How to Build a Fodder System For Your Livestock

A small scale fodder system will see you through long winters.
A small scale fodder system will see you through long winters.

Growing fodder for livestock is a nutritious and economical way to feed your homestead animals. It doesn’t have to be huge. A small scale system can actually work well, depending on the number of animals you need to feed. This is very useful especially if you live in areas with very long winters.

Simple to make, easy to use - what more can you ask for from a fodder system?
Simple to make, easy to use – what more can you ask for from a fodder system?

The best thing about fodders is that they grow very quickly. You can have ready-to-feed fodder in as little as six to eight days. Additionally, nothing is ever wasted as the animals eat everything – seeds, sprouts, and roots!

A huge fodder system can cost thousands of dollars. But why spend that much money when you can make your own?

Materials:

  • Wood
  • Screws
  • Trays/Drawers
  • Wood filler
  • Stain

Tools:

  • Knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Miter saw
  • Orbital Sander
  • Drill with drill bits
  • Router

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If you want to learn how to build a fodder system for your livestock, watch this video.

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