Fox Lair Farm Testimonial
I wanted to give you a short testimonial from our experience with All Season Greens. We have had six weeks to evaluate the product and its affect on our horses. You will remember that our facility trains riders to compete in Hunter/Jumper equestrian events, so our horses are all performance animals who require high nutrition diets (highly expensive I might add). Here’s what we have observed:
1. The growth of the greens is nothing short of amazing. We chose wheat seed for sprouting mainly for availability but also for cost. The product was tall, dense, and rich after only six days of growth. All of our clients were shocked that only seed was placed in the grower to produce such abundant green feed.
2. The horses love the product. They varied wildly in how they ate, but all of them ate every bite of grass, roots, and husks. They would
always finish the greens before returning to the pasture to forage (by the way, the horses pasture on green Bermuda but would only graze after there were no greens left). Our clients got a kick out of handing out “treats” from the greens which provided regular fun entertainment as they held the greens sections for their horse to rip apart. In general, horse personality dictates how we present the
product. Some prefer the greens sectioned into small pieces while others prefer to rip the roots apart.
3. Nutritionally this product seems to be much superior to grain. I encourage your existing and potential clients to review the research studies on nutritional content of this product. It is apparent that greens can completely replace grain in the horses diet which is good both for health considerations, and also dramatically affects the next observation.
4. The cost benefit of greens vs. grain is outstanding. Feed cost per horse in a 30 day month is about $153.00. I can feed the horse more and better in greens for less than $75.00 per month in seed, electric, and water costs. I would expect similar results for any of your clients. In summary: You have produced an outstanding and revolutionary product to benefit our industry. I welcome any callers who would like to hear more about our experience. Thanks! – Randy Smith (405-373-1634)
Dairy Farmer Getting Good Results
I started feeding living greens in June, 2011 to 4 dairy cows to see how they would respond. At first, using the smallest ASG growing system, I only had a total of 100 pounds of greens per day to work with. The cows maintained milk production even though I cut back feeding grains from 15 pounds per cow per day to 5 pounds per cow. Then it got hot and humid and was one of the hottest summers in Missouri history, but those 4 cows maintained production right through the hot weather while the rest of the herd went down 4 to 5 pounds per day in production. I can now produce 2600 pounds of greens per day and will soon increase production of greens to 4600 pounds per day when I add two more ASG growing systems. The herd is productive in milk production, giving me consistent high quality milk year round. The cows have now calved and most all of them have bred back on schedule. Overall herd health appears to be at least as good as conventionally fed cows, but feed costs have been cut in half. I have now seen cows milk during hot and cold weather eating living greens. They like eating greens in all weather and I like feeding it in our indoor barn that houses the growing units and feeding floor, allowing me to sell 2 tractors this year because of lack of use. I think these systems fit the family dairy farm very well and I think they will change the way we feed our dairy cattle. -Rick Dake – Norwood, MO – January 2012
Feeding Living Greens to Calves
I raised 25 baby calves this year feeding only raw milk and living greens. The calves started eating it at about one week and consumed 1 to 2 pounds per day; no grain was ever fed to these calves and they weaned at normal size and weight. My background in livestock production was focused on beef production where I earned my Tennessee Master Beef Award. Beef calves are raised on mom’s milk and grass, so I was confident grain was not crucial in the diet to raise healthy calves. The cost of raising calves while buying grain is very expensive; the calves raised on living greens did just fine and the cost of feeding them was extremely reduced. -Cissy Vaughn, January 2012
Horses Enjoy the Living Greens
I have been feeding barley greens grown in an All Season Greens system to my horses for the past 30 days. They have taken to eating the greens very well. It took a few days for them to get accustomed to eating a living, hydrated food, roots and all. But now, when it is feeding time they eat the greens eagerly. I am looking forward to seeing the improvements in their general health that is reported in the literature. I believe this will be very beneficial to the horses’ and cattles’ health and will prove to be a very economical means of feeding animals. – Dr. Mike Andrews, Staff Veterinarian – January 2011
Our 10 year old quarter horse, Tahoe, was playing with his horse buddies and tearing around out in our pasture when he suffered a life threatening injury. We didn’t see it happen but he must have fallen and smashed his knee on a sharp rock. His knee was sliced open almost down to the bone. His injury required immediate surgery; fortunately he did not suffer any broken bones, torn ligaments or tendons. Our veterinarian was hopeful Tahoe would recover, although he said he would most likely have limited use of his leg and not be able to jump. Tahoe is my daughter’s jumping horse so you can imagine how devastated we were. For the next two weeks Tahoe lived in a 12’ X 12’ stall slightly sedated, he was also on anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. This happened in the spring and the veterinarian told us Tahoe would be recovering until fall.
Fortunately we had access to an All Season Greens system allowing us to feed him “living grass” twice a day. Tahoe’s recovery was nothing but miraculous. The next two weeks Tahoe was allowed to be in a 12’ X 24’ stall. Although he was restless his knee was healing up great. At Tahoe’s one month check up the veterinarian was absolutely amazed and wanted to know what we had been feeding him. We told him a special blend of “living greens” which included sunflower, lentil & fenugreek seeds added to the barley. To all of our amazement he told us we could start Tahoe on light work and if he continued to improve at this rate we would be able to put Tahoe back to his full schedule in a few weeks.
Tahoe is now doing great; his knee has fully recovered with no sign of the injury. He has full mobility and is back doing what he loves, running in the pasture with his buddies, and jumping with my daughter. I can honestly say I believe that the living greens allowed Tahoe to completely heal and regain full use of his leg. With our consistent care and this amazing feed he will be able to live his life to the fullest.
– L. U. – Montana – January 2011