Feed Ratio


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Feed Ratio

A ratio of the total cost of food for an animal over the course of its life to the animal's sale price. Futures and commodity traders use the feed ratio to determine whether investing in animal commodities is worth the overhead costs. A ratio of less than one indicates that one can make a net profit from selling the animal while a ratio greater than one indicates the opposite. See also: Corn-Hog Ratio.
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max] proportionally depends on feed ratio FR and sheet thickness t :--the bigger FR and t calls bigger forming force and conversely depends on rotational speed S, because higher drilling speed causes higher temperature in the contact zone between tool and workpiece, as a result the piercing force is needed lower.
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Six consecutive workpieces were machined using different feed ratio one workpiece conventional and one with application of climb direction of milling.
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For reducing the surface-free energy of SPU coats, AA as diacid unit was better than PA and long chain silicone was worse than short chain silicone when the same molar feed ratio was used.
Values of used feed ratio was: 1000 up to 6000 mm/min.
The ratio of NDC unit in the total diacid unit is higher than its feed ratio.
Water to feed ratio (WFR mL/g) was calculated as the proportion of water to feed consumed daily during the experimental period.
The effect of the Nd compound, alkylalumium, Cl compound, the St feed ratio, Ip/Bd mass ratio, and [Nd]/[monomers] on the composition, the [M.
Increase in Lys:energy ratio in diet leads to significant improvements in ADG and gain: feed ratio (Batterham et al.
Its physical and chemical properties depend on the type and feed ratio of polyol, diisocyanate, and chain extending agent.