Numerous benefits result from the addition of forage legumes to livestock diets. Superior nutritive value and intake of legume forage generally increase individual animal productivity compared with grass alone. This is particularly important with tall fescue where dilution of the diet with legumes can partially alleviate toxicosis associated with endophyte fungus infected fescue (Acremonium coenophialum). Unfortunately, short-term persistence of most legumes requires periodic reestablishment, adding to the cost of forage production and complicating pasture management.
Ditsch, David C.; Collins, Michael; and Taylor, Norman L., "Establishment of Kura and Red Clover on a Soil and Mine Spoil" (1997). Agronomy Notes. 14.