Nitrates in Alfalfa

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by jaymerose, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. jaymerose

    jaymerose New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Minnesota
    I was just told that if you cut alfalfa after a freeze it changes the nitrate levels and can kill goats. I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this. I am also thankful I was told that as we were going to cut 5 acres and bale it. :shock:
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I don't know about that but you arne't supposed to cut alfalfa after it freezes so it doesn't kill your seeding. The alfalfa will die after freezing and lay over to protect the crown, so that it all doesn't die and not come back. By not cutting it, you are protecting everything so that it can still be a perenial.
     

  3. jaymerose

    jaymerose New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Minnesota
    Thank you, I did'nt know that either :?