Living on a farm or a ranch requires dedication and hard work. Repairs, caring for animals and fixing miscellaneous objects are just a few of the daily tasks of a rancher. The hemp plant offers many facets that can aid in these processes.
Hemp seed oil, while containing several nutritional benefits, also doubles as a prime option for hydrating wood. While hemp seed oil must be kept at specific temperatures to be fit for consumption, hemp seed oil used as a wood stain or wood hydrator can easily be left in the sun to oxidize and then used as a wood stain.
Dry wood or new projects are equally great opportunities to use hemp seed oil. This oil is a great hydrator and sealer, and even offers protection against water.
Not only does the hemp plant lend itself well to an oil that can be used for staining, it also can be processed for fibers. One product hemp fiber processing creates is hemp hurds. Hemp hurds are a great option or animal bedding; hemp hurds can be a wonderful alternative to traditional animal bedding options.
Along with the functional pieces of the hemp plant such as wood stain and animal bedding, the hemp plant can also be processed for food. Hemp seed oil can be drizzled on top of animal feed to increase their omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as provide extra nutrients to the food being consumed. Hemp seed oil has been shown to improve the coat and hoof quality of horses and is quickly becoming a top choice for animal lovers to add to their animal’s feed. In addition to hemp seed oil, hemp hearts and hemp protein snacks are great options for horses as well.
While bills are still in the process of being passed to legally include hemp products in animal feed, horses can currently enjoy the many benefits of hemp food products.
With all that farmers and ranchers must deal with on a day to day basis, the hemp plant has a multitude of uses that can easy the daily burden. Optimal for wood stain or sealer, animal bedding and animal feed, the hemp plant is a reemerging product that can simplify several processes while being environmentally friendly and sustainable.