Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
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Freedom Ranger broilers for 2017, Year of the rooster! (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
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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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Calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum), habit

Caeruleum calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum (Benth.) C. Wright) is a climbing... 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.) is a valuable pasture forage of... Read more

Breadfruit fruit and leaves

The breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg) is an evergreen... Read more

Apple pomace

Apple pomace (Malus domestica Borkh.) is the solid residue that remains after... Read more

Enset corm

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

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

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

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) plants in Togo

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis), plant

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl.) is a woody legume of the arid semi-deserts of... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), harvest, Northern Ethiopia

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), flowering plant

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), spikelets

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus prolifer), habit

Tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus L. f.), also called tree lucerne, is a fast... Read more

Sporobolus (Sporobolus helvolus) leaves and inflorescences

Sporobolus helvolus (Trin.) Dur. & Schinz. is a perennial grass of the dry... Read more

Linseed meal

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

Feed peas, France

Peas (usually Pisum sativum L.) are one of the four most important legume crops... Read more

Walnut, the fruit of the walnut tree (Juglans regia L.), has been used in human... Read more

Soybean hulls in bulk

Soybean hulls are a by-product of the extraction of oil from soybean seeds (Glycine... Read more

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

Mealworms are the larvae of two species of darkling beetles of the Tenebrionidae family, ... Read more

Winnowed peanut shells

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) consists of an external... Read more

Broken peanuts

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Breanna M. Roque1, Jayasooriya A. D. R. N. Appuhamy1,2, and Ermias Kebreab1

1University of California and 2Iowa State University

While exogenous enzymes have long been proven to be effective in non-ruminant diets, the use of exogenous enzymes in ruminant diets has been limited. This paper reviews amylolytic, proteolytic and fibrolytic enzymes and their potential role in ruminant diets. The few studies conducted so far on effectiveness of ß-mannanase in ruminants have shown beneficial nutritional effects in goats, beef and lactating cows. In addition, there is some indication of health benefits from ß-mannanase in ruminants as well. 

Recent resources

Animal Nutrition in FAO and Sustainable Development Goals - FAO, 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document shows how animal nutrition can help achieving the 17 sustainable development goals in UNFAO Members States.

Livestock and climate change - FAO, 2016. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document is a compendium of FAO's work on climate change. It summarizes impacts of climate change on livestock and livestock smallholders and provides a wealth of information on the roles of livestock in climate change.

Comprehensive EU protein balance sheet - EU Commission, 2016. EU Commission, Brussel, Belgium

This document is the first comprehensive EU protein balance sheet. The sheet is an overview of total EU production, consumption and trade of all marketable sources of proteins used in animal feed production.The balance sheet shows the total protein needs in the EU, with EU production of cereals and oilseeds.
 

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