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Did you know that historically one of the biggest markets for hemp was hemp as a poultry and livestock feed?
This advertisement is from the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal in 1908. Hemp seed was sold by the bag along with other traditional livestock feeds by Fred Pontz at 128 East King Street in the city of Lancaster.
Hemp was always used as a poultry and livestock feed.
Between 1720-1870 there were over 100 water-powered mills for processing hemp fiber in Lancaster County alone and dozens more in each of the surrounding counties and many more in counties throughout the area and around the state.
An enormous byproduct of the hemp grown for fiber was many tons of excess seed. Because of this there were almost as many mills for expressing the oil from the seed as there were mills for processing the fiber.
Thousands of gallons of hempseed oil were produced every year in the oil mills, used for soaps, lotions, lubricants, lacquers, paints, varnishes, lamp oil and printer's ink. The remaining seed cake was fed to the livestock, however whole seeds were also fed to the poultry and animals.
When hempseed is once again federally approved for poultry and livestock feed it will become a huge market. Hemp seed is arguable the single most nutritious seed on the face of the earth for both humans and animals. It is extremely high in protein, essential fatty acids, omega 3's and 6's and all kinds of good stuff.
Let's get this approved and bring back a huge and important market for our farmers. ... See MoreSee Less
That’s one reason people used to be healthier. Now live stock are fed using GMO corn and cotton seed. We need to get back to this pronto!
Heck yes, highly digestible protein and perfect omega 3/6 ratio. I can't wait for grass/hemp fed beefs!
Great. There should be a multi Million dollar market.
chicken feed is unaffordable nowadays, and likely contaminated with gmo corn and soy. We desperately need hemp seed back on the market.
hemp seed expels avian and water foul parasites, and puts cbd back in the food chain- thereby preventing the wide array of endocannabinoid deficiency diseases. this displeases the big pHarma overlords....
It was in every bird seed mix until HIA fabricated the “US Hemp Embargo” in 1999. Conservative bird seed companies stopped using it then, killing the 3,000 ton/year market.
Yep crap soy replaced a superior feed seed!
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