Fourth-generation dairy farmer Brad Bateman has a little over 7,000 dairy cows and farms corn and alfalfa on 3,200 acres in Utah. On his farm, he has incorporated vertical farming in an effort to feed his dairy cows more sustainably.
“Every mouthful that that cow takes is a total balanced diet. It is fresh, it is local, it is sustainable and it’s renewable and it is here every day.” Bateman continued, “We feel like it is an investment into the future. And five, ten years from now – for sure 15 – this will be the norm.”
Grōv Technologies created a fully automated indoor growing system to grow feed for livestock. On Bateman’s farm, there are six total towers.