POULTRY NEWS

HEMP FIRST APPLICATION IN LAYING HENS FEED-US

Laying hens may be the first livestock to enjoy hemp animal feed if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a new application by the Hemp Feed Coalition. Application represents two years of intensive research that ultimately demonstrated hemp seed meal is not only safe for laying hens to consume, but also contains a consistent nutritional profile comprised of 30% protein and 10% fats. Hemp Feed Coalition started with layers and seeking funding for additional studies in cattle and horses.