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FAO, 2012. Edited by Harinder P.S. Makkar. FAO, Rome

Biofuel co-products as livestock feed - Opportunities and challenges

This publication collates, discusses and summarizes state-of-the-art knowledge on the use as livestock feed and future availability of co-products from the biofuel industry. The levels at which the co-products could be safely used in livestock diets are also presented. Gaps in knowledge and research topics needed to address them have been identified. These include standardization of product quality to assist ration formulation; testing of new products; development of detoxification procedures; research on micro-algae; and life cycle analysis linked to traditional nutritional appraisal.

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2012. By Emmanuel S. Quansah & Harinder P.S. Makkar. Animal Production and Health Working Paper. No. 8. Rome

Use of lesser-known plants and plant parts as animal feed resources in tropical regions

The aim of this study was to identify lesser-known, alternative feed resources that have potential to enhance animal productivity. The chemical composition of plants/plant parts used, their palatability and medicinal value to animals are reported in this paper

October 5, 2012
FAO, 2011. FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 14. Rome

Quality assurance for animal feed analysis laboratories

This document gives a comprehensive account of good laboratory practices, quality assurance procedures and examples of standard operating procedures as used in individual specialist laboratories. 

October 5, 2012
Meeker, 2006. National Renderers Association

Essential rendering: All about the animal by-products industry

This book documents the technologies, manufacturing procedures, capabilities, research, and infrastructure that make the rendering industry important to the United States and Canada.

October 4, 2012
Sansoucy, 1985. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 43

Olive by-products for animal feed

A review of information on possibilities of using harvest residues and olive oil industry by-products in animal feeding.

October 4, 2012
NDDB, 2012. National Dairy Development Board, Animal Nutrition Group, Anand, India

Nutritive value of commonly available feeds and fodders in India

A compendium of Indian feeds and forages. Includes descriptions, pictures, chemical composition and metabolizable energy for ruminants.

September 28, 2012
NRC, 2001. 7th Revised Edition, Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.

Nutrient requirements of dairy cattle

July 13, 2011
Suttie, 2000. FAO Plant Production and Protection Series No. 29, FAO, Rome

Hay and straw conservation for small-scale farming and pastoral conditions

This publication discusses hay, hay crops and crop residues in a wide range of situations, as essential components of fodder management in livestock production, and draws on examples from many parts of the world.

June 6, 2011
Devendra, 1985. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 2nd edition, Bangkok,1985

Non conventional feed resources in Asia and the Pacific

A thorough review of literature on the availability and utilization of non-conventional feed resources in Asia and the Pacific Region.

February 22, 2011
Suttie et al., 2005. FAO, Plant production and protection series, No. 34

Grasslands of the world

This book provides an overview of a range of grassland systems worldwide, and in a final chapter briefly assesses the state of the grasslands, their management, various grassland resources, the complementary roles of sown pastures, fodder crops and natural grasslands and concludes by looking at various social, economic and environmental factors.

January 3, 2011
Devendra, 1988. Proceedings of a Consultation held in Hisar, India, 21-29 March 1988, IDRC, ICAR

Non-conventional feed resources and fibrous agricultural residues. Strategies for expanded utilization

This publication focuses on expanding the utilization of nonconventional feeds and fibrous agricultural residues in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The availability of the total feed resources and present patterns of utilization by livestock are discussed in the context of the opportunities for expanding development efforts, especially at the farm level in the future.

December 3, 2010

Underutilized resources as animal feedstuffs

November 24, 2010
NRC, 1996. National Research Council, USA

Lost Crops of Africa. Volume I Grains

This book focuses on native cereals from Africa, and presents information on where and how each grain is grown, harvested, and processed and list its benefits and limitations as a food source.

October 6, 2010
Machin, D.; Nyvold, S.. Proceedings of the FAO Expert Consultation held in CIAT, Cali, Colombia 21–25 January 1991; FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 95

Roots, tubers, plantains and bananas in animal feeding

July 27, 2010

An introduction to agroforestry

July 12, 2010
Mondragon-Jacobo et al., 2001. FAO Plant production and protection papers Vol 169. FAO

Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as forage

This book provides technical and scientific knowledge on opuntia utilization as forage in many different places in the world.

June 15, 2010
NRC, 2008. National Research Council, USA

Lost Crops of Africa. Volume III Fruits

March 24, 2010
Le Houérou, 1980. Papers presented in the International Symposium on Browse in Africa, Addis Ababa, April 8-12, 1980, International Livestock Center for Africa

Browse in Africa. The current state of knowledge

March 24, 2010
Gutteridge et al., 1994. The Tropical Grassland Society of Australia

Forage tree legumes in tropical agriculture

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the major tropical forage tree legume species, and their evaluation and utilisation in sustainable agricultural production systems.

March 24, 2010
Preston, 1995. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper 126

Tropical animal feeding. A manual for research workers

This FAO manual includes: the importance of managing natural resources for sustainable development and of identifying priority areas for research aimed at solving practical problems and improving the lot of small farmers in developing countries, the basic principles of animal nutrition, the identification of important feed resources and of some appropriate technologies to better use them.

March 24, 2010
Pérez, 1997. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper - 132

Feeding pigs in the tropics

This publication is an extensive review of the research on non-traditional feedstuffs used for feeding pigs in the tropics.

March 24, 2010
NAS, 1982. 3rd Revision, National Academy of Sciences, Publication No. 1684

United States-Canadian Tables of Feed Composition

March 24, 2010