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Numerical Optimization Of Recursive Systems Of Equations With An Application To Optimal Swine Genetic Selection , Richard Edmund Hawkins Jan 1999

Numerical Optimization Of Recursive Systems Of Equations With An Application To Optimal Swine Genetic Selection , Richard Edmund Hawkins

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A new dynamic programming method is developed for numerical optimization of recursive systems of equations, in which continuous choice variables determine the allowed choices in subsequent stages of the problem. The method works by dynamically creating bubbles, or subspaces, of the total search space, allowing the indexing of states visited for later use, and taking advantage of the fact that states adjacent to a visited state are likely to be visited. The method thereby allows search of spaces far larger than would traditionally be permitted by memory limitations. The search allows an infinite planning horizon, and tests at each stage ...


Examining Agricultural Investment , Chad Edward Hart Jan 1999

Examining Agricultural Investment , Chad Edward Hart

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Using two different approaches, the relationship between a firm's investment and its financial variables is examined. Imperfections in the credit market such as asymmetric information have led researchers to explore these relationships. This study incorporates the 5 Cs of lending (character, capacity, collateral, credit rating, and capital) into the farmer's investment decision and explores the impacts of these variables on a basic data set. The data set is composed of 590 Iowa farms that are members of the Iowa Farm Business Association and have reported farm level financial and production data from 1991 to 1995;The first approach ...


Representative Iowa Swine Production Systems: Budgeting Analysis With Computerized Modelling Procedures, Terry Jon Wood Jan 1977

Representative Iowa Swine Production Systems: Budgeting Analysis With Computerized Modelling Procedures, Terry Jon Wood

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Optimum Swine Production And Marketing Strategies With Limited Farrowing And Finishing Space, Michael S. Hanrahan Jan 1972

Optimum Swine Production And Marketing Strategies With Limited Farrowing And Finishing Space, Michael S. Hanrahan

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Review Of Electronic Data Processing Of Records And Accounts For Iowa Farmers, Harlan Lawrence Lemke Jan 1972

Review Of Electronic Data Processing Of Records And Accounts For Iowa Farmers, Harlan Lawrence Lemke

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An Analysis Of The Feeder Cattle Enterprise On Iowa Farms With The Use Of Linear Programming Techniques, James Roger Ahrenholz Jan 1969

An Analysis Of The Feeder Cattle Enterprise On Iowa Farms With The Use Of Linear Programming Techniques, James Roger Ahrenholz

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Factor Demand And Product Supply Functions, And Optimal Allocation Patterns Derived From Experimental Fertilizer Production Functions For Korea, Jeung Han Lee Jan 1969

Factor Demand And Product Supply Functions, And Optimal Allocation Patterns Derived From Experimental Fertilizer Production Functions For Korea, Jeung Han Lee

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The Application Of Linear Programming To Farm Management: A Study Of A Central Iowa Farm, Malcolm D. Bale Jan 1969

The Application Of Linear Programming To Farm Management: A Study Of A Central Iowa Farm, Malcolm D. Bale

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A Linear Programming Application To Grain Merchandising, Roger Cyrus Knapp Jan 1969

A Linear Programming Application To Grain Merchandising, Roger Cyrus Knapp

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A System For Partial Optimization In Farm Planning, Harold Frederick Hill Jan 1968

A System For Partial Optimization In Farm Planning, Harold Frederick Hill

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On The Application Of Operations Research Techniques In Agricultural Economics, Heinrich Kopetz Jan 1966

On The Application Of Operations Research Techniques In Agricultural Economics, Heinrich Kopetz

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Optimum Organization Of Agricultural Production In Chincha Valley, Peru, César Amorín Jan 1966

Optimum Organization Of Agricultural Production In Chincha Valley, Peru, César Amorín

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No abstract provided.


Linear Programming Applications To Farm Enlargement Decisions, Donald Millard Gee Jan 1964

Linear Programming Applications To Farm Enlargement Decisions, Donald Millard Gee

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No abstract provided.


Econometric Model For The Chilean Economy, Ivan Bello Jan 1963

Econometric Model For The Chilean Economy, Ivan Bello

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No abstract provided.


Optimum Resource Allocation On Single Crop Paddy Farms In Southern Taiwan, Ching Yuan Chao Jan 1961

Optimum Resource Allocation On Single Crop Paddy Farms In Southern Taiwan, Ching Yuan Chao

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No abstract provided.


Use Of Linear Programming For Farm Planning Guidance, Achmad Tunggul Birowo Jan 1961

Use Of Linear Programming For Farm Planning Guidance, Achmad Tunggul Birowo

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No abstract provided.


Effects Of Pork Production Technique On Optimum Farm Resource Use, George D. Irwin Jan 1959

Effects Of Pork Production Technique On Optimum Farm Resource Use, George D. Irwin

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No abstract provided.