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Alfalfa-Grass Harvest Recommendations

If 50% or more grass, use N management like it was 100% grass. If 30% or more grass, apply harvest management as if it were 100% grass. Grass-legume forage is better than either pure alfalfa or pure grass. We suggest three cuts/season for much of the Northeast. As with pure grass, the first two cuts are taken for lactating dairy feed, with a goal of 50-55% NDF. A third harvest in the fall for dry cow forage can be taken when convenient.