Consists of the woody inner portion of the hemp stalk, broken into pieces and separated from the fiber. They are coarse and usually soft in texture. Hurds can be used as stock in papermaking, particleboard, hempcrete, and other construction composites, or bedding for animals particularly in horse stalls.
The fiber is one of the most valuable parts of the hemp plant. It is commonly called bast, which refers to the fibers which grow on the outside of the plant's stalk. Bast fibers give the plants strength. Hemp fiber is commonly used for fabric and clothing.