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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.
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In this section, a feed ration formulation problem that provides an alternative source of proteins is formulated.
Table 3 presents nutrients composition of the ingredients that were used in the feed ration formulation for both broiler starter and finisher feed.
Romero, "Goal programming with penalty functions and livestock ration formulation," Agricultural Systems, vol.
Lara, "Multiple objective fractional programming and livestock ration formulation: a case study for dairy cow diets in Spain," Agricultural Systems, vol.
Al-Deseit, "Least-cost broiler ration formulation using linear programming technique," Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, vol.
Rehman, "Livestock ration formulation via goal programming with penalty functions," in In Romero, vol.
Kavcic, "Spreadsheet tool for least-cost and nutrition balanced beef ration formulation," in Proceedings of the Paper presented at the 16th Int.
Kavcic, "Multi-goal pig ration formulation; mathematical optimization approach," Agronomy Research, vol.
When formulating a ration, performance criteria must be defined because ration formulation involves constructing a ration that will supply the nutrients needed to support the performance criteria.
The performance criteria for animals raised for food and fiber are targets in ration formulation. This is relatively straightforward when balancing a ration for a single animal.
Nevertheless, least-cost ration formulation can be useful in helping the nutritionist discover new alternatives when developing rations.