Asst. Prof. Saad Abdulsada Ghuny Al-ebody
May 1, 2020
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
In this research, one of the methods of operations research, a linear programming method, was used to build a mathematical model to minimize the costs of feeding chickens for the production of white meat. The feeding system adopted for the first three periods from the age of one day to the age of 22 days. The second period starts from age 23 days to age 42 days and the third period starts from the age of 43 days until the stage of direct marketing by taking advantage of feed materials available in local markets or imported from outside Iraq to choose three economic diets, and each diet is suitable for feeding the chickens for the production of white meat. These three stages of nutrition should ensure the presence of all the essential elements to be provided in chicken diets such as proteins, energy represented, fats, fiber, vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids and other elements required to be available in the poultry food at the same rates determined by the dietitian and for each three phase of feeding. The use of these feeds extracted through the application of one of the methods of operations research will lead to minimizing the cost of poultry feeding as well as reducing the time required for the arrival of chickens to the stage of marketing and profit taking.