Follow our series on starting and maintaining a sprouted grain system for natural livestock fodder! It’s like providing pasture for your animals without needing the pasture and at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy!
It’s official, we are half way through our fresh fodder experiment and we already have strong sprouts and a fantastic looking root system. The roots are so bulky that they have literally raised the seeds and sprouts up off of the bottom of the tray a half inch. Even the green sprouts are bulky! They aren’t thin or flat like grass. The barley sprouts are almost triangular. I can see how this sprouted fodder could be a complete food source for so many animals.
Just like yesterday and for every day that this fodder system continues: I soaked, drained, and put new grain in new trays to keep the cycle constantly going. My previous trays as well as the new trays were watered twice throughout the day.