CubicFarm Systems 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 wholly-owned subsidiary, HydroGreen.
“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.”
Dairy industry publication Progressive Dairy hosted the most exciting new dairy technologies, as selected by dairy farmers, at this year’s PDPW Business Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, from March 17–18, 2021. In his article New dairy innovation award highlights farmer-preferred technologies, Progressive Dairy editor Walter Cooley described the brand-new Nexus Innovation stage as “a live-format presentation that was a cross between a TED Talk and a Shark Tank pitch.”
Five new dairy innovations were presented with Nexus Innovation Awards during the conference from more than a dozen applicants. 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, 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 create 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.
HydroGreen automated fresh livestock feed production system was awarded the Nexus Innovation Award with other technologies including an augmented reality headset for herd check, an automated high-moisture corn feeder for milking robot boxes, an infrared manure drying, and sanitizing system, and a cloud-based machine-learning digital dairy assistant.