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Animal feed resources information system
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Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia!
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)

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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Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.), spike and foliage

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.) is one of the oldest cultivated... Read more

Pangola seedheads, Haiku, Maui

Pangola grass (Digitaria eriantha Steud) is a tropical grass widespread in many... Read more

Gliricidia leaves

Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp. is a perennial, medium-sized (2-15 m... Read more

Olive trees (Olea europaea) and browsing sheep, Andalusia, Spain

The olive tree (Olea europaea L.) is a slow growing evergreen tree that reaches... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

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

Guar pods

Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) is an erect, bushy annual... Read more

Albizia lebbeck (Siris tree), Hawaii

Lebbek (Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.) is a deciduous, perennial medium-sized... Read more

Paspalum dilatatum

Dallis grass (Paspalum dilatatum Poir.) is a strongly tufted, leafy, sod-forming... Read more

Corn distillers processing

Corn distillers grain is the main by-product of the distillation of alcohol from maize... Read more

Manicoba or ceara rubber tree (Manihot glaziovii)

Manicoba (Manihot carthagenensis subsp. glaziovii (Müll. Arg.) Allem... Read more

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Harinder Makkar

Ergot is a disease of cereal crops and grasses that is caused by fungi of the Claviceps genus. Claviceps includes about 50 known species, mostly in tropical regions. The sclerotia of Claviceps species are known as ergot. The fungi produce ergot alkaloids, also denoted ergolines, which are responsible for a disease called ergotism in livestock and humans. The article presents the symptoms of ergotism in animals, and the treatments and feed regulations associated with ergot.

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Utilization of fruit and vegetable wastes as animal feed - FAO, 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy

These set of four videos describe processes to utilize baby corn byproducts and wastes, empty pea pods, kinnow waste and tomato pomace as livestock feed. Impact of their feeding on livestock productivity has also been illustrated.

Utilization of baby corn by-products as livestock feed

Utilization of kinnow (mandarin) waste as livestock feed 

Use of empty pea pods

Utilization of tomato pomace as livestock feed

 

FeedAccess: a software designed to optimize formulas at least cost for poultry, pigs and aquaculture species - FeedAccess, 2017. FeedAccess

FeedAccess provides a free formulation tool and access to an important raw material database and most common animal feed formulas used in livestock farming. FeedAccess is designed for layers, broilers, pigs and sows diets.

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.

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