- SH-48 : It is an improved variety of Shaftal having dark green round trifoliate leaves, hollow thick stem with small whitish flowers on small, compact, spongy head which turns pinkish on maturity. It gives, on an average, 700-800 q/ha of green fodder and 120-130 q/ha dry matter yield in 5-6 cuttings. Its herbage contains 25-27% CP (DM) and is very nutritive for milch animals. Precautionary, it should be grown mixed with oats to avoid chances of bloat in animals. It has low water requirements, therefore, can successfully be grown under rainfed conditions.