Grōv Technologies Launches with World’s First Commercial Scale Indoor Growing System for Animal FeedGrōv Positioned In the $350 Billion Global Animal Feed Market
VINEYARD, UTAH | JAN. 6, 2020 – Grōv Technologies launched today and announced the world’s first automated, commercial-scale indoor growing system for animal feed to participate in the $350 billion global feed market. This controlled environment agriculture (CEA) system, called the Grōv Pod, uses less than 2% of the water and a fraction of the land needed for traditional farming. Grōv will unveil its new technology at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Jan. 7-10, 2020.
Grōv’s technologies will initially focus on serving the $90 billion global market for dairy and beef cattle feed. Demand for sustainably produced feed is expanding rapidly due to the increasing challenges of water shortges, climate change and land degradation. The climate-controlled Grōv Pod grows wheat or barley grass in seven days for a daily output of over 2 tons, or the annual average yield of 75 acres of farm land, using minimal labor. Proprietary technologies and science include, low-heat LED grow lights, robotic seeding-to-harvest systems, and scientifically-proven indoor growing protocols.
“Farmers around the world are concerned about feed security for their animals and telling us they desperately need to increase nutritional value and control the costs of rations. We believe our turn-key growing platform will allow for predictable and highly nutritious feed year-round, despite the effects of rapidly changing climates on traditional growing cycles,” said Steve Lindsley, president of Grōv Technologies.
Grōv has built the first-of-its-kind climate controlled feed production center and is currently feeding animals on the Bateman Mosida Farms, Utah’s largest dairy. Together they have signed an agreement and started contruction of an integrated dairy complex that includes CEA feed production, robotic milking, cow-comfort technology and full research and analyical laboratory.
“Having fresh feed year round for our animals combined with a lab to analyze feed nutrients, milk quality, and animal health will help us build a strong sustainable foundation for the next generation of dairy farmers,” said Brad Bateman, of Bateman Mosida Farms.
“Producers around the world need to embrace these new indoor growing technologies and incorporate advances in dairy data tracking systems to provide insights and improvements into the quality of their dairy products. These insights provide consumers with increased transparency into how their food is grown and where it comes from,” said Yoav Levsky, Asia regional president of the AllFlex group.
“Today, more than ever, consumers care about food safety, animal welfare and sustainability,” continued Lindsley. “Our science and technology solutions are giving farmers the tools to potentially produce healthier animals, healthier foods and, in the end, a healthier planet.”
Grōv Technologies will introduce the Grōv Pod and other CEA technologies in the Resilience section of CES 2020 at booth #600 in the Westgate hotel ballroom.