Fri, 7 July 2023
OFI 1765: Can You Produce Your Own Livestock Feed Using Fodder | Al Noorda | Spring Creek Livestock & Feed
I have been fascinated with the idea of growing fodder as a livestock feed since I first learned about it in 2015. Recently I began searching for a guest to come on the show who was using this model, and I found Al Noorda just one state away in Utah.
Al is the owner of Spring Creek Livestock & Feed in Cedar Foot, Utah. He has been growing and feeding fodder for about ten years to his cattle and finishing them on nothing other than grass, hay and fodder. Al also sells fodder production systems and sources barley seed for customers. According to Al, fodder can replace 70% of your feed ration and allow you to feed lower quality hay to your ruminants. Also, the fodder keeps your cattle or other ruminants gaining weight through the winter when ranchers traditionally only feed for weight maintenance.
I have a natural interest in this system, so in today's interview you get to hear me ask questions that comes straight from the perspective of somebody who is interested in producing their own feed in this manner. I hope you learn as much as I did!