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Do you know what a French dairy cow eats every day?

Daily ration of a French dairy cow (Credit: @Agrikol)    

Discover it with this infographics and share your ration with us! We will make more infographics and will get a nice global book of recipes soon!!

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White mulberry (Morus alba), habit

White mulberry (Morus alba L.) is a high-yielding pantropical and subtropical... Read more

Desert grass (Panicum turgidum) tussocks

Desert grass (Panicum turgidum Forssk.) is a coarse, tussocky, tropical and... Read more

Potato pulp, dehydrated, France

The processing of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) for food and for the manufacture of... Read more

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) field

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an Andean pseudo-cereal crop that is... Read more

Sweet thorn (Acacia karroo) habit, blooming

Sweet thorn (Acacia karroo Hayne or Vachellia karroo (Hayne) Banfi... Read more

Salsola (Salsola glabrescens) habit

Salsola glabrescens Burtt Davy is an indigenous shrub native of the Nama Karoo,... Read more

Osteospermum spinescens, Photographer: C.Mayer

Osteospermum spinescens is a shrub native to the South African semi-arid veld... Read more

Rhizoma peanut (Arachis glabrata) stand

Rhizoma peanut (Arachis glabrata Benth.) is a summer growing perennial tropical... Read more

Maize stover consists of the residues of maize (Zea mays L.) plants grown for... Read more

Combretum aculeatum

Combretum aculeatum Vent. is a small tree or shrub up to 4 m high. It has... Read more

Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum) habit

Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum Sond.) is a deciduous, small to medium-... Read more

Barwood (Pterocarpus erinaceaus) tree, habit

Barwood (Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.) is a tropical tree from West and Central... Read more

Prosopis (Prosopis cineraria) tree

Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce is a deep-rooted, perennial and multipurpose tree... Read more

Huizache (Acacia farnesiana) habit

Huizache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. or Vachellia farnesiana (L.)... Read more

Acacia (Acacia brevispica) leaves

The acacia species Senegalia brevispica (Harms) Seigler & Ebinger (formerly... Read more

Common Thatching grass (Hyparrhenia hirta) habit

Common thatching grass (Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf. is a tufted, strongly... Read more

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) grain

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) is an erect annual herb grown worldwide... Read more

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) blooming field

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) is an erect annual herb grown worldwide... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

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

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is an annual erect herb up to 3 m (or more) tall. It... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

Soybean meal is the most important protein source used to feed farm animals. It... Read more

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By Harinder Makkar, Lemma Gizachew, Adugna Tolera, Antonello Salis, Alemu Yami, Alberto Giani, AbdoulKarim Bah,and Shukri Ahmed

Livestock sector is vital for food security in Africa as it provides a number of essential nutrients to millions of people. Recent repeated droughts, however, had devastating effects on pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods, mainly due to feed and water shortages. This short paper provides information on the availability of biomass for use as animal feed and the feed balance in terms of dry matter (DM), metabolizable energy (ME) and crude protein (CP) for each of the 10 regions of Ethiopia and for the nation. These sets of data are prerequisite for putting in place strategic interventions to meet the feed demand at times of scarcity as well as for making informed decisions for sustainable development of the livestock sector in Ethiopia.

Recent resources

Animal Feed Action Plan. FAO and IGAD 2019 East Africa Animal Feed Action Plan: Sustainably developing livestock-dependent livelihoods in East Africa - FAO and IGAD, 2019. FAO, IGAD, Rome, Italy

The East Africa Animal Feed Action Plan provides a guided approach to pave the way for the sustainable production of quality livestock and products, while improving competitiveness and profitability and ensuring appropriate feed resource management across East Africa. It also provides guidelines to communities, countries, the private sector and livestock stakeholders to optimally use available feed resources in order to increase the supply and quality of animals, products and by-products, and to maximize the economic and social benefits of the livestock subsector.

 

Mgheni et al., 2013 Chemical composition and nutritional values of feed resources for ruminants - Mgheni et al., 2013. In: Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) Table for Ruminants 2013, Assoc. Strength. Agric. Res. Eastern and Central Africa, Entebbe, 160 pp.

This feed table was generated from the feed resources data base established through the implementation of the project on Establishment of feed resources data base in Eastern and Central Africa implemented in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda from January 2010 to December 2011. It summarizes available information on chemical composition, digestibility and energy values of locally available feed-stuff resources in the region.

Online fodder tree database for Europe Online fodder tree database for Europe - Luske et al., 2017. Louis Bolk Institute and Stichting Duinboeren, the Netherlands.

This database contains more than 700 records from 100 tree species that are relevant for European conditions. The database allows selection of individual species, groups of species, and specific nutritional aspects of tree leaves.

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