Maintaining Sheep During Drought with Computer Formulated Rations

The use of a linear programming model for the determination of least-cost feed mixes for the drought maintenance of dry adult sheep is reported in this paper. A ration is suggested whereby sheep can be fully maintained at an approximate cost of one cent per head per day, representing a considerable reduction in the cost of feeding by the currently recommended standards. The importance of including the mineral additives, salt, sulphur and calcium is stressed throughout.


Issue Date:
1972-06
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/9616
Published in:
Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Volume 40, Number 02
Page range:
79-94
Total Pages:
16




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