Vancouver’s CubicFarms has been awarded a Nexus Innovation Award for HydroGreen’s Vertical Pastures™ Grow System, an automated, on farm fresh livestock feed technology created by the company’s subsidiary, HydroGreen.
Awarded at the Professional Dairy Producers annual conference, CubicFarms was among five new dairy innovations that presented on the Nexus Innovation stage.
HydroGreen’s unique automated technology for growing on farm fresh livestock feed was selected by dairy farmers because with this technology, dairies can gain more control over feed production and conserve water and land without the need for chemicals or fertilizers.
“We’re honored to be selected by dairy farmers to receive this Nexus Innovation Award,” said Dan Schmidt, President of HydroGreen. “Our technology was created by farmers who were facing significant drought on their ranches and needed a solution to feed their livestock fresh feed year-round. Dairy farmers seeking reliable, consistent on farm feed are excited about HydroGreen’s innovative technology.”
The nutritious HydroGreen fresh livestock feed is low in starch, high in energy, high in protein, high in sugar, and relatively low in potassium. The unique germination and HydroGreen growing process creates high levels of natural hydrolytic enzymes that, when combined with the other ingredients in the total mixed ration, increase the digestibility of the entire diet.
“Farmers around the world want nutritious livestock feed for their animals and they need innovative solutions to address drought, water shortages, and land scarcity issues,” said Dave Dinesen, CEO, CubicFarm Systems Corp. “HydroGreen’s Vertical Pastures provide a predictable local chain ag-tech solution that empowers farmers.”