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Posts tagged ‘hydroponic livestock feed’

Spotlight on Green Warrior Farms: Growing Business by Growing Fodder

Fodder production facilityGreen Warrior Farms is looking to establish itself as a corporation that provides opportunity. Their objective is, “to provide injured veterans with an opportunity to own their own fodder production business, which will help make America more self sufficient and less dependent on foreign food.”  Production Manager Matt Van Vlack explains, “the original purpose of establishing our fodder operation was to produce health benefits for local livestock.” However, Green Warrior Farms did not stop there. Van Vlack elaborates, “essentially what we are offering is an opportunity for our veterans to grow feed on contract for local farmers, which will help to reduce the overall carbon footprint of feed distribution.” Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions 2.0 – The FodderPro Feed System (part 2)

Fodder HarvestingAs promised, we’re back with our second edition of the Frequently Asked Fodder Questions blog. If you haven’t gotten the chance to look over part one yet, you can find it here, and read it at your convenience. Part one of our two part FAQ blog was intended to give an overview of the FodderPro Feed System by answering some of the more general questions we are asked every day. Part two of our blog series is intended to answer your more technical questions, in hopes that all your fears of fodder will have vanished after you’ve finished reading. So without further ado, we present you with the final installment of our Frequently Asked Fodder Questions blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions 2.0 – The FodderPro Feed System (part 1)

FodderPro Feed SystemsWith the growing interest (no pun intended) in hydroponic fodder, more and more customers are calling in to ask questions about our FodderPro Feed Systems. We’ve also found that our previously published “Frequently Asked Questions – The FodderPro Feed System” blog has been one of the most frequently visited posts we have ever produced. So in order to further help you, our valued customer, get the information you are seeking, we have produced not one, but two more, information packed Frequently Asked Questions blogs. These blogs should help answer any of the burning questions you may have, but if they don’t, be sure to check out our first edition FAQ blog, which will help you uncover even more information about our FodderPro Feed Systems. Read more

FarmTek Introduces Commercial Fodder Systems and Turnkey Solutions

Commercial Fodder SystemIt’s been too long since my last blog post, but with good reason. Our phones and websites have been inundated with fodder inquiries now that we have rolled out two amazing additions to our FodderPro Feed Systems product line. Read more

Spotlight on Lensmire Family Farm – Hydroponic Fodder Sprouts Savings

Holstein eating fodderLensmire Family Farm, owned and operated by Tom and Jane Lensmire, is home to about 80 Holstein, Jersey and Swiss dairy cows. Located in Cleveland, WI, the farm has been in the family for 23 years and spans 80 acres of land. The Lensmires began rotational grazing about 13 years ago and still use this practice today, in addition to purchased feed. However, an interest in hydroponics led them to FarmTek’s Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed Systems after reading about hydroponic fodder in the company’s catalog.
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Goats 101 – The Facts on Feed

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In today’s goat blog post, I will be addressing the common question that many people have asked me over the years: Goats eat anything, right?  Wrong!  If you read some of the very first goat blog posts a few months back, you’ll remember that I covered some common misconceptions about goats and this was one of the most frequently spread myths that people have about these funny barnyard critters. Feeding goats, or any animal for that matter, is something to take fairly seriously so you can be sure you are providing them with the best nutrition and care possible.

Like many farm animals, goats can serve many purposes. Milk production is probably the most common purpose for goats, followed by meat and fiber production. What you are raising goats for will determine what you feed them, how often and how much.

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