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dc.contributor.authorNuthall, Peter L.en
dc.contributor.authorBishop-Hurley, G. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-22T02:16:24Z
dc.date.issued1994-04en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2576
dc.description.abstractIn an environment where producers are faced with the need to continually improve productive efficiency in order to generate higher levels of net income, a fundamental aspect is the provision of appropriate quantities of feed for animals while maintaining a stocking rate consistent with management and marketing requirements. The basis of low cost animal protein production in New Zealand is the low cost, relative to other countries, of the production of animal feed, namely pasture production. However, low cost production of feed is only ""well used"" where feed utilisation is optimal. In order to achieve this, feed budgeting techniques are required. Farmers allocate feed to their animals using a variety of techniques which range in sophistication. A result of this is the maintenance of a significant buffer between the optimal pasture production level and the feed demand. Better feed budgeting techniques would allow higher stock carrying capacities to be achieved, greater output for given levels of inputs and therefore higher productive efficiency. This Research Report presents the results of a survey of farmers which investigated their feed budgeting practices and their ownership and use of computers. It is anticipated that in future, computer packages/systems will be developed which can aid in the feed budgeting activity and therefore contribute to higher productivity on New Zealand farms. This Report is the first in a series of five which will review computer use and the application of an expert systems approach to farm management.en
dc.format.extent1-55en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Uniten
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/2576en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAERU Research Report seriesen
dc.subjectfeed managementen
dc.subjectcomputer practicesen
dc.subjectfarmer and farm characteristicsen
dc.subjectexpert systemsen
dc.titleFeed management and computer practices on a sample of New Zealand farmsen
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
pubs.editionNO. 225en
pubs.notesCover subtitle: Expert systems in feed management - 1en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/2576en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1964-8937


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