Managing High Tannin Forages for Organic Sheep Production

High tannin forages such as birdsfoot trefoil can help with management of intestinal parasites in sheep, when used as part of a comprehensive pasture management program. Intestinal parasites are a limiting factor in organic sheep production. Birdsfoot trefoil is also a highly palatable, high protein, non-bloating forage, but can be challenging to establish and manage. This workshop will discuss results and experiences of a 4-year trial at the West Virginia University Organic Research Farm, where successful organic sheep production has occurred for many years.