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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...