Resource Allocation Theory Applied to Farm Animal Production

December 2008
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  • Published
    8th December 2008
  • ISBN 9781845933944
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

According to the Resource Allocation Theory, an individual’s genetic potential can only be realized in an environment in which essential food resources are adequately supplied. This book describes resource allocation patterns in natural populations, the costs, preferences and trade-offs of maintenance, growth, reproduction and immune function, the consequences of selection for high production efficiency in livestock species, methods that can be used to quantify resource allocation patterns, and the application of resource allocation theory to improve animal production and wellbeing.

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