FarmBox Foods Unveils Plans for Hydroponic Fodder Farm
With its appearance at the 2022 National Western Stock Show, FarmBox Foods announced the development of a hydroponic system that enables ranchers to grow nutrient-rich feed onsite year-round.
The shipping container-based fodder farm will be sold beginning in mid-2022.
Fodder is nutrient-rich feed for horses, cattle, sheep, goats and other livestock. The dietary supplement increases the weight of livestock, promotes the production of better-quality milk, and decreases methane output. It also reduces feed costs, hydrates livestock, and eliminates the need to transport feed over long distances.
The upcycled, insulated shipping containers that house these systems can be placed virtually anywhere in the world and produce large quantities of fodder without using pesticides. The controlled-climate fodder farm is protected from drought, freezes, heat waves, hail and pests, and needs only about 60 gallons of water per day. It grows approximately 1,080 pounds of fodder a day and requires about 28 hours of labor per week (including weekends).
FarmBox Foods hired an expert in hydroponic fodder system development, and is already taking pre-orders. Go to www.FarmBoxFoods.com/fodder-farm/ to learn more and get on the list.
FarmBox Foods, based in Sedalia, Colo., has spent the last four years developing automated farms in shipping containers to grow gourmet mushrooms, leafy greens, culinary herbs, peppers, small tomatoes and trees. The mission-driven company is focused on helping feed those living in food deserts while empowering local communities and providing jobs and educational opportunities. The company’s latest offering helps promote food security for animals, especially in the wake of storms or when the supply chain breaks down.