Feeding strategies for maximising gross margin in pig production

David L. J. Alexander, Patrick C. H. Morel, Graham R. Wood

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    Nonlinear optimisation and a pig growth model are combined with the traditional use of linear programming to maximise gross margin per pig place per year for the pig producer. Emphasis in this paper is on description of the problem and analysis of the objective function.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal optimization
    Subtitle of host publicationscientific and engineering case studies
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9780387309279
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Publication series

    NameNonconvex optimization and its applications
    ISSN (Print)1571-568X


    • genetic algorithm
    • growth model
    • linear programming
    • Monte Carlo
    • Nelder-Mead algorithm
    • simulated annealing


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