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I've been offered a nice field of hay ... mixed grass types, mostly Rye and Timothy... and quite a bit of red clover. Is red clover considered a legume like alfalfa ? Any concerns in feeding hay with red clover mixed in to my wethers ? I'd think they like the taste and it might add a bit more protien ... what say you ?


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It's not Alsike... it's definitely red clover. I thought it was a legume... so it's not as risky to feed goats like alfalfa ? I suspect it would increase the protien in the hay some which isn't all together bad. And I suspect that although there appears to be quite a bit of clover in the field it just stands out more with all the color etc. ... I know the boys sure like it.

I didn't want to get into gray areas like feeding the boys alfalfa/hay mix... which I was told isn't always a good idea as it may boost the Cal/Phos level out of whack.

Thanks for the answer...
 
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