Let's get together, eat some food, meet one another and share some knowledge and skills! Bring something you would like to share to eat.
At this class we will talk about the whys and hows of sprouted grains, seeds, and legumes as animal fodder; where fodder is simply referring to food that is given to animals rather than what they forage for themselves.
There is a $10 per person charge for the class
We will talk about:
Step-by-step sprouting procedure
Which grains to sprout for livestock
How much sprouts to feed
Benefits to feeding sprouted grains – nutritional and cost
We are by no means nutritional experts, but we have been feeding our animals with sprouts for a while now and are completely blown away by the possibilities and the benefits we are seeing nutritionally and financially.
You can research fodder systems online and will see the variety of systems available for purchase; some costing upwards of $15,000. We will talk about how for very little out of pocket money you can design and build your own system to suit your livestock’s needs.
You can listen to Jack Spirko's "The Survival Podcast" Episode-1033- Fodder Systems and Brian Newhouse on Permaville. The link is listed below: http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/fodder-systems-newhouse-on-permaville. To listen to the portion on sprouting you only have to listen to the first 14 to 15 minutes.
You can also listen to a speech given by Jerry Brunetti on the Dietary Needs for Livestock at:
Lastly you can check out two farms that are growing sprouts and feeding them to their livestock. They are:
Paca Pride Guest Ranch @ http://pacapride.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/from-seed-to-feed-in-8-days-barley-fodder-sprouting-trials/
Quartz Ridge Ranch @ http://quartzridgeranch.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/our-fodder-room/
Hope to see you there!!!!!!