Red Clover is a fast-growing legume, which high crude protein content and good digestibility make it an excellent forage.
Cold tolerance, Nitrogen production and quick establishment are also some its useful properties. Due to its fast growth, red clover can be used to suppress weeds. Its flowers attract pollinators and beneficial insects.
If red clover is used as a forage for sheep, it is good to bear in mind that red clover produces estrogens which may alter with breeding cycles. Red clover is susceptible to root rots and foliar diseases which often shorten its lifespan.