It is a fast growing leguminous fodder crop suitable for areas below 1,500 m altitude. It has a potential to give fresh fodder yield of 300 q per ha. Its fodder is very palatable and nutritious. It is also rich in calcium, phosphorus and iodine and is thus an excellent fodder for all farm animals, particularly for young stocks. It can be successfully grown in mixture with maize, teosinte or jowar, etc. The mature seed contains toxic alkaloid and hence it is not recommended as a concentrate feed for livestock.