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Cover for Segmented, constrained, non-linear, multi-objective, dynamic optimization methodology applied to the dairy cow ration formulation problem.

In the last meeting of this series of modelling workshops we reported on the development of an optimization scheme for dealing with dairy cow ration formulation, in an optimal way, in the situation where constraints were both non-linear and discontinuous in their arguments. Indeed, we illustrated...

Author(s)
Boston, R. C.; Hanigan, M. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The role of thermodynamics in controlling rumen metabolism.

Chemical reactions are controlled either thermodynamically or kinetically. Most mechanistic biological models assume kinetic control of metabolism pathways. The profile of products formed depends on substrate concentrations and enzyme activities, which control the rates of synthesis for competing...

Author(s)
Kohn, R. A.; Boston, R. C.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The conversion of a scientific model describing dairy cow nutrition and production to an industry tool: the CPM dairy project.

This chapter describes our efforts to convert a large dairy cow nutrition model suite into a commercial product. The scientific model chosen as the basis for the product was the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) and the product deriving from this effort was the Cornell...

Author(s)
Boston, R. C.; Fox, D. G.; Sniffen, C.; Janczewski, E.; Munson, R.; Chalupa, W.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter