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Encyclopedia > Animal feed

In agriculture, fodder or animal feed is any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed livestock, such as cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs.

Most animal feed is usually from plants but some fodder is of animal origin. Although most animal foodstuffs are considered safe, mad cow disease spread due to prion contamination of meat and bone meal, a common feed ingredient.

Common plants specifically grown for fodder

Types of fodder

See also

  Results from FactBites:
Food Diversion Through Animal Feed (1060 words)
The two main ways to divert food to animal feed are (1) direct feed to animals, and (2) converting residuals to a grain supplement, which is then fed to animals.
Animal feed can be a viable option if a significant quantity of food residuals is generated on a regular basis and storage space is available to keep the material fresh until it can be transported.
Animal feed manufacturers that use food residuals combine foods to make a "recipe" that is appropriate for specific animals.
ACCO Sheep and Goat Feeds. Experience Winning. (228 words)
feeds are scientifically formulated and tested to match your animal’s unique nutritional requirements throughout the different stages of growth—and to bring out your animal’s greatest potential in competition.
This feed is designed to be fed as a starter/grower for rapid growth of lambs being raised for show competition.
This medicated feed is designed as a complete growing and finishing ration for young goats being raised for show and is specially formulated to maximize the genetic potential in meat goats.
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