The use of hemp by-products in livestock diets holds promise for reducing feed costs and achieving greater resource-use efficiency through integration of livestock production and rapidly growing hemp farming. Spent hemp biomass (SHB), the byproduct of the extraction process of cannabidiol from hemp can potentially be included in the ruminant diets due to its desirable nutritional properties. However, the potential accumulation of tetrahydrocannabinol—a psychotropic compound in animal tissues and its effect on animal health, production, and product quality are still unknown. Therefore, we conducted an indoor feeding study to investigate the effects of varying levels of SHB and a withdrawal period on feed intake, performance, health, and meat quality of lambs at Oregon State University. Our findings indicated that SHB can be included in lamb diets without causing any major detrimental effects on performance, meat quality, or health of the lambs.

Parker, N. B., Bionaz, M., Ford, H. R., Irawan, A., Trevisi, E., Ates, S., Assessment of spent hemp biomass as a potential ingredient in ruminant diet: nutritional quality and effect on performance, meat and carcass quality, and hematological parameters in finishing lambs, <<JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE>>, 2022; 100 (10): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1093/jas/skac263] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/227304]

Assessment of spent hemp biomass as a potential ingredient in ruminant diet: nutritional quality and effect on performance, meat and carcass quality, and hematological parameters in finishing lambs

Trevisi, Erminio
Penultimo
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2022

Abstract

The use of hemp by-products in livestock diets holds promise for reducing feed costs and achieving greater resource-use efficiency through integration of livestock production and rapidly growing hemp farming. Spent hemp biomass (SHB), the byproduct of the extraction process of cannabidiol from hemp can potentially be included in the ruminant diets due to its desirable nutritional properties. However, the potential accumulation of tetrahydrocannabinol—a psychotropic compound in animal tissues and its effect on animal health, production, and product quality are still unknown. Therefore, we conducted an indoor feeding study to investigate the effects of varying levels of SHB and a withdrawal period on feed intake, performance, health, and meat quality of lambs at Oregon State University. Our findings indicated that SHB can be included in lamb diets without causing any major detrimental effects on performance, meat quality, or health of the lambs.
2022
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Parker, N. B., Bionaz, M., Ford, H. R., Irawan, A., Trevisi, E., Ates, S., Assessment of spent hemp biomass as a potential ingredient in ruminant diet: nutritional quality and effect on performance, meat and carcass quality, and hematological parameters in finishing lambs, <<JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE>>, 2022; 100 (10): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1093/jas/skac263] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/227304]
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