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Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Red clover flowers
Red clover flowers (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Sunflower head
Sunflower head (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
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)
Sorghum grains, France
Sorghum grains, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Azolla
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)

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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 managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Read more...

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Sugarcane processing and byproducts

Sugarcane press mud is the residue of the filtration of sugarcane juice. The... Read more

Sugarcane processing and byproducts

Sugarcane molasses is a viscous, dark and sugar-rich by-product of sugar extraction from... Read more

Sugarcane processing and byproducts

Sugarcane juice is the opaque and viscous liquid, brownish to deep-green in colour,... Read more

Extraction of sugarcane juice, India

Sugarcane juice is the opaque and viscous liquid, brownish to deep-green in colour,... Read more

Sugarcane processing and byproducts

Bagasse is the residual fibre resulting from the extraction of sugarcane juice. There are... Read more

Sudan grass field, Eastern Ethiopia

Sudan grass (Sorghum × drummondii (Steud.) Millsp. & Chas) is an annual... Read more

Rice straw, Central Vietnam

Straw is the crop residue consisting of the dry stems and leaves left after the harvest... Read more

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium)

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L. and other Hedysarum species), is a... Read more

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

Algae are an heterogeneous group of plants with a complex and often controversial... Read more

St Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) in coconut plantation

St Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum (Walter) O. Kuntze) is a coarse,... Read more

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), aerial view, Inland, Kahoolawe, Hawaii

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus (L.) Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

Soybean meal is the most important protein source used to feed farm animals. It... Read more

Soybean plant with seeds

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

Sorghum grains, France

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) grain is the fifth major staple cereal... Read more

Sorghum plant

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is used for both grain and forage. While... Read more

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) plantation

Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly... Read more

Rabbits eating sorghum brewer's grain

Sorghum grain (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is used by various food industries,... Read more

Achatina immaculata (African Land Snail)

Snails are plentiful in some regions. They can also be introduced and raised on... Read more

Sporobulus indicus, Central Vietnam

Smut grass (Sporobolus indicus (L.) R. Br.) is a typical prairie and savannah... Read more

Siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum) stand, trailing habit, Hawaii

Siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb.) is a perennial tropical legume... Read more

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis)

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

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Broadening horizons

By D. T. Pal and N. K. S. Gowda, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India

Organic sources of trace minerals play an important role in metabolic events in the body. In their organic form, minerals are protected from interactions with fibre, phytate, tannin and other susbtances. They have improved bioavailability and their use results in reduced environmental contamination.

Recent resources

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.

Moran et al., 2015. CSIRO Publishing Cow talk : Understanding dairy cow behaviour to improve their welfare on Asian farms - Moran et al., 2015. CSIRO Publishing

The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress.

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