Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
Feedipedia
Feedipedia
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia!
Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field (Credits: Gggirald)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)

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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Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Crimson bluestem (Schizachyrium sanguineum) habit

Crimson bluestem (Schizachyrium sanguineum (Retz.) Alston) is a tropical grass... Read more

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), habit, Thailand

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

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree habit, Brazil

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a medium-sized tropical tree... Read more

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.) is a small tropical legume tree... Read more

Stand of bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica), South West Rocks, Australia

Bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica L.) is a valuable pasture forage of... Read more

Breadfruit fruit and leaves

The breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg) is an evergreen... Read more

Apple pomace

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

Enset corm

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a tall herbaceous plant from... Read more

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), aerial view, Inland, Kahoolawe, Hawaii

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus (L.) Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a... Read more

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) plants in Togo

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis), plant

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl.) is a woody legume of the arid semi-deserts of... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), harvest, Northern Ethiopia

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), flowering plant

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), spikelets

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus prolifer), habit

Tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus L. f.), also called tree lucerne, is a fast... Read more

Sporobolus (Sporobolus helvolus) leaves and inflorescences

Sporobolus helvolus (Trin.) Dur. & Schinz. is a perennial grass of the dry... Read more

Linseed meal

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

Feed peas, France

Peas (usually Pisum sativum L.) are one of the four most important legume crops... Read more

Walnut, the fruit of the walnut tree (Juglans regia L.), has been used in human... Read more

Soybean hulls in bulk

Soybean hulls are a by-product of the extraction of oil from soybean seeds (Glycine... Read more

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Broadening horizons

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.

Recent resources

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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