Sericea Lespedeza for my goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sabin, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. sabin

    sabin Hatching

    Jun 4, 2008
    Lawrenceburg, TN
    I was going to plant alfalfa to give my goats, but living in Southern Tennessee with acidic clay, I don't think it will be my best option. However, I recently heard of a new strain of Sericea Lespedeza (sorry don't know the common name). It is called AU Grazer and was developed by Auburn University. It is drought tolerant once established, doesn't cause bloat, and apparently is very tolerant of acidic soils. I am aware of a few Sericea Lespedeza irradication programs in the plains states, though I don't know why. What are the problems with this plant that makes it loathed? Has anyone tried any of this as a forage?

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