Improve the health of your livestock and grow a reliable source of nutritious food on-site with minimal input and maximum yields.
WHAT IS FODDER?
Fodder is a nutrient-dense hay that’s used as a dietary supplement for horses, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, sheep, rabbits and alpacas. Because barley fodder requires only a 7-day growth cycle, a staggered schedule allows farmers and ranchers to harvest around 880 pounds of fodder per day for a minimal 20 hours per week of maintenance and labor.
Protein-rich fodder improves the overall health of livestock, supplements hydration and adds weight to beef cattle. It also promotes the production of better-quality milk for dairy cows and goats, improves fertility rates, reduces the likelihood of illness, and decreases methane output because of its superior digestibility compared to traditional alfalfa hay.
GALLONS OF WATER
NEEDED PER DAY
FED PER DAY
By growing fodder on site year-round, farmers and ranchers can avoid supply chain disruptions, sourcing issues and spikes in hay prices.
The controlled-climate farms provide a reliable, hyperlocal source of fresh food while shielding the barley fodder from weather and climate impacts, including drought, heat waves, freezes and floods.
The farms are housed inside 320 square-foot, upcycled, insulated shipping containers outfitted with plumbing, electrical and sensors to control conditions inside. The farms use 1 percent of the water that would be needed for a traditional outdoor grow of the same proportion.
A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SOURCE FOR LIVESTOCK
YEAR-ROUND GROWING IN ANY CLIMATE
EFFICIENT WATER + ENERGY USAGE