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)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)

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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Maize bran

Maize bran is a by-product of various maize processing industries, including starch and... Read more

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon giganteus), inflorescence

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon caesius (Nees ex Hook. & Arn.) Stapf) is a perennial... Read more

Dehydrated alfalfa, pellets

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a perennial herbaceous legume. Due to its high... Read more

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

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

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

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

Tropical kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.) is a vigorous, dense-... Read more

Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha), Hawaii

Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf) is a tufted... Read more

Sunflower meal with hulls, France

Sunflower meal is the by-product of the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds. In terms... Read more

Canola seeds

Rapeseeds - called canola seeds in North American and other countries - are the seeds of... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

Ear maize (ear corn in American English) consists in whole maize ears including the cobs... Read more

Maize cobs

Maize cobs are a by-product of the maize crop, consisting of the central fibrous rachis... 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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