Wheat and Barley work well in the fodder feed system as do sunflower seeds, peas, corn whatever you desire to feed your animals.
It takes six days to produce the Fodder mat. The Fodder mat is fed roots and all so there is no waste. On a 6 tray system you add one tray of soaked grain a day, on the 12 tray system 2, 18 is 3, and the 24 tray system you add 4 trays of soaked grain a day to the system.
2 pound of seed will make about 9-12 pounds of Fodder. We pay $14.50 per 48# bag of barley. Or, $10.00 for 50lbs of wheat.
- Fodder is a little over 20% protein.
- Barley Fodder is slightly more nutritious than wheat Fodder.
- Day six is where the Fodder has its highest nutrient content. After that, nutrients decrease.
- By sprouting barley the digestibility is increased form approximately 30% to over 80%.
- Spouted barley’s digestible protein levels are near double that of dry grain.
- By sprouting barley there is an overall increase in vitamins and minerals.
- Sprouted barley does not cause acidosis like grains that are not sprouted.
- The possibility of growing fodder at any location as the system can be installed in any area with electrical and water facilities.
- The required amount of water is approximately 1% of the water required for the production of traditional types of fodder.
- Fodder is produced throughout the year on a daily basis in a controlled environment regardless of outside weather conditions.
We offer fodder feed systems at half the price of our competitors.
- 6 Tray system produces up to 9-12+ pounds of fodder to feed a couple Animals, or we can set you up with a
- 12 Tray system that produces up to 18-24+ pounds of Fresh Fodder.
- The 18 tray produces up to 27-34+.
- The 24 Tray produce 36-48+
- The BIG 6 Tray System produces 40-50+ pounds of fresh fodder a day.
- The BIG 12 Tray System produces 80-100+ pounds of fresh fodder a day.
- The BIG 18 Tray System produces 120-150+ pounds of fresh fodder a day
- Please note actual weights may vary depending on the germination rate of your grain so find a good grain source.
We will be happy to answer your questions and give you an estimate of how big your fodder feed system needs to be in order to produce enough fresh nutritious fodder for all of your animals.
The hydroponically grown feed contains as much energy as many popular pellet feeds and grains but with very little starch, and the protein levels are comparable to any quality processed feeds.
Over 90% of the feed is digestible; meaning more of what you are feeding is being utilized by the horse to maintain energy and condition. The feed can be used as a replacement for hay and hard feed and will provide all the nutrition required , although some roughage, such as hay or good quality oat straw, should be fed alongside it.