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Do you know what a French dairy cow eats every day?

Daily ration of a French dairy cow (Credit: @Agrikol)    

Discover it with this infographics and share your ration with us! We will make more infographics and will get a nice global book of recipes soon!!

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Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) inflorescence blooming

Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus L.) is an aquatic sedge mostly known for its use as... Read more

Goose grass (Eleusine indica) stand and albatross

Goose grass (Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.) is an annual or short-lived perennial... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) is a cereal grass grown mostly... Read more

Brachiaria (Brachiaria lata), habit

Brachiaria lata (Schumach.) C. E. Hubb. is a fast growing annual grass... Read more

Boscia (Boscia angustifolia) habit, Burkina Faso

Boscia (Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.) is an African multipurpose tree that is... Read more

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustilofius), leaves and inflorescence

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) is a legume crop used for seed and fodder... Read more

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), seeds

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

Biul (Grewia optiva) flower, Morni Hills, India

Bhimal (Grewia optiva J. R. Drumm. ex Burret) is a small multipurpose tree from... Read more

Sugarbeet molasses

Beet molasses is the syrupy by-product yielded after the crystallisation of sugar from... Read more

Golden millet (Setaria sphacelata) seed-heads, Australia

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

Saltbush habit (St Nazaire, France)

Saltbush (Atriplex halimus L.) is a halophytic perennial shrub that can grow in... Read more

Saltbush (Salvadora persica), leaves and flowers

Saltbush (Salvadora persica Garc.) is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can... Read more

Afzelia african tree, habit, Comoé Park, Ivory Coast

Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers. is a tropical African tree, medium to large,... Read more

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), green forage

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

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

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

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) plantation

Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly... 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 clover (Trifolium repens) flower

White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a creeping, herbaceous, perennial legume... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

Ear maize (ear corn in American English) consists in whole maize ears including the cobs... Read more

African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa), pending flowerheads, Benin

African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) G.Don and Parkia filicoidea ... Read more

Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), ear-shaped pod

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

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By Harinder Makkar, Lemma Gizachew, Adugna Tolera, Antonello Salis, Alemu Yami, Alberto Giani, AbdoulKarim Bah,and Shukri Ahmed

Livestock sector is vital for food security in Africa as it provides a number of essential nutrients to millions of people. Recent repeated droughts, however, had devastating effects on pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods, mainly due to feed and water shortages. This short paper provides information on the availability of biomass for use as animal feed and the feed balance in terms of dry matter (DM), metabolizable energy (ME) and crude protein (CP) for each of the 10 regions of Ethiopia and for the nation. These sets of data are prerequisite for putting in place strategic interventions to meet the feed demand at times of scarcity as well as for making informed decisions for sustainable development of the livestock sector in Ethiopia.

Recent resources

Animal Feed Action Plan. FAO and IGAD 2019 East Africa Animal Feed Action Plan: Sustainably developing livestock-dependent livelihoods in East Africa - FAO and IGAD, 2019. FAO, IGAD, Rome, Italy

The East Africa Animal Feed Action Plan provides a guided approach to pave the way for the sustainable production of quality livestock and products, while improving competitiveness and profitability and ensuring appropriate feed resource management across East Africa. It also provides guidelines to communities, countries, the private sector and livestock stakeholders to optimally use available feed resources in order to increase the supply and quality of animals, products and by-products, and to maximize the economic and social benefits of the livestock subsector.

 

Online fodder tree database for Europe Online fodder tree database for Europe - Luske et al., 2017. Louis Bolk Institute and Stichting Duinboeren, the Netherlands.

This database contains more than 700 records from 100 tree species that are relevant for European conditions. The database allows selection of individual species, groups of species, and specific nutritional aspects of tree leaves.

USDA Food Composition Databases - USDA, 2018. USDA - ARS - Nutrient Data Laboratory

This website allows you to search the USDA Food Composition Databases: USDA National Nutrient Database and USDA Branded Food Products Database. You can search the database by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for your food items. You can also generate lists of foods sorted by nutrient content.

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