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)
Freedom Rangers broilers
Freedom Ranger broilers (Credits: Cowgirl Jules)
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field
Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) field (Credits: Gggirald)
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds
Feedipedia is an online encyclopedia of animal feeds (Credits: Iwan Beijes)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
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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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

Albizia (Albizia amara) tree, India

Albizia amara (Roxb.) B. Boivin is a tropical tree from the dry areas of East... Read more

The moru oak (Quercus floribunda Lindl. ex A. Camus) is a large evergreen tree... Read more

Banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora), leaves, upper side, Spain

The banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus) is an evergreen oak tree of... Read more

Digitaria didactyla, closely related to Digitaria swazilandensis

Swazi grass (Digitaria swazilandensis Stent) is a tropical and subtropical grass... Read more

Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha), Hawaii

Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf) is a tufted... Read more

Sunflower meal with hulls, France

Sunflower meal is the by-product of the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds. In terms... Read more

Ear maize (Zea mays)

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

Maize cobs

Maize cobs are a by-product of the maize crop, consisting of the central fibrous rachis... Read more

Soybean plant with seeds

The soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is an erect leguminous plant, up to 1 m... Read more

Bambara groundnut seeds

The bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is an annual, creeping... Read more

Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea), seeds

Bambara groundnut pods, shells and offal are the by-product of processing the seeds into... Read more

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) is a major tropical grass. It is... Read more

Cottonseed meal

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

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

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

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata)

Rice bean (Vigna umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi) is a tropical to... Read more

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), foliage and fruits

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C. K. Schneid.) is a shrub native to... Read more

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) habit, Germany

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) is a dual purpose annual legume grown for its... 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.

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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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