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Maths in Work: Preparing Feed to Specification


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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

 
Title Preparing Feed to Specification
Organisation Wheelbirk Farm
 
Overview
Hugh has a herd of 120 Jersey cattle which he feeds twice a day with a complex mix which he prepares to a precise formula using farm machinery, in order to produce milk, cream and ice-cream. He measures the required number of kilos, of the 8 ingredients using automated devices and pours them into a mixing trailer before taking it to the cattle. In order to maintain the health of the cattle and the quality of the product, accuracy is important. During the process he uses a formula, percentages, volume and totals.
 
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Keywords

Formulae, Percentages, Total, Volume
 
Curriculum Category
Maths in Work Measures, click here to search for videos in this category
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