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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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The horizontal spinning machine used in the experiment is shown in Figure 13, and it can achieve feed ratios of 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 mm/r.
With feed ratios of 1 : 2, 1 : 5, and 1 : 10, the mean [+ or -] SD drug loading of drug-loaded NPs was 12.02 [+ or -] 1.90%, 13.42 [+ or -] 2.03%, and 7.40 [+ or -] 1.72%, respectively, and the entrapment efficiency was 42.00 [+ or -] 5.65%, 86.54 [+ or -] 1.31%, and 59.71 [+ or -] 4.43%, respectively (Table 1).
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.
The batch runs were designed varying the following variables: (1) the mass feed ratio of enzyme/triolein ([e.sub.0]/[t.sub.0]), (2) the reactants molar ratios of ethanol/triolein ([Et.sub.0]/[T.sub.0]), (3) the mass of water fed to the bioreactor ([W.sub.0]), (4) the stirring rate ([omega]) with three characteristic levels (0-1-2), and (5) the mass feed ratio (triolein/hexane) ([T.sub.0]/[Hex.sub.0]).
The composites were then modified by the isocyanate reactant and appeared as the microsized spherical particles when the feed ratio of BaS[O.sub.4] to cellulose was 1:1 in weight.
The feed ratios of two dibromides (3BT and Tz) were varied from 4:1, 2:2, to 1:4 to assess the effect of triazole units on the OPV performance.
Roughage and concentrate feed ratios for organically raised cattle are fixed.
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.
Most often this deviation is the result of difficulty in maintaining exact body feed ratios for filters operating at different hydraulic rates.