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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)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field (Credits: Gggirald)
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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)

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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Cattle eating maize silage

Maize silage (Zea mays L.) is made out of whole ensiled maize plants. It is one... Read more

Adenodolichos  (Adenodolichos paniculatus)

Adenodolichos paniculatus (Hua) Hutch. is a perennial woody multi-purpose shrub... Read more

Rapeseed meal

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

Maize field, Germany

Maize (Zea mays L.) green forage, particularly when it contains the stalks,... Read more

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia), tree

Mahua (Madhuca longifolia (L.) J. F. Macbr.) is a multipurpose tropical tree... Read more

Karanja (Millettia pinnata), leaves and flowers

Karanja (Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi) is a fast-growing, multipurpose tree... Read more

Calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum), habit

Caeruleum calopo (Calopogonium caeruleum (Benth.) C. Wright) is a climbing... Read more

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) plantation

Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly... Read more

Brewery by products

Brewers yeast is a by-product from the breweries, which use the micro-organism and fungal... Read more

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

Algae are an heterogeneous group of plants with a complex and often controversial... Read more

Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) is a shrub or small tree of the dry... Read more

Hairy indigo (Indigofera hirsuta L.) is a subtropical and tropical legume shrub... Read more

Microalgae (Nannochloropsis) in pipes, aquaculture facilities in Australia

Microalgae are small-sized organisms found in fresh and saline waters, in both benthic... Read more

Grape seeds

Grape seeds are a by-product of the pressing of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)... Read more

Grape pomace (white grape)

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a woody vine cultivated worldwide for its... Read more

Vine shoots collected after the grape harvest

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a vine cultivated worldwide for its edible... Read more

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca), foliage, Osaka-fu, Japan

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca Thunb.) is a medium-sized tree native... Read more

Mango leaves, North Vietnam

The mango tree (Mangifera indica L.) is primarily cultivated for its edible... Read more

Kapok oil meal

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) is a large deciduous tree, best known for... Read more

Sweet potato leaves, North Vietnam

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is a plant grown for its tuberous roots... Read more

Guava (Psidium guajava) habit, Maui, Haiku, Hawaii

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is an important tropical tree cultivated for its... Read more

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Keerti S. Rathore, Thomas C. Wedegaertner, and Kater Hake

Cotton plant is not only the most important source of natural textile fibre in the world but also one of the most important source of oil and cottonseed meal that can make available 10.8 million tons crude protein per year. However, the nutritive value of this protein is hampered by a toxic substance, gossypol, present in seed glands. Gossypol is detrimental to monogastric animals as well as humans. However, it acts as a deterrent to pests and is beneficial for the plant. This article reports use of new generation biotechnologies to engineer a cotton plant that resulted in the reduction of gossypol from ~10,000 ppm to about 250 ppm in only the seed, without affecting gossypol levels in other parts of the plant and thus maintaining the pest-deterrent traits. Cottonseed meal produced from such ultra-low gossypol cotton has potential use in the diets of poultry, pigs and aquatic species.

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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.

Utilization of fruit and vegetable wastes as animal feed - FAO, 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy

These set of four videos describe processes to utilize baby corn byproducts and wastes, empty pea pods, kinnow waste and tomato pomace as livestock feed. Impact of their feeding on livestock productivity has also been illustrated.

Utilization of baby corn by-products as livestock feed

Utilization of kinnow (mandarin) waste as livestock feed 

Use of empty pea pods

Utilization of tomato pomace as livestock feed

 

FeedAccess: a software designed to optimize formulas at least cost for poultry, pigs and aquaculture species - FeedAccess, 2017. FeedAccess

FeedAccess provides a free formulation tool and access to an important raw material database and most common animal feed formulas used in livestock farming. FeedAccess is designed for layers, broilers, pigs and sows diets.

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