Can industrial hemp byproducts be good cattle feed?
That’s what researchers at Kansas State University are going to find out. While ruminants could easily consume hemp by products, feeding hemp products to livestock remains prohibited because the potential for cannabinoid drug residues to accumulate in meat and milk has not been studied” said Hans Coetzee, professor and head of the anatomy and physiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
“Industrial hemp is typically grown to produce oil, seed, fiber and medicines,” said Michael Kleinhenz, assistant professor of beef production medicine. “While varieties of hemp may be planted for a single or dual purpose, such as for seed and fiber, byproducts consisting of leaves, fodder and residual plant fibers remain after harvest.”
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