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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)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
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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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)

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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Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona), habit

Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona (L.) Link) is an annual (rarely perennial) grass... Read more

Combretum aculeatum

Combretum aculeatum Vent. is a small tree or shrub up to 4 m high. It has... Read more

Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC), one of the 44 species of Prosopis... Read more

Cotton plant ready for harvest, Texas, 1996

Cotton is a multipurpose crop cultivated for its highly valuable textile fibre (lint).... Read more

Gliricidia leaves

Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp. is a perennial, medium-sized (2-15 m... Read more

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.), spike and foliage

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.) is one of the oldest cultivated... Read more

Pangola seedheads, Haiku, Maui

Pangola grass (Digitaria eriantha Steud) is a tropical grass widespread in many... Read more

Olive trees (Olea europaea) and browsing sheep, Andalusia, Spain

The olive tree (Olea europaea L.) is a slow growing evergreen tree that reaches... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) is a cereal grass grown mostly... Read more

Guar pods

Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) is an erect, bushy annual... 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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