Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
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Feedipedia wishes you a Happy new year of the Rooster
Feedipedia wishes you a Happy new year of the Rooster (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
2017 Year of the Rooster!
2017 Year of the Rooster! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Freedom Rangers broilers for 2017, Year of the rooster!
Freedom Ranger broilers for 2017, Year of the rooster! (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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Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii)

Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii J. R. Gray or Tripsacum laxum ... Read more

Dactyloctenium aegyptium spikelets, Central Vietnam

Egyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.) is a tufted,... Read more

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruits

Dates, the fruits of the date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera L.), are a major... Read more

Itchgrass

Itchgrass (Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton) is an annual grass weed... Read more

Vicia sativa flowers

The common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) is an annual scrambling and climbing legume.... Read more

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), tree

The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) is a legume tree up to 25-45 m high... Read more

Coffee tree (Coffea arabica), fruit and leaves, Maui

The coffee bean (Coffea arabica L.) is used to make one of the most popular... Read more

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

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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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