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Animal feed resources information system
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2017 Year of the Rooster!
2017 Year of the Rooster! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
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A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
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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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Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is an annual erect herb up to 3 m (or more) tall. It... Read more

Achatina immaculata (African Land Snail)

Snails are plentiful in some regions. They can also be introduced and raised on... Read more

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta), Zimbabwe

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) A. Camus) is a... Read more

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata), habit, Hawaii

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata R. Br.) is a shrub from dry and saline... Read more

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium)

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L. and other Hedysarum species), is a... Read more

Coloured Guinea grass

Coloured Guinea grass (Panicum coloratum L.) is a tufted (erect, geniculate or... Read more

Grape seeds

Grape seeds are a by-product of the pressing of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)... Read more

Corn starch

Starch is a carbohydrate (polysaccharide) consisting of a large number of glucose units.... Read more

Bur clover (Medicago polyphorma), flower and leaves

Bur clover (Medicago polymorpha L.) is a Mediterranean winter and annual clover... Read more

Brewery by products

Brewers yeast is a by-product from the breweries, which use the micro-organism and fungal... Read more

Katikala production process, Ethiopia

Atella is an Ethiopian by-product, resulting from the production of tella (beer) or... Read more

Albizia (Albizia amara) tree, India

Albizia amara (Roxb.) B. Boivin is a tropical tree from the dry areas of East... Read more

Cattle eating maize silage

Maize silage (Zea mays L.) is made out of whole ensiled maize plants. It is one... Read more

Rapeseed meal

Rapeseed meal - called canola meal in North America, Australia and other countries - is... Read more

Slender grama (Bouteloua repens (Kunth) Scribn.) is a pasture grass from the dry... Read more

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is the largest oilseed crop, with 276 million t... Read more

The moru oak (Quercus floribunda Lindl. ex A. Camus) is a large evergreen tree... Read more

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia), tree

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr.) is a multipurpose tropical tree... Read more

Banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora), leaves, upper side, Spain

The banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus) is an evergreen oak tree of... Read more

Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) is shrub or small tree of the dry... Read more

Karanja (Millettia pinnata), leaves and flowers

Karanja (Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi) is a fast-growing, multipurpose tree... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Harinder Makkar, FAO

Against the backdrop of ongoing climate change, frequent and long droughts, and land degradation, cactus has a special place in future sustainable food production systems in dry areas. This article provides a summary of the value of cactus in feeding strategies for drier places and as a climate-smart agricultural practice.

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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