Monday, June 29, 2015

Hemp Seed as Cattle and Ruminant Feed Page 12

Hempseed cake is a suitable alternative to soybean meal as a protein feed for growing cattle because hempseed cake gives similar growth and carcass traits as soybean meal. From the results with calves, there is an indication that hempseed cake gives a higher feed intake, similar growth and lower feed conversion compared to calves given soybean meal. Hemp seed-cake has been used for fattening cattle with gains reported at 6 pounds 9.2 ounces/3 kg/day & adult sheep 0.5 kg per day. The digestive system also works in a more balanced manner when feeding hemp seed cake compared to soybean meal which is shown by a higher faecal consistency and DM concentration and a smaller number of long particles in the faecal matter from the experiment with the steers (Reducing the Methane emissions).

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Scotts Contracting said...

#IndustrialHemp Livestock Feed News: Milk from #Hemp seed when fed to dairy cows declared safe by European Food Safety Authority

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