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

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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Leucaena leucocephala flowers

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

Field with maize, cassava and jack bean

Jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.) is a climbing perennial legume... 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

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

Acanthus (Acanthus mollis), leaves, Toulouse, France

Acanthus mollis L. is a perennial herb that can grow to a height of 0.9-1 m. It... Read more

Limpo grass (Hemarthria altissima), Maui  Hawaii

Limpo grass (Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & CE Hubbard) is a grass... Read more

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum), flowers, Hawaii

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov) is a tropical grass from... Read more

Grewia (Grewia bicolor), habit

False brandy bush (Grewia bicolor A. Juss.) is a many-stemmed shrub that may... Read more

Mung bean (Vigna radiata) field

The mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek) is a legume cultivated for its ... Read more

Indian laurel (Litsea glutinosa) forage

The Indian laurel (Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob.) is an evergreen, or... Read more

Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilger) is a robust,... Read more

African palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), Kew Gardens, London

Oil palm fronds are a by-product of the cultivation of oil palm trees (Elaeis... Read more

Guinea grass, Maui

Guinea grass (Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq.) B. K. Simon & S. W. L. Jacobs) is... Read more

Wheat (Triticum spp.) is one of the most important staple food crops for humans... Read more

Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne is a thorny legume tree, usually about 4-8 m... Read more

Tamarugo tree, Chile

The tamarugo (Prosopis tamarugo F. Phil.) is a deciduous legume tree growing up... Read more

Sunflower seeds are the fruits (achenes) of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L... Read more

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is the 5th most important oilseed... Read more

Cottonsseeds, with linters

Cotton seeds are the seeds of the cotton plant. Cotton seeds are... 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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