Lucerne is a perennial crop with high demands in terms of soil fertility. It provides structure and protein-rich forage. With the aid of the Rhizobium bacteria, the Lucerne plant will fix nitrogen from the air. Therefore, additional nitrogen fertilization is usually not necessary. This saves money. In addition, the deep rooting ensures a good growth in dry periods and improvement of the soil. Although lucerne can be grazed, the use of the crop as silage creates the initial interest. Lucerne is very well-suited for making silage or hay, but even for zero-grazing systems (fresh feeding).