A hierarchical Markov decision process modeling feeding and marketing decisions of growing pigs

Abstract

Feeding is the most important cost in the production of growing pigs and has a direct impact on the marketing decisions, growth and the final quality of the meat. In this paper, we address the sequential decision problem of when to change the feed-mix within a finisher pig pen and when to pick pigs for marketing. We formulate a hierarchical Markov decision… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.09.038

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