Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
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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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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), pods and leaves

The peanut plant (Arachis hypogaea L.) is grown mainly for its seeds, which are... Read more

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia), habit

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) is a halophyte species and one of... Read more

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) crop

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.) is an oilseed crop cultivated in... Read more

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

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

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens), seeds

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens Benth.) is a tropical legume mostly cultivated... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

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

Wheat distillers grain from ethanol production, France

Wheat distillers grain is the main by-product from the distillation of alcohol from wheat... 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

Gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal), habit, Burkina-Faso

The gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. or Senegalia senegal (L... Read more

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a tall herbaceous plant from... Read more

Enset corm

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a tall herbaceous plant from... Read more

Maize bran

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

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon giganteus), inflorescence

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon caesius (Nees ex Hook. & Arn.) Stapf) is a perennial... Read more

Dehydrated alfalfa, pellets

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

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is an annual erect herb up to 3 m (or more) tall. It... Read more

Achatina immaculata (African Land Snail)

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

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta), Zimbabwe

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) A. Camus) is a... Read more

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata), habit, Hawaii

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata R. Br.) is a shrub from dry and saline... Read more

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium)

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

Coloured Guinea grass

Coloured Guinea grass (Panicum coloratum L.) is a tufted (erect, geniculate or... 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 Carolyn Opio, FAO

The unique ability of ruminants to use high roughage feedstuffs is obtained through a symbiosis between the ruminant and the diverse ruminal populations of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and methanogens. The feed consumed by the animal provides nutrients to rumen microorganisms. During the microbial fermentation, both useful (e.g. microbial mass and short chain fatty acids) and waste (e.g. methane and carbon dioxide) products are produced. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and a pollutant. Methane production by ruminant is however variable, highly dependent on the quality of feeds. This paper, in addition to presenting global methane production scenarios, illustrates how methane emissions could be reduced and animal productivity enhanced from different dairy cattle production systems in a country.

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Mulberry, moringa and tithonia in animal feed, and other uses. Results in Latin America and the Caribbean - Savon Valdes et al., 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy; ICA Cuba

This document collates available information on foliage production and use in different animal production systems in Latin American and the Caribbean countries and make it available to other areas for possible application. This document also presents industrial, food and pharmaceutical applications of different products from the three plants. It is expected that this document will promote wider use of the foliage from these plants as animal feed worldwide.

FAO Ration tool for dairy cows - FAO : Outil de rationnement pour vaches laitières - FAO : Herramienta de racionamiento para vacas lecheras - FAO, 2016. FAO, Rome, Italy

This FAO Ration Formulation Tool (downloadable below) will assist you in preparing the least cost ration for milking cows using locally available resources. It has been specifically designed for techinicians looking for a simple and easy to use formulation tool.

Meeting the nutrient requirements of dairy animals using a balanced diet is vital for enhancing animal production, health and welfare, and farm profitability; and for reducing adverse effects of livestock rearing to the environment.

Here we present the Software, Manuals, a presentation that will take you through the Software step-by-step, and a training webinar in three languages; English, French and Spanish. We suggest you to open slideshow first, then view and listen to the webinar at http://fao.adobeconnect.com/p1j0yeau91s and then open Administrator manual and User manual if things are unclear.

Cet outil de rationnement de la FAO pour les vaches laitières (téléchargeable ci-dessous) vous aidera à concevoir les rations les moins coûteuses avec les ressources disponibles localement. Il a été spécialement conçu pour des techniciens qui recherchent un outil de formulation simple et facile à utiliser.

Répondre aux besoins nutritionnels des vaches laitières grâce à une alimentation équilibrée est vital pour améliorer la production animale, la santé et le bien-être, ainsi que  la rentabilité des exploitations. Une ration équilibrée réduit également les effets néfastes de l'élevage sur l'environnement.

Nous présentons ici l'outil logiciel et ses manuels qui vous guideront étape par étape dans l'utilisation du logiciel. Vous trouverez également le diaporama du webinaire de formation dispensé en trois langues; Anglais, Français et Espagnol. Nous vous suggérons de commencer par ouvrir le diaporama puis de vous connecter à http://fao.adobeconnect.com/p8d0wwwoo5j/ pour voir le webinaire. Enfin vous pourrez ouvrir le manuel de l'administrateur ou de l'utilisateur en cas de problème.

Esta herramienta de racionamiento de la FAO para las vacas lecheras (descargar a continuación) le ayudará a diseñar la ración menor costo con los recursos disponibles a nivel local.

La satisfaccion de los requerimientos nutricionales de las vacas lecheras a través de una dieta equilibrada es vital para mejorar la producción animal, la salud y el bienestar, así como la rentabilidad de las granjas. Una dieta equilibrada también reduce los efectos negativos de la ganadería sobre el medio ambiente.

Aquí presentamos el Software y los manuales que le guiarán paso a paso en el uso del software. Tambien encontraran un webinar de capacitación en tres idiomas; Inglés, Francés y Español. Se ha diseñado específicamente para técnicos que buscan una herramienta de racionamiento simple y fácil de usar. Sugerimos que comience abriendo la tapa y luego se conecta a http://fao.adobeconnect.com/p529zzxlksg/. Por último, puede abrir el manual del administrador o usuario en caso de problemas.

The future of food and agriculture – Trends and challenges - FAO, 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy

This book presents the results of 2017 FAO's assessment of main trends and challenges for the future of food and agriculture. It contributes to a common understanding of the major long-term trends and challenges that will determine the future of food security and nutrition, rural poverty, the efficiency of food systems, and the sustainability and resilience of rural livelihoods, agricultural systems and their natural resource base. It is aimed at mobilizing concrete and concerted actions that will contribute to both 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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