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Cassava leaves, North Vietnam
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Sorghum grains, France
Sorghum grains, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Red clover flowers
Red clover flowers (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Maize grain, France
Maize grain, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Azolla
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Sunflower head
Sunflower head (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (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 managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Read more...

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Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata), habit, Phalandingwe, Pelindaba, South Africa

The buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata Willd.) is a small to medium sized tree,... Read more

Brewery by products

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

Black thorn (Acacia mellifera), branch, leaves and thorns, Pelindaba, South Africa

The black thorn (Acacia mellifera (M. Vahl) Benth.) is an African shrub or small... 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

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis)

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis (Aublet) Sw.) is a tropical legume shrub widely... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

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

Neem (Azadirachta indica) trees, Terengganu, Malaysia

Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) is a multipurpose tree that is highly popular... Read more

Maize wet-milled feeds

Maize germ meal (corn germ meal) is the by-product of oil extraction from maize germs... Read more

Maize cobs

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

Maize wet-milled feeds

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

Linseed meal

Linseed meal is the by-product of oil production from linseeds (Linum usitatissimum... Read more

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

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

Guava (Psidium guajava) habit, Maui, Haiku, Hawaii

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is an important tropical tree cultivated for its... Read more

African stylo (Stylosanthes fruticosa), Hyderabad, India

The African stylo (Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston) is a woody herbaceous... Read more

Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha) cv Marandu, Brazil

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

Pinto peanut (Arachis pintoi) stand, Oahu, Hawaii

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

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), aerial view, Inland, Kahoolawe, Hawaii

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus (L.) Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a... Read more

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) leaves

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea L.) is a tropical herb used for its tubers, which... Read more

Argan (Argania spinosa) tree, Tafraoute, Morocco

Argan (Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels) is a thorny tree from the arid and semi-arid... Read more

Acanthus (Acanthus mollis), leaves, Toulouse, France

Acanthus mollis L. is a perennial herb that can grow to a height of 0.9-1 m. It... Read more

Aleppo grass (Sorghum halepense) thicket,

Aleppo grass (Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.) is a forage grass widespread... Read more

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By Àlex Bach, ICREA and IRTA, Barcelona, Catalonia

Providing the right combination of nutrients in the adequate amounts is the foundation for ensuring good animal performance, health, and welfare for calves, cows, beef and pasture-raised livestock.

Recent resources

Dubeux, 2011. Use of cactus for livestock feeding Use of cactus for livestock feeding - Dubeux, 2011. Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE)

This document presents some information on cactus production and utilization based on the Brazilian experience. It includes videos that can also be watched on Feedipedia's YouTube channel.

Tran et al., 2015. Animal Frontiers, 5 (2): 37-44 Insects in fish diets - Tran et al., 2015. Animal Frontiers, 5 (2): 37-44

This new Feedipedia paper presents the rearing, composition, nutritional value and use of insects such as black soldier fly larvae, housefly maggots, mealworms, locusts and silkworms as a replacement of soybean meal and fish meal in the diet of fish.

Moran et al., 2015. CSIRO Publishing Cow talk : Understanding dairy cow behaviour to improve their welfare on Asian farms - Moran et al., 2015. CSIRO Publishing

The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress.

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