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

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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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), pods and leaves

The peanut plant (Arachis hypogaea L.) is grown mainly for its seeds, which are... Read more

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia), habit

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) is a halophyte species and one of... Read more

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) crop

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.) is an oilseed crop cultivated in... Read more

Maize bran

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

Soybean meal, imported in France

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

Enset corm

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a tall herbaceous plant from... Read more

Microalgae (Nannochloropsis) in pipes, aquaculture facilities in Australia

Microalgae are small-sized organisms found in fresh and saline waters, in both benthic... 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

Wheat distillers grain from ethanol production, France

Wheat distillers grain is the main by-product from the distillation of alcohol from wheat... Read more

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta), Zimbabwe

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) A. Camus) is a... Read more

Gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal), habit, Burkina-Faso

The gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. or Senegalia senegal (L... Read more

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a tall herbaceous plant from... 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

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree habit, Brazil

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

Corn starch

Starch is a carbohydrate (polysaccharide) consisting of a large number of glucose units.... Read more

Grape seeds

Grape seeds are a by-product of the pressing of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By V. Baeten and P. Dardenne

The use of near-infrared (NIR) technologies for the detection of contaminants and undesirable substances in food and feed products is not widely practised. There have been many papers, however, on extensive studies on this topic (see Baeten et al., 2015). They have demonstrated some unique advantages of using this fingerprinting technique in the continuing effort to give the stakeholders the means to detect contaminants at all stages of the food and feed chains.

Recent resources

State-of-the-art on detoxification of Jatropha curcas products aimed for use as animal and fish feed: A review article - Makkar, 2016. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 222: 87-99

Recently contributed by Harinder Makkar, this article deals with processes that can be applied to jatropha products to decrease phorbol esters toxicity and promote tehir use as animal feeds. It highlights the need for animal feeding studies in order to prove efficiency of detoxification.

The following link will provide free access to the above article, and is valid until December 11, 2016.

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TwKA1LwJ1wXM9

After this date, the full article can be requested from the author.

Proficiency testing of feed constituents Proficiency testing of feed constituents: a comparative evaluation of european and developing country laboratories and its implications for animal production - Makkar et al., 2016. J. Agric. Food Chem., 64 (41): 7679-7687

A new article by Makkar et al., 2016 providing results from a 2-year (2014-2015) worldwide survey on comparative evaluation of European and developing country laboratories for proficiency testing of feed constituents. The following link will provide free access to the above article to first 50 clicks http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jafc.6b02452. Should you are not one of the first 50 users of the above link, you may request the full article from the author.

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. 

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