Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

Thehorse.com - Full Article

By Alayne Blickle
Jun 1, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses

Hundreds of years ago, people living in areas with limited farmland developed a method of growing plants without using soil. This system, called hydroponics, allowed them to produce crops quickly and en masse. Hydroponics has captured horse owners’ attention recently, thanks to the develoment and availability of products called fodder systems. Fodder refers to food grown for and fed in a living state to livestock. Rising feed prices are also responsible for the growing interest in fodder systems. They’ve become popular in Australia, for instance, due to that country’s extreme drought conditions and resulting feed shortage...

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