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

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is primarily an oil crop (see the main... Read more

Bird's foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), habit, Spain

Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) is a legume mainly grown for fodder... Read more

Leucaena leucocephala flowers

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit) is a fast growing, evergreen,... Read more

Lablab purpureus flower

Lablab (Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet) is a summer-growing annual or occasionally... Read more

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata)

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi) is a tropical to... Read more

Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) habit, Mozambique

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

Indian sandbur (Cenchrus biflorus)

The Indian sandbur (Cenchrus biflorus Roxb.) is a tufted annual grass with... Read more

Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum), habit

Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum (Mill.) Urb.) is a large perennial (... Read more

Arundo donax, Jardin des Plantes, Paris

The giant reed (Arundo donax L.) is a very tall herbaceous grass, common and... 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

Corn gluten feed is the by-product of the wet-milling of maize grain for starch (or... Read more

Camelina (Camelina sativa), flowers, Unterfranken, Germany

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

Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata), habit, Phalandingwe, Pelindaba, South Africa

The buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata Willd.) is a small to medium sized tree,... Read more

Brewery by products

Brewers grains are the solid residue left after the processing of germinated and dried... 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

Banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora), leaves, upper side, Spain

The banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus) is an evergreen oak tree of... Read more

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis)

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

Ear maize (Zea mays)

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

Neem (Azadirachta indica) trees, Terengganu, Malaysia

Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) is a multipurpose tree that is highly popular... Read more

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

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Broadening horizons

By Harinder P.S. Makkar, FAO, Rome

An FAO electronic conference on "Utilization of Food Loss and Waste as well as Non-Food Parts as Livestock Feed" will be held from 1 to 30 October 2015.

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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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