Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
Feedipedia
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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia!
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (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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Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam

Rice straw is the vegetative part of the rice plant (Oryza sativa L.), cut at... Read more

De-oiled rice bran

Rice bran is the most important rice by-product. The bran fraction contains 14-18% oil.... Read more

Roxburgh fig (Ficus auriculata)

The roxburgh fig tree (Ficus auriculata Lour.) is a perennial evergreen shrub or... Read more

Plantain

Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) is a stemless herbaceous perennial... Read more

Themeda triandra

Red oat grass (Themeda triandra Forssk.) is a tufted perennial grass of highly... Read more

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) grain

The proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a cereal plant cultivated for its... Read more

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) spike

The proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a cereal plant cultivated for its... Read more

Opuntia, South of France

The prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a cactus species widespread in... Read more

Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves and fruits, Kahului, Maui, Hawaii

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

Poultry by-products meal: processes

Poultry by-product meal is one of the most important source of animal protein used to... Read more

Poppy (Papaver somniferum) field, France

The opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) is a multipurpose crop. It is an annual... Read more

Pineapple (Ananas comosus), habit, Bali, Indonesia

Pineapple mill juice (or pineapple syrup) is the liquid extracted from pineapple cannery... Read more

Pineapple, Hawai

The pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) is one of the most popular tropical... Read more

Pineapple (Ananas comosus) field, Ghana

With a world production of more than 18 million tons in 2009, pineapple ranks 12th... Read more

Phasey bean (Macroptilium lathyroides) stand, Hawaii

The phasey bean (Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urban) is an erect branching... Read more

Persian clover (Trifolium resupinatum), foliage and flowers

Persian clover (Trifolium resupinatum L.) is an annual, prostrate or semi-erect... Read more

Perennial soybean (Neonotonia wightii), Hawaii

Perennial soybean (Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) J.A. Lackey) is a... Read more

Pearl millet, early grain fill

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) is an erect annual grass, reaching... Read more

Pearl millet before cleaning for food use

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) is an annual grass, erect and... Read more

Pea flowers

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

Mango fruit, Hawaii

Mangos are the most important tropical fruit crop after bananas and plantains (FAO, 2011... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By John Moran (Profitable Dairy Systems, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia) and Geoff Walker (Land O’ Lakes, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

With increasing per capita consumption of milk and other dairy products throughout developing countries, virtually every country in southern Asia is seeking to increase its domestic production of raw milk. However, the continuous use of certain traditional practices (feeding, watering, stock management, housing and comfort) in smallholder dairy farms has adversely impacted on the rate of development of such dairy industries. We have a challenge to ensure that better models, such as those used in Vietnam and Thailand, are spread much more widely than is the case at present in traditional dairying sectors such as in Bangladesh and other countries in the Indian subcontinent.

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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