Currently, the UAE imports 90 percent of its agricultural produce. The idea of Al Aliyo Hydrofarms was conceived with a mission to reduce the farming sector's dependence on imported animal feed and promote sustainability and self-reliance.
The livestock farming industry globally has no standardized parameters; that's why it's known as one of the most polluting industries and an unsustainable form of agri-farming.
Al Aliyo Hydrofarms wants to change this equation by providing fresh, green fodder of barley, corn, wheat, and alfalfa. They have a daily growth and harvest capacity of 15,000kg grown via hydroponics.
Hydro farm produce is easier to harvest and has higher nutritional value. Hydroponic fresh fodder invariably results in healthier livestock. Animals have better gastrointestinal health, and there are lesser chances of ulcers, colic, acidosis, and laminitis. Moreover, feeding fresh grass results in healthier weight gain, better hydration, and improved conception rates. There is also increased milk yield and fat composition.
"We believe in making a difference and are invested in viable long-term solutions. Despite growing premium produce, our hydroponic fodder is economical and affordable compared to the imported feed currently available," states the Managing Director of Al Aliyo Hydrofarms.
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