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Animal feed resources information system
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Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field (Credits: Gggirald)
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)
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 is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
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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Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

Mealworms are the larvae of two species of darkling beetles of the Tenebrionidae family, ... Read more

Winnowed peanut shells

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) consists of an external... Read more

Broken peanuts

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

Groundnut meal

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

Groundnuts, Vietnam

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), pods and leaves

The peanut plant (Arachis hypogaea L.) is grown mainly for its seeds, which are... Read more

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia), habit

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) is a halophyte species and one of... Read more

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) crop

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.) is an oilseed crop cultivated in... Read more

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens), seeds

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens Benth.) is a tropical legume mostly cultivated... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

Soybean meal is the most important protein source used to feed farm animals. It... Read more

Wheat distillers grain from ethanol production, France

Wheat distillers grain is the main by-product from the distillation of alcohol from wheat... Read more

Gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal), habit, Burkina-Faso

The gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. or Senegalia senegal (L... Read more

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

Maize bran

Maize bran is a by-product of various maize processing industries, including starch and... Read more

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon giganteus), inflorescence

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon caesius (Nees ex Hook. & Arn.) Stapf) is a perennial... Read more

Dehydrated alfalfa, pellets

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a perennial herbaceous legume. Due to its high... Read more

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is an annual erect herb up to 3 m (or more) tall. It... Read more

Achatina immaculata (African Land Snail)

Snails are plentiful in some regions. They can also be introduced and raised on... Read more

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta), Zimbabwe

Creeping bluegrass (Bothriochloa insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) A. Camus) is a... Read more

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata), habit, Hawaii

Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata R. Br.) is a shrub from dry and saline... Read more

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium)

Sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L. and other Hedysarum species), is a... Read more

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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.

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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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