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Red clover flowers
Red clover flowers (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Sorghum grains, France
Sorghum grains, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Sunflower head
Sunflower head (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Maize grain, France
Maize grain, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)

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Tagetes erecta flowers

Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) is an herbaceous plant from the sunflower... Read more

Monkey thorn (Acacia galpinii), habit, Zimbabwe

The monkey thorn (Acacia galpinii Burtt Davy) is a large deciduous tree of... Read more

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), habit and fruits, Guatemala

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.) is a plant from the cucumber family grown for its... Read more

Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) habit, Mozambique

Jatrophas are oil plants belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. The Jatropha... Read more

Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is grown for its oil or its fibre, depending on... Read more

Corn gluten meal is a by-product of the manufacture of maize starch (and sometimes... Read more

Camelina (Camelina sativa), flowers, Unterfranken, Germany

Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an ancient oil and food crop that has... Read more

Black thorn (Acacia mellifera), branch, leaves and thorns, Pelindaba, South Africa

The black thorn (Acacia mellifera (M. Vahl) Benth.) is an African shrub or small... Read more

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis)

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis (Aublet) Sw.) is a tropical legume shrub widely... Read more

Soybean plant with seeds

The soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is an erect leguminous plant, up to 1 m... Read more

Maize germ meal (corn germ meal) is the by-product of oil extraction from maize germs... Read more

Maize cobs

Maize cobs are a by-product of the maize crop, consisting of the central fibrous rachis... Read more

Maize bran

Maize bran is a by-product of various maize processing industries, including starch and... Read more

Linseed meal

Linseed meal is the by-product of oil production from linseeds (Linum usitatissimum... Read more

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

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

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) is a major tropical grass. It is... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

Ear maize (ear corn in American English) consists in whole maize ears including the cobs... Read more

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) leaves

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea L.) is a tropical herb used for its tubers, which... Read more

Sour clover (Melilotus indicus)

Sour clover (Melilotus indicus (L.) All.) is an erect annual forage legume, up... Read more

Argan (Argania spinosa) tree, Tafraoute, Morocco

Argan (Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels) is a thorny tree from the arid and semi-arid... Read more

Harvested rice, Central Vietnam

Rough rice, also called paddy rice, is the whole rice grain with the hulls (about 20% of... Read more


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Dubeux, 2011. Use of cactus for livestock feeding Use of cactus for livestock feeding - Dubeux, 2011. Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE)

This document presents some information on cactus production and utilization based on the Brazilian experience. It includes videos that can also be watched on Feedipedia's YouTube channel.

Tran et al., 2015. Animal Frontiers, 5 (2): 37-44 Insects in fish diets - Tran et al., 2015. Animal Frontiers, 5 (2): 37-44

This new Feedipedia paper presents the rearing, composition, nutritional value and use of insects such as black soldier fly larvae, housefly maggots, mealworms, locusts and silkworms as a replacement of soybean meal and fish meal in the diet of fish.

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