We had been using a Fodder Solutions barley sprouting unit in the Territory so we knew the potential it held for this new venture, on a larger scale.”
“I know how to raise cattle on grass but what you see in the paddock and what you receive on the plate can often be deceiving. By maintaining 80% of the diet with our sprout feeding regime, we can control daily weight gains at different stages of development. This control has a huge impact on eating quality and index scores while maintaining grass fed status.”
Rob Cook, Bundaberg Queensland.
“Before I got a fodder system It was neither feasible nor economic to run extra head on our property. The land would not support more cattle, at that time our 160-acre (64.7-hectare) property was running 30 breeders only. Right now, we run up to 120 at times with fodder. Overall, the system has the potential to make the property viable.”
Russell Hannemann, Tenterfield NSW
“We were running 40 cows & calves (80head) on 200 acres and whenever the season turned poor so did the stock. Feeding hay just didn’t cut it and anything else was too costly. We now mix sprouts with Rhodes grass hay and carry 120 cows & calves (240 head) for a cost of about $1.20/day. Couldn’t run this entire operation without a fodder program!”
Steve Taylor. Mount Walker Queensland
“We really couldn’t believe we won. We prepare our lambs on sprouted grass from our fodder solutions system. Judge Pat McMahan said from a butcher’s point of view we have to get as much meat from the carcas as possible and these lambs delivered” RNA Brisbane Exhibition first prize lamb winners.”
John & Ann Waters, Pittsworth Queensland
“Getting our foals off to a great start in life reflects in the quality of the yearlings we put into the Magic Millions and other sales.”
John Mott, Caboolture Queensland. General Manager of a Race Horse Stud
“We averaged over 1.2 kgs growth per day on our calves whilst they were still on their mother. In our breeding program, we have 98% with calves on the ground and wiener sales has never been this good.”
Mick Punch, Gunnedah NSW.
“The seasons are so variable in Western Queensland, but we can make green grass all year round with our Fodder Solutions system. We have been getting more than 1.8kgs to 2kgs in daily weight gains, our fodder system is definitely saving us a lot of money in the long run”.
Kelvin & Libby Harriman, Muttaburra Queensland.