Sprouted Fodder Articles

Agritom has pioneered fodder sprouting systems worldwide. It is now becoming more recognisable in part due to our efforts over the last decade. There is a lot to learn about sprouting fodder and how to optimally integrate them as a feed source for all types of livestock. We hope you find these articles helpful.

Sprouted Fodder Gives Poultry a Boost

Sprouted Fodder Gives Poultry a Boost Sprouted seeds in feed given to laying hens could boost financial returns for farmers and free up land for food production, a new study has found. A pioneering trial suggests that including sprouted seeds in hens...

Sprouted Fodder for Horses

Sprouted Fodder for Horses No, we’re not talking about feeding your horses delicate little salads of alfalfa and snow pea sprouts here, but rather growing a regular green feed for your horses and feeding it once the grains have begun to sprout into new...

Case Study – Jerilderie, NSW

Case Study – Jerilderie, NSW Ross G. - Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia Irrigation and Dryland Farmer Case Study - 20th January 2010 "My brother and I own and operate a 5000 acre irrigation and dryland farm just north of the town of Jerilderie, where we grow...

Dry Matter and Fodder

Dry Matter and Fodder Many farmers and nutritionists use dry matter as the yard stick by which livestock should be fed. However it is clear that much of that energy in dry matter is wasted by the animal in the digestion and processing of feed with much of the feed...

The Science Behind Sprouted Barley Fodder

The Science Behind Sprouted Barley Fodder It can be seen by the laboratory analysis of the fodder leaf, root mass and left over grain that the nutrients contained in fodder are rich and varied. In fact they are the majority of what most animals need on a daily basis....

Growing Sprouted Barley for Livestock

Growing Sprouted Barley for Livestock Fodder or animal feed is any feed stock used specifically to feed domesticated livestock such as cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. "Fodder" refers particularly to food given to the animals (including plants cut and...

Sprouted Barley – “It Actually Works”

Sprouted Barley - "It Actually Works" With drought conditions and high feed prices creating havoc for many dairies, some producers are finding an innovative and cost-effective solution with sprouted barley fodder. Calvin Nash has a Jersey farm he operates with his...

Nutritious Barley Sprouts for Dairy Cows

Nutritious Barley Sprouts for Dairy Cows Sprouts aren’t just for your salad anymore.  Innovative sprouting technology developed by Agritom has made them a very economical supplemental feed for livestock. Bill Van Ryn, a dairyman in Manteca, California, was one of the...

Why Sprout Barley Seed for Fodder?

Why use Barley Seed for Fodder?   Barley in its fully grown grain form has been used as a core source of food in several cultures. The utilisation of barley with regards to food and medicinal functions extends back 1000's of years. There is proof of it being grown as...

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