Being in a drought ridden area and being slave to up and down prices of hay...we have been looking into the feasibility of hydroponic fodder. Kind of like this commercially available system...Fodder Solution; The Revolution in Feeding fodder | farm animal livestock feed solutions | foddersolutions | fodder | cattle feed | horse feed | goat and sheep feed | livestock feed | drought
We have a friend that turned us onto it and she is feeding her 8 horses out of a system she built in her basement bathroom. The cost is roughly about 1 -2 cents (yes cents) per pound of fodder with very little waste. You are feeding a living, growing feed which is better and more nutritious than dried hay and seems pretty workable from a workload perspective. People feeding it are having good luck with lower incidents of founder, colic and pregnancy issues etc. You can grow, alfalfa, oats, wheat, sunflowers, barley and many more or even a mixture. I find it very intriguing and would love to hear if anyone else has any experience. It may just be the answer to feeding our animals in drought ridden parts of the country.