Try Perennial Peanut Grass Hay as a Healthy Alternative Forage

Perennial Peanut Hay is Perfect for Homestead Livestock

Try Perennial Peanut Grass Hay as a Healthy Alternative Forage
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes You might never have heard of perennial peanut grass hay, but it’s one of the best-kept forage secrets of the southeastern United States. It’s also an excellent forage for livestock, including pigs, horses, dairy goats, sheep and rabbits. If you don’t know what perennial peanut hay is, it’s a forage grass hay made out of the Arachis glabrata plant (also known as rhizoma peanut) and has roughly the same nutritional qualities as alfalfa. In fact, in some areas of the United States, where alfalfa is difficult to get or very expensive, perennial peanut grass hay is one type of hay fed as an alternative. The perennial peanut grass is a warm-weather legume, but it should not be confused with peanut hay. The latter is something completely different, with no nutritional value for livestock. Peanut hay is made from the plant Arachis hypogaea which is left over after harvesting

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