The GreenFeed® Growing System is a standard model or individually designed hydroponic fodder growing room that has been based on your requirements to sprout grain and legume seeds for highly nutritious yet cost effective livestock feed. Read More...
GreenFeed® Growing Systems was founded and developed by Mr. Nick Kemp during 2005 in Nylstroom, Limpopo Province, South Africa. GreenFeed® Growing Systems successfully operated a full Commercial GreenFeed® growing shed producing fresh hydroponically grown Barley fodder at a rate of 1,460 tons per annum or 4 tons per day.Read More...
GreenFeed® Growing Systems
What is hydroponic and aeroponic green feed?
Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in water. This practice has proven to be financially, as well as environmentally, profitable and advantageous for the farmer.
A hydroponically produced crop is a crop that is grown in a medium other than natural soil. In essence, hydroponic fodder (hydroponically grown cereal plants) is produced by the germination and sprouting of grain seeds (e.g. malt barley or oats) into superior quality, highly nutritious and disease free fodder. First and foremost, a controlled environment is required. The higher the degree of control, the more successful the production will be. In this growing unit, water is used to produce the green fodder. The crude protein and metabolisable energy content of the green fodder is highly digestible.
GreenFeed® Growing System uses aeroponics in the process of growing Barley. Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium. Aeroponic culture differs from both conventional hydroponics and in-vitro (plant tissue culture) growing. Unlike hydroponics, which uses water as a growing medium and essential minerals to sustain plant growth, aeroponics is conducted without a growing medium. Because water is sometimes used in aeroponics to transmit nutrients, it is sometimes considered a type of hydroponics.