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Animal feed resources information system
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Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
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)
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia!
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
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)

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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Manicoba or ceara rubber tree (Manihot glaziovii)

Manicoba (Manihot carthagenensis subsp. glaziovii (Müll. Arg.) Allem... Read more

Fish meal

Fish meal is obtained by cooking, pressing, drying and milling fresh raw fish or fish... Read more

Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii)

Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii J. R. Gray or Tripsacum laxum ... Read more

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruits

Dates, the fruits of the date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera L.), are a major... Read more

Itchgrass

Itchgrass (Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton) is an annual grass weed... Read more

Dactyloctenium aegyptium spikelets, Central Vietnam

Egyptian crowfoot grass (Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.) is a tufted,... Read more

Vicia sativa flowers

The common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) is an annual scrambling and climbing legume.... Read more

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), tree

The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) is a legume tree up to 25-45 m high... Read more

Pennisetum polystachion inflorescences at Kahului Airport, Maui

Mission grass (Pennisetum polystachion) is an annual or perennial grass, with... Read more

Date palm seeds

Date seeds are the by-product of date stoning, either for the production of pitted dates... Read more

Coffee tree (Coffea arabica), fruit and leaves, Maui

The coffee bean (Coffea arabica L.) is used to make one of the most popular... Read more

Lentil (Lens culinaris), plant habit

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is a legume mainly grown for its edible seeds (... 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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