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Old 11-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #71
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Thanks!

I'm so terrified of cameras, so this was a real stretch to me........ . The scary thing is that DH thinks it's fun!! He keeps coming up with helpful video ideas............

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I think the more information the better! I would have video's cut to my animals eating the fodder



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I think the more information the better! I would have video's cut to my animals eating the fodder
That's a very good idea!! I think the next one will be of cleaning really dirty grain before it goes in the system. The last bag I got was basically sweepings from the mill floor.... :/

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Good job on the video!! I would have been tongue tied & stuttering if I tried to make a video

I agree, you need a cut to a bit showing the animals eating it.

I'm wanting to try this out, but will have to wait until I move.... Still trying to figure out how I would feed it as I usually feed my grain on the milk stand, and I don't see a fodder mat fitting in my feeder easily...lol Guess it would be something I'd have to play with a bit..

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Good job on the video!! I would have been tongue tied & stuttering if I tried to make a video

I agree, you need a cut to a bit showing the animals eating it.

I'm wanting to try this out, but will have to wait until I move.... Still trying to figure out how I would feed it as I usually feed my grain on the milk stand, and I don't see a fodder mat fitting in my feeder easily...lol Guess it would be something I'd have to play with a bit..
LOL, that was about take 400, so I did a fair amount of stammering. It was also pitch dark by the time we got the final take done, so couldn't add any animals.

You would only want to feed about 1/4 of a mat a day to your Nubian, so you'd need to cut it up anyway. You could just put the chunks in the feeder at milking.

Maybe I'll have to design a special "Fodder Feeder".....

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http://www.elitealpacabreedingsystems.com/library/Growing_Barley_Grass.pdf
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I'm new on this forum.

We're currently growing fodder for our llamas. We're adding two Oberhasli soon The llamas clean up all of it (grass, roots and seeds). Here's a nice link about growing fodder with a flood and drain system. The trays have drains and an overflow valve. He has 3 posts about fodder and the comments also have a lot of details. We're looking into building a system like this in our storage room off of the garage. I've been spouting for our chickens for a few years now. I gave them one tray of fodder, but I'm afraid that the long grass will impact their crops, so I decided to continue with just the sprouts.

http://pacapride.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/barley-fodder-sprouting-trials-continued-new-flood-and-drain-tray-system-installed/

And here's a nice link that has nutritional information on various grains and seeds for sprouts and grass.

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Thank you Heather for this information. I am going to be growing fodder before the does freshen in March. I am also going to do some hydroponic for plants and growing out fish with the caged water holders, in my green house.

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My Dad tried growing tomatoes hydroponic in his greenhouse years ago (about 15 years or so) and he gave it up and went back to seasonal produce in his garden. It was his first attempt and maybe he didn't have the minerals right? I tasted the tomatoes and they tasted just like the kind you get in the store off-season. Would love to know more now as we have an 8x12 greenhouse that needs to be built/assembled. Any recommendations on links/books?

He's been growing in gardens (with organic treated soil) since before I was born. And then in turn, he's helped me to get started in my gardens after I ventured out on my own So now, I've had veggie gardens for over 20 years (I'm on 5 acres now). Now I'm into herbs and I want to expand. I'm studying to become a Master Herbalist and I've been planting herbs around the perimeter....but need more for herbs and fruit trees.

I have many questions about fodder with new goats coming to your property. Shall I post them here or another post?

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Yes just keep posting here, I am using all this info also

This is what we use in our rain catchment systems we are doing, and this is what I am going to put in the green house.

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This is a very basic one in a greenhouse.

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