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ration

(ra′shŏn, rā′) [L. ratio, calculation]
A fixed allowance of a nutrient or of a service for a specified period, e.g. of food, health care.

ration

a fixed allowance of total feed for an animal for one day. Usually specifies the individual ingredients and their amounts and the amounts of the specific nutriments such as carbohydrate, fiber, individual minerals and vitamins. See also blended rations, creep ration, cut-and-fit ration balancing.

ration analysis
chemical analysis to determine the proportions of principal nutrients in the feed; no tests of digestibility are included.
balanced ration
a ration which has been balanced so that it contains appropriate proportions of the principal nutritional components, that is carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins, for the specific class, including especially age and lactational status, of livestock for which the ration is formulated.
complete ration
all of the constituents of a ration fed to a confined animal are mixed together and fed at the one time. It does not require supplementation other than drinking water.
ration formulation
the recipe; list and amounts of feed ingredients to be included in a ration.
total mixed ration
see complete ration (above).
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Besides the energy and protein requirements of poultry feed rations, there are other equally important nutrients and parameters necessary to translate the science of feed formulation into the art of feeding chickens," I told the farmers who attended training on my farm recently.
Due to his name being cut from the BPL (below poverty line) list and the cancellation of his ration card, the condition in his house had certainly become a matter of grave concern.
The 10-man ration currently includes components such as main meal retort pouches, tinned meats, tinned desserts, tinned fruit and vegetables, large pasta and rice packs, biscuits, fruit/cereal bars, powdered drinks, teabags, powdered milk, sauce sachets, flour, bicarbonate of soda, dried yeast, cooking oil, salt and pepper, sugar, garlic powder, dried onions, dried herbs, tin opener and refuse sacks.
There was an improvement in economic efficiency by 5% and 10% with R2 and R3 compared with control ration R1 (Table VII).
Women line up to collect their wartime rations, and, inset, one person's weekly rations during those hard years
While most of the states have completed seeding of ration cards with the Aadhaar cards, states like Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, UP and a few others are behind in this exercise.
The essential question then is not will we ration health care, or even
The ISPR spokesman informed on Sunday that operation of dropping rations bags containing flour, rice, pulses, cooking oil and other essential goods is in full swing in the drought hit area, which are inaccessible due to having no communication facility.
What is clearly the major interest of the author and probably readers is the urgent need to ration CO2.
The Kurdish Globe By Salih Waladbagi -- Erbil Iraq's Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki announced that the food ration system has to be reformed and revised.
JEDDAH: The government is making arrangements to implement a ration card system that includes all government-subsidized basic goods.
50 today) * Eggs -one per adult * Dried eggs - one packet a month * Margarine - 4oz * Milk - two pints * Tea - 2oz * Sweets - 3oz Despite all the difficulties there was always plenty of vegetables and fish, which were off ration.