From Seed to High-Energy Fresh Forage in a HydroGreen Automated Vertical Pasture

Imagine a fully automated hydroponic grow system on your farm that sustainably and consistently produces highly nutritious and digestible livestock feed every day while reducing greenhouse gas and using 95% less water than traditional growing methods.  

One person at the control screen does everything from seeding, watering, lighting, and harvesting.  

Vertically stacked shelves allow for high yields in a very small area without the need for cultivated land.  

HydroGreen Automated Vertical Pastures can harvest daily and can produce up to 365 harvests annually, compared to traditional farming methods yielding only 2 harvests per year. 


Automated seeder spreads a bed of seed onto the level


Fine mist of water is sprayed from above to initiate growth.


Automated drip irrigation system feeds and cools the roots as they grow.


Automated LED lighting system on each level cycles on and off at optimal times. 


Fresh Forage is harvested and cut to size, ready to be blended with a feed ration or fed directly to livestock. 

grow system

HydroGreen DGS 66

The DGS 66 machine is 6 levels high and designed to be harvested one level each day.  

This machine addresses the needs of medium sized dairy farms and ranches with approximately 100 – 500heads of cattle.  

One to several machines can be installed within an indoor, controlled environment.  

For example, two DGS 66 machines can produce about 1,300 dry matter pounds of fresh forage per day. 

HydroGreen GLS 808

The GLS 808 is a larger machine with eight levels that are designed to be fully harvested each day.  

The GLS 808 supports the feeding needs of large commercial scale dairy farms and ranches (1,000+ cows).  

These machines are planned in multiples of 6 (12, 24, or more), installed within an indoor controlled environment.  

For example, six GLS 808 machines can produce about 8,000 dry matter pounds of fresh forage per day. 

Introducing HydroGreen Automated Vertical Pastures™ 

HydroGreen Automated Vertical Pastures™ are the combination of several GLS 808 machines (6, 12, or more) into a commercial scale indoor climate-controlled environment where consistent and high-quality crops of fresh HydroGreen Fresh Forage can be grown automatically year-round.  

A HydroGreen Automated Vertical Pastures™ with 12 GLS 808 machines can replace 500 acres of farmland or about380 football fields, while using 95% less water than traditional livestock feed grown in irrigated fields. With up to 25 million pounds of fresh nutritious feed grown per year, it can supercharge the feed ration of around 2,000 dairy cows.