Discover the Amazing Benefits of the Fodder-Pro Feed System
Hydroponics is a method of soilless growing that is increasing in popularity for hobby and commercial growers, and now, more and more farmers are realizing the benefits of using this ground-breaking technique to grow animal fodder. Our unique hydroponic fodder growing system, called the Fodder-Pro Feed System, is designed to rapidly produce highly nutritious, economical fodder at a low cost, with minimal labor. By implementing fodder into your livestock’s diet, your animals will be happier and healthier, providing you with great benefits. Plus, since the system can be used to grow restaurant-quality microgreens suitable for human consumption, it offers a way to provide you and your family with delicious home-grown food right from your fodder system.
WHAT IS THE FODDER-PRO FEED SYSTEM?
The system utilizes an 8-day growing cycle to produce over 110 lbs. of high-quality, nutrient-, protein- and enzyme-rich fodder each day. It is made up of eight rows of PVC channels which rest on a heavy-duty growing frame. Each row consists of ten channels totaling 200’ of growing space. The NFT recirculation system eliminates the need for overhead watering, which greatly reduces water consumption and the risk of mold growth.
WHICH ANIMALS AND LIVESTOCK CAN BENEFIT FROM HYDROPONICALLY GROWN FODDER?
The term “fodder” refers to the food that animals are given, rather than what they forage for themselves. Fodder can be given to virtually any of the animals on your farm, including cattle, horses, goats, alpacas, sheep, chickens and pigs!
Believe it or not, the fodder system is safe for both animal and human consumption. We recommend that you speak with a veterinarian or nutritionist before implementing fodder into your animals’ diet. This ensures that the animals are still receiving the balanced ration they require and are used to.
WHAT CAN I GROW USING THE FODDER-PRO FEED SYSTEM?
The system is ideal for growing many different types of plants that can be grown for fodder including alfalfa, barley, oats, clover, grass and wheat. The system can also be used for growing restaurant-quality microgreens, which are suitable for human consumption, such as arugula, watercress, celery, cilantro and parsley!
WHAT BENEFITS CAN BE EXPERIENCED BY USING THE FODDER-PRO FEED SYSTEM?
The fodder produced from the system is highly palatable, which makes eating more enjoyable for your animals. You can expect healthier livestock, with increased energy levels and fertility rates, as well as glossier coats in horses, cleaner eggs in laying operations and higher milk yields in goats and cattle.
In addition to improving the lives of your animals, you will reap higher yields and save tons on feed and energy costs. Our fodder system typically costs less than half of what other systems cost because it is energy efficient and conserves more water. Plus, you will have no transportation or storage costs. Waste and spoilage is practically eliminated because all of the fodder produced is edible, including the seed mat. The best part is – the system can be used to grow fodder year-round, regardless of climate, so your livestock stay healthy and happy all year long!
What are your thoughts on hydroponic fodder systems? Do you already own one? If so, how has it benefitted you and your animals?