Hydroponic Fodder Healthy Food For Your Livestock

Hydroponic Fodder Healthy Food For Your Livestock

Hydroponic Fodder, Young, tender grass is grown in hydroponic systems using cereal grains, primarily barley. In essence, it takes the place of grains used in poultry feed concentrates, pig feeds, and dairy meal.

The best livestock feed on the planet is widely regarded to be hydroponic fodder. This system is a grain-sprouting growing space with controlled humidity and temperature.

A variety of grains are placed in specially prepared trays without soil and are periodically sprayed with a nutrient-rich water solution.

To ensure greater growth and the highest nutritional value, the hydroponic fodder system’s temperature and humidity are only managed by a hydro-net and a hydro-cloth.

Hydroponic Fodder

Hydroponic Fodder

Electricity is not required during the growing process. You’ll require a dependable supply of potable water.

The fodder is taken out of the tray and fed to the animal after just seven days. Because the animal consumes everything (including roots, leaves, and nuts), the hydroponic fodder system is waste-free, completely sustainable, and economical.

Our proprietary fodder system is highly effective and runs without electricity.

We also use materials that are easily accessible locally to regulate the room’s temperature and humidity. We are able to provide a variety of hydroponic fodder systems that can function in hot weather and stay away from fungus and other pathogens by using our patented photo-chemically treated trays.

Since there is no need for electricity to cool the system, our fodder systems are four times less expensive as a result of our groundbreaking photo-chemically treating trays. A truly original and creative strategy!

The hydroponic system produces high-quality stock feed while using a small fraction of the water that traditional farming uses. A kilogram of fodder requires between 800 milliliters and one liter of water to produce, whereas a kilogram of green grass requires 80 to 90 litres.

This method of fodder production offers significant environmental and financial benefits. According to research, for instance, the same number of cattle that graze on 1200 acres of pasture each day can be fed (supplemented) daily with fodder grown in a 9 m x 6 m shed.

Our research in Kenya has shown that hydroponic fodder production is incredibly affordable and commercially viable. 170 kg of hydroponically grown dairy feed can be produced by a system with dimensions of 4 m by 3 m by 3 m for a cost of Kshs 1,050.

The highest levels of protein and energy are produced by hydroponic fodder, which is also incredibly rich in vitamins like B-carotene, trace elements, hormones, growth factors, and enzymes.

The production of cattle feed requires a minimum number of hours per day of labor. According to research, maintaining and producing hydroponic fodder can be done in as little as 1 hour per day, depending on the size of the used shed.

Farmers who use this method of fodder production are assured a reliable supply of high-quality fodder every day of the year, rain or shine.

What features does the system offer?

We offer specialized hydroponic fodder packages to meet every requirement. We offer the design, supply, and construction of the hydroponics fodder production unit.

This specially designed building serves as a temperature-controlled environment for the fodder-growing process. Its structure includes hydroponic fabric, wood, and a concrete floor.

The trays on which the fodder is grown are placed on shelving inside the housing. The structure’s shade netting is provided by us.

To cut costs, use materials that are accessible locally.

We have a patented process that creates treated trays that stop the growth of various fungi. Although 110x30x5 cm is the most popular size, we can also build in other sizes to fit your systems.

Barley is the most fruitful seed for growing fodder in hydroponic systems. However, other grains can also be produced, including sorghum and wheat. We are able to give our farmers barley all over Kenya.

These are specially formulated liquid minerals that are necessary for the fodder’s growth. They aid in improving the nutrition of the fodder. Additionally, we provide the hydroponic nutrients required to grow the feed.

Pick a system based on your requirements and price range.
Any fodder system can be designed and installed by us.

Measurements: 4m x 3m x 3m

Number of trays: 70

Fodder produced: 140 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 liters per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 10 cows/day
• 70 pigs/day
• 47 sheep and goats/day
• 1.610 birds/day

Measurements: 5m x 3m x 3m

Number of trays: 120
Fodder produced: 238 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 17 cows/day
• 119 pigs/day
• 79 sheep and goats/day
• 2.760 birds/day

Measurements: 5m x 6m x 3m

Number of trays: 180
Fodder produced: 350 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 25 cows/day
• 175 pigs/day
• 167 sheep and goats/day
• 4.140 birds/day

Measurements: 7m x 5m x 3m

Number of trays: 230
Fodder produced: 448 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 32 cows/day
• 224 pigs/day
• 149 sheep and goats/day
• 5.290 birds/day

Measurements: 8m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 600
Fodder produced: 1.190 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 85 cows/day
• 595 pigs/day
• 396 sheep and goats/day
• 13.800 birds/day

Measurements: 12m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 750
Fodder produced: 1.498 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 107 cows/day
• 749pigs/day
• 499 sheep and goats/day
• 17.250 birds/day

Measurements: 18m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 1.150
Fodder produced: 2.296 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 1.150 cows/day
• 1.198 pigs/day
• 765 sheep and goats/day
• 26.450birds/day

Measurements: 22m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 1.600
Fodder produced: 3.192kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 228 cows/day
• 1.596 pigs/day
• 1.064 sheep and goats/day
• 36.800 birds/day

FAQ Hydroponic Fodder

What is hydroponic feed? Hydroponic fodder is young soft grass grown from cereal grains, mostly barley. In essence, replacing grains such as dairy foods, pig feed, and poultry feed concentrates. Globally, hydroponic animal feed is considered the best animal feed.

How to make hydroponic feed? Hydroponic fodder production process Add 5-7 liters of warm water to a plastic bucket and remove the seeds and discard the seeds that float on the water because they will not sprout and remove other impurities. After that add 50 -100 gm of salt to the water to help minimize the chance of mold appearing on the germinating seeds.

Which seeds are best for hydroponic animal feed? Barley Barley is the most commonly used seed for animal feed production because the ratio of seed weight to animal feed production is the best—about 1 pound of seed to 7 pounds of fodder. While barley is the most common, it is certainly not the only seed used.

How nutritious is hydroponic feed? The nutritional content of hydroponic corn feed has a higher value than corn seeds. In hybrid varieties, the dry matter content is about 86.9%, crude protein 8.4% and crude fiber 2.04%. In local varieties (inbreed line), the dry matter content is 79.8%, crude protein 9.3% and crude fiber 1.22% [1].

Which feed has the highest protein? Laboratory analysis showed that Fagopyrum dibotrys was the animal feed species with the highest crude protein (CP) content (26.89%), followed by Polygonum molle (21.88%) and Hydrangea longipes (21.12%).

How long does hydroponic feed last? Hydroponic Green Feeding Avoid storing animal feed for more than nine days in trays because after nine days, the nutritional value of the feed begins to slowly decrease, and fiber begins to develop. Give this fooder to livestock along with other food and dry feed from the total amount of animal feed.

How much hydroponic feed do cows need per day? BENEFITS FOR COMPANY COW: Since hydroponic fodder is very tasty, the intake varies from 15-25 kg/head.

Does animal feed need fertilizer? Fertilizing hay and pasture to accelerate crop growth is common to significantly increase fodder production.

How long does hydroponic grass last? two weeks to three weeks Grass absorbs a lot of odors that artificial grass patches can’t absorb, meaning you can stay longer between changes. Most Fresh Patches can last two to three weeks depending on how much your pup uses them.

What plants grow the fastest in hydroponics? Mustard greens, Swiss chard, spinach, kale, and watercress are fast-growing plants that will thrive in a hydroponic system, and you can usually start harvesting them within a month of planting.

Does animal feed need sunlight? Fodder can be grown only with ambient light, so while planting lights or direct sunlight can and will benefit your fodder, direct light is not necessary. When setting up the rack to place your sprouted fodder tray, keep in mind that the rack will likely get wet when watered.

How much hydroponic feed does a cow need? It is estimated that 10kg of hydroponic feed is sufficient for each cow per day. From 108kg of corn seeds, a farmer is able to harvest 570kg of hydroponic feed which can feed 57 cows.

Are hydroponic nutrients toxic? A hydroponic system gives you complete control over the nutrients your plants receive. But are hydroponic nutrients safe for the environment and the plants themselves? The simple answer is yes…as long as you use the right nutrients and understand how to dispose of them properly.

Are hydroponic nutrients dangerous? Hydroponic nutrition is safe to use. Unlike natural growing methods, hydroponic plants are not exposed to pesticides, chemicals, diseases and pathogens.

What are the disadvantages of growing plants hydroponically? Because hydroponically grown crops are grown in water, not soil, waterborne diseases are much higher. With water circulating continuously through the system, infection can spread rapidly throughout the entire growing system, affecting the entire plant collection.