This probably won't help you because of your climate, but for anyone in a zone with a winter growing season and a summer drought, growing fodder trees like acasias and tagasaste as shelter belts is worth considering. Both are legumes and produce high-quality green summer fodder with a good protein content. Tagasaste is also called "tree lucerne".
Cows eat both. Horses eat tagasaste.
Here are some photos - click to enlarge:
This shows a three-year-old line of tagasaste in the background.
A horse in summer eating tagasaste.
Tagasaste completely sheltering the donkey paddock - we live in a very windy, summer-hot area. Our fruit and vegetable garden and house also are sheltered by tagasaste belts. These tagasaste will be cut off at 1.5m when summer feed is required, and will send vigorous new shoots almost immediately now that their roots are in the groundwater!
Three-year-old acacias growing along the driveway (not visible).
Same acacias seen two months earlier from a house window, when in full spring bloom.
All these were hand-planted with an adze after weed control. Tagasaste was obtained at 10c per bare-rooted seedling. We planted 800 and 95% took. Tagasaste also flowers profusely mid-winter, plugging up the usual winter feed gap for bees in this area, and giving our hives an early start on honey-making.
Plus the birds love these hedges.
Acacias were 80c per cell seedling.
Planting shelter belts of fodder trees has many, many benefits besides fodder!
More here: Shelter belts