Despite the incredible potential for fodder as a superior and economical animal feed, it has always been a challenge to grow fodder without mold or mildew. In many cases, mold has made reliable, large-scale fodder production impossible. Many farming operations with fodder production systems have resorted to the use of bleach and other harsh chemicals to reduce mold growth. This can negatively impact seed yield as well as the health of your animals.
The FodderTech has been designed from the ground up to reduce the risk of mold outbreaks. By using our carefully developed protocols, using good quality grain, and providing an optimal growing environment, our customers can grow clean, health fodder without the use of harmful chemicals, and without the frequent mold outbreaks which plague many systems.
The Problem: Mold and Mildew
- 1 ton of grain comes with 100 billion mold spores
- Sprouts and mold grow in a warm, wet environment
- Many molds are toxic to livestock and humans
- Mold control has limited the use of sprouts as a livestock feed
- Chlorine, iodine, and other mold-controlling chemicals can cause damage to enzymes in the sprouts, animals consuming the sprouts, and humans who consume animal’s milk and meat
The Solution: System Design, Process and Materials
FodderTech spent 10 years developing a sprouting system that successfully reduces mold outbreaks. Traditionally, fodder systems have relied on pre-soaking grains in a bleach solution or some other chemical bath prior to sprouting, or misting growing fodder with a diluted bleach solution. Our approach is multifaceted, organic and safe, but does not require additional time and labor on your part. Mold prevention requires:
- Quality materials and system design
- Grain preparation using FodderTech developed materials and techniques
- Reliable climate control and ventilation
- Advanced growing techniques
Why Buy a FodderTech Hydroponic Fodder System?
A fodder system, whether you build it yourself, or buy it from a fodder system manufacturer, represents a substantial investment. Don’t risk you investment. A FodderTech system is a proven and tested hydroponic fodder which allows you to grow mold-free fodder right from the start. In addition, our yields per pound of grain are among the highest in the industry. High yields combined with little to no production lost to mold means substantial savings in ongoing operating costs compared to other fodder systems.
Give FodderTech a call today! 1-855-977-7688 We’d love to speak with you about how we can benefit your operation.