FEEDGROW Company and system overview

This sprouting chamber is marketed under the name FEEDGROW. The system was technically and biologically improved and optimised to cost effectively produce large quantities of quality green feed for livestock in the shortest time cycle. The FEEDGROW system is an economical option that provides a farmer with his own constant green feed production for 365 days of the year without any problems due to season change during the year. This system takes the worries out of drought, frost, pests and weed control. This well isolated FEEDGROW container will deliver you a much better product than you are currently having for your livestock, all year round.

A predetermined quantity of barley seeds are spread out on special seed trays and then watered on predetermined intervals with an overhead sprinkler system, and climate controlled to the correct but constant temperature for the best optimal growth regardless of the climate outside .The system holds enough seed trays to ensure that the farmer has a constant and known amount of feed available daily.

Production starts with feed grade barley seeds that germinated within 24 hours of seeding. The seeds grow in the same trays for 6 to 7 days when they are just ready to harvest as a grass mat with a height of up to 130mm. The empty seed trays are then rinsed with clean water, sown again with a predetermined amount of seed and pushed in at the seeding end of the system. This practice enables the farmer to produce 600kg and even more per day in a well managed and maintained FEEDGROW system.

Nutritional Value

FEEDGROW has tested each growth stage for nutritional values, with the optimal nutritional value stage being day 6 when the sprouts are ready to be harvested. Several trials has proved that the sprouts consists of very high protein and energy values which is sufficient to fulfil the needs of most livestock. As barley grass has the highest nutritional value of all green grasses, the general health improvement of livestock on this feed was noticed, as well as the following benefits.

  • Higher energy and vitality levels
  • Stimulation of immune system
  • Great antioxidant levels

Studies done by qualified institutions has revealed that the value of the sprouts has a higher beneficial outcome on a farmers livestock and feeding costs than other traditional supplements have.

Typical FEEDGROW barley sprout nutritional values:

  • Minirals
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphor
  • Sulphur
  • Boron
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
  • Zink
  • Nutrients
  • Crude Protein
  • Fats
  • Crude Fibre
  • Starch
  • Metabolic Energy
  • Amount
  • mg/kg
  • %
  • %
  • %
  • %
  • mg/kg
  • mg/kg
  • %
  • mg/kg
  • mg/kg
  • Amount
  • %
  • %
  • %
  • %
  • MJ/kg
  • Results
  • 162
  • 0.76
  • 0.25
  • 0.47
  • 0.31
  • 21
  • 10
  • 0.14
  • 36
  • 41
  • Results
  • 20.4
  • 4.1
  • 11.4
  • 16.0
  • 12.5

Benefits of barley sprouts

There are many advantages in the the FEEDGROW sprouts, that are organically grown to perfection. The sprouts consists of several vitamins and minerals and converts difficult digested starches into easily digested proteins to offer a high nutritional value to livestock.

Benefits of the FEEDGROW system:

  • No more rain dependant or waiting for the correct soil moisture content.
  • No more worries about moving equipment, irrigation pipes and other feeding utilities.
  • Save costs on your feed.
  • No more worries about water shortage and the use of pesticides.
  • No machinery cost
  • No effect of diesel price increase on feeding cost
  • Save on feeding costs and protect your animals against predators, theft and unwanted elements by feeding them in a cattle pen or enclosure.

Optimal benefits:

  • High production value
  • Low energy costs
  • Hassle free operation and management
  • Low water costs
  • Easy to maintain
  • Better growth
  • Low labour costs

Cattle

The quantity of feed required for cattle is determined by the race, age and size (frame) of the animal. Benefits of the FEEDGROW system is that it produces the correct amount of feed for your livestock, it applies if you are trying to background bulls, cows and weaned calves for the market or providing them with survival rations in a harsh winter or drought.

The benefits of feed grow sprouts:

  • Exceptional growth
  • Increased milk production and milk solids
  • Improvement in appearance and condition
  • Better quality, colour and texture of the meat
  • Less wastages

Sheep

The FEEDGROW system is excellent for feeding sheep, cattle, goats, pigs and most game species. The low acid content of the seed sprouts makes the use of this feed perfectly safe for all mentioned livestock.

The following observations were made whilst using FEEDGROW sprouts:

  • Exceptional good growth rate.
  • Increased milk production.
  • Improved overall appearance and wool features.
  • Improved quality meat colour and texture.
  • High protein and energy supplied by a small amount of sprouts.

The benefits of FEEDGROW sprouts:

The quantity of feed required by sheep is determined by the breed, age and size of the stock. The advantages of the use of FEEDGROW system is that the quantities of feed needed for a particular herd can be produced all year. Most races eat 2% of their body weight in feed per day. As opposed to lucerne grazing there is no limitations on certain species due to bloating and toxins.

Horses

The quantity of feed required by a horse is determined by the size and the particular workload of the horse. By feeding barley sprouts, a total of 60% – 100% of their current diet can be replaced. Horses that require a very high starch nutrition can still use the normal feed that is currently given to them. For healthy digestion purposes, it is required that the horse gets a minimum of 1.5% of its body weight in dry feed.

Other benefits regarding to FEEDGROW:

  • Prevention of ulcers, inflammation and compaction.
  • Shortens recovery time after strenuous work or exercise.
  • Exceptional growth of year old foals
  • Stimulates appetite during dry seasons
  • Higher milk production by mares
  • Helps with the rehydration process after heavy perspiration due to strenuous work/exercise etc.
  • Produces important amino acids which in turns speeds up the breeding process of the horse.