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Eight years ago, in November 2012, Feedipedia, the worldwide open access encyclopedia of feeds for farm animals was launched and the audience began to be monitored.

  • 447 datasheets have been written and updated
  • 18205 literature references have been used to write these datasheets
  • 1638 images have been collected or created
  • 2.9 million raw data on more than 100 parameters have been used to calculate 1100 brand new feed tables

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Cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli), seeds on seed head

Cockspur grain is the seed of the cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P... Read more

Alyce clover (Alysicarpus vaginalis) stand

Alyce clover (Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.) is a highly variable perennial or... Read more

Lyebush (Salsola aphylla), habit

Ganna bush (Salsola aphylla) is a succulent, halophytic shrub native of southern... Read more

Hens feathering

Feather meal results from the processing of the feathers obtained after poultry... Read more

Cissus (Cissus striata) habit, Brighton, UK

The voqui colorado (Cissus striata Ruiz & Par. or Clematicissus striata... Read more

Foxtail millet

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

Potato pulp, dehydrated, France

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

Rapeseed meal

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

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

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

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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

The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa - Molina-Flores et al., 2020. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Accra, 2020

Livestock is key to 377 million people in West Africa and in some countries, up to 60% of the population is involved in livestock production. The demand for animal products is increasing with population growth, urbanization, growing middle class, and due to shifting consumer preferences towards animal products. To meet this growing demand, countries in West Africa must engage in accelerated sustainable livestock production undertaking. Livestock development is key to eradicate hunger and poverty. This book attempts to provide up-to-date, and reliable information on the potentials, opportunities, and challenges of the livestock subsector in West Africa. 

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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