“Since we’re kind of on the southern edge of the alfalfa growing area, I tend to strive for longevity more than high quality on my alfalfa ground. That’s one of the reasons I like America’s Alfalfa so well. The characteristics of their varieties have always proven themselves to be worth the cost, even if it’s a little higher.
I always mix it in the field with some kind of grass, too. I’ve got 50 acres of an old stand that is alfalfa and orchard grass. However, the 50 acres of AmeriStand 403T that I planted this past spring is mixed with old world bluestem, which really makes good feed. What I don’t need for backgrounding my own calves and young heifers through the winter is usually sold to local horse owners. At the same time, some of my old stand mix tested 15½ percent protein. That’s still more than enough for a pound and a half to two pounds of growth per day on young calves.” - - Jerome Rader of Willard, Missouri, 100 acres of alfalfa (100% America’s Alfalfa) and an America’s Alfalfa grower for more than 10 years.