Hybrid Modified Evolution Strategies and Linear Programming for Beef Cattle Feed Optimization

Tirana Noor Fatyanosa, Wayan Firdaus Mahmudy, Marjuki Marjuki
2018 International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics  
The biggest obstacle faced by cattleman in cattle fattening is the high feed cost. Cattleman has to formulate cattle feed that meets the nutrient requirements of their cattle and minimize the feed costs. These problems belong to a class of constrained optimization. Various heuristic and deterministic algorithms have been used for solving the constrained optimization problems and applied to the feedstuffs composition. However, there is still some instability in finding mainly a reliable
more » ... a reliable technique that can steadily discover solutions, which are truly near the global optimum of the problem. This paper proposes a combined Modified Evolution Strategies (MES) and Linear Programming (LP) method, named MESLP for optimizing the beef cattle feed. From this study, this novel method obtained a better result than either LP, Random Search, Genetic Algorithm, or Evolution Strategies with higher fitness and lower price.
doi:10.15676/ijeei.2019.11.1.13 fatcat:wbt3wlp24zdghfc4pic4edhvbq