The Benefits of Fresh Hydroponic Fodder
Many farmers and nutritionists use dry matter as a guide by which livestock should be fed. However, it is clear that much of that energy in dry matter is wasted by the animal in the digestion and processing of feed with much of the feed passing though the animal without being processed.
The high digestibility of fresh hydroponic sprouting barley means that the animal needs less weight of feed to produce the same results and is the same as feeding fresh spring grass to your livestock every single day.
Eating hydroponic food offers benefits to all animals:
Nutritional Energy: Per kg of dry matter, hydroponic fodder holds nearly 12 megajoules (mj) of nutritional energy. The total amount of digestible matter in fodder is 90% with on average over 20% protein along with all the trace elements needed such as Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Cobalt, Magnesium, Sodium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Molybdenum, Manganese & Selenium.
Monogastrics (horses, pigs, rabbits) and particularly ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats, deer), struggle to digest hard, dry feed; our system enables them to gain the benefits of fresh sprouting fodder, which is precisely what their systems have been designed to process.
Barley fodder improves the overall health of the animal.
Beef & Dairy
- Increases milk yield and weight gain
- Reduces feeding costs
- Increases the profitability
- İncreases fertility rates
- Eliminates or reduces the dependence of land and pasture
Goats & Sheep
- Improved immune systems
- Reduces veterinary costs
- Low usage of water in production
- Very high feed production facility in a very small area
- Eliminates stocking and transporting costs
- Better quality eggs with deeper yolk colour
- Enhanced egg taste
- Improved immune system, health and energy levels
- Reduced feeding costs
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