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1. (WO2018099611) LIVESTOCK FEED PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/099611    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/025354
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01G 31/00
A01G 31/06
Applicants: AVOCET INFINITE PLC
Inventors: JENNINGS, James Robert
Title: LIVESTOCK FEED PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD
Abstract:
There is provided a livestock feed production apparatus (100) for generating feed(106) for livestock, wherein the livestock feed production apparatus includes an arrangement for supplying grain, characterized in thatthe livestock feed production apparatus includes a hydroponics arrangement (104) for receiving the supplied grain and for germinating and growing the supplied grain in a light-excluded environment in one or more hydroponics trays (108, 202) to generate plant growth material, and a harvesting arrangement (110) for receiving the plant growth material and processing the plant growth material to generate the corresponding livestock feed for livestock. The livestock feed production arrangement is operable to blend supplementary materials (114) into the corresponding livestock feed. The hydroponics arrangement includes a gaseous fumigation arrangement (200) for gaseously fumigating the supplied grain prior to germination, and optionally also during growing of the grain in the light-excluded environment. The gaseous fumigation arrangement is operable to employ ozone gas for fumigating the supplied grain to reduce growth of mould in the plant growth material.