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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
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  • 2.9 million raw data on more than 100 parameters have been used to calculate 1100 brand new feed tables

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Afzelia african tree, habit, Comoé Park, Ivory Coast

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

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), green forage

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual herbaceous legume suitable... Read more

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

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

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) plantation

Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly... Read more

White clover (Trifolium repens) flower

White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a creeping, herbaceous, perennial legume... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

Ear maize (ear corn in American English) consists in whole maize ears including the cobs... Read more

African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa), pending flowerheads, Benin

African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) G.Don and Parkia filicoidea ... Read more

Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), ear-shaped pod

Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.) is a fast growing forage... Read more

Sugar beet pulp, pressed

Sugarbeet pulp is the fibrous, energy rich by-product resulting from the water extraction... Read more

Cottonseed meal

Cottonseed meal is the by-product of oil extraction from cotton seeds. As a protein-rich... Read more

Brewery by products

Brewers yeast is a by-product from the breweries, which use the micro-organism and fungal... Read more

Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea), habit, India

Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) is a multipurpose tropical and subtropical... Read more

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds... Read more

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), tree

The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) is a legume tree up to 25-45 m high... Read more

Sugarcane plants, La Réunion

The sugarcane plant (Saccharum officinarum) is primarily cultivated for sugar... Read more

Corn gluten meal is a by-product of the manufacture of maize starch (and sometimes... Read more

Groundnut meal

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

Linseed meal

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

Subclover (Trifolium subterraneum), stand, foliage close-up

Subclover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) is a much valued annual legume forage used... Read more

Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata), inflorescence, Zimbabwe

Spotted brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata (Munro ex Ficalho & Hiern) Stapf... Read more

Samoan clover (Desmodium scorpiurus), foliage

Samoan clover (Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv.) is a vigorous perennial... 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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