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)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
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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)

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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Molasses grass (Melinis minutiflora) inflorescences

Molasses grass (Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.) is a sticky, tufted,... Read more

Angel Oak, Johns Island, South Carolina

The live oak (Quercus virginiana) is a shrubby to large perennial tree up to 20... Read more

Papaya tree at Kahanu Gardens, Maui

The papaya tree (Carica papaya L.) is a fast growing perennial branchless tree... Read more

Aristida adscensionis

Common needle grass (Aristida adscensionis L.) is an annual or short-lived... Read more

Jaragua (Hyparrhenia rufa), habit, Hawaii

Jaragua (Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees) Stapf) is a robust, tall (60-240 cm) and erect... Read more

Sewan grass, Israël

Sewan grass (Lasiurus scindicus Henrard) is a perennial grass that can live up... Read more

African laburnum (Cassia sieberiana) flowers

African laburnum (Cassia sieberiana DC.) is a perennial legume shrub or tree, up... Read more

Oil palm kernels

The fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) has a thin epicarp, a... Read more

Coconuts (drying), Kerala, India

Copra meal, or coconut meal, is an important feed ingredient and the by-product of the... Read more

Bamboo leaves

Bambusa bambos is a perennial Poaceae with a 24-32 year life cycle. It grows in... Read more

Lehmann love grass (Eragrostis lehmanniana)

Lehmann love grass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) is a tufted perennial grass.... Read more

Cocksfoot flowers, Maui, Hawaii

Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) is a strongly tufted, deep-rooted, long-lived... Read more

Kudzu kills trees by shading them and spreads inexorably

Kudzu (Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.) is a perennial climbing, trailing vine... Read more

Foxtail millet

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.) is one of the oldest cultivated... Read more

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) flowers

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is an erect, rhizomatous... Read more

Alysicarpus rugosus

Red moneywort (Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.) is an upright robust annual... Read more

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.), habit at Maui, Hawaii

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.) is a highly variable perennial... Read more

Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) is one of the most popular grain legumes... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) is a cereal grass grown mostly... Read more

Columbus grass (Sorghum x almum), habit, USA

Columbus grass (Sorghum x almum Parodi) is a robust, tussocky, short-lived... Read more

Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona), habit

Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona (L.) Link) is an annual (rarely perennial) grass... 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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