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Author Rauw, W
Title Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production
Imprint Wallingford : CABI, 2008
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (343 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- PART I: RESOURCE ALLOCATION -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Resource Allocation Patterns -- 3 Trade-offs -- 4 Metabolic Constraints to Resource Allocation -- 5 Homeorhesis During Heat Stress -- PART II: INPUTS AND OUTPUTS -- 6 Residual Feed Intake -- 7 Allocation of Resources to Maintenance -- 8 Allocation of Resources to Growth -- 9 Genetic Size-scaling -- 10 Allocation of Resources to Reproduction -- 11 Allocation of Resources to Immune Responses -- PART III: CONSEQUENCES OF SELECTION FOR INCREASED PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY -- 12 Selection for High Production in Pigs -- 13 Selection for High Production in Poultry -- 14 Selection for High Production in Dairy Cattle -- 15 Consequences of Biological Engineering for Resource Allocation and Welfare -- PART IV: ANIMAL BREEDING AND RESOURCE MODELLING -- 16 Breeding Goals to Optimize Production Efficiency -- 17 Robustness -- 18 Modelling of Resource Allocation Patterns -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z
According to the Resource Allocation Theory, an individual's genetic potential can only be realized in an environment in which essential food resources are adequately supplied. This book describes resource allocation patterns in natural populations, the costs, preferences and trade-offs of maintenance, growth, reproduction and immune function
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rauw, W. Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production Wallingford : CABI,c2008 9781845933944
Subject Livestock productivity -- Mathematical models.;Resource allocation
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