Farmers Turn to Hydroponics to Produce Feed
July 27, 2010 (MMD Newswire) -- Fodder Solutions hydroponic system
gives US farmers a greener, more cost-effective option. Initially
developed in Australia, the Fodder system is a hydroponic (soil-free)
growing room that has been specifically developed to sprout grain
and legume seeds for highly nutritious yet cost-effective livestock feed
and other fresh produce.
Fodder's technology allows fresh feed and produce to be grown
anywhere quickly; a thousand pounds of barley, wheat or corn grows
into eight thousand pounds of feed in only six days. According to the
manufacturers, farmers will not only save money on feed costs but will
also have healthier animals because of the raw nutrients and
increased hydration. The "sprout mat" is edible, and the animals eat
the entire mat, as well as the greens and the roots.
For more information, go to: www.foddersolutions.org