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Applying differential evolution to a whole-farm model to assist optimal strategic decision making
(Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2005-12)
A whole-farm model of a dairy farm was optimised to assist the strategic decision making given the uncertain environment. Decisions under consideration included the stocking rate, the calving pattern (defined by calving ...
Optimisation of a buyer’s sourcing strategy in the mixed auction/direct supply of New Zealand wool
(Lincoln University, 2009)
The New Zealand Wool Industry (NZWI) contributes over a billion dollars a year to NZ gross output. However, this industry is at a crossroads and the incumbent practitioners are looking for ways to increase the value of the ...
Optimization approaches for a complex dairy farm simulation model
(World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2008)
This paper describes the optimization of a complex dairy farm simulation model using two quite different methods of optimization, the Genetic algorithm (GA) and the Lipschitz Branch-and-Bound (LBB) algorithm. These techniques ...