Good day! I am writing from Azerbaijan! Newbie I want to engage in sheep breeding. The last time in the world much attention is paid to the cultivation of hydroponic green fodder (GZK). In Russia, they wrote a thesis on the application of the SLC in animal husbandry. What do you think will be the result if you feed the lambs of the SLC? I want to hear this information from a specialist. Thank you, respectfully, Alovsat.
Hydroponic green food in the world has been used for a long time to grow both domestic animals and birds. He especially helps out farmers in arid climatic zones, where there is not always plenty of greenery. As for sheep breeding, in Australia, for example, the SLC is an excellent helper for the conservation of the herd.. Modern hydroponic plants allow you to create green mass for a thousand or more livestock. So your idea is fully justified and feasible.
Now, as for the lambs, I can say with confidence that the SLC will be an excellent option for feeding animals in your area. Note that it is precisely the food, since, of course, it will not replace dry food in the diet. It can be used to supplement nutrition and provide animals with fresh, healthy herbs all year round. It is best to use cereal grains. In this case, the animals will eat them, getting the necessary trace elements.
GZK in the diet of growing young should be about 3.5% of the weight of animals. Such greens will improve digestion, assimilation of other feed and generally reduce the load on the digestive system. As a result of this, lambs will grow faster and more productively. In order to carry out your idea, if you are going to breed a large herd (more than 800 heads), then you will need a special room or hydroponic installation.