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Study underway to help support development of industrial hemp industry in Australia

Published Aug 31, 2021

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Researchers at an Australian university are investigating the value of industrial hemp as feed for cattle and sheep after a pilot study highlighted the potential value of it as a feed source.

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Researchers at an Australian university are investigating the value of industrial hemp as feed for cattle and sheep, after a pilot study highlighted the potential value of it as a feed source. The work at Charles Sturt University will assess how long tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in meat, and the findings will provide information to develop the industrial hemp industry in Australia. The project funded by AgriFutures Australia and led by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia (DPIRD) with Charles Sturt and ChemCentre, aims to provide new information to inform regulators and contribute towards an industry Code of Practice. Associate professor, Gaye Krebs, based at the Charles Sturt School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences and Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation said industrial hemp is an emerging crop that shows great potential but that more data is needed about its potential for grazing. “Hemp is a ...
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