Hempseed Feed Approvals Stall

Hempseed Feed Approvals Stall

Efforts to gain approvals for hempseed derivatives for a wide range of livestock and poultry species are progressing very slowly.  The onerous requirements required by the FDA and the American Association for Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) are criticized, in part, because hempseed is deemed safe for humans under the FDA’s GRAS (generally recognized as safe) designation. 

Feed regulators argue that feeding rations in confinement are not an analog to sprinkling hempseeds on your oatmeal.  Concerns are predominantly over cannabinoid transference to animals, and subsequently, to humans.

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05.16.2024

Animal fat prices steady on limited volume traded

Animal fat prices steady on limited volume traded

Fastmarkets price assessment for edible tallow, fob Chicago was $52.00 cents per lb on 14 railcars, steady from $52.00 cent per lb on Wednesday May 15.

On Thursday,...

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Grain consuming animal units forecast lower for 2023/24, 2024/’25

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International animal fats and oils, May 16 2024

International animal fats and oils, May 16 2024

Market sources also reported that UCO traded at €1,065 per tonne on a DDP France basis, while deals for imported UCO were heard at $975 per tonne CIF Rotterdam,...

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