HELLO I AM NEW TO RAISING FODDER AND TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE RATE OF INCREASE IS I AM PUTTING 2 POUNDS OF BARLEY IN EA TRAY AND AFTER 8 DAYS IT HAS INCREASED TO ABOUT 7 POUNDS IS THIS NORMAL OR SHOULD I BE GETTING BETTER ANY SUG
Thats still more than doubling good job! but yes, you should try wheat it is just as good but sprouts amazingly better. I currently feed mine wheat sprouts and corn sprouts. Make sure you get grain that is for feed just tell the grainery your going to sprout it for animal feed. Barley does ok but you need a high germination seed.
You'll find with the wheat it sprouts faster as well. With the barley you can try to put a tray with holes over your tray of seeds so it gets water but not light for the first 2-3 days once you notice the sprouts lifting the empty tray take it off so they get light. This helps the root mat develop a lot better you'll really notice the difference.
I also sprout plain ole corn. It's very high in protien looks a lot different sprouting but its inexpensive pigs love it and the nutrition sproutwise is amazing. I attached a corn pic.
Make sure when you try wheat that it has already been cleaned and is in the bag. I got some straight out of the silo it did the job but was really dirty I had to wash it alot and it didnt sprout as well as the bagged up clean grain
Tommy try posting an add on your local craigslist or/and call around to your area grain mills you should find what your looking for make sure you ask for untreated grain for animal feed/sprouting. I bought small amounts from a few places first then when I found one that sprouted well then I bought in bulk.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2013 19:18:15 GMT -5 by Sprouts
grasshopper: How do I buy your product? Is there a phone # I can use as well?
May 28, 2013 11:16:17 GMT -5
Sprouts: Its listed on the website at www.fodderfeed.org
May 31, 2013 14:25:06 GMT -5
jude: I am starting today... where do I find barley or wheat I am in Bennett Colorado and am I right that you can stack trays on top of each other, it doesn't hurt to squash the sprouts?
Jun 2, 2013 10:26:16 GMT -5
Sprouts: Just type in grain Bennet Co on your computer search then start calling. Tell them you want barley or wheat for sprouting they will be able to assist you. I stack trays but on day three I unstack so they can then get light
Jun 2, 2013 12:37:50 GMT -5
Curt: Has anyone had any experience growing fodder using a hydroponic microgreen system?
Jul 29, 2013 18:25:37 GMT -5
Sprouts: As in greens in a system for people to eat?
Jul 29, 2013 18:29:21 GMT -5
Sprouts: Curt I grow fodder for my animals in my system as well as greens for my family to eat. If you want microgreens on a small scale you can sprout them in a jar, tray or the small sprouting system I have at fodderfeed.org
Jul 29, 2013 18:35:45 GMT -5
gotgoats2: Jude - Let me know if you were able to get barley in Bennett. I have gone all the way to Greeley to get mine and it is a long hall from Elbert.
Aug 17, 2013 13:05:36 GMT -5
whitesidefarms: I would like to talk to someone who has experience with feeding fodder to sheep and chickens.
Dec 2, 2013 11:27:19 GMT -5
elinor65: I am just beginning to research building a fodder system and am in the horse business feeding about 12 head. We are in Northern California, Santa Rosa area. Is anyone else searching for seed sources in this area? Looking at sprouting barley.
Feb 15, 2014 20:30:29 GMT -5
wkibunja: hi i was intrested in rearing traditional chickens but i have problem with feeds. i was will to embrase hydroponic fodder growing but i have no clue as to get the equipment and instructions to start. please help with instructions and necessary apparatus.
Jun 10, 2014 2:45:24 GMT -5