Feeding Sprouted Grain to Beef Cattle as an Alternative Feed

Farm: Delmar Farms, Inc.
Operator: Tony Francis
Location: Enfield, Halifax County, NC
Production: Livestock, Beef cattle
Francis incorporated a livestock feeding system that is specifically developed to sprout grain and legume seed in a hydroponics growing room. This project reduces the need for supplemental feeding of hay and demonstrates a new type of technology in low cost feed production and its effect on calf daily weight gain.

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