As A Forage

Pintoy in The Pasture

tropical alfalfa

Pintoy has been extensively tested as a means to improve tropical pastures through inter-seeding with grass. When properly managed, Pintoy can increase the value and sustainability of tropical pastures. As a legume, Pintoy can improve soil nitrogen levels therefore improving the growth of pasture grass. Its high forage value increases the health and weight gain of pastured animals and it makes an especially excellent forage for horses.

The Tropical Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Lucern), also a legume, is known throughout the world as the leading forage species for horses and farm animals due to its high nutritional quality, digestibility and palatability. The perennial peanut actually has an animal feeding quality equivalent to alfalfa. Today, approximately 30-40,000 acres are planted in Florida for hay production.

The Future

Pintoy Seeds is testing and developing new varieties with improved characteristics and performance. The company is testing a new taller variety that is expected to provide excellent hay yields. We hope to launch this new variety in the foreseeable future.

horses grazingPerennial Peanut: Forage Nutritional Composition and Feeding Value 

Perennial Peanuts as a Forage Crop

Use of Perennial Peanut as a Forage – USDA

Better Pastures for the Tropics – Australia

Perennial Peanut Establishment Guide – University of Florida (A glabrata)

Perennial Peanut for Forage (A glabrata) - University of Florida Department of Agronomy


Perennial Peanut Forage; South Carolina; Clemson

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