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)
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)
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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Pennisetum polystachion inflorescences at Kahului Airport, Maui

Mission grass (Pennisetum polystachion) is an annual or perennial grass, with... Read more

Date palm seeds

Date seeds are the by-product of date stoning, either for the production of pitted dates... Read more

Lentil (Lens culinaris), plant habit

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is a legume mainly grown for its edible seeds (... Read more

Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. crassa

Fodder beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris L.) is a biennial plant... Read more

Desert date (Balanites aegyptiacus) tree

The desert date tree (Balanites aegyptiacus (L.) Delile) is a deep-rooted,... Read more

Olive oil processing

Olive oil extraction generates several by-products that can be used to feed animals,... Read more

Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus), leaves, Maui, Hawaii

Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) is a tropical and subtropical legume cultivated... Read more

Marvel grass (Dichanthium annulatum)

Marvel grass (Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf) is a tropical grass... Read more

Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum) inflorescence, Burkina Faso

Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.) is a many-branched leafy annual... Read more

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruits

Date fruit production yields several crop residues, including date palm leaves (fronds),... 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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