Hemp: A Livestock Feed for WV

Would you like to know a great way to get omega rich eggs coming out of WV? Feed chickens hemp!

The hemp plant as a whole, its fiber, hemp seed cake left over after the hemp seed is pressed for oil, and the hemp seed itself can be used for animal feed. A 2011 study conducted by the European Commission recommends animal feed derived from hemp seed.

Feed a chicken some hemp seed and not only is the feed efficient at fattening poultry, but their eggs will be omega rich! Hemp livestock feed is great for pigs, cattle, and other farm animals too.

With the rapidly changing landscape of the hemp market, we may see hemp livestock feed as a viable product in WV for healthy animals!



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