For farmers running large numbers of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats or pigs, feeding and nutrition is a critical aspect of their care - especially for those that will go on to be production animals.
Hemp is a valuable source of protein, fibre, Essential Fatty Acids, vitamins and minerals, and supports your herd’s health.
Feeding hemp to livestock has many benefits, including:
• High protein for growth, lactation and muscle development
• Fibre content stimulates and supports healthy gut and rumen function
• Essential Fatty Acids provide anti-inflammatory support for joints, skin and overall health
1. “What is hemp seed meal?”
Hemp Seed Meal is a nutrient dense supplementation for many different kinds of livestock. Hemp meal consists of the innermost part of the hemp seed, crushed along with the shell husk. Hemp seeds are high in protein and have a high Essential Fatty Acid content, making them a valuable source of nutrition for animals. The seed husk is fibrous and also high in nutrients, adding essential vitamins and minerals to your livestock’s diet.
2. “Will feeding hemp to livestock make them “high?"”
No, not at all! The component found in marijuana that is responsible for the psychoactive “high” people experience, is called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). To be classed as “Industrial Hemp",” which is the kind of hemp we use for all of our animal feed products, hemp must contain less than 0.03% THC.
We like to say, it’s the good stuff without the “good” stuff!
3. “What type of animals can I feed hemp to?”
Hemp can be fed to almost any kind of animal! Our Hemp Seed Meal is suitable for a range of livestock, including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and even camels! 4. “What are the benefits of feeding hemp to livestock?” Hemp has many nutritional benefits for livestock, including promoting growth, supporting the gut and providing anti-inflammatory relief