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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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3U] Nevertheless, the predicted trend of smaller minimum film thicknesses for small feed ratios could be shown.
9 the theoretical and experimental observed impact of the feed ratio on the minimum film thickness is plotted.
Water to feed ratio (WFR mL/g) was calculated as the proportion of water to feed consumed daily during the experimental period.
Roughage and concentrate feed ratios for organically raised cattle are fixed.
Individual feeding programs cannot be used due to the fixed roughage and concentrate feed ratios specified.
From Table 4, it was unexpectedly found that the surface-free energy of sample SPU-6 was higher than that of sample SPU-2, indicating that the efficiency of long chain silicone (PDMS1000) was worse than that of short chain silicone (PDMS550) at reducing the surface-free energy of SPU coats when the same molar feed ratio was used.
Presented research is an attempt of prediction of the feed ratio and direction influence on milling inaccuracy.
For the particular run illustrated, the maximum run time of 39 hours was accomplished with a body feed ratio of around 20.
BDO and DMPA with the molar feed ratio of 1:6 were added to a four-neck round-bottom flask containing PTSA (0.
The chemical compositions (TPA/FA) of these copolymers, shown in Table 1, are consistent with the feed ratios of TPA to FA.
Additionally, the water uptake of the copolyesters increased with the increase of OLA starting feed ratios.
Because different monomer/solvent feed ratios were used in the experimental runs performed in this work, parameter [beta] was estimated for each one of the ratios.