News last update:6 Aug 2012

Fresh and nutritious fodder in only 9 days

The Almighty Fodder Super Cell which can produce low cost, lush and nutritious fresh fodder for over 100 cattle or other grazing animals such as camels every day after only nine days. The system which is developed in Australia will be presented at next month's AGRA Middle East (AGRAme) show.

'Not only will you be able to see this revolutionary new technology, you will also be able to taste the quality of beef that is grown on the fodder,' said Jim Meltz, Show Manager for AGRAme. The company's stand will feature one of Australia's renowned chefs, Michael Junghans, who will be cooking some of the beef from Australian Organic Meats which is grown on the fodder.

800 kilos
The system which fits in a 12 metre shipping container is operated by loading 1.5 kilos of barley seed to each of 600 trays. Water tanks are filled and nutrient added. The process continues for eight days until all trays are loaded and growing. At nine days, the farmer can remove 800 kilos of high protein feed for his animals from the tray rotation, enough for 110 head of cattle with all the nutrition they require, at a considerably lower cost than traditional animal feed methods.

The system similar to that used on space stations and proposed for future manned colonies on the Moon and Mars to produce food. Even condensation from air conditioning units is returned to the system for further use.

Continuous supply
This process of germinating grain for fodder production has potential to drought proof a farming operation or provides a continuous supply any season of the year. 'The market potential for this technology in a region such as the Middle East where the growing of pasture is almost impossible is potentially enormous,' Meltz added.

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(Source: Ame info)

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