It can be seen by the laboratory analysis of the fodder leaf, root mass and left over grain that the nutrients contained in fodder are rich and varied. In fact they are the majority of what most animals need on a daily basis.
What is sprouting fodder?
Sprouting fodder is young tender grass grown from a cereal grain. In essence they are the equivalent to fresh spring grass which is recognized as THE best livestock feed.
Fresh sprouting fodder improves digestion and absorption and uses less energy in doing so. Thus enabling the animal to use the energy for such activities as milk production, reproduction, weight gain and more efficient waste management.
Grains are high in phytates that inhibit mineral absorption and also inhibit important enzymes such as trypsin, this means that the pancreas has to work harder. Hydroponic sprouting barley on the other hand is packed with minerals and enzymes that improve absorption.
Hydroponic sprouting barley eliminates enzyme inhibitors which in turn helps digestion of other feed and so putting less stress on the whole digestive system.
Hydroponic sprouting barley has 23 times more Vitamin A than carrots, 22 times more Vitamin B than lettuce, 14 times more Vitamin C than citrus.