FAQ's

  • Why do I need a UFS fodder system?

    With over 2000 Fodder systems world wide iand its successful operations across different continents has proven the the worth and proved need of the hour system.

    • Small foot prints for cattle grazing
    • The need for healthy and nutritious feed for cattle
    • The premium cost of land
    • The depleting water resources and rising labor costs.
  • How will a UFS Fodder system increase my productivity?

    UFS Fodder systems create many benefits on your property -

    • Increase your stocking levels
    • Increased weight gains - shown in Cattle up to 2.4kg/day & Sheep up to 2.5kg/week
    • Increase herd health, fertility and milk production
    • Market Flexibility - buy & sell when it suits you
    • Improved meat quality = higher price/kg

  • What is it?

    It is a biomass growing chamber that is used to sprout seeds and grains for livestock feed and human consumption.

  • How does it work?

    Seeds or grains are spread onto the growing trays and are watered at predetermined intervals with overhead sprays while a set temperature is maintained inside the chamber to grow nutritious sprouts.

  • How do I use it?

    You simply slide the feed out off the trays, rinse the tray, reseed the tray and push the newly seeded tray into the other end. The system holds enough trays so your desired amount of feed is there waiting for you everyday.

  • What part do the animals eat?

    The animals eat the whole lot of the sprouted tuft that is fed to them including the roots. Nothing is left in the feed trough.

  • What type of power is needed?

    Only a single phase 15amp power supply is needed. The rooms come complete ready to plug a 15amp lead into the power socket.

  • What water source can we use?

    Rain water, dam water and bore water are suitable to use. UFS System can use any type of water to run the system provided it is clean or filtered. UFS can supply filters and water treatment devices if it is necessary to treat your water.

  • How long does the barley fodder take to grow from the barley seed?

    Generally it takes six days to grow from seeding to feed out. This can vary by 24 hours depending on how well you maintain a consistent temperature inside the system.

  • What size system do I need?

    The system size depends on the type and size of the animals to be fed and what the system will be used for ie drought proofing, early weening or feeding stock horses etc. Contact your local Distributor to discuss your particular needs.

  • How much should I feed to cattle?

    You can feed cattle as little as 1% of their body weight per day. UFS systems will work with you to develop feeding programs to suit to suit your application, from feed lotting and back grounding to breeding and show animals.

  • How much do horses need to eat?

    Horses generally eat between 5-10kg of sprouts per day but this can vary depending on the horse's daily workload.

  • What grains or seeds can I sprout?

    You can sprout most grains and seeds even the sprouts you see in the supermarket such as alfalfa, sunflowers, mung beans, wheatgrass, fenugreek, onion, snow peas, etc.

    UFS works with it's customers to ensure that quality grains are used in the UFS systems.

  • How much would freight cost?

    Freight quotes within India can be obtained by contacting your local distributor.

  • Not able to find your answer?

    We're more than happy to answer any questions you might have about UFS fodder systems.