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Animal feed resources information system
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Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
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Find info about livestock feed on Feedipedia! (Credits: United Soybean Board)
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)

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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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

Coloured Guinea grass

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

Corn starch

Starch is a carbohydrate (polysaccharide) consisting of a large number of glucose units.... Read more

Bur clover (Medicago polyphorma), flower and leaves

Bur clover (Medicago polymorpha L.) is a Mediterranean winter and annual clover... Read more

Katikala production process, Ethiopia

Atella is an Ethiopian by-product, resulting from the production of tella (beer) or... Read more

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Ergot is a disease of cereal crops and grasses that is caused by fungi of the Claviceps genus. Claviceps includes about 50 known species, mostly in tropical regions. The sclerotia of Claviceps species are known as ergot. The fungi produce ergot alkaloids, also denoted ergolines, which are responsible for a disease called ergotism in livestock and humans. The article presents the symptoms of ergotism in animals, and the treatments and feed regulations associated with ergot.

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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.

Animal Nutrition in FAO and Sustainable Development Goals - FAO, 2017. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document shows how animal nutrition can help achieving the 17 sustainable development goals in UNFAO Members States.

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