Floyd Said:What is it with some people and their obsessive over alfalfa?
We Answered:Is your landlord or these people who you know obessed with eating healthy? I personally dont know anyone who has get togethers about alfalfa plants but they are not commonly grown in my area.
I did find this:
Alfalfa's primary use is for dairy production, followed by beef, sheep, horses and goats, but it is sometimes used for human consumption. Alfalfa sprouts are used as a salad ingredient in the United States and Australia. Tender shoots are eaten in some places as a leaf vegetable. Human consumption of older plant parts is limited primarily by very high fiber content. Dehydrated alfalfa leaf is commercially available as a dietary supplement in several forms, such as tablets, powders and tea. Alfalfa is believed to be a galactagogue.
In my opinion, it seems like the plant is very common in your neighborhood and someone has started a big trend with it. Not only is cheap, easy to grow, but it is healthy and can be used for many things. Hope I helped!
Hazel Said:Is alfalfa too rich in protein for cows?
We Answered:Don't know where you heard that but you can feed alfalfa to cattle. Farmers feed dried alfalfa to cattle all the time and there is no harm. But if you let cattle graze fresh alfalfa (still growing in the field) they may bloat and that could kill a cow.
Beth Said:Other than Alfalfa what would be good ruffage for a show horse?
We Answered:Maybe you should try clover hay or grass
Patrick Said:How long does it take for Alfalfa to grow full grown.?
We Answered:an extension agent says there is no easy answer, depends on weather,
rate of growth , etc
but 28-34 days is an average
I hope you are not running your farm from yahoo answers
Mary Said:For iguanas what is a good alfalfa pellet to use?
We Answered:I would buy real alfalfa rather than a pellet. If you can find fresh stuff, you can go to the "small pet" area of a pet store (like where the hamster stuff is) and get some dried alfalfa hay. Soaking it before feeding will help it become softer and more palatable for the iguana. The fresher you can find something, the more nutrition it will have. If you want to feed "pellets" I would get some iguana pellets from the reptile section of a pet store, just to help fill in the edges of the diet. You can soak the pellets, again, to make them softer and more palatable for the iguana. If the iguana doesn't like them soaked just in plain water, you can try some no sugar added children's juices. Variety in key in any living things diet for maximum nutrition. Here's a great web site with an awesome veggie chart: http://www.greenigsociety.org/foodchart.â€¦
Iguana's (I'm assuming you mean the Green Iguana) should have a basking temperature of 85 - 90 F. It depends on haw big the enclosure is as to how big (how many watts) the bulb should be. Get a thermometer and try different wattages until you get it right. You should have gages in the enclosure anyway so you can keep track of humidity and temperature levels. Humidity should be at least 60%; iguana's are tropical creatures and need high humidity to shed properly and maintain hydration.You should not be guessing.
You also need UVB light in the iguana's enclosure. Without proper heat and UVB light diurnal (active during the day) reptiles can't work their metabolisms or digest their food properly. Without proper lighting and heat the iguana will slowly die. You need a 5.0 strength UVB bulb and the iguana needs to be able to get within 12 inches of the bulb. The UVB bulb needs to be changed ever 6 - 12 months (the life of the bulb can vary.) Even if the bulb is still emitting visible light, it is no longer emitting UVB after that time. A "black light" is not a UVB bulb. Zoo Med makes the best long tube fluorescent UVB bulbs and you can find them cheaper online than at an actual store.