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Animal feed resources information system
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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia!
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
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)
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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Dehydrated beet pulp

Sugarbeet pulp is the fibrous, energy rich by-product resulting from the water extraction... Read more

Subclover (Trifolium subterraneum), stand, foliage close-up

Subclover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) is a much valued annual legume forage used... Read more

Rapeseed meal

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

Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata), inflorescence, Zimbabwe

Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata (Munro ex Ficalho & Hiern) Stapf... Read more

Samoan clover (Desmodium scorpiurus), foliage

Samoan clover (Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv.) is a vigorous perennial... Read more

Purple vetch (Vicia benghalensis), habit, Spain

Purple vetch (Vicia benghalensis L.) is a climbing herbaceous legume from the... Read more

Potato tubers are the subterranean swollen, starchy tubers of the potato plant (... Read more

Para grass (Brachiaria mutica), habit

Para grass (Brachiaria mutica (Forssk.) Stapf) is a semi-aquatic, palatable and... Read more

Acacia (Acacia oerfota) shrub

Orfot (Vachellia oerfota (Forssk.) Kyal. & Boatwr., formerly ... Read more

Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) inflorescence

Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a genus of... Read more

White lupin (Lupinus albus) seeds

White lupin (Lupinus albus L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a genus of... Read more

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustilofius), leaves and inflorescence

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a... Read more

Golden tree (Cassia fistula), habit

The golden tree (Cassia fistula L.) is a tropical and subtropical legume tree... Read more

Golden millet (Setaria sphacelata) seed-heads, Australia

Golden millet (Setaria sphacelata var. anceps (Schum.) Stapf & Hubb)... Read more

Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), ear-shaped pod

Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.) is a fast growing forage... Read more

Sunflower hulls

Sunflower hulls are the by-product of the dehulling of sunflower seeds before they are... Read more

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), green forage

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual herbaceous legume suitable... Read more

Cow browsing cratylia (Cratylia argentea) foliage, Nicaragua

Cratylia (Cratylia argentea (Desv.) Kuntze) is a shruby perennial tropical... Read more

Crambe (Crambe abyssinica), habit

Crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hochst. ex R. E. Fr.) is a cruciferous oil plant that... Read more

Coral tree (Erythrina variegata) prickly stems and flower, India

Coral tree (Erythrina variegata L.) is a spreading tropical and subtropical tree... Read more

Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis), habit and leaves

Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis (Osb.) Merr.) is an almost evergreen... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Harinder P.S. Makkar, Emily Addonizio and Lemma Gizachew

To better monitor the national and regional livestock sectors and formulate adequate development strategies, it is essential to develop systematic approaches to accurately assess livestock feed supplies and obtain better insight into how feed resources are being utilized. The latter information on use of feed resources is achieved by characterizing the feeding systems. A detailed information on feeding systems in lowlands of Ethiopia is presented here. Also approaches to meet the deficiency of animal feed in the dry seasons are presented.

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Database of nutrient digestibility's of traditional and novel feed ingredients for trout and hybrid striped bass - Barrows et al., 2015. USDA-ARS National Program 106, USDOI

This database is the result of project initiated in 2005 to determine apparent digestibility coefficients for macronutrients, amino acids and minerals for traditional and novel ingredients in rainbow trout and hybrid striped bass. 

Table 'Standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids in feedstuffs for poultry' - Blok et al., 2017. CVB Documentation report nr. 61, November 2017

This document presents standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of feedstuffs for poultry derived from literature data on both ileal and standardized digestibilities.

Forages for the future - Maass et al., 2018. Forages Newsletter No. 6, CGIAR

The newsletter, “Forages for the Futurelaunched in June 2016, resulted of a meeting of experts in October 2015 in Bonn, Germany, to discuss a Global Strategy for the Conservation and Utilization of Tropical and Subtropical Forage Genetic Resources. This newsletter is the 6th of the series. The former newsletters are available from http://goo.gl/vn9VZX. The newsletter is published under the auspices of the CGIAR Research Program “Genebanks”; its editors are Bruce Pengelly and Brigitte Maass, consultants of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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