ranked first in crude protein with contents ranging from
22% to 26%, and was consistently among the top three
forages tested in total digestible nutrients and in relative feed
Animal studies are in progress under the direction of
Dr. Rao at the USDA ARS in El Reno, OK., with preliminary
results looking very promising. Effect of AC Greenfix (chickling
vetch) on gestating ewes was documented at
Dickinson, North Dakota.
will readily eat AC Greenfix if given the opportunity. It should
be noted that the seed contains a small amount of neurotoxin
and may cause problems if fed in large quantities to cattle over
an extended period of time. AC Greenfix is not recommended for
horses and pigs.
USDA laboratory foam formation test for bloat potential indicates AC
Greenfix generated the least foam among the 25 legumes tested. Research
involving grazing and feeding is just beginning, so caution regarding
animal consumption is advised until more data is available.