Author(s): Bhupendra Sharma, Subhash Chandra Sikdar
In this paper, nonlinear effects of nutrient ingredients are introduced as an approach closer to the true effects of nutrient ingredients. A nonlinear model is developed to take consideration of nutri ent ingredients more effectively. The nonlinear model is introduced in order to maximize the weight gain in buffalo by the optimal use of feed ingredients. Data from a variable caloric density study for buffalo is fitted to nonlinear objective function expression for weight gain of the animal in terms of feed ingredients. National Research Council requirements are introduced as constraints for mathematical model. Proposed model with nonlinear programming measures its performance and gives a comparative result with linear programming models. Thus the study is an attempt to develop a nonlinear programming model for optimal planning and best use of nutrient ingredients.