Fodder

Wheat and barley grass grown into fodder via hydroponics provides great winter feed for the animals. The first system was set up in the basement of the house and gave enough for the female alpacas and a few of the males. This fall we will be adding another full system with the goal of feeding most of the animals.

Harvesting, cleaning and seeding the new trays takes less than an hour and it’s great to know that the animals are getting fresh greens in addition to their hay (for extra fiber.)