Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
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2017 Year of the Rooster!
2017 Year of the Rooster! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
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A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
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Feedipedia: an on-line encyclopedia of animal feeds

Feedipedia is an open access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1400 worldwide livestock feeds. It is a joint project of INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Read more...

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Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) is a shrub or small tree of the dry... Read more

Hairy indigo (Indigofera hirsuta L.) is a subtropical and tropical legume shrub... Read more

Microalgae (Nannochloropsis) in pipes, aquaculture facilities in Australia

Microalgae are small-sized organisms found in fresh and saline waters, in both benthic... Read more

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds

Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is a tropical and subtropical plant cultivated for... Read more

Cattle eating maize silage

Maize silage (Zea mays L.) is made out of whole ensiled maize plants. It is one... Read more

Rapeseed meal

Rapeseed meal, called canola meal in North America, Australia and some other countries,... Read more

Maize field, Germany

Maize (Zea mays L.) green forage, particularly when it contains the stalks,... Read more

Grape seeds

Grape seeds are a by-product of the pressing of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)... Read more

Grape pomace (white grape)

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a woody vine cultivated worldwide for its... Read more

Vine shoots collected after the grape harvest

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a vine cultivated worldwide for its edible... Read more

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia), tree

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr.) is a multipurpose tropical tree... Read more

Karanja (Millettia pinnata), leaves and flowers

Karanja (Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi) is a fast-growing, multipurpose tree... Read more

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca), foliage, Osaka-fu, Japan

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca Thunb.) is a medium-sized tree native... Read more

Mango leaves, North Vietnam

The mango tree (Mangifera indica L.) is primarily cultivated for its edible... Read more

Kapok oil meal

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) is a large deciduous tree, best known for... Read more

Sweet potato leaves, North Vietnam

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is a plant grown for its tuberous roots... Read more

Guava (Psidium guajava) habit, Maui, Haiku, Hawaii

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is an important tropical tree cultivated for its... Read more

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Crimson bluestem (Schizachyrium sanguineum) habit

Crimson bluestem (Schizachyrium sanguineum (Retz.) Alston) is a tropical grass... Read more

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), habit, Thailand

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis Germ. & Evrard or Urochloa... Read more

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree habit, Brazil

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a medium-sized tropical tree... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Breanna M. Roque1, Jayasooriya A. D. R. N. Appuhamy1,2, and Ermias Kebreab1

1University of California and 2Iowa State University

While exogenous enzymes have long been proven to be effective in non-ruminant diets, the use of exogenous enzymes in ruminant diets has been limited. This paper reviews amylolytic, proteolytic and fibrolytic enzymes and their potential role in ruminant diets. The few studies conducted so far on effectiveness of ß-mannanase in ruminants have shown beneficial nutritional effects in goats, beef and lactating cows. In addition, there is some indication of health benefits from ß-mannanase in ruminants as well. 

Recent resources

Animal Nutrition in FAO and Sustainable Development Goals - FAO, 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document shows how animal nutrition can help achieving the 17 sustainable development goals in UNFAO Members States.

Livestock and climate change - FAO, 2016. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document is a compendium of FAO's work on climate change. It summarizes impacts of climate change on livestock and livestock smallholders and provides a wealth of information on the roles of livestock in climate change.

Comprehensive EU protein balance sheet - EU Commission, 2016. EU Commission, Brussel, Belgium

This document is the first comprehensive EU protein balance sheet. The sheet is an overview of total EU production, consumption and trade of all marketable sources of proteins used in animal feed production.The balance sheet shows the total protein needs in the EU, with EU production of cereals and oilseeds.
 

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