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Eight years ago, in November 2012, Feedipedia, the worldwide open access encyclopedia of feeds for farm animals, was launched and the audience began to be monitored.

  • 447 datasheets have been written and updated
  • 18205 literature references have been used to write these datasheets
  • 1638 images have been collected or created
  • 2.9 million raw data on more than 100 parameters have been used to calculate 1100 brand new feed tables

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Rape leaves

Rape forage (Brassica napus L. and interspecific crosses of other Brassica... Read more

Siamese senna (Senna siamea) tree

Siamese senna (Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby) is a medium-sized,... Read more

Ripe fruit and foliage of black mulberrry (Morus nigra)

Black mulberry (Morus nigra L.) is is a small deciduous tree cultivated... Read more

Marvel grass (Dichanthium annulatum)

Marvel grass (Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf) is a tropical grass... Read more

Sporobolus (Sporobolus helvolus) leaves and inflorescences

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

Coral tree (Erythrina variegata) prickly stems and flower, India

Coral tree (Erythrina variegata L.) is a spreading tropical and subtropical tree... Read more

Mango leaves, North Vietnam

The mango tree (Mangifera indica L.) is primarily cultivated for its edible... Read more

Kapok oil meal

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) is a large deciduous tree, best known for... Read more

Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) is a shrub or small tree of the dry... Read more

Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) inflorescence blooming

Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus L.) is an aquatic sedge mostly known for its use as... Read more

Goose grass (Eleusine indica) stand and albatross

Goose grass (Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.) is an annual or short-lived perennial... Read more

Brachiaria (Brachiaria lata), habit

Brachiaria lata (Schumach.) C. E. Hubb. is a fast growing annual grass... Read more

Boscia (Boscia angustifolia) habit, Burkina Faso

Boscia (Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.) is an African multipurpose tree that is... Read more

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustilofius), leaves and inflorescence

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) is a legume crop used for seed and fodder... Read more

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), seeds

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a... Read more

Biul (Grewia optiva) flower, Morni Hills, India

Bhimal (Grewia optiva J. R. Drumm. ex Burret) is a small multipurpose tree from... Read more

Golden millet (Setaria sphacelata) seed-heads, Australia

Golden millet (Setaria sphacelata var. anceps (Schum.) Stapf & Hubb)... Read more

Sugarbeet molasses

Beet molasses is the syrupy by-product yielded after the crystallisation of sugar from... Read more

Saltbush habit (St Nazaire, France)

Saltbush (Atriplex halimus L.) is a halophytic perennial shrub that can grow in... Read more

Saltbush (Salvadora persica), leaves and flowers

Saltbush (Salvadora persica Garc.) is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can... Read more

Afzelia african tree, habit, Comoé Park, Ivory Coast

Afzelia africana Sm. ex Pers. is a tropical African tree, medium to large,... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By M. Wadhwa, M. P. S. Bakshi and Harinder P. S. Makkar

The acute shortage of feedstuffs in Asian, Middle East and African countries has prompted Animal Nutritionists to explore new non-conventional feed resources that do not compete with human food. The most promising among these, available in plenty, are fruit and vegetable wastes (FVWs). Currently most FVWs are dumped in wastelands causing environmental pollution. Citrus fruit (Mausambi/sweet lime or kinnow) waste, available in bulk, is rich in nutrients and bio-active compounds. Studies revealed that kinnow waste, after sun drying or ensiling with poor quality crop residues, can be effectively utilized as animal feed, to enhance animal production, mitigate environmental pollution and decrease feeding cost.

 

Recent resources

The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa - Molina-Flores et al., 2020. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Accra, 2020

Livestock is key to 377 million people in West Africa and in some countries, up to 60% of the population is involved in livestock production. The demand for animal products is increasing with population growth, urbanization, growing middle class, and due to shifting consumer preferences towards animal products. To meet this growing demand, countries in West Africa must engage in accelerated sustainable livestock production undertaking. Livestock development is key to eradicate hunger and poverty. This book attempts to provide up-to-date, and reliable information on the potentials, opportunities, and challenges of the livestock subsector in West Africa. 

Pulses and their byproducts as animal feed Pulses and their by-products as animal feed - Sherasia et al., 2017. In: Calles, T.; Makkar, H. P. S. (Eds), FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

This document provides a state-of-the-art review of the recent research (published and unpublished) on the use of pulses and their by-products as animal feed. It aims at raising awareness on the use of pulses and their by-products. It highlights the nutritional role of pulses and pulse by-products as animal feed and is a contribution to the legacy of the 2016 International Year of Pulses. This document will further enhance the use of these feed resources in other continents, besides Asia, where many pulse by-products are simply dumped. It is also expected that the synthesis presented contributes to make the use of pulses and their by-products as animal feed more efficient. This document will be useful for extension workers, researchers, feed industry, policy-makers and donors alike.

Opinion paper: A regional feed action plan – one-of-a-kind example from East Africa Opinion paper: A regional feed action plan – one-of-a-kind example from East Africa - Opio et al., 2020. Animal, 1-4

Open access document. This paper puts forward a case for formulation of a regional animal feed action plan (RAFAP) and highlights its potential benefits.

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