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Co-products Feeds in Europe, Robin Crawshaw

Robin Crawshaw, one of the most cited author in Feedipedia, recently published a new opus about "Co-products feeds in Europe: Animal feeds derived from industrial processing". 

In these times of increasing awareness about circular economy/industrial ecology, this book which focuses on the feeds derived from industrial processing points out the many benefits that farmers, industry and the society can find in using such products.

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Cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli), habit

Cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.) is a tall, robust, tufted... Read more

Cissus (Cissus quadrangularis) habit, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Cisssus quadrangularis is a deciduous, woody climber belonging to the grape... Read more

Apple pomace

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

Argan (Argania spinosa), tree, Essaouira, Morocco

Argan (Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels) is a thorny tree from the arid and semi-arid... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

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

Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. crassa

Fodder beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris L.) is a biennial plant... Read more

Dehydrated beet pulp

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

Rapeseed meal

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

White mulberry (Morus alba), habit

White mulberry (Morus alba L.) is a high-yielding pantropical and subtropical... Read more

Desert grass (Panicum turgidum) tussocks

Desert grass (Panicum turgidum Forssk.) is a coarse, tussocky, tropical and... Read more

Potato pulp, dehydrated, France

The processing of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) for food and for the manufacture of... Read more

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) field

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an Andean pseudo-cereal crop that is... Read more

Sweet thorn (Acacia karroo) habit, blooming

Sweet thorn (Acacia karroo Hayne or Vachellia karroo (Hayne) Banfi... Read more

Salsola (Salsola glabrescens) habit

Salsola glabrescens Burtt Davy is an indigenous shrub native of the Nama Karoo,... Read more

Osteospermum spinescens, Photographer: C.Mayer

Osteospermum spinescens is a shrub native to the South African semi-arid veld... Read more

Rhizoma peanut (Arachis glabrata) stand

Rhizoma peanut (Arachis glabrata Benth.) is a summer growing perennial tropical... Read more

Maize stover consists of the residues of maize (Zea mays L.) plants grown for... Read more

Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum) habit

Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum Sond.) is a deciduous, small to medium-... Read more

Combretum aculeatum

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

Barwood (Pterocarpus erinaceaus) tree, habit

Barwood (Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.) is a tropical tree from West and Central... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By M. Wadhwa, M. P. S. Bakshi and Harinder P. S. Makkar

The acute shortage of feedstuffs in Asian, Middle East and African countries has prompted Animal Nutritionists to explore new non-conventional feed resources that do not compete with human food. The most promising among these, available in plenty, are fruit and vegetable wastes (FVWs). Currently most FVWs are dumped in wastelands causing environmental pollution. Citrus fruit (Mausambi/sweet lime or kinnow) waste, available in bulk, is rich in nutrients and bio-active compounds. Studies revealed that kinnow waste, after sun drying or ensiling with poor quality crop residues, can be effectively utilized as animal feed, to enhance animal production, mitigate environmental pollution and decrease feeding cost.

 

Recent resources

Pulses and their byproducts as animal feed Pulses and their by-products as animal feed - Sherasia et al., 2017. In: Calles, T.; Makkar, H. P. S. (Eds), FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

This document provides a state-of-the-art review of the recent research (published and unpublished) on the use of pulses and their by-products as animal feed. It aims at raising awareness on the use of pulses and their by-products. It highlights the nutritional role of pulses and pulse by-products as animal feed and is a contribution to the legacy of the 2016 International Year of Pulses. This document will further enhance the use of these feed resources in other continents, besides Asia, where many pulse by-products are simply dumped. It is also expected that the synthesis presented contributes to make the use of pulses and their by-products as animal feed more efficient. This document will be useful for extension workers, researchers, feed industry, policy-makers and donors alike.

Opinion paper: A regional feed action plan – one-of-a-kind example from East Africa Opinion paper: A regional feed action plan – one-of-a-kind example from East Africa - Opio et al., 2020. Animal, 1-4

Open access document. This paper puts forward a case for formulation of a regional animal feed action plan (RAFAP) and highlights its potential benefits.

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