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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)
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Sunflower head
Sunflower head (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Sorghum grains, France
Sorghum grains, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Red clover flowers
Red clover flowers (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Azolla
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
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)

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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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Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria)

Locusts, grasshoppers (mostly Acrididae and Pyrgomorphidae), crickets (Gryllidae) and... Read more

Linseeds

Linseeds are the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum L.). Flax is grown... Read more

Indian laurel (Litsea glutinosa) forage

The Indian laurel (Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob.) is an evergreen, or... Read more

Housefly maggots

The housefly (Musca domestica Linnaeus 1758) is the most common fly (Diptera)... Read more

Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilger) is a robust,... Read more

Duckweeds: Spirodela polyrhiza, Lemna minor, and Wolffia arrhiza

Duckweeds are tiny free-floating vascular plants found throughout the world on fresh (or... Read more

Cowpea plant, Shewula district, Swaziland.

The cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) is an annual herbaceous legume... Read more

Cottonseed hulls

Cottonseed hulls are the outer coverings of cotton seeds, and the by-product of the... Read more

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum), flowers, Hawaii

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov) is a tropical grass from... Read more

Maize cobs

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

Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris)

Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) is a valuable tropical grass cultivated in... Read more

The cotton harvest leaves several residues in the field, such as stalks, side branches,... Read more

Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha) cv Marandu, Brazil

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

Ear maize (Zea mays)

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

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) habit, Germany

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

Pinto peanut (Arachis pintoi) stand, Oahu, Hawaii

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

Common bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris) var. Pinto

The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a major grain legume consumed... Read more

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum), white and green seeds

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is a major grain legume cultivated for its... Read more

Caribbean stylo (Stylosanthes hamata), mixed stand with other legume, Queensland, Australia

The Caribbean stylo (Stylosanthes hamata (L.)Taub.) is a semi-erect, annual or... Read more

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum), field, Oregon, USA

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.) is an upright annual legume reaching up... Read more

Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), habit, Hawaii

Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana Kunth) is an important tropical grass widespread in... Read more

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Broadening horizons

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

Defining the status (wet, non-pregnant; wet, pregnant; dry, pregnant; dry, non-pregnant) of milking cows in tropical dairy farms is a useful tool to manage feeding and herd management. Good observation skills and a regular collection of data are necessary to provide consistent supply of nutrients to sustain milk yields.

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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