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HYDROPONIC GREEN FODDER
Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in water. This practice has proven to be financially, as well as environmentally, profitable and advantageous for the farmer.

Hydroponic fodder (hydroponically grown cereal plants) is produced by the germination and sprouting of grain seeds (e.g. malt barley or oats) into superior quality, highly nutritious and disease free fodder. First and foremost, a controlled environment is required. The higher the degree of control, the more successful the production will be. In this growing unit, water is used to produce the green fodder. The crude protein and metabolisable energy content of the green fodder is highly digestible.


The sprouts grow on the  specially designed sprouting trays with no growing medium. Feed-quality barley(also maize, wheat, vetch etc., can be used for sprouting) germinates within 24 hours of seeding. The barley grows in the same tray for 7-days and is ready for harvestas a grass mat. It takes 7 days to grow from seeding to feed out!

The “sprout mat” is completely edible and highly nutritious as it is a living food. The animals will eat the entire mat, roots and green growth, so there is no waste.

Sprout feeding is an economical option allowing produces to grow your own 365 days a year (regardless of weather conditions). Because the feed is hydroponically grown, it is fresh and clean, free of any contaminants, including pesticides and herbicides.


NUTRITIONAL VALUES (FOR BARLEY SPROUTS)

NUTRIENT

UNIT

VALUE

Dry Matter

%

11,90

Metabolizable   Energy

kcal/kg

320

 

MJME/kg DM

11,70

 

kcal/kg DM

2864

Raw Ash

%

0,40

Raw Protein

% DM

20,50

 

%

2,44

Raw Oil

%

0,35

Raw Cellulose

%

1,94

NDF

%

4,99

ADF

%

2,32

ADL (Lignin)

%

0,26

     

MACRO ELEMENTS

   

Calcium

% DM

0,16

Phosphor

% DM

0,30

Ca:P Ratio

 

0,54

Sulphure

% DM

0,22

Potassium

% DM

0,60

Sodium

% DM

0,21

Magmesium

% DM

0,25

     

OTHERS

   

Iron

mg/kg

121

Zinc

mg/kg

21

Manganese

mg/kg

21

Copper

mg/kg

6

 

%

 
 
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