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A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
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Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field (Credits: Gggirald)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
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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Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata), inflorescence, Zimbabwe

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

Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides), habit

Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides (Hoschst.) Stapf) is an annual grass... Read more

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

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

Para grass (Brachiaria mutica), habit

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

Coloured Guinea grass

Coloured Guinea grass (Panicum coloratum L.) is a tufted (erect, geniculate or... 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

Opuntia, South of France

The prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a cactus species widespread in... Read more

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), habit, Thailand

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis Germ. & Evrard or Urochloa... Read more

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

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

Canola seeds

Rapeseeds - called canola seeds in North American and other countries - are the seeds of... Read more

Silkworm pupae

Silkworms are the caterpillars of moth species raised for silk. 90% of the world... Read more

Camelina (Camelina sativa), flowers, Unterfranken, Germany

Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an ancient oil and food crop with... Read more

Maize grain

Maize (Zea mays L.) is a major staple food grain throughout the world,... Read more

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) spike

The proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a cereal plant cultivated for its... Read more

Tagetes erecta flowers

Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) is an herbaceous plant from the sunflower... Read more

Burgu (Echinochloa stagnina) seeds

Burgu (Echinochloa stagnina (Retz.) P. Beauv.) is a perennial, or sometimes... Read more

Imperata cylindrica, Vietnam

Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv., known as speargrass in Nigeria, alang-alang... Read more

Rabbits eating wet brewers grain in Africa

Brewers grains are the solid residue left after the processing of germinated and dried... Read more

Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata), habit, Phalandingwe, Pelindaba, South Africa

The buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata Willd.) is a multipurpose tree whose... Read more

Indian sandbur (Cenchrus biflorus)

The Indian sandbur (Cenchrus biflorus Roxb.) is a valuable fodder plant... Read more

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), habit and fruits, Guatemala

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.) is a plant from the cucumber family, mainly grown... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By 2050, human population will reach 9.6 billion people with ever higher demand for animal products. However, animal production is increasingly criticized for the competition between feed and food crops and for low efficiency of conversion of food crops to animal products. Arguing the health benefits of animal products for humans, this paper suggests to look beyond the comparison between food and feed seen in terms of energy or protein only. Other issues that need consideration are feed edibility, use of land, coproducts production and waste reduction.

Recent resources

Métodos de pesquisa em nutrição de monogástricos Métodos de pesquisa em nutrição de monogástricos - Sakomura et al., 2007. Jaboticabal, FUNEP, 283 p.

This book presents the concepts and experimental protocols used in monogastric nutrition research to determine the nutritional values and requirements for energy, protein, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.

Biology and management of invasive apple snails - Joshi et al., 2017. Philippine Rice Res. Institute (PhilRice), Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija 3119, Philippines

This newly published book on Biology and Management of Invasive Apple Snails provides updated information on Apple snails invasive status and on the ways to control them. The book includes a chapter on the use of invasive apple snails as feeds for farm animals written by Gilles Tran and Valérie Heuzé (Feedipedia team leaders). Free Download.

Ileal digestible amino acid values in feedstuffs for poultry Ileal digestible amino acid values in feedstuffs for poultry - Bryden et al., 2009. June 2009, RIRDC Publication No 09/071

This RIRDC publication will be a useful resource for the poultry industry, especially nutritionists and those engaged in poultry protein and amino acid research as differences in amino acid digestibility can be effectively used to improve the precision of feed formulation.

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