A cybernetical strategy for optimal farming: on the growth of Caiman Crocodilus Yacare

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dc.contributor.author Engel, Alejandro en_US
dc.contributor.author Bassanezi, Rodney en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-13T01:58:53Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-09-13T01:58:53Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kybernetes: The International Journal of Systems & Cybernetics 26N3 (1997) 306-315 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0368-492X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/4691 en_US
dc.description RIT community members may access full-text via RIT Libraries licensed databases: http://library.rit.edu/databases/
dc.description.abstract Presents an optimal strategy for managing crocodile farms. The strategy is illustrated with the case study of Caiman Crocodilus Yacare of the farm Coocrijapan. However, the strategy can be easily transferred to other farms, once sufficient data on their own crocodile stock is gathered. The main advantage of the ideas developed is that they deal with just one parameter: the break-even point of the process. The underlying assumption of having a single parameter is that there is no seasonal change in prices; that is, the unitary price of food (say, per kilogram) and the unitary price of crocodile hide (say, per square centimetre) remain approximately constant in some currency. This may or may not be true in the local currency of the country that hosts the farm. With this assumption, dimensionless quantities for profit and return are found. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 26 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 3 en_US
dc.subject Cybernetics en_US
dc.subject Farming en_US
dc.subject Modelling en_US
dc.title A cybernetical strategy for optimal farming: on the growth of Caiman Crocodilus Yacare en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03684929710163191

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