FT-Livestock No-Mold Sprouter Systems

FT-Fodder Tech Systems
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  • Item #: 11050

Mold and Mildew free

This is the only Livestock sprouter system designed to prevent mold and mildew without harmful chemicals. They were specifically designed to be installed in an environmentally controlled building for optimum sprouting, mold control and operator comfort.

The main feature of the new EZ series is that it now only takes less than an Hour to harvest, clean, and reseed 1 ton of sprouts daily. 

Benefits of Livestock Feed Sprouts

  • Eliminate worries about weather, climate, drought or insects destroying or reducing your pasture fields or overgrazing
  • Or conversely, some farmers have increased the number of livestock that they can carry on their existing feedlot and pasture land because the pasture is only needed for grazing and exercise and not as a vital portion of the livestock's daily nutritional requirement
  • LIvestock feed sprouts are very beneficial for any grazing animal including horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, zebras or other grazing zoo animals
  • One Livestock Feed Sprouter in a 1250 square feet building can replace up to 200 acres of weather dependent pasture land with Spring fresh green grass sprout fodder grown inside in comforable surroundings all year long


You can reduce livestock feeding costs significantly while providing tender green grass mats that are higher quality feed than the grain used as seed. One pound of 30% digestible seed grows into about 8 pounds of 80% digestible sprouts in 6-7 days.

Sprouting:

  • Converts starch to sugar (better for ruminants)
  • Increases enzymes, vitamin levels, amino acids, and fatty acids

When grain is ground/cracked it has a determinate shelf life and will quickly go rancid. It can become rancid even before you buy it at the feed store and before it’s turned in to pellets or mixed in a bag.

The sprout mats can be easily cut to provide more or less green grass depending upon the size and activity of your livestock. Even the hay for roughage will be significantly reduced providing additional savings.

 

 

 

Normal grain contains an enzyme inhibitor that gives the grain protection from contamination from other enzymes or qualities that could contaminate the grain during storage. This inhibitor is gradually eliminated during the livestock's digestive process but does reduce some of the quality of the grain's nutrition.

The enzyme inhibitor is completely eliminated when the grain receives a quantity of water during the sprouting process so there is no nutritional reduction when the grown sprouts are fed to livestock.

 



Customers tell us that livestock come running when they see the trailer or wagon approaching with the fresh sprouts indicating that they like the feed as much as you will like the improvement in the quality of the feed and the appearance and actions of the livestock.

Feeding

Based on suggested Fodder nutritional data for cattle feed:
Day to day feeding: 2% of animals total body weight per day. For an 800 pound animal you would feed approximately 16 pounds of sprouts.

Finishing Weight feeding: 3% of animals total body weight per day. For a 1200 pound steer you would feed approximately 30 pounds. 

We also recommend providing access to straw or dry hay to add roughage and improve the nutritional value of each feeding.

Thicker, Taller, Lusher: There is no substitute for quality. FT sprouts are 10" - 12" tall in 8 days. The root mat develops between 2" - 3" thick. Other systems would grow sprouts to 4" - 8" tall sprouts with less than 1" thick root mat. The root mat is saturated in sucrose, fructose, glucose, and energy. The taller sprouts and thicker root mat offers unique nutritional advantages that shorter sprouts cannot deliver.

Fodder growth in 5 days from seeds to hardy sprouts

Day 1                          Day 2                           Day 3                         Day 5

Fodder sprouts on Days 6  until ready to feed on day 8

           Day 6                      Day 7                     Day 8     Animals choose live fodder

 Nutritional Value:

For more information about the nutritional value of sprouts see the Review of Published Literature link.

Whether you have thousands of dairy cows, 5 horses, or a hobby farm, we offer sprouting systems, packages, and kits to fit virtually any livestock owner's needs and budget. These systems come complete with sprouting equipment, pumps, meters, and everything necessary to grow quality sprouts.

Three classes of Sprouter systems are available:

 Mini / Table-Top Sprouting System

This fodder production system is designed to provide production options at 25 lbs., 50 lbs, 75 lbs and 100 lbs. of fresh sprouts daily.  All Mini / Table-Top Sprouting Systems include everything needed to grow the sprouts and are designed to be installed in new or existing climate controlled room with access to water and electricity.  These systems are very economical in initial cost, operating cost and operator time involvement.  They are designed to provide enough feed daily for from one to seven horses or cattle depending upon their size and status.

 

Model

#

Daily

Capacity

(lbs)

Dimensions in ft.

(L x W x 8 ft. H)

trays

EZ 25

25

Table Top

8 x 3.5 feet

EZ 50

50

Table Top

8 x 6.5 feet

EZ 75

75

 

12 x 6.5' trays

EZ 100

100

 

16 x 6.5' trays

 

Model

#

Beef Cattle*

Dairy Cattle* (Supplemental Fodder)

Horses*

Hogs*

Chickens*

EZ 25

1

1

1

5 to 8

222 to 370

EZ 50

2 to 3

1 to 2

2

10 to 16

445 to 740

EZ 75

3 to 5

2 to 3

3

14 to 24

667 to 1110

EZ 100

4 to 6

3 to 4

5

19 to 32

890 to 1480

*The number of animals fed are estimates based on average body weights and recommended feed weight percentages based on the various animal types.

 

Mid-Sized Stationary Sprouting Systems

This fodder production system comes in two different sizes: 125 lbs. and 250 lbs. of fresh sprouts daily out of the box. The 250 lb stationary system can also be upgraded to a full commercial system with just a few additional modifications. This makes it a great starting point for anyone who expects to grow their business but wants to start small.

All Sprouting Systems include everything needed to grow the sprouts, you just have to supply the climate controlled room and access to water and electricity.  

 

Model

#

Daily

Capacity

(lbs)

Dimensions in ft.

(L x W x 8 ft. H)

trays

EZ 125

125

10' x 12' = 120 Sq. ft.

8 x 3.5 feet

EZ 250

250

10' x 20' = 200 Sq. ft. 

8 x 6.5 feet

 

Model

#

Beef Cattle*

--Dairy Cattle*--

100%

Fodder

--Dairy Cattle*--

Supplemental

Fodder

Horses*Hogs*Chickens*
125S 5 to 8 1 to 2 4 to 6 5 to 6 24 to 40 1,111 to 1,851
250S 10 to 17 3 to 4 9 to 12 11 to 12 48 to 80 2,222 to 3,703

 

 

 

 

 

*The number of animals fed are estimates based on average body weights and recommended feed weight percentages based on the various animal types.

 

Commercial Systems

Grow 1,000 - 10,000 lbs of harvestable feed daily with the Commercial Systems. These systems come standard with semi-automation and are built with quality start to finish.

 
Inside Commercial System


The main feature of the EZ over the Q is that it now only takes less than an hour to harvest, clean, and reseed 1 ton as opposed to the former 2.5-3 hours. 

 All EZ series units include the following;

  • Aluminum Frame (never rusts)
  • Bottom-fed ultra-pure food grade Sprouting Trays
  • Feed Manifolds
  • Recirculation tank with Pump and Timer
  • PVC plumbing parts to and from Sprouting Trays
  • Appropriate Seed Soaking equipment
  • Appropriate Fodder Tools

 

   

Model

#

Beef Cattle*

Dairy Cattle* (100% Fodder)

Dairy Cattle* (Supplemental Fodder)

Horses*

Hogs*

Chickens*

125W

5 to 8

1 to 2

4 to 6

5 to 6

24 to 40

1,111 to 1,851

250W

10 to 17

3 to 4

9 to 12

11 to 12

48 to 80

2,222 to 3,703

500W

20 to 34

7 to 9

19 to 24

23 to 24

96 to 160

4,444 to 7,407

750W

30 to 51

11 to 14

28 to 36

35 to 36

144 to 240

6,666 to 11,111

1000W

40 to 68

15 to 19

38 to 48

46 to 49

192 to 320

8,888 to 14,814

1500W

61 to 102

23 to 28

57 to 72

70 to 73

288 to 480

13,333 to 22,222

2000W

81 to 136

30 to 38

76 to 96

93 to 98

384 to 641

17,777 to 29,629

2000 +

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The W designation is for wheeled racks which allows the rack to roll back and forth thus allowing it to fit into a narrower room (8 feet wide instead of 10 feet wide)

*The number of animals fed are estimates based on average body weights and recommended feed weight percentages based on the various animal types.

Series Features

  • Energy efficient modularized designs
  • Expandable designs
  • Rafter and roller system
  • Labor input reduced to less than 1 hour/ton
  • Fully automated watering, dosing, and temperature controls
  • 100% money back Mold Free Guarantee

Reduced Footprint: The 2000 system will produce 2000 lbs of sprouts daily in just 1200 square feet.

Expandability: The Series comes standard with a 20' control room dedicated as the brains of the sprouting system. This area includes automated water controls, a recirculating mixing tank, automated dosing systems, temperature controls, and more. The grow room extends from there to the end of the building. The grow room is expandable. Start with 1,000 lbs of capacity today and extend the grow room tomorrow with minimal changes to the control room.

Rafter and Rollers: The Series suspends the sprouting racks for a space concious design. The suspended racks slide back and forth with ease to create temporary aisles in between each sprouting rack.

Labor Saving: Currently an experienced grower will sprout 2000 lbs of sprouts in less than 1 hour in the EZ Series.

Wide aisles and access: Wide aisles and entrances allow for some equipment to aid in harvesting and lifting the sprouts.

Semi-automated designs: Water controls, temperature controls, the pre-soak station, water treatment and nutrient dosing systems are all standard in the Series designs.

For Additional Information and Prices:

Click on info@hydroponicsfarming.com and include:

  • the number and type of livestock that you plan to feed (Riding horses, milking cows, yearlings, calves, hogs, chickens, etc.)
  • the type of installation that you are interested in learning more about
  • Your location (City and State)
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