Milk Curve Prediction

Dairy

Milk production efficiency of an animal; It is characterized by total milk production during lactation and how many lactation cycles it has during its life. In the past few years, the fact that increasing the profitability per lot of modern farms is the first priority is interpreted as the main source of this situation by the animal husbandry authorities. In Europe, some breeding associations try to estimate the optimal fertilization time by collecting milk yield figures at certain intervals from the farms they are responsible for. The duration of lactation in cows varies according to hereditary and environmental factors such as race, diet, care, farmer's management policy, and is actually animal-specific and individual. The Milk Curve Prediction project uses data gathered with farm management practices in dairy farms to determine the closest function that models milk production on farms, in terms of each cow, and predicts the future milk production of animals with the function identified. By choosing the route from the obtained estimate, it is possible to determine the most suitable dry separation time on animal basis. The goal is to optimize both the milk yield in the lactation curve and how many lactation periods the animal will experience. The decision support system developed with special algorithms is used in the future estimation of cow-based lactation curves with known farm level parameters. Using these estimates, farmers can decide when they want to separate the institution.

Technologies
C#, .NET Framework 4.0, ASP.Net WebForms, LLBL ORM, LINQ, JQuery, Sql Server 2008 R2 SP2.