Livestock Bedding Articles

  • Bed material load estimation in channels using machine learning and meta-heuristic methods

    This study is trying to develop an alternative approach to the issues of sediment transport simulation. A machine learning method, named least square support vector regression (LSSVR) and a meta-heuristic approach, called particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm are used to estimate bed material load transport rate. PSO algorithm is utilized to calibrate the parameters involved in the model ...

    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of cattle bedding and grazing BMPs in an agricultural watershed in Alberta

    This paper highlights the environmental impacts of implementing beneficial management practices to address cattle bedding and direct access to the creek in a study watershed in southern Alberta, Canada. Approximately 35 cow–calf pairs grazed 194 ha of grass forage and had direct access to the creek in the spring and summer. During winter, the cattle were fed adjacent to the creek at an old ...

    By IWA Publishing

  • The combustion of oil sand beds containing an axial fracture

    The processes within simplified laboratory cylindrical beds of specially reconstituted oil sand during oil recovery are described. The beds contained a small diameter cylindrical axial passage of high permeability representing a fracture where hot vitiated air of known composition was fed steadily. The fuel sand cores tested contained either pure hydrocarbon or extracted oil off naturally ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

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