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Animal feed resources information system
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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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Teff (Eragrostis tef), flowering plant

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), flowering plant

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), spikelets

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus prolifer), habit

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

Linseed meal

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

Feed peas, France

Peas (usually Pisum sativum L.) are one of the four most important legume crops... Read more

Walnut, the fruit of the walnut tree (Juglans regia L.), has been used in human... Read more

Sporobolus (Sporobolus helvolus) leaves and inflorescences

Sporobolus helvolus (Trin.) Dur. & Schinz. is a perennial grass of the dry... Read more

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

Mealworms are the larvae of two species of darkling beetles of the Tenebrionidae family, ... Read more

Soybean hulls in bulk

Soybean hulls are a by-product of the extraction of oil from soybean seeds (Glycine... Read more

Winnowed peanut shells

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) consists of an external... Read more

Broken peanuts

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

Groundnut meal

Peanut meal is the by-product obtained after the extraction of oil from peanut seeds (... Read more

Groundnuts, Vietnam

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

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

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

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

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens), seeds

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens Benth.) is a tropical legume mostly cultivated... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

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

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Broadening horizons

By Paula Kovalsky, BIOMIN

Mycotoxins and multi-mycotoxin occurrences are a global threat. They can be present from field to storage facilities. This paper, resulting from a long-term survey of animal feeds for toxins produced by fungi, provides an overview of the incidence of mycotoxins in the world in 2015 and 2016. This paper also points out the fact that toxicological interactions between mycotoxins may enhance their toxicological effects on animals. Mycotoxins thus require constant monitoring and permanent research to prevent and mitigate their harmful effects on animals.

Recent resources

Blueprints for tropical dairy farming : Increasing Domestic Milk Production in Developing Countries  - Moran et al., 2017. CSIRO Publishing

This recently published manual covers a wide range of topics primarily related to ensuring the sustainability of dairy production systems in tropical developing countries.  This book is written for all the stakeholders in dairy production systems in the tropics, with an emphasis on South and East Asian countries.  However they are equally relevant to tropical dairy
industries in Africa and Central America. In addition, it provides guidelines for the Best Management Practices (BMP) of large scale, more intensive dairy systems.  While small holders are the major suppliers of milk in the tropics, numerous larger farms are becoming established throughout the tropics to satisfy the increasing local demands for fresh milk.  Both types of farmers and their advisers will gain much from this manual and improve the productivity, welfare and milk quality from their dairy herds.  Policy makers and senior management should also benefit from reading selected chapters.

Accessing each chapter for free

Each chapter has been written as a “stand alone” document, which can be individually downloaded from the Internet.  For this reason, there may be some degree of repetition between chapters but this has been kept to a minimum.

Each chapter of this manual can be downloaded for free from http://www.publish.csiro.au/ebook/8891

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.

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