New Mexico Forages

Welcome to the NMSU Forages Website. Forage crops comprise the greatest amount of cropland acres in New Mexico and their overall value in the state is second to none. Many species of forages are grown in the vastly diverse climates of New Mexico and are harvested in many forms to be used to feed a wide array of livestock. It is our hope that you find this website informative and useful.

Contained within this website, you will find information on both annual and perennial forages that are adapted and utilized in New Mexico as well as grazing systems common to the state. Resources include Extension and research publications, conference presentations, links to other forage-related websites, and contact information of forage and animal industry faculty and staff.

Featured Content

  • 2024 Southwest Hay & Forage Conference - Registration at the New Mexico Hay Association link below:
Wheat and Hay

NMSU Forages
Department of Extension Plant Sciences
PO Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Skeen Hall, Room N140
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-8003


Plant & Environmental Sciences
Dept. Box 30003, MSC 3Q
Skeen Hall, Room N127
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-8003