Table 11. Nutrient Content Of Hay1

Nutrients in lbs/ton dry weight

Energy Index
NP2O5K2OSCaMgCuMnZnBMoFeC/N Ratiogal/ton
Legumes
Alfalfa44-5610-1432-603-6190.40.0140.080.07520.0060.21677
Average4911435
Clover34-705-2032-603-52650.0160.20.141978
Average421136
Cowpea39-625-1933-451681
Average521538
Field pea38-665-1313-341780
Average47924
Hairy vetch194976
Lespedeza411522
Lupine5313181579
Serradella41-548-2113-641678
Average481637
Soybean48123450.020.20.08
Sweetclover521232
Composite34-735-2113-643-6520.0060.2
Average50133352230.020.20.11678
Nonlegumes
Annual ryegrass3413372481
Bermuda grass23-579-1425-402730.03
Average341133
Buckwheat13-2512-1748-664182
Average201454
Kentucky bluegrass2610344640.010.150.043386
Millet15-266-910-433778
Average21727
Oats241351
Orchard grass25-507-1733-6362480
Average331142
Rye211034
Sudan grass30
Timothy20-313-1024-392320.01.010.083578
Average22724
Composite13-506-1724-662-63-72-4
Average2511384430.010.10.063281

1 See Chapter 6: Unprocessed Residues for the sources of data.   [return to top]

2The value for the boron content of legume hay was taken from one experiment with alfalfa and may not be typical for all legumes.

© 2013 Robert Parnes

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