For decades, corn, grain and soybeans have been the standard feed option for swine, but with the cost of these feeds continuously rising, hog producers are in need of an affordable alternative. Hydroponically grown fodder, due to its low cost and nutritional benefits, is quickly being adopted by the hog industry. FodderPro Feed Systems allow swine operations to grow healthy, fresh livestock feed that is high in protein, essential nutrients and amino acids, for just pennies a pound.
Fodder is a completely controllable feed option that allows farmers to customize the nutritional content of the fodder they provide. It assists in production management by allowing farmers total control over the growth of their operation. Feeding fresh, green fodder on a daily basis will result in faster weight gain and dramatically improve the quality of pork products for market.
Legumes offer many nutritional advantages and are an excellent supplemental feed choice for pigs. They are high in amino acids, which are essential for fast weight gain and maximizing feed efficiency.
Sprouted grain such as barley, are high in protein and energy. Compared to corn, barley has only 5% less energy. It is also lower in starch, making it easier for pigs to digest and reducing the occurrence of stomach upset.
Mixing different seed types together will create a more balanced ration for pigs. Sprouts, like soybeans, are highly digestible, high in protein and have a good balance of amino acids.
The FodderPro Feed System comes complete with everything you need to start growing fresh, healthy swine feed today. The next consideration is where the system will be housed. With a few environmental modifications, fodder can be grown anywhere. Our affiliate company, FarmTek, can outfit any space with everything you need to make the environment suitable for growing fodder hydroponically. From a barn or outbuilding to a garage or basement, no matter where there is space to grow, FarmTek can design the environmental controls necessary to make it work for your operation. Our expert fodder specialists will work with you to find the right products to suit your needs and budget.