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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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Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea), habit, India

Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) is a multipurpose tropical and subtropical... Read more

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds... 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

Apple pomace

Apple pomace (Malus domestica Borkh.) is the solid residue that remains after... Read more

Sugarcane plants, La Réunion

The sugarcane plant (Saccharum officinarum) is primarily cultivated for sugar... Read more

Corn gluten meal is a by-product of the manufacture of maize starch (and sometimes... Read more

Groundnut meal

Peanut meal is the by-product obtained after the extraction of oil from peanut seeds (... Read more

Linseed meal

Linseed meal is the by-product of oil production from linseeds (Linum usitatissimum... Read more

Dehydrated beet pulp

Sugarbeet pulp is the fibrous, energy rich by-product resulting from the water extraction... Read more

Subclover (Trifolium subterraneum), stand, foliage close-up

Subclover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) is a much valued annual legume forage used... Read more

Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata), inflorescence, Zimbabwe

Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata (Munro ex Ficalho & Hiern) Stapf... Read more

Samoan clover (Desmodium scorpiurus), foliage

Samoan clover (Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv.) is a vigorous perennial... Read more

Purple vetch (Vicia benghalensis), habit, Spain

Purple vetch (Vicia benghalensis L.) is a climbing herbaceous legume from the... Read more

Potato tubers are the subterranean swollen, starchy tubers of the potato plant (... Read more

Para grass (Brachiaria mutica), habit

Para grass (Brachiaria mutica (Forssk.) Stapf) is a semi-aquatic, palatable and... Read more

Acacia (Acacia oerfota) shrub

Orfot (Vachellia oerfota (Forssk.) Kyal. & Boatwr., formerly ... Read more

Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) inflorescence

Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a genus of... Read more

Golden tree (Cassia fistula), habit

The golden tree (Cassia fistula L.) is a tropical and subtropical legume tree... Read more

Sunflower hulls

Sunflower hulls are the by-product of the dehulling of sunflower seeds before they are... Read more

Cow browsing cratylia (Cratylia argentea) foliage, Nicaragua

Cratylia (Cratylia argentea (Desv.) Kuntze) is a shruby perennial tropical... Read more

Crambe (Crambe abyssinica), habit

Crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hochst. ex R. E. Fr.) is a cruciferous oil plant that... 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.

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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.

Ethiopia: feed inventory Ethiopia: report on feed inventory and feed balance - FAO, 2018. FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

This document presents an inventory and balance of feeds available in Ethiopia so that the country can be aware of its needs, resource availability, gaps, implications and how the gap can be filled within the country. This will make feed interventions in the country effective in the immediate, medium and long term as well as provide solutions for replication in the region.

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