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- PlÃ -AragonÃ©s, LluÃs M., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Livestock science 2012 v.143 no.2-3 pp. 162-171
- farms; farrowing; gilts; herds; issues and policy; models; piglets; planning; sows; supply chain
- ... This paper deals with tactical planning decisions for breeding farms producing piglets through a linear optimization model. A medium-term planning horizon based on weekly periods is considered. The proposed model maximizes the profit of the farm and takes into account sow herd dynamics, housing facilities, reproduction management, available stocks and a target quota of a weekly number of farrowing ...