Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production

Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production

By: Wendy Rauw (editor)Hardback

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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, the consequences of selection for high production efficiency in livestock species, methods that can be used to quantify resource allocation patterns, and the application of resource allocation theory to improve animal production and wellbeing.


1: Animal Design and the Use of Food Resources 2: Optimisation of the Genotype 3: Metabolic Constraints to Resource Allocation 4: Physiological Regulation of Resource Allocation 5: Costs Preferences and Trade Offs 6: Adaptation of Resource Allocation Patterns to Environmental and Genetic Changes 7: Application of Knowledge on Resource Allocation Patterns to Animal Production 8: Quantification of Resource Allocation Patterns"

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  • ISBN13: 9781845933944
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781845933944
  • weight: 960
  • ISBN10: 184593394X

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