Livestock Housing 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

  • 3 Tips on How to Keep Dairy Barns Bird-Free

    Controlling birds around farm buildings can take time out of your already strict daily routines. Nuisance birds like pigeons, starlings and barn swallows don’t care about anyone’s schedule but their own. Unfortunately, sharing the barn with pest birds isn’t sanitary and the costs and dangers of birds in dairy and livestock operations can add up quickly! See how to keep ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Huxley hutterite brethren colony case study

    A. Farm Description Barn Type: 80 stall free stall barn with saw dust on floor. Manure Handling: Barn houses 80 cows over 8 pits, each 7 feet deep and 12 feet wide. Manure is stored under the slatted floor for 6 months and then agitated and pumped out. B. The Problems: As the pits are pumped ammonia levels rise significantly resulting in problems for barn staff ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

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