Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
Feedipedia
Feedipedia
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)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Azolla
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam (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 a joint project of INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Read more...

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Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) crop

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

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

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

Brewery by products

Brewers yeast is a by-product of the brewery process, which uses the microorganism and... Read more

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon giganteus), inflorescence

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon caesius (Nees ex Hook. & Arn.) Stapf) is a perennial... Read more

Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus prolifer), habit

Tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus L. f.), also called tree lucerne, is a fast... Read more

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis), plant

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl.) is a woody legume plant of the arid semi-... Read more

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata), habit, Hawaii

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata R. Br.) is a shrub from dry and saline... Read more

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia), habit

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

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) plants in Togo

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Slender grama (Bouteloua repens (Kunth) Scribn.) is a pasture grass from the dry... Read more

Calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum), habit

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

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is the largest oilseed crop, with 276 million t... Read more

Breadfruit fruit and leaves

Breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg) is an evergreen... Read more

The moru oak (Quercus floribunda Lindl. ex A. Camus) is a large evergreen tree... 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

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia), tree

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

Apple pomace

Apple pomace (Malus domestica Borkh.) is the solid residue that remains after... Read more

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

Karanja (Millettia pinnata), leaves and flowers

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

Tropical kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.) is a vigorous, dense-... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By N.K.S. Gowda, S. Anandan and D. T. Pal, ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore 560 030, India

Pineapple fruit is processed for juice, jam and canned products for human consumption. Out of the whole fruit, only about 30% is edible and remaining 70% (crown, peels, pulp) is non-edible for human consumption. In India this crop is grown in about 90 000 hectares of land and 30–35% is processed in industries and more than 1.3 million ton of this non-edible residue is available annually and is being wasted. The pineapple fruit residue (PFR) contains high moisture (65–70%) and total sugar (>50%) making it susceptible for fungal growth and spoilage within 2 days. A study was undertaken at National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bangalore to improve the keeping quality of PFR through silage technology.

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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