Optimal replacement and insemination policies for Holstein cattle in the southeastern region of Brazil: the effect of selling animals for production.

@article{Cardoso1999OptimalRA,
  title={Optimal replacement and insemination policies for Holstein cattle in the southeastern region of Brazil: the effect of selling animals for production.},
  author={Vera L{\'u}cia Cardoso and Jose Ricardo Nogueira and Johana M van Arendonk},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1999},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={1449-58}
}
Dynamic programming was used to determine optimal replacement and insemination policies for Holstein-Friesian cattle in the southeastern region of Brazil. Optimal insemination and replacement decisions were determined for two disposal alternatives: selling all cows exclusively for slaughter (A) or selling the cows either for slaughter or to other farmers for production (B). Disposal alternative B reflects the common practice among dairy farmers to sell some of their cows to other farmers at a… CONTINUE READING