I recently heard about growing sprouted barley for feed, they call it Barley Fodder. Barley fodder is very high in protein and is a great supplement for getting your cattle through the winter without losing any weight and the great thing about this is that they are still considered grass fed! So with some scrap lumber from my work and some leftover plumbing I went ahead and built a little indoor growing place to see just what this is all about. I have taken some pictures of our system with trays up to the beginning of the fifth day, note the sprouting on the top tray (fifth day tray).
When my wife and I were younger we didn’t seem to mind where our food came from, we just wanted something that tasted good and filled our belly. But as we grew older and wiser and began to have some health concerns we began to perk our ears up when we heard the terms ‘ Organic’, ‘Range Fed’, ‘Grass finished’ and a whole slew of other topics related to how an animal was raised from conception to finishing. I have attached an article from ‘ Eatwild’ called… ‘Grass Fed Basics’ Hope you enjoy.
Sarah enjoying the winter sun.
Welcome to our website! The Green Family Ranch takes pride in breeding high quality Scottish Highlander Cattle! We are committed to using good genetic stock and building our line of cattle to meet ‘show’ quality standards.
Highland cattle are not only beautiful animals took look at and be around but are also known to make some of the finest beef in the country. We are pleased to offer some of this high quality beef, please click the ‘buy beef’ tab at the top of the page if you are interested.
If you are a Scottish Highlander Cattle fan or if you would like to learn more we would love to share our passion for the cattle and the beef they produce! (Can you tell we are proud of the beef we raise?)
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