Goat Pastures Hairy Vetch

Goats March 21, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa)

Goat pasture

Hairy vetch will grow on a wide range of soil types and grows better than crimson clover on extremely sandy soils. However, hairy vetch is not used frequently because it becomes a pest in cereals grown for grain, and other legumes offer more potential.

Luginbuhl, J-M. 2006. Pastures for Meat Goats. In: Meat Goat Production Handbook, ed. T.A. Gipson, R.C. Merkel, K. Williams, and T. Sahlu, Langston University, ISBN 1-880667-04-5.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.