Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 7

Broiler Chicken Feeds Cost Optimization using Linear Programming Technique under Egyptian Conditions

Moustafa M Metwally*

Agricultural Research Center, Animal Production Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Moustafa M Metwally, Agricultural Research Center, Animal Production Research Institute, Giza, Egypt.

Received: March 23, 2023; Published: June 13, 2023


Most of the feed ingredients which are used in poultry feed are also used for human nutrition. So these major feed ingredients and cumulatively poultry feed are facing market competition with increased cost. This study proposed linear programming (LP) technique to minimize the feed cost for small scale poultry farms. It employs locally available feed ingredients to formulate the broiler starter and finisher feed mix. This research proposed linear programming (LP) technique to minimize the feed cost for small scale poultry entrepreneurs. It employs locally available feed ingredients to formulate broiler starter, grower and finisher feed mix. Costs of nine feed ingredients were obtained in the market at Assiut Governorate and in different areas of Egypt. The ten feed ingredients were selected to formulate the optimal feed mix to minimize the total cost of feed mix subject to the essential nutrient constraints. This study proposed linear programming (LP) technique to minimize the feed cost for small scale poultry farms. It employs locally available feed ingredients to formulate the broiler starter grower and finisher feed mix. The LiPS software were used to formulate and solve the Linear Programming model and optimal feed mix for broiler starter, grower and finisher were obtained. The result of this study shows that the proposed optimal formulation of the linear programming model gives about 8.33%, 10% and 13.53% reduction in feed formulation costs compared to the existing formulation in case of broiler starter, grower and finisher respectively on the farm.

Keywords: Linear Programming; Optimization Model; Broilers; Feeds and LiPs Software


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Citation: Moustafa M Metwally. “Broiler Chicken Feeds Cost Optimization using Linear Programming Technique under Egyptian Conditions".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.7 (2023): 53-63.


Copyright: © 2023 Moustafa M Metwally. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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