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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)
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia!
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)

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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Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis)

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis (Aublet) Sw.) is a tropical legume shrub widely... Read more

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.), habit at Maui, Hawaii

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.) is a highly variable perennial... Read more

Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum), habit

Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum (Mill.) Urb.) is a large perennial (... Read more

Tropical kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.) is a vigorous, dense-... Read more

Coloured Guinea grass

Coloured Guinea grass (Panicum coloratum L.) is a tufted (erect, geniculate or... Read more

Opuntia, South of France

The prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a cactus species widespread in... Read more

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), habit, Thailand

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis Germ. & Evrard or Urochloa... Read more

Canola seeds

Rapeseeds - called canola seeds in North American and other countries - are the seeds of... Read more

Silkworm pupae

Silkworms are the caterpillars of moth species raised for silk. 90% of the world... Read more

Camelina (Camelina sativa), flowers, Unterfranken, Germany

Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an ancient oil and food crop with... Read more

Maize grain

Maize (Zea mays L.) is a major staple food grain throughout the world,... Read more

Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) spike

The proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) is a cereal plant cultivated for its... Read more

Tagetes erecta flowers

Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) is an herbaceous plant from the sunflower... Read more

Burgu (Echinochloa stagnina) seeds

Burgu (Echinochloa stagnina (Retz.) P. Beauv.) is a perennial, or sometimes... Read more

Imperata cylindrica, Vietnam

Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv., known as speargrass in Nigeria, alang-alang... Read more

Rabbits eating wet brewers grain in Africa

Brewers grains are the solid residue left after the processing of germinated and dried... Read more

Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata), habit, Phalandingwe, Pelindaba, South Africa

The buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata Willd.) is a multipurpose tree whose... Read more

Indian sandbur (Cenchrus biflorus)

The Indian sandbur (Cenchrus biflorus Roxb.) is a valuable fodder plant... Read more

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), habit and fruits, Guatemala

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.) is a plant from the cucumber family, mainly grown... Read more

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) leaves

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea L.) is a tropical herb used for its tubers, which... Read more

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is the largest oilseed crop, with 276 million t... 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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