Ayurvet is one of the leading animal health care company into the business of animal health care, nutrition and research and development.
Ayurvet products are backed up by the traditional knowledge of herbals blended with modern science and strong research and development. We are an R & D based organization developing the products range to meet the emerging domestic & international market needs. We are exporting to all round the globe.
Ayurvet is now diversifying into new areas of hi-tech agriculture like: hydroponics technology, biogas, vermicompost, improved vermicompost and cultivation of medicinal plants etc. Ayurvet as an organization has the sustainable agriculture & animal husbandry corporate DNA since its inception. We also have a tremendous focus on preventive healthcare of humans and animal. We are having our continuous focus towards the improvement of socio-economic status of our farmers.
We have focused approach towards the production of green feed and nursery of various crops. To have more focus towards our organizational goals we have created a separate entity on the name of Alternative Green Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Hydroponics: A background
The word hydroponics been derived from the Greek word “water working”, is directed to growing plants without soil (Hydro means water and Ponic means working)
Hydroponics is the science of soilless growing of plants in nutrient rich solutions. It is a technique where the physiological requirements of plants can be met without use of soil or natural sunlight. Hydroponics techniques have proven itself to be very useful and efficient for producing food for livestock. The advantages of hydroponics agriculture include control over plant nutrition and therefore increased production, stable harvests of high quality fresh feeds which is available all the year and can be produced on an industrial scale; the food that is available is free from undesirable materials such as weeds, insects, dust, insecticides, germicides, carcinogens and radioactive substances.
Hydroponics culture is probably the most intensive method of crop production in today’s agricultural industry. With the possibility of adjusting air and root temperature, light, water, plant nutrition and adverse climate, hydroponics agriculture can be made highly productive, conservative of water and land and protective of the environment.
Significance of Green Feed in Livestock
FRESH GREEN FEED is the natural food for all ruminant animals. Grasses are also good source of protein. Fodder crops provide all the critical elements like highly digestible protein, carbohydrates, fats and minerals. Green fodders are very good source of β-carotene (precursor of vitamin A). This vitamin is necessary to maintain the health and reproduction in livestock. However, due to climatic conditions, succulent grass is only available for a short period in a year and is not available in many arid and semi-arid regions of the country. The shortage of green feed & its low quality are the main cause of low reproduction and production in animal. Thus, if hydroponics green feed is made available to livestock, it will not only address the concern of low availability but also help in improving livestock health. We refer hydroponically produced green fodder as feed because protein content is about three times higher and Energy values are almost double in Hydroponics feed. The conventionally harvested green feed consists only of cut grass, but the Hydroponics feed consists of grass, along with grains and roots. This method of producing green feed has many advantages for the farmers, the ecology and the environment.