Linear Programming Technique in Fish Feed Formulation
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2014 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Thuleswar Nath , Ashok Talukdar
Thuleswar Nath , Ashok Talukdar. "Linear Programming Technique in Fish Feed Formulation ", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V17(3),132-135 Nov 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Linear Programming Technique has gained grounds in warehouse problem, caterer problem, personnel problem, advertising media selection problem, crude oil refining and gasoline blending, manpower planning, allocation of aircraft to different routes, water quality management, traffic light control etc.It has also made a considerable impact on agricultural, livestock and animal husbandry research in recent years and it can also be implemented in determining fish feed compounds for fish farmers so as to improve the productivity of fishes. Fish farmers of Kamrup District of Assam use traditional method of feeding the fish but modern fish feed are formulated under complex nutrient specifications and there specifications are necessary for the growth of fishes and improving animal productivity. The development of linear programming and the use of software packages has made a great impact on the development of fish feed compounds. Good deal of work has been done in India on nutritional requirements of livestock and poultry. But studies on fish nutrition are comparatively of recent origin in Assam. Controlling feed costs is critical to the sustainability of the fish Industry. This paper has demonstrated how the application of a linear programming approach to feed formulation will lead to higher productivity in this sector as opposed to the use of relatively inefficient methods such as the trial and error method. The general model can be extended to tackle other types of feed formulation In this paper a versatile tool called `linear programming technique` has been discussed in relation to fish feed formulation.
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