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Sheep herd in Iceland
Feedipedia wishes you a very happy New Year - Sheep in Iceland (Credits: compagnonbruno)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Holly (Ilex spp.) berries
Holly cluster for a great new year (Credits: Liz West)
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)
Reindeers, Finland
Season's Greetings - Reindeers in Finland (Credits: Ville Oksanen)
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: 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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Crambe (Crambe abyssinica), habit

Crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hochst. ex R. E. Fr.) is a cruciferous oil plant that... 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

Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis), habit and leaves

Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis (Osb.) Merr.) is an almost evergreen... Read more

Cadaba (Cadaba farinosa) habit

Cadaba (Cadaba farinosa Forssk.) is an evergreen shrub found in Africa that is... Read more

Polished Thai jasmine rice

Polished rice (Oriza sativa L.) results from the complete milling of rice grain... Read more

Breadnut tree (Brosimum alicastrum), habit, Belize

The breadnut tree (Brosimum alicastrum Swartz) is a tree mostly grown in Central... Read more

Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides), habit

Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides (Hoschst.) Stapf) is an annual grass... Read more

Black medic (Medicago lupulina), foliage and flowers

Black medic (Medicago lupulina L.) is a creeping annual legume from temperate... Read more

Black-hooked acacia (Senegalia laeta) community, Burkina Faso

Black-hooked acacia (Senegalia laeta (R.Br. ex Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger,... Read more

Black cutch (Acacia catechu), habit

Black cutch (Senegalia catechu P.J.H. Hurter & Mabb., formerly known as ... Read more

Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)

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

Breads and bakery products

Bakery wastes are products obtained from the recycling of bakery and viennoiserie... Read more

American jointvetch (Aeschynomene americana), foliage

American jointvetch (Aeschynomene americana L.) is an annual tropical legume... Read more

Ahuhu (Tephrosia purpurea), leaves and flowers

Ahuhu (Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.) is a multipurpose tropical legume mainly... Read more

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

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

Acacia (Acacia brevispica) leaves

The acacia species Senegalia brevispica (Harms) Seigler & Ebinger (formerly... Read more

Sugar beet pulp, pressed

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

Dehydrated beet pulp

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

Sugarcane plants, La Réunion

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

Potato tubers are the subterranean swollen, starchy tubers of the potato plant (... Read more

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), green forage

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


Broadening horizons

By Seyoum Bediye, Gemechu Nemi and Harinder Makkar

In terms of livestock wealth, Ethiopia is endowed with largest domestic animal population in Africa, composed of diverse animal species and breeds. Animal production is key to economic development in Ethiopia. This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the current status of the feed industry. Currently 32 private companies and 28 farmers’ unions are engaged in compound feed production, which produce only 61,416 tonnes of feed in a year. The Ethiopian feed industry faces several challenges such as high cost of ingredients, unfair taxing policy, low demand of compound feed, among others. Opportunities, however, also exist for the feed industry, which are also highlighted.

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Database of nutrient digestibility's of traditional and novel feed ingredients for trout and hybrid striped bass - Barrows et al., 2015. USDA-ARS National Program 106, USDOI

This database is the result of project initiated in 2005 to determine apparent digestibility coefficients for macronutrients, amino acids and minerals for traditional and novel ingredients in rainbow trout and hybrid striped bass. 

Table 'Standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids in feedstuffs for poultry' - Blok et al., 2017. CVB Documentation report nr. 61, November 2017

This document presents standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of feedstuffs for poultry derived from literature data on both ileal and standardized digestibilities.

Forages for the future - Maass et al., 2018. Forages Newsletter No. 6, CGIAR

The newsletter, “Forages for the Futurelaunched in June 2016, resulted of a meeting of experts in October 2015 in Bonn, Germany, to discuss a Global Strategy for the Conservation and Utilization of Tropical and Subtropical Forage Genetic Resources. This newsletter is the 6th of the series. The former newsletters are available from http://goo.gl/vn9VZX. The newsletter is published under the auspices of the CGIAR Research Program “Genebanks”; its editors are Bruce Pengelly and Brigitte Maass, consultants of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

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