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Title: NUTRITION AND THE ECONOMICS OF SWINE MANAGEMENT
Authors: Boland, Michael A.
Foster, Kenneth A.
Preckel, Paul V.
Keywords: nonlinear growth modeling
pigs
replacement
swine
Issue Date: 1999-04
Abstract: Current methods of formulating animal rations lead to excess nutrient excretion which can potentially lead to excess manure nutrients and an increase in economic costs. These methods do not recognize the impact of diminishing returns. The objective is to simultaneously optimize feed ration composition and replacement. The results, when compared against results from a survey of feed companies, indicate that using a profit maximization rather than live weight growth maximization criterion targets nutrients to an animal's actual needs and, hence, fewer nutrients are excreted and higher returns for producers are obtained.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15131
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 31, Number 01, April 1999
Total Pages: 14
Language: English
From Page: 83
To Page: 96
Collections:Volume 31, Number 01, April 1999

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