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

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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Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree habit, Brazil

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

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.) is a small tropical legume tree... Read more

Stand of bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica), South West Rocks, Australia

Bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica L.) a valuable pasture forage of... Read more

Maize cobs

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

Soybean plant with seeds

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

Bambara groundnut seeds

The bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is an annual, creeping... Read more

Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), seeds

Bambara groundnut pods, shells and offal are the by-product of processing the seeds into... Read more

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

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

Cottonseed meal

Cottonseed meal is the by-product of oil extraction from cotton seeds. As a protein-rich... Read more

Rabbits eating wet brewers grain in Africa

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

Dehydrated alfalfa, pellets

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a perennial herbaceous legume. Due to its high... Read more

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds... Read more

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata)

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

Canola seeds

Rapeseeds are the seeds of the oilseed rape plant (Brassica napus L.) and of... Read more

Pinto peanut (Arachis pintoi) stand, Oahu, Hawaii

Pinto peanut (Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W.C. Greg.) is a perennial tropical... Read more

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), foliage and fruits

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C. K. Schneid.) is a shrub native to... Read more

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) habit, Germany

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is a dual purpose annual legume grown for its... Read more

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum), field, Oregon, USA

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.) is an upright annual legume growing to... Read more

Creeping indigo (Indigofera hendecaphylla), habit, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Creeping indigo (Indigofera spicata Forssk. and Indigofera hendecaphylla... Read more

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

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

Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), habit, Hawaii

Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana Kunth) is an important tropical grass widespread in... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Harinder P. S. Makkar

Animal nutrition is the foundation of livestock production systems and a multifaceted theme. It is not only the science of feed preparation and feeding – it influences almost every sector of the livestock production – from animal reproduction, health and welfare – to farm economic viability, environment, animal product safety and quality. This paper intends to weave strands from these domains with animal nutrition and overall sustainability of the livestock operation.

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Sustainable grassland and pasture management in Asia - FAO, 2016. Proceedings of a Regional Consultation held at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, 27–30 November 2015

This volume is based on the discussions of the Regional Consultation on the Sustainable Grassland and Pasture Management in Asia, held at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou in November 2015. The consultation was organized jointly by - FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) of FAO, the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA), Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) and Lanzhou University. 

Techfit feed technology prioritization tool - Duncan, 2015. Feed Intervention Toolkit, ILRI, CGIAR

TechFit is a tool to advise smallholder livestock keepers on feed technologies. TechFit is a simple, practical discussion tool that non-experts can use to inform the selection of the most appropriate technologies in specific locations and contexts.  Techfit encompasses a series of "Techsheets", extension material which provides summarized information on the situations where the feeding technology is best suited.

 

CactusNet Regional Meetings: An international cactus pear workshop on the Development of a cactus pear agro‐industry for the sub‐Sahara Africa region - FAO-ICARDA, 2015. FAO-ICARDA Regional Meetings, Bloemfontein, South Africa - 27-28 January 2015

The CactusNet Regional Meetings' page encompasses links to the proceedings and slides presented during the international cactus pear workshop on the development of a cactus pear agro‐industry for the sub‐Sahara Africa region.

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