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Co-products Feeds in Europe, Robin Crawshaw

Robin Crawshaw, one of the most cited author in Feedipedia, recently published a new opus about "Co-products feeds in Europe: Animal feeds derived from industrial processing". 

In these times of increasing awareness about circular economy/industrial ecology, this book which focuses on the feeds derived from industrial processing points out the many benefits that farmers, industry and the society can find in using such products.

International Year of Plant Health 2020 The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). Healthy plants are beneficial to the environment as they provide more oxygen and contribute to better carbon storage, they also provide more food and feeds for human and animals.

Do you know what a French dairy cow eats every day?

Daily ration of a French dairy cow (Credit: @Agrikol)    

Discover it with this infographics and share your ration with us! We will make more infographics and will get a nice global book of recipes soon!!

Feedipedia will be featured during the 2nd Advancia Academy seminar "Variability: The nutritionist’s nightmare" organized by Pierre-André Geraert (Adisseo) on 9 and 10 June 2019 in Gdansk, Poland. Gilles Tran (AFZ) will present the first communication, "Raw materials: it's all about variation", based on the knowledge and expertise developed for Feedipedia.

Gdansk city, Poland (Photo credit: Diego Delso)

and reminds you that rabbits cannot be fed on chocolate!

Easter rabbit (Photo credit:  “Superbass”, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

They can however eat cocoa shells...


Worldwide, 86% of feeds used for livestock animal productions are not edible to humans and thus not competing with food. This is part of the conclusions of a study by Mottet et al., 2017

Feed infography, FAO

Feedipedia team wishes all visitors a Merry Christmas.

Christmas trees under the snow, Belgium (Photo credit: Aquilatin)

Could you take 5 minutes to answer a worldwide survey about rabbit meat consumption? Encourage anyone you know to fill in the questionnaire by December 30 in support of the successful completion of the research. The survey is voluntary, anonymous and available in many languages.

Feedipedia received one MILLION visits in the last 11 months! Thank you for your increasing interest in our work. Do not hesitate to send us comments about your reads and suggestions for improving this encyclopedia. We will do our best to keep providing high quality information.


The 6th International Feed Conference organized by IMR, JRC, RIKILT, and CRA-W will be held from 25-26 October in Bergen (Norway). The conference aims at bringing together researchers, public organizations, industry and NGOs to reflect on and discuss the current and future challenges for feed. More information at https://feed2018.hi.no/

6th International Feed Conference