May 30, 2024


Coaltion of US dairy and beef producers to back Forever Feed Technologies with investments




Forever Feed Technologies (FFT) announced on May 21 an investment coalition of 15 leading dairy and beef producers from the US states of California, Texas, Indiana and Michigan to accelerate technology development and complete the world's largest enterprise scale on-farm feed mill that grows highly nutritious Automated Sprouted Grain™(ASG). 


As future installations of the technology are complete, the group envisions saving billions of gallons of water and significantly reducing the climate impact from feeding cattle. The first FFT Feed Mill is currently under construction at the River Ranch Dairy in Hanford, California, the United States.


Members of the coalition consistently lead the charge to deploy innovative technology and climate-smart practices and together, they feed over 500,000 head of cattle every year, according to FFT.


"We are extremely pleased with the caliber of our second-round investment coalition," remarked Jack de Jong, owner of River Ranch Farms and co-founder and chief executive officer of Forever Feed Technologies.  "Our investors are some of the leading producers and businesses in agriculture and represent the forward-thinking innovators needed to help solve the major challenges of water shortages and the climate impact facing our industry."


"Bar-20 Dairy is pleased to be one of the founders of Forever Feed Technologies.  We are excited to be joined by this esteemed group of innovative ag leaders," said Steve Shehadey, owner of Bar 20 Dairy. "We have great trust in the experience of Forever Feed's co-founders, Jack de Jong and Steve Lindsley, and their management and engineering teams. At Bar-20, we are always looking to reduce our environmental impact and adding FFT feed mills to our operation will complement our sustainability efforts, including the methane reduction fuel cell technology we installed last year."


"The dairy and beef industries share many of the same opportunities for improving the quality and sustainability of the foods they produce," said Brian Coelho, president and CEO of the Central Valley Meat Company and Harris Ranch Beef. "Having both dairy and beef operators join the Forever Feed investment coalition expands FFT's ability to tap into our expertise as they develop the most dependable and sustainable high-volume feed mill in the world."


The Forever Feed Mill is an enterprise scale system that grows Automated Sprouted Grain™ (ASG) year-round, such as wheat and barley, to enrich the animal's daily diet.  The benefits to both farmers and animals are increased productivity, improved animal health, nutritional consistency as well as significant resource savings of water, land and fuel emissions, FFT said.


The upcoming Forever Feed Mill in Hanford is anticipated to begin growing Automated Sprouted Grain™ (ASG) by the fourth quarter of this year.


FFT is a pioneering leader in automated agricultural feed systems designed to provide environmentally conscious, economically viable and sustainably produced feed that will enhance food security and self-reliance worldwide. It is based in both Hanford, California, and American Fork, Utah.

- Forever Feed Technologies

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