Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
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Sunflower head
Sunflower head (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
Azolla
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Maize grain, France
Maize grain, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Sorghum grains, France
Sorghum grains, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Red clover flowers
Red clover flowers (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)

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 field, Germany

Maize (Zea mays L.) green forage, particularly when it contains the stalks,... Read more

Cattle eating maize silage

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

Maize grain

Maize (Zea mays L.) is a major staple food grain throughout the world,... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

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

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree habit, Brazil

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.). is a medium-sized tropical tree... Read more

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.) is a small tropical legume tree... Read more

Stand of bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica), South West Rocks, Australia

Bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica L.) a valuable pasture forage of... Read more

Maize cobs

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

Soybean plant with seeds

The soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is an erect leguminous plant, up to 1 m... Read more

Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), seeds

Bambara groundnut pods, shells and offal are the by-product of processing the seeds into... Read more

Bambara groundnut seeds

The bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is an annual, creeping... Read more

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) is a major tropical grass. It is... Read more

Cottonseed meal

Cottonseed meal is the by-product of oil extraction from cotton seeds. As a protein-rich... Read more

Rabbits eating wet brewers grain in Africa

Brewers grains are the solid residue left after the processing of germinated and dried... Read more

Dehydrated alfalfa, pellets

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

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds... Read more

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata)

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi) is a tropical to... Read more

Canola seeds

Rapeseeds are the seeds of the oilseed rape plant (Brassica napus L.) and of... Read more

Pinto peanut (Arachis pintoi) stand, Oahu, Hawaii

Pinto peanut (Arachis pintoi Krapov. & W.C. Greg.) is a perennial tropical... Read more

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), foliage and fruits

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C. K. Schneid.) is a shrub native to... Read more

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) habit, Germany

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is a dual purpose annual legume grown for its... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Dr John Moran, Profitable Dairy Systems, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is not new. However it is when applied to quantifying the performance of farmers in the developing tropics. Expressed simply, KPIs are diagnostic tools allowing farmers to improve their farm productivity and hence their financial performance. Farmers can use them to identify weaknesses in, as well as set specific targets for, their farms. They are more likely to want to improve their systems if they know by how much they are less productive compared to others of similar herd sizes.

Recent resources

Sustainable grassland and pasture management in Asia - FAO, 2016. Proceedings of a Regional Consultation held at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, 27–30 November 2015

This volume is based on the discussions of the Regional Consultation on the Sustainable Grassland and Pasture Management in Asia, held at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou in November 2015. The consultation was organized jointly by - FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) of FAO, the Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APHCA), Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) and Lanzhou University. 

Techfit feed technology prioritization tool - Duncan, 2015. Feed Intervention Toolkit, ILRI, CGIAR

TechFit is a tool to advise smallholder livestock keepers on feed technologies. TechFit is a simple, practical discussion tool that non-experts can use to inform the selection of the most appropriate technologies in specific locations and contexts.  Techfit encompasses a series of "Techsheets", extension material which provides summarized information on the situations where the feeding technology is best suited.

 

CactusNet Regional Meetings: An international cactus pear workshop on the Development of a cactus pear agro‐industry for the sub‐Sahara Africa region - FAO-ICARDA, 2015. FAO-ICARDA Regional Meetings, Bloemfontein, South Africa - 27-28 January 2015

The CactusNet Regional Meetings' page encompasses links to the proceedings and slides presented during the international cactus pear workshop on the development of a cactus pear agro‐industry for the sub‐Sahara Africa region.

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