Opening the gates to hemp grazed livestock in Australia


This research forms part of a larger project cofunded by Meat and Livestock Australia. It uses controlled feeding trials to study the effects of consuming whole plant hemp (leaves, flowers, stems) on the performance and meat quality of sheep. Feed will be sourced from low THC (<1%) containing industrial hemp crops.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA)

Objective Summary

The project will provide data to assist regulatory bodies in assessing the risks of sheep meat production on industrial hemp crops as part of the sheep’s grazing rotation.

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Project Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2019

Project Completion Date

Thursday, September 26, 2030

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEI - New and Emerging Industries - SM1