Legumes are a highly nutritious feed (protein and energy) for livestock which is the perfect companion to grasses in pasture. Legumes have the ability to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and utilise it to produce plant growth and incorporate this into the soil for other species to use, such as ryegrass.

Often during the summer season legumes can prove invaluable, with additional high quality feed during this period increasing the annual carrying capacity of pasture.

Pasture legumes, the cornerstone of many farming operations include clovers, medics, vetch, lucerne, sulla, lab lab, cowpeas, stylo and centro.


Clover is a mainstay of pastures with many different types, varying characteristics and benefits for your farm including white, red, sub, balansa, persian, arrowleaf, berseem and more.

Lucerne (Dual Purpose)

Lucerne has a deep taproot which can extract available water from the soil profile and also has high water use efficiency, making it a very drought tolerant species.


Medics are high protein self-regenerating annual clovers – and are known for their great drought protection mechanisms which allows this legume to grow in areas of a minimum rainfall of 250mm.


Vetch is a multi-purpose legume that offers high quality feed in the winter months. It is ideal for early grazing (green pasture), dry grazing, green manure and hay & grain production.


Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) are fast growing multi purpose annual legume with spreading to fairly erect growth habits, growing up to 50-100cm high and ready to harvest 70-90 days after sowing.

Field Peas

Field peas are a versatile well suited to produce grain, high quality forage, hay, intercropping or as a green manure crop. Of all the pulse crops, Field Peas are the most adaptable and least demanding

Lab Lab

Lab Lab is an extremely easy to establish and nutritious warm-season annual legume. Lab lab legume is characterised by its thick, climbing, twining stems, large leaves


Sulla is a branching, erect plant that has the potential to grow as high as 1.6m. Wilpena is non-bloating and has the potential to fix high levels of nitrogen