Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production

Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production

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This book is about resource allocation matters with the aim to further development thoughts and models on resource allocation applied to livestock production. It contains 18 chapters divided into 4 parts which discuss resources and resource allocation patterns, trade-offs, metabolic constraints to resource allocation and the process of homeorhesis with a special emphasis to homeorhesis during heat stress; the relationship between food intake and resources allocated to body maintenance, growth, reproduction and the immune response; the consequences of high production efficiency in pigs, poultry and dairy cattle and the consequences of improved production by means of biological engineering and options to include resource allocation matters in the breeding objective, animal welfare and in resource allocation modelling.3.1 The central limitation hypothesis This hypothesis proposes that SusMR is limited by the central machinery ... Although there are different basic processes of central limitation (Speakman, 2000), historically, most authors have suggested thatanbsp;...

Title:Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production
Author:Wendy M. Rauw
Publisher:CABI - 2009


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