What happens if you feed hemp to dairy cows?

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A research team out of Germany has investigated the consequences of feeding hemp to dairy cows. They found that the hemp feed had a nutritive quality similar to alfalfa with “no mycotoxin, terpenes or organic residuals as a result of the extraction process.” They also found the hemp feed had no affect on blood parameters related to liver health, kidney function, immune status and inflammation. THC and other cannabinoids were also detected in the milk shortly after the cows began consuming the higher potency hemp feed. The low potency feed had no measurable health consequences after cows ate up to 920 grams of it. Hemp byproducts not so ba-ba-bad for lamb feed: study A diet of industrial hemp might help calm stressed-out steers Moo ... re info needed about whether hemp-eating cows can transfer cannabinoids like THC to milk Among them, the cows became sleepy and unsteady on thier feet.

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A research team out of Germany has investigated the consequences of feeding hemp to dairy cows.

The team notes that hemp is experiencing a renaissance, fuelled in part by the interest in CBD. The study, published in Nature Food, found that feeding cows hemp with a high concentration of cannabinoids led to behavioural changes and health problems.

Hemp byproducts not so ba-ba-bad for lamb feed: study A...

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