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Animal feed resources information system
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Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
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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Columbus grass (Sorghum x almum), habit, USA

Columbus grass (Sorghum x almum Parodi) is a robust, tussocky, short-lived... Read more

Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona), habit

Jungle rice (Echinochloa colona (L.) Link) is an annual (rarely perennial) grass... Read more

Combretum aculeatum

Combretum aculeatum Vent. is a small tree or shrub up to 4 m high. It has... Read more

Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC), one of the 44 species of Prosopis... Read more

Cotton plant ready for harvest, Texas, 1996

Cotton is a multipurpose crop cultivated for its highly valuable textile fibre (lint).... Read more

Gliricidia leaves

Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp. is a perennial, medium-sized (2-15 m... Read more

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.), spike and foliage

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

Pangola seedheads, Haiku, Maui

Pangola grass (Digitaria eriantha Steud) is a tropical grass widespread in many... Read more

Olive trees (Olea europaea) and browsing sheep, Andalusia, Spain

The olive tree (Olea europaea L.) is a slow growing evergreen tree that reaches... Read more

Guar pods

Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) is an erect, bushy annual... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

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

Albizia lebbeck (Siris tree), Hawaii

Lebbek (Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.) is a deciduous, perennial medium-sized... Read more

Paspalum dilatatum

Dallis grass (Paspalum dilatatum Poir.) is a strongly tufted, leafy, sod-forming... Read more

Corn distillers processing

Corn distillers grain is the main by-product of the distillation of alcohol from maize... Read more

Manicoba or ceara rubber tree (Manihot glaziovii)

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

Guatemala grass (Tripsacum andersonii)

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

Fish meal

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

Dactyloctenium aegyptium spikelets, Central Vietnam

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

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), tree

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

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Broadening horizons

By Harinder P.S. Makkar, Emily Addonizio and Lemma Gizachew

To better monitor the national and regional livestock sectors and formulate adequate development strategies, it is essential to develop systematic approaches to accurately assess livestock feed supplies and obtain better insight into how feed resources are being utilized. The latter information on use of feed resources is achieved by characterizing the feeding systems. A detailed information on feeding systems in lowlands of Ethiopia is presented here. Also approaches to meet the deficiency of animal feed in the dry seasons are presented.

Recent resources

Database of nutrient digestibility's of traditional and novel feed ingredients for trout and hybrid striped bass - Barrows et al., 2015. USDA-ARS National Program 106, USDOI

This database is the result of project initiated in 2005 to determine apparent digestibility coefficients for macronutrients, amino acids and minerals for traditional and novel ingredients in rainbow trout and hybrid striped bass. 

Table 'Standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids in feedstuffs for poultry' - Blok et al., 2017. CVB Documentation report nr. 61, November 2017

This document presents standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of feedstuffs for poultry derived from literature data on both ileal and standardized digestibilities.

Forages for the future - Maass et al., 2018. Forages Newsletter No. 6, CGIAR

The newsletter, “Forages for the Futurelaunched in June 2016, resulted of a meeting of experts in October 2015 in Bonn, Germany, to discuss a Global Strategy for the Conservation and Utilization of Tropical and Subtropical Forage Genetic Resources. This newsletter is the 6th of the series. The former newsletters are available from http://goo.gl/vn9VZX. The newsletter is published under the auspices of the CGIAR Research Program “Genebanks”; its editors are Bruce Pengelly and Brigitte Maass, consultants of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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