Hydroponic grass. BBC Countryfile - You Tube
Hydroponic grass. BBC Countryfile - You Tube
September 25, 2014 Aquaponics, Hydroponics No Comments

Those in the business of animal rearing might consider aquaponics as a long term money saving option for feeding their livestock. Fresh and green almost always outweighs any other type of foodstuff in the health stakes.

Grass fed cows, for instance, provide a superior milk. 100% grass fed cows milk is richer in omega 3, vitamin E and beta carotene as well as apparently having a superior taste.

Certain Parts of India will struggle to feed cows fresh grass year round, however fast-growing aquaponic grass can solve this problem whilst also reducing the risk of contaminated feed.

Aquaponically fed cows mean the milk produced could be marketed as organic and ‘100% grass fed,’ which could just be a gap in the Indian market in attracting a more exclusive, health conscious clientele.

Learn more about grass-feeding cows here.

Check out this video, which features some very happy animals. The grass in the video is grown hydroponically, but we would love to see the addition of some fish tanks to make it even more sustainable. The grass grows in just 7 days, and is surprisingly economic once the system is installed.

Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.