Plant Doesn't Cause Bloat

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by MellonFriend, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Has anyone heard of this plant? It's called Sainfoin and apparently it's a plant that doesn't cause bloat in ruminants and also it's a natural anthelmintic. Check out this link: . I found out about it through my sister who keeps bees and she heard of it because it is also a fantastic crop for honey bees. I could not believe the properties this thing has. I can't understand why it is completely unheard of. If I had better growing conditions for it I would be all over this.
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Very interesting, I never heard of it before either. But it sounds really good.

  3. ETgoatygirl

    ETgoatygirl Active Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    We have limited availability in our state, so I've never tried it before for my goats. A friend of mine said she new of someone who fed it. There was very little waste, and the goats seemed to enjoy it. It's certainly something worth looking into!
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  4. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    My soil is far too acidic :(
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