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Nutritious Livestock Feed

Year-round, automated growing for nutritious livestock feed

The CubicFarms HydroGreen system produces live green feed through its unique process of sprouting grains, such as barley and wheat, in a controlled environment.

With minimal land, labour, water and power, the system provides a safe, consistent, reliable and nutritious feed source, regardless of the weather or market conditions. The fully automated system performs all functions including seeding, watering, lighting, harvesting, and re-seeding, all with the push of a button.

The HydroGreen system provides farmers with consistency, repeatability, reliability and control

CONTROL

The weather can make it challenging and costly to grow crops and raise livestock. Farmers gain more control with the HydroGreen system through local, on-demand availability of fresh green feed, 365 days a year – unaffected by drought, snow or rain.

CONSISTENCY

The system provides consistency in supply and quality. Our modular systems allow a guaranteed percentage of feed coming in each day, no matter the size of your herd. The HydroGreen system produces most of the nutrition requirements for cows and calves.

FRESHNESS

Fresh, live, green feed is more palatable to livestock, and is usually more nutritious than conventional feed. There is no better way to encourage intakes than with fresh feed.

FLEXIBILITY

The HydroGreen system will allow you to tailor your nutrition program to fit your needs. Customize the levels of protein, fat, energy, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in your feed rations to optimize the health of your livestock.

GREEN

Add to your farm’s story of commitment to sustainability and quality by producing your livestock’s feed with the green HydroGreen system. The system enables water and land conservation and produces feed that can be classified as non-GMO (when non-GMO seeds are used), organic (when organic seeds are used), without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides.

Learn how to go from seed to feed in six days

A proven technology


HydroGreen is a very simple system to operate, with few moving parts. It consists of a 10-feet by 8-feet rack with 8-feet by 6-feet growing surfaces stacked 6 layers high to a total height of 10 feet. This is the smallest, one-section system available for sale – two-section up to six-section systems that are 50 feet long, 8 feet wide and 10 feet high are available. The modular system allows farmers to combine multiple systems to feed hundreds or thousands of livestock.

Seeding one growing surface each day with 1.8 bushels of seed can produce 487 pounds of fresh feed every six days. A one-section system could produce enough feed for a 20 to 25-cattle farm, while a three-section system could potentially provide most of the feed for a herd of 100.

The HydroGreen growing system’s automated seeder spreads half an inch of small grain seed on the growing surface. A fine mist of water is sprayed from above to initiate growth, followed by a gentle-rain automated irrigation system to feed the plants as they sprout.

After six days, the growing surface fresh green feed is rolled off and harvested at the push of a button on the touchscreen control panel. As the feed layer is rolled off the surface, it is sliced into pieces with a water jet, ready to be blended with a feed ration or fed directly to livestock.

Once the harvest cycle is complete, the surface is automatedly cleaned and reseeded with a new seed bed, ready to be irrigated – setting in motion another grow cycle.

The HydroGreen system takes seed to feed in six days!

The modular CubicFarms HydroGreen system allows farmers to combine multiple systems to feed hundreds or thousands of livestock

Benefits of live, green feed

Economic & environmental

Local, on-demand availability of fresh green feed 365 days a year – unaffected by drought, snow or rain.

Significant reduction of feed waste – the entire root mass is consumed with the grass.

High yield in a very small area, increasing farmers’ independence by growing food for their animals without need for cultivated land. The system outperforms land production on a per square foot basis either from a dry matter standpoint or on an as-fed standpoint.

Nutritional

When wheatgrass and barley are sprouted, they release many vitamins and minerals as well as convert hard-to-digest starches into easily digestible proteins. This results in:

1. Increased enzyme levels which aids digestion and absorption of nutrients

2. Increased levels of vitamins in the ration

3. Increased mineral bioavailability and increased fatty acids (quality energy) and amino acids (quality protein)

All these nutrients are critical to animal health, growth, milk production and reproduction!

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