CubicFarm ruminant livestock feed subsidiary company, HydroGreen, has entered into a Feed as a Service ("FaaS") agreement with Crosswind Jerseys, a prominent dairy in Elkton, South Dakota. Feed delivery is set to commence on Friday, July 7, 2023.
Under the terms of the agreement, HydroGreen's existing production facilities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will supply Crosswind Jerseys with a contracted monthly delivery of 45 tons of HydroGreen feed. Crosswind Jerseys has recognized the numerous animal performance benefits of sprouted grain produced in HydroGreen equipment, and they plan to use the feed to boost the performance of their approximately 2,100 milking cows.
Notable improvements include a 12 percent increase in rumination activity and dry matter intake, a 5 percent increase in milk production, and an 8 percent increase in conception rates. Furthermore, HydroGreen forage boosts protein levels up to 25 percent higher than the parent grain, accompanied by high digestibility, minimizing dietary energy wastage.
"There is a tremendous need for daily consistency and herd health for dairies all over. We are excited to embark on this FaaS partnership with Crosswind Jerseys to help meet their daily nutritional needs," said John de Jonge, Interim CEO and President of HydroGreen. "The delivery of HydroGreen feed to their dairy operation highlights our shared commitment to enhancing livestock feed production efficiency and animal welfare."
The partnership between CubicFarms, HydroGreen, and Crosswind Jerseys represents a significant advancement in livestock feed production, embracing innovative technology and business models to improve animal nutrition and farm sustainability. Through collaborative efforts, the companies aim to set new industry standards and support farmers across Canada and the U.S.