Feedipedia: An online encyclopedia of animal feeds

Feedipedia
is an online collection of resources on animal feeds.  It provides
information on
nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use
of
nearly 1400 worldwide livestock feeds. Feeds covered are primarily those
available in tropical, subtropical and Mediterranean regions but
Feedipedia also includes common feeds used in temperate countries.

Data is presented in the form of datasheets containing information such as:

  • Feed name (including Latin and vernacular)
  • Description
  • Feeding Recommendations
  • Tables of Composition and Nutritive Value
  • Illustrations
  • Distribution
  • Forage Management
  • Processes
  • Potential Constraints
  • Environmental Impact

Feedipedia is managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO.

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One Response to Feedipedia: An online encyclopedia of animal feeds

  1. Jimmy Hinson says:

    This is very useful for farmers as well as those involved in the livestock business. Feeding the right kind of feed for livestock can have a big effect on their health that is why it is so important to know what they are given.

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