Although not a traditional approach in investigating the effects of
external influences on the biological composition of sheep, it is
proposed that mathematical modeling and optimisation will prove to
be a useful and powerful tool in this area. Research studies
investigating the effects of different factors on the biological
state of sheep are limited in their ability to monitor results in a
whole-body manner. This research aims to provide a working model
revolving around protein synthesis of sheep from the age of 12 weeks
to approximately two years for simulation and optimisation purposes.
Presented in this review is an analysis of previous work in this
area, a description of methods undertaken to refine and improve the
model, current problems being faced and the anticipated future
directions of the study.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 37N25; Secondary: 93A30, 93C95.