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Cicer milkvetch pasture

 
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I'm interested in using cicer milkvetch as part of a pasture mix. From what I've been reading it's main period of use is from late spring into late fall meaning that in theory it should stay relatively green and usable as a forage late into the fall. In my area we have wet springs but it usually stops raining during the summer and gets quite dry and then the rain usually starts back up in early fall. Would cicer milkvetch be able to grow enough with the fall rains to provide forage through the rest of the fall until winter hits? Does anyone else grow this legume and what has your experience been with it's growth cycle and how does it respond to grazing/mowing at different times of the year? Also just looking for anyone's general experience with this forage so I'll take any info I can get on this forage. Thanks!
 
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I have had an occasional vetch in our pasture when we had our homestead though I don't know what kind.

Here is a thread where it was used with other plants:

Ive already been broadcasting. By which i mean throwing it up in the air by hand and walking around the field. Sweet clover, alfalfa, cicer milk vetch, amd sanfoin. I can get those seeds at my local seed supply. Id like to feed them to the cattle and get them to distribute them once i wean them.



https://permies.com/t/86359/Growing-permies-silage-hay#710716

Maybe others will chime in.
 
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