If you have livestock that you are buying feed for why not grow your own fodder to feed them a healthier, fresher more nutrient rich food that will cost a lot less that feed. You can start with a 50 pound bag of feed or seed and turning it into a couple hundred pounds of fodder and it only takes about a week to do it.
If you ever see us post about sprouts for fresh green nutrient packed greens for you and your family this is the same principle but it bigger quantities. You will sprout feed or pick a seed like barley and sprout it then feed the sprouts to any animal on the place that will eat it.
The cows, horses,goats,pigs,sheep,duck, chickens and any others that want to eat it. Fresh green food for them and so much cheaper than dry feed. Quartz Ridge Ranch and built their own fodder growing system that is pretty awesome and they share how they did it so you can build your own system and start feeding your animals nice fresh green sprouts and saving a nice chunk of change while you are at it.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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