Farm Planning with Linear Programming: Concept and Practice

Farm Planning with Linear Programming: Concept and Practice

1st Edition - July 7, 1986

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  • Authors: J B Dent, S R Harrison, K B Woodford
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103044

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Farm Planning with Linear Programming: Concept and Practice focuses on concepts and methods in farm planning. The book first discusses the principles of farm planning, including elements of farm planning problems, summary, and review questions. The text highlights farm planning models. The nature of models; commonly used farm planning models; multiple constraint problems and program planning; problems in applying models; and comments are considered. The book also focuses on the linear programming network; opportunity cost and the simplex method; and analysis of the linear programming solution. The text also explains tableaux construction for short-run planning. Crop and pasture rotations; feed budgeting; buy, sell, and hire activities; and livestock reconciliation are discussed. The book also describes pastoral property applications. Breed comparison; economics of off-farm grazing and spatial diversification; and optimal calving date and lactation length on dairy farms are discussed. The text is a good source of information for agricultural researchers, farmers, and students wanting to study farm management.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 The Principles of Farm Planning

    Chapter 2 Farm Planning Models

    Chapter 3 The Linear Programming Framework

    Chapter 4 Opportunity Cost and the Simplex Method

    Chapter 5 Analysis of the Linear Programming Solution

    Chapter 6 Tableaux Construction for Short-Run Planning

    Chapter 7 Investigating Applied Problems

    Chapter 8 Pastoral Property Applications

    Chapter 9 Extending the Planning Framework

    Chapter 10 Planning over Time with Linear Programming

    Chapter 11 Linear Programming in Perspective


Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: July 7, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483103044

About the Authors

J B Dent

S R Harrison

K B Woodford

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