Barley is an ancient grain long-recognised for its nutrition and versatility.
A 6-day growth cycle optimises the energy and protein of the barley feed, and livestock thrive on it.
The evidence suggests sprouting barley significantly increases digestibility, while maintaining the same levels of energy and protein. Barley sprouts have less dry matter than hay, but are much more digestible.
That means that as a rich, green feed, ruminants can digest a higher proportion of the feed’s available protein and energy.
Those feeding sprouted fodder already know the resulting meat certainly tastes better too.