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Hemp biomass boosts dairy efficiency: Oregon study reveals surprising benefits for lactating cows in latest dairy science journal

A groundbreaking study, featured in the latest issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, unveils the untapped potential of spent hemp biomass as a novel feed ingredient for lactating dairy cows.

Led by Dr. Massimo Bionaz from Oregon State University, the research explores the safety and impact of this fibrous byproduct, rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Despite its initial unpalatability, the study reveals that incorporating spent hemp biomass into dairy cow diets doesn’t compromise performance but presents unexpected benefits.

This discovery challenges traditional norms and opens new avenues for sustainable, efficient, and cannabinoid-enriched feed options in the dairy industry.

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