Was wondering the other day whether sprouted grains and legumes fed to cattle is viable. When I was growing up my parents had a dairy and had to get through a drought period. My dad set up a sprouting system and the animals were fed sprouts with their morning and afternoon rations. Bales were put out as well. The only problems that I recall was some mould at times which was solved by disinfecting frames between each batch of sprouts and it was quite labour intensive. 1kg of dry grain will apparently make between 6-10kg of sprouts.....It seemed to work very well, they stopped using the system when the rains arrived.
Think I will search the web a bit but if anyone has some experience with this please share it with me.