Hydroponic Fodder Systems

Superior food, superior livestock.

Affordable, healthy food for your livestock.

What it is?

The hydroponic fodder is young tender grass grown from cereal grain, mostly barley. In essence, it replaces grains like a dairy meal, pig’s feeds, and poultry feed concentrates. Globally, hydroponic fodder is considered to be the best livestock feed. This system is a temperature and humidity controlled growing room that is designed for sprouting grains.

How it works?

A selection of grains is put into treated trays without soil and sprayed with a nutrient-rich water solution at predetermined intervals. The temperature and humidity inside the hydroponic fodder system are controlled using only a hydro-net and a hydro-cloth, to ensure higher growth and the best nutritional value possible.

There is no need for electricity in the growing process. You will need a reliable source of potable water.

After only seven days, the fodder is removed from the tray and can be fed to the animal. The animal eats everything (i.e. roots, leaves and nuts); therefore, the hydroponic fodder system is waste-free, 100% sustainable and cost-effective.

Why should I get it?

Our patented fodder system is very efficient and doesn’t use electricity.

Additionally, we use locally available materials to control the temperature and humidity of the room. By the use of our patented photo-chemically treated trays, we can supply an array of hydroponic fodder systems which can work in hot weather and avoid fungus and other pathogens. Due to our revolutionizing photo-chemically treating trays, our fodder systems are four times cheaper since there is no need for electricity to cool the system. A truly unique and innovative approach!

Low water usage

The hydroponic system requires a fraction of the water usage of conventional farming while still supplying high-quality stock feed. It takes between 800ml to 1 litre of water to produce one kilogram of fodder as compared with 80 – 90 litres of water to grow a kilogram of green grass.

Marginal use of land

This type of fodder production provides substantial ecological and economic advantages For example research shows that fodder grown in a 9m x 6m shed can feed (supplement) daily, the same amount of cattle that graze on 1200 acres of pasture.

Cost effective

Our trials in Kenya have concluded that the production of hydroponic fodder is exceptionally cost-effective and financially viable. A system measuring 4m by 3m by 3 m high can produce 170 kg of hydroponics fodder dairy this amount of fodder can feed 14 heads of cattle at the cost of Kshs 1,050.

Nutrition value

Hydroponic fodder is a highly effective, exceptionally nutritious feed, which produces the highest protein, energy and is very rich in vitamins such as B-carotene, trace elements, hormones, growth factors and enzymes.

Reduced labour

This process of growing cattle fodder requires minimal working hours per day. Depending on the size of the shed in use, research has shown that as little as 1 hour per day is needed to maintain and produce hydroponic fodder.

Constant Food supply

Farmers using this type of fodder production are guaranteed a consistent supply of quality fodder 365 days of the year irrespective of rain or sunshine.

What's included in the system?

We sell tailored hydroponic fodder packages that suit any need. We provide the services of designing, the materials and building the Hydroponics fodder production unit. 

Hydroponics housing unit

This is a custom-built structure whose role is to provide a temperature-controlled environment for the growing of fodder. It is built using hydroponics cloth, timber and has a concrete floor. Inside the housing, there is shelving upon which the trays on which fodder is grown are placed. We provide the shade netting for the structure.

Locally available materials can be used to reduce costs.

Hydroponic trays

We have a patented process that produces treated trays that prevent the development of different types of fungus. Our most popular size is 110x30x5 cm, but we can also build in different sizes to match your systems.

Barley seeds

The most productive seed for growing hydroponics fodder is barley. However, other cereals like wheat and sorghum can be used for production. We are able to supply barley to our farmers throughout Kenya.

Nutrients

These are specially formulated liquid mineral nutrients required for the growth of the fodder. They help in making the fodder more nutritious. We also supply the Hydroponics nutrients needed for growing the fodder.

Our production units.

Choose a system that matches your needs and budget.
We can design and install any fodder system.

Unit 36

Measurements: 4m x 3m x 3m

Number of trays: 70

Fodder produced: 140 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 liters per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 10 cows/day
• 70 pigs/day
• 47 sheep and goats/day
• 1.610 birds/day

Unit 45

Measurements: 5m x 3m x 3m

Number of trays: 120
Fodder produced: 238 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 17 cows/day
• 119 pigs/day
• 79 sheep and goats/day
• 2.760 birds/day

Unit 90

Measurements: 5m x 6m x 3m

Number of trays: 180
Fodder produced: 350 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 25 cows/day
• 175 pigs/day
• 167 sheep and goats/day
• 4.140 birds/day

Unit 105

Measurements: 7m x 5m x 3m

Number of trays: 230
Fodder produced: 448 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 32 cows/day
• 224 pigs/day
• 149 sheep and goats/day
• 5.290 birds/day

Unit 240

Measurements: 8m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 600
Fodder produced: 1.190 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 85 cows/day
• 595 pigs/day
• 396 sheep and goats/day
• 13.800 birds/day

Unit 360

Measurements: 12m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 750
Fodder produced: 1.498 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 107 cows/day
• 749pigs/day
• 499 sheep and goats/day
• 17.250 birds/day

Unit 540

Measurements: 18m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 1.150
Fodder produced: 2.296 kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 1.150 cows/day
• 1.198 pigs/day
• 765 sheep and goats/day
• 26.450birds/day

Unit 660

Measurements: 22m x 10m x 3m

Number of trays: 1.600
Fodder produced: 3.192kg/day
Water needed: 1.5 litres per kg of fodder

This unit can feed
• 228 cows/day
• 1.596 pigs/day
• 1.064 sheep and goats/day
• 36.800 birds/day

Ready to order your
Hydroponic Fodder System?

Use the form below to let us know what size you need. If available, provide other details like your needs, budget and the time you need the system(s). 

We can design hydroponic systems specific to the number of animals and land available for farming. Just let us know. Thank you.

Contact us.

Phone No. 1: +254722956647
Phone No. 2: +254703286763

Email: hello@hydroponicsafrica.org

Visit us: ZAMBEZI OFF MUGUGA KARLO ROAD, Kenya
Working hours: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00