Does Hydroponic Forage Production Make Sense?
Daniel H Putnam, Peter H. Robinson and Eric Lin
Date of Publication:
October 11, 2013
Alfalfa and Forage News
There are some things that are attractive at first look, but fall apart upon analysis. Maybe like that fancy car you bought which needed major work 3 weeks after you drove it off the lot. Hydroponic fodder systems may fall into that category.
There are a number of systems available on the web promoting this concept (try Googling ‘hydroponic fodder’ or ‘hydroponic grass’ on the web – there are plenty of sites).
Looks good? Who could think of a better forage for your animal than luscious sprouted leafy grain—just like the alfalfa sprouts on your sandwich! You can see videos on the web which show cattle and horses gobbling up sprouted grain like a vegetarian at a salad bar.
But things are not always as they seem! Let’s see if this concept makes sense.
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