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Evaluation of computer-formulated least-cost concentrate mixes for dairy cows

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D. L. Bath
S. E. Bishop
G. A. Hutton
J. C. Oliver
R. N. Eide
G. W. Dean, University of California

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California Agriculture 23(1):18-19.

Published January 01, 1969

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The same milk production wai obtained in these tests from cows fed computerformulated least-cost concentrate mixes as from cows fed mixes formulated by hand. An average price reduction of $3.10 per ton resulted from feeding the least-cost mixes to 295 cows in five feeding trials.

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James Quick and J. M. Rible of the Agricultural Extension Service Regional Laboratories, Davis and Riverside, made the chemical analyses of the feed samples. T. M. Little, Extension Biometrician, and J. A. Shockley, Extension Programmer, did the statistical analyses; and R. C. Laben, Director, University of California Computer Center, Davis, assisted in adapting the computer for the least-cost ration formulations.

Evaluation of computer-formulated least-cost concentrate mixes for dairy cows

D. L. Bath, S. E. Bishop, G. A. Hutton, J. C. Oliver, R. N. Eide, G. W. Dean
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Evaluation of computer-formulated least-cost concentrate mixes for dairy cows

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

D. L. Bath
S. E. Bishop
G. A. Hutton
J. C. Oliver
R. N. Eide
G. W. Dean, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 23(1):18-19.

Published January 01, 1969

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

The same milk production wai obtained in these tests from cows fed computerformulated least-cost concentrate mixes as from cows fed mixes formulated by hand. An average price reduction of $3.10 per ton resulted from feeding the least-cost mixes to 295 cows in five feeding trials.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

James Quick and J. M. Rible of the Agricultural Extension Service Regional Laboratories, Davis and Riverside, made the chemical analyses of the feed samples. T. M. Little, Extension Biometrician, and J. A. Shockley, Extension Programmer, did the statistical analyses; and R. C. Laben, Director, University of California Computer Center, Davis, assisted in adapting the computer for the least-cost ration formulations.


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