Barley Sprouts and the
IN The SCIENCE
Our FEEDGROW® barley sprouts was scientifically analyzed by Cornell University in New York to establish the nutritional value of the barley sprouts that was grown in our FEEDGROW® units.
As can be seen in the feed analysis, the barley sprouts consist of HIGH PROTEIN LEVELS – 20% CP (%DM) with 56% SP (%CP)
Soluble Protein (SP) 56% – Consists of true protein and non-protein nitrogen that are rapidly broken down in the rumen.
This high Soluble Protein content of 56% ensures accelerated production as well as overall performance, gains & condition of the animals.
The FEEDGROW® barley sprouts also consist of energy and fibre
Advantages of SPROUTED Barley
- Regular grains fed to animals has a digestibility of 40% while sprouted grain has a digestibility of 78%
- The starches in regular grains cause acidosis while the sprouting process changes the starches into plant sugars and amino acids which are the building blocks of production.
- The starch in non-sprouted grain lowers the pH in the rumen which renders the flora ineffective and inhibits their functions.
- During the FEEDGROW® soaking cycle which is the first step of the sprouting process the inhibitors in the seeds is dissolved and renders more vitamins and minerals available and assimilable to the animals.
- Of all the grains Barley has the highest percentage crude protein of 20.4%, with sprouting 56% of the crude protein is changed to bypass protein which is immediately available for production.
- Barley sprouts is not just an economical feed but is very effective as well. The Barley sprouts is fed as a live plant when the fibre to nutrient relation is at its optimal advantage to the animals.
- Barley sprouts has the highest enzyme content of all feeds ,which enables a high digestion level This factor enables animals to digest low-grade feeds very effectively by means of cellulolycis.
- Urea and molasses syrup is usually included in low-grade feed rations to break down the feed which is not necessary when feeding in combination with barley sprouts.
- The Barley sprouts is a soft and high moisture content feed and will totally digest in the rumen .We strongly advice that you feed some roughage with the barley sprouts to enable rumination and to transport the feed through to the lower intestines where the nutrients gets taken up into the blood stream.
- The highest nutrition value of sprouts is situated in the germinated seed and root mass while the green sprouts contain most of the fibre and moisture. FEEDGROW® sprouts the Barley at a lower temperature to facilitate and ensure a stronger developed root mass.
- Higher production is optimally realised by breaking the feeds down to volatile sugars, fatty acids, amino acids and bypass proteins. A further advantage is that there is no wastage whatsoever when feeding Barley sprouts.
- The high moisture content of the feed enables a good hydration factor. Due to this fact the animals can eat more feed and drink less water resulting in a higher production level.
- Production can be achieved on a profitable level without the inclusion of medicaments, ionofore and hormone stimulants which only makes the meat less palatable and is detrimental to the end users health.
- By feeding animals on Barley sprouts you are producing healthy organic meat with good marbling and omega 3 fats which are of the healthy fat spectrum and a premium on the meat can be negotiated with higher profits for the producer.
- Specially formulated probiotics like Bac -T- Grow can be given to the animals with advantages to digestion and the general health of the animals.