Category Archives: Optimisation

The curse of dimensionality

Development of the AgOptimizer program is continuing and we are averaging around 400 million daily iterations of the system on a single machine. The AgOptimizer system undertakes an exhaustive search. This is a problem-solving technique that consists of systematically enumerating all possible candidates for the solution and checking whether each candidate satisfies the problem’s statement.… Read More »

Canola crusher joins stockfeed market

Recently I read with interest reports of further developments with a livestock feed pelletising plant and its addition to a canola crushing business. Started as an on-farm diversification move by Cudal farmers Bob and Peter MacSmith in 1992, the oilseed business has been a 50-50 partnership with the Honan family company since the MacSmiths seriously… Read More »

Optimizing for profit across livestock and properties

In many of the articles and explanations of AgOptimizer we talk about optimising the profit for one particular livestock such as cattle or sheep. However in reality many agribusinesses have multiple operations including both cattle and sheep and some form of farming operation.  From a purely mathematical and computational point of view the complexity of… Read More »