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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...


Chapter 18 (Page no: 302)

Modelling of resource allocation patterns.

This chapter provides an introduction to the modelling of resource allocation as a way to generate insights and to make predictions. Resource allocation models provide a framework for considering genotype × environment interactions in animal production.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Rauw, W. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 22) Resource allocation patterns. Author(s): Glazier, D. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 44) Trade-offs. Author(s): Glazier, D. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 61) Metabolic constraints to resource allocation. Author(s): Naya, D. E. Bacigalupe, L. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 72) Homeorhesis during heat stress. Author(s): Collier, R. J. Limesand, S. W. Rhoads, M. L. Rhoads, R. P. Baumgard, L. H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 89) Residual feed intake. Author(s): Herd, R. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 110) Allocation of resources to maintenance. Author(s): Knap, P. W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 130) Allocation of resources to growth. Author(s): Whittemore, C. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 147) Genetic size-scaling. Author(s): Taylor, St C. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 169) Allocation of resources to reproduction. Author(s): Martin, G. B. Blache, D. Williams, I. H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 192) Allocation of resources to immune responses. Author(s): Colditz, I. G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 210) Selection for high production in pigs. Author(s): Knap, P. W. Rauw, W. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 230) Selection for high production in poultry. Author(s): Siegel, P. B. Honaker, C. F. Rauw, W. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 243) Selection for high production in dairy cattle. Author(s): Veerkamp, R. F. Windig, J. J. Calus, M. P. L. Ouweltjes, W. Haas, Y. de Beerda, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 261) Consequences of biological engineering for resource allocation and welfare. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 275) Breeding goals to optimize production efficiency. Author(s): Groen, A. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 288) Robustness. Author(s): Knap, P. W.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition, Research Centre Foulum, 8830 Tjele, Denmark.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933944
  • Record Number
  • 20093002866