What are Lespedeza Pellets?
Lespedeza is a legume belonging to the pea family that is grown in the U.S., Asia, and Australia. Believed to have been brought to the United States from Japan in the early 1800's, it is also called Japanese Clover. It has also been referred to as "poor man's alfalfa." Farmer's will plant it as part of a crop rotation program because it actually pulls nitrogen out of the air and puts it into the ground, thus replacing nitrogen pulled out by previous crops. Lespedeza pellets are commonly used in sheep and goats to fight off parasites, most commonly a parasite know as "Barber Pole Worm."