et al., 2007). Feeding red clover to dairy cows might increase concentrations of formononetin, daidzein and equol (an isoflavandiol metabolized from daidzein) in milk (Andersen et al., 2009; Mustonen et al., 2009; Steinshamn et al., 2008a). In another study, feeding a combination of red clover and alfalfa that were grown and ensiled together reduced non-protein nitrogen in the silage and had positive effects on feed intake and milk production. Grassl. Technol., 113 (1/4): 157-167, Carabaño, R.; Fraga, M. J., 1992. The protein content of Red Clover hay is slightly lower than that of alfalfa. It is advisable to mechanically or chemically condition red clover before hay making. The milk protein decrease may be linked to the polyphenol oxidase enzyme, which produces phenols that bind to amino acids. Red clover is most commonly grown for silage or pasture in Wisconsin. “Penn State’s Craig Williams and Virginia Ishler, and Cornell’s April Wright Lucas and Larry Chase helped me calculate the value of this feed. For example, the effect may be related to feed intake suppression. Red Clover is often seeded with other legumes and grasses for hay and pasture, but can be used for hay and seed production. spontaneum Willk., Trifolium sativum (Schreb.) Light grazing is recommended for better persistence during the year of establishment. Red clover should reach 15-20 cm high before being grazed. USSR Fodders: composition and nutritional value (Korma SSSR: sostav i pitatelnost). Technol., 120 (3/4): 203-216, Speijers, M. H. M.; Fraser, M. D.; Haresign, W.; Theobald, V. J.; Moorby, J. M., 2005. Turf: Though creeping bentgrass (A. stolonifera) is much more prevalent in the turf industry than redtop, this species is used throughout North America and Europe in lawns and golf courses. Red clover fed to ewes before lambing resulted in increased DM and live-weight gain for ewes and higher growth rates during the first 12 weeks for the lambs, compared to perennial ryegrass silage. J. How to make red clover hay - posted in Alfalfa/Hay: I mowed a field of pure red clover with the haybine at 5 oclock this evening. Crude protein decreases with maturity, from 22% to 16% DM between the vegetative stage and the end of bloom for a French red clover, while NDF increases from 40% to 51%. In another experiment, cows fed red clover based diets containing 20.0% crude protein produced more milk than cows fed red clover based diets containing 17.5% protein. Feed Sci. This species is grown as short-lived perennial (3-5 years) in the north and as a winter annual in the south.Product Features:Medium Red Clover S Agric. Proc. Anim. It can be used in zero-grazing (Masson et al., 1980). However, a mechanism that explains the black feces and laxative effect in cows fed red clover is unavailable. Red clover (, Schneider, G., 1957. As other legumes, red clover leaves are highly prehensible, especially during the spring heading period (Dewhurst et al., 2009). Moreover, a pasture rich in red clover increased the PUFA:SFA ratio in muscle from cattle compared to cattle from pastures rich in white clover or perennial ryegrass (Scollan et al., 2006). The effect of red clover (, Moorby, J. M.; Robinson, P. H.; Fisher, W. J.; Evans, R. T., 2008. There are five kinds of clover hay: red, common white, crimson, alsike and landino. Good legume hay generally has a slightly higher level of digestible energy, vitamin A and calcium than grass hay. Red clover is a rich source of a variety of nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. (Ed. It has an erect habit and may lodge when the plant becomes stemmy. Monitoring of vitamin E status of dry, early and mid-late lactating organic dairy cows fed conserved roughages during the indoor period and factors influencing forage vitamin E levels. Loins (longissimus dorsi muscle) from pigs fed on red clover silage had a lower gustatory quality, both 4 days after slaughter and after 1 year of freezer storage, than loins from conventionally fed pigs (Jonsall et al., 2000; Johansson et al., 1999). This risk depends on intake and there are several ways to reduce it. Red clover mixed with chicory, plantain (Plantago lanceolata) and white clover improved production of multiple-bearing ewes and their offspring compared to a ryegrass-dominant sward: animals were heavier, had higher body condition scores and produced more milk. Red clover (, Saviranta, N. M. M.; Anttonen, M. J.; Wright, A. von; Karjalainen, R. O., 2008. The two main types of cultivars are the early-flowering cultivars, called medium or double-cut, which produce at least two cuttings per season, and the late-flowering cultivars, called mammoth or single-cut, which produce one cutting per season (Duke, 1983). Improvement of growth performance in tilapia (, Tywonczuk, J. ; Lipinski, K. ; Minakowski, D. ; Falkowska, A. ; Rapczynska, I., 1997. Steers grazing mixtures of red clover and tall fescue had greater average daily gains and larger ribeye areas than those grazing tall fescue only. Lambs grazing red clover had lower faecal egg counts and improved live-weight gains compared to lambs grazing ryegrass. Rep., 28 (3): 195-206, Szyszkowska, A.; Sowinski, J., 2001. Red clover can be under-sown or direct-sown in small grain crops (maize, sorghum, wheat). Rabbit Res., 3 (4) : 15-20, Reverter, M.; Lundh, T.; Lindberg, J. E., 1999. Prod., 54: 231-234, Moharrery, A.; Hvelplund, T.; Weisbjerg, M. R., 2009. Feed preference studies with rabbits fed fourteen different fresh greens. While recent investigations have found differences between red clover and alfalfa utilization in lactating dairy cows it should be remembered that differences mainly apply to the nutrition programs for early to mid lactation dairy cows. Feeding red clover to ruminants may lead to the release of phytoestrogens in the environment through animal excretion. J. Effects of red clover extract on growth performance and body composition of African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). Nutrient apparent digestibilities and partition of nutrient digestion in barley-based diets including red-clover and perennial ryegrass meal. Trampling damages the crowns (FAO, 2013). Red clover is a traditional legume forage for rabbit feeding. Microbial protein synthesis, digestion and lactation responses of cows to grass or grass-red clover silage diet supplemented with barley or oats. A common observation in all lactating dairy cow experiments conducted in Wisconsin has been a reduction in feed intake when red clover was fed. Soc. Bras. Composición de alimentos chilenos de uso en ganadería y avicultura. Year-round production of beef using maximum levels of forages. J. Sci. Other pasture forbs are also sometimes a … Comparison of red clover and ryegrass silage for dry cows and influence on subsequent lactation performance. Urolithiase in small ruminants. Anim. Besoins des animaux - valeurs des aliments. If we want good winter survival and rapid greenup for good yield next year, alfalfa must either: Proc. Anim. The inflorescences are terminally or axillary borne on the stems, and are globose clusters of many tubular flowers, 10-15 cm long, and pink, purple or magenta-coloured. Effective nitrogen degradability was reported to be about 65-70% for fresh forage or silage, but only 60% for that stored in wrapped round bales (Aufrère et al., 2002; Marichal et al., 2010). The fields I grazed were either small pieces of straight red clover or old hay fields that had been frost-seeded with this legume and then harvested. Use of additives (such as molasses, inoculants or enzymes), though not mandatory, can help obtain satisfactory silage (FAO, 2013; Dardni, 2010). Hall, E., 2007. Red Clover Hay. Red clover pasture had a positive effect on protein digestibility (Vestergaard et al., 1995). The yield potential of red clover is excellent and red clover varieties can have higher forage yields than alfalfa. Unknown title. North. In addition research has shown that when red clover and alfalfa are of similar fiber content red clover may be more digestible than alfalfa providing a more energy dense forage to the diets of lactating dairy cows. Replacement of alfalfa with red clover increased feed and N efficiency, the digestibility of DM and cell wall components, and consequently the net energy for lactation. J. Crop Science, 18 (1): 129-133, Hutton, P. G.; Kenyon, P. R.; Bedi, M. K.; Kemp, P. D.; Stafford, K. J.; West, D. M.; Morris, S. T., 2011. Red clover can be planted in autumn in order to provide cover to the soil during winter. It can grow where annual rainfall ranges from 310 to 1920 mm with annual mean temperatures between 4.9°C and 20.3°C. Assoc., 63: 215-221, Thomas, C. ; Aston, K. ; Daley, S. R., 1985. Red clover is a major source of honey (FAO, 2013; Ecoport, 2013; Hannaway et al., 2004). Nutritive value of mixtures. In experiments red clover has supported very good levels of milk production, but research indicates that different diet formulation strategies may be needed when red clover forages are fed. Like many other forage legumes such as alfalfa or other clover species, red clover may cause bloat in livestock. It does well under low light and can be intercropped with other species or sown with taller companions in pasture (FAO, 2013). illeg., Trifolium pratense var. Grassl. I plan to ted in the morning while the dew is still on. Res. The effects of silage feeding on some sensory and health attributes of cow's milk: A review . Use of red clover in zero-grazing for feeding of dairy goats. inval., Trifolium pratense var. Clover hay is usually mixed with grass hays. by Patrick C. Hoffman and Glen A. Broderick. J. Appl. Fourrages, 66: 77-92, Cosgrove, G. P.; Muir, P. D.; Lambert, M. G., 1996. Dev., 42 (6): 559-572, Bagley, C. P.; Hill, G. M.; Knox, J. W.; Coombs, D. F.; Oliver, W. M.; Loyacano, A. F.; Wyatt, W. E.; Huffman, D. C.; McMillin, K. W.; Bidner, T. D.; Saxton, A. M., 1990. Red Clover is often grown in areas with low soil pH or fertility, and poor soil drainage. Anim. Effects of feeding grass or red clover silage cut at two maturity stages in dairy cows. In a review of forage legumes (Steinshamn, 2010), it was noted that, at similar DM intake, dairy cows fed red clover silage produced a little less milk than those fed white clover silage. Note, however, that research hasn't shown that the herb is conclusively effective for these or any other health concerns. In mixed stands, a mixture of red clover with grass resulted in a yield equivalent to those from pure grass stands receiving fertilizer (FAO, 2013). Proc. There are many varieties and cultivars of red clovers. Will be using a NH 256 rolabar rake and a NH 5070 small square baler. Feeding forage meals to pigs, including red clover, resulted in higher N intake, faecal N excretion and urinary energy losses (Lindberg et al., 1998). A pasture combining red clover, white clover, tall fescue, phalaris and cocksfoot was reported to be a good choice for Jersey cows and was of better nutritive value than one based on ryegrass and white clover (Thom et al., 2001). Technol., 153 (3-4): 178, Mondal, G., 2009. praecox Bobrov. It can be grazed or fed as dehydrated meal or silage (Kephart et al., 2010). Effect of forage species on fatty acid content and performance of pasture-finished steers. In the USA, pure stands of red clover yielded 15-19 t hay in 1998 (Satell et al., 1998). The meat, after cooking, had a higher n-3 content and a lower n-6:n-3 ratio (Johansson et al., 2002). Prod., 41 (1): 23-31, Tomme, M. F., 1964. The legume, frequently found in northern Wisconsin fields, can be harvested early (at first flower) to increase nutritional value. University of Missouri Extension, G4638, Wiking, L.; Theil, P. K.; Nielsen, J. H.; Srensen, M. T., 2010. However, there was no difference in muscle fatty acids concentration (Dierking et al., 2010). Dry conditions are recommended as conditioned red clover might lose soluble carbohydrates and minerals by leaching in the event of rain (FAO, 2013). Red clover is the most common clover hay because it grows taller than white clover and thus provides more yield per acre. Therefore, red clover has more undegradable protein (bypass protein = 25-35%) than alfalfa (15-25%). The inflorescence develops into an oblong-ovoid pod containing 2 seeds (FAO, 2013; Ecoport, 2013). Effects of ensiled forage legumes on performance of store finishing lambs. Extension, PIH-126, USA, Komprda, T. ; Homolka, P. ; Harazim, J., 1996. Red clover is a powerhouse of isoflavones – a nutrient that your body regularly needs to maintain good or LDL cholesterol levels. Each bud produces 4-6 upright, hollow and pubescent stems, up to a height of 60-80 cm. It is considered an alternative source of estrogens and may be fed to various species to promote growth, and increase protein and fat content. by Dan Undersander, Forage Agronomist Feed Sci. Effects of clover-grass silages and concentrate supplementation on the content of phytoestrogens in dairy cow milk. Pigs fed on red clover silage had lower intramuscular fat and higher PUFA, omega 3 and omega 6, than pigs fed a conventional diet. J. Anim. Red clover has been and is an excellent feed for many classes of livestock including dry dairy cows, dairy heifers, dairy beef, or beef cows. Tips for diet formulation when using red clover forages. Use of greens as a supplement to a pelleted diet for growing rabbits. Food Qual. Physiol. Hungry livestock should be prevented from entering pure stands of red clover, for instance by feeding dry forages to them beforehand. Proc. Red clover (, Harris, D. J. ; Cheeke, P. R. ; Patton, N. M., 1983. Trifolium pratense grows naturally on wet to dry meadows, in open forests, on field borders and paths. Ireland, Dewhurst, R. J.; Fisher, W. J.; Tweed, J. K. S.; Wilkins, R. J., 2003. Feeding legumes to cattle. Reproductive performance of ewes after grazing on G27 red clover, a low formononetin selection in cultivar Pawera. In other experiments, feeding combinations of red clover/corn silage or red clover/brown midrib corn silage resulted in improvements in feed intake and milk production indicating that red clover/corn silage mixtures are well suited in a forage program for lactating dairy cows. Anim. In: Bels V. It has deep tap roots that develop from a shallow, narrow crown, though not as deep as alfalfa, therefore reducing its drought tolerance. In: Suter, D. DARDNI, 2010. Red clover, either alone or mixed with grasses in pure swards, can be used as a potential crop with a high protein content for dairy goats (Kravale et al., 2001). Nut., 94 (6): 736-746, Blair, R., 2007. Univ., 4 (2): 1-8, Thom, E. R.; Burggraaf, V. T.; Waugh, C. D.; Clark, D. A., 2001. Grassl. Reprod. The effects of grazing forage legumes on the performance of finishing lambs. Phytoestrogens are recognized as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, responsible for growth and reproductive impairment in aquatic species when discharged into water (Harrison et al., 1995, Crisp et al., 1998 cited by Tucker et al., 2010). However, supplementation of red clover with a high-protein ryegrass could increase nitrogen losses, which does not help to mitigate methane emissions (Van Dorland et al., 2007). FAO, Rome, Italy, Geherman, V.; Parol, A.; Linke, A., 2004. Crimson clover is another tall-growing type but tends to be higher in indigestible fiber than red clover. Assoc., 57: 217-222, Cox, R. I. ; Braden, A. W., 1974. In a comparison of 14 fresh forages, red clover was in the top 5 together with sunflower leaves, beans green vine, carrot tops and cauliflower leaves (Harris et al., 1983). 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