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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)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
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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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Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf or Urochloa decumbens (Stapf)... Read more

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds

Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is a tropical and subtropical plant cultivated for... Read more

Cattle eating maize silage

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

Adenodolichos  (Adenodolichos paniculatus)

Adenodolichos paniculatus (Hua) Hutch. is a perennial woody multi-purpose shrub... Read more

Rapeseed meal

Rapeseed meal, called canola meal in North America, Australia and some other countries,... Read more

Maize field, Germany

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

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia), tree

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr.) is a multipurpose tropical tree... Read more

Karanja (Millettia pinnata), leaves and flowers

Karanja (Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi) is a fast-growing, multipurpose tree... Read more

Calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum), habit

Caeruleum calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum (Benth.) C. Wright) is a climbing... Read more

Maize grain

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

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) plantation

Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly... Read more

Brewery by products

Brewers yeast is a by-product from the breweries, which use the micro-organism and fungal... Read more

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

Algae are an heterogeneous group of plants with a complex and often controversial... Read more

Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) is a shrub or small tree of the dry... Read more

Hairy indigo (Indigofera hirsuta L.) is a subtropical and tropical legume shrub... 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

Grape seeds

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

Grape pomace (white grape)

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a woody vine cultivated worldwide for its... Read more

Vine shoots collected after the grape harvest

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a vine cultivated worldwide for its edible... Read more

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca), foliage, Osaka-fu, Japan

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca Thunb.) is a medium-sized tree native... Read more

Kapok oil meal

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) is a large deciduous tree, best known for... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By John Moran (Profitable Dairy Systems, Kyabram, Victoria, Australia) and Geoff Walker (Land O’ Lakes, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

With increasing per capita consumption of milk and other dairy products throughout developing countries, virtually every country in southern Asia is seeking to increase its domestic production of raw milk. However, the continuous use of certain traditional practices (feeding, watering, stock management, housing and comfort) in smallholder dairy farms has adversely impacted on the rate of development of such dairy industries. We have a challenge to ensure that better models, such as those used in Vietnam and Thailand, are spread much more widely than is the case at present in traditional dairying sectors such as in Bangladesh and other countries in the Indian subcontinent.

Recent resources

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.

Livestock and climate change - FAO, 2016. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document is a compendium of FAO's work on climate change. It summarizes impacts of climate change on livestock and livestock smallholders and provides a wealth of information on the roles of livestock in climate change.

Comprehensive EU protein balance sheet - EU Commission, 2016. EU Commission, Brussel, Belgium

This document is the first comprehensive EU protein balance sheet. The sheet is an overview of total EU production, consumption and trade of all marketable sources of proteins used in animal feed production.The balance sheet shows the total protein needs in the EU, with EU production of cereals and oilseeds.
 

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