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Record number 443435
Title Modelling of spatial variation of floor eggs in an aviary house for laying hens
Author(s) Vroegindeweij, B.A.; Henten, E.J. van; Willigenburg, L.G. van; Groot Koerkamp, P.W.G.
Source In: Precision Livestock Farming '13, 6th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming. - - p. 916 - 925.
Event Precision Livestock Farming '13, 6th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, Leuven, Belgium, 2013-09-10/2013-09-12
Department(s) Farm Technology Group
WUR GTB Tuinbouw Technologie
Biomass Refinery and Process Dynamics
LR - Innovation Processes
LR - Backoffice
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2013
Abstract A problem in loose housing systems for layers is laying eggs on the floor, which need manual collection. To automate this, it is desired to know the location of floor eggs for planning a collection path. as this information is not available, we constructed a spatial model to indicate the probability on floor eggs, based on housing properties. This model is mainly determined by parameters relating probability to position in the house. Validation against floor egg locations from poultry practice indicated that underlying model assumptions match with practice, making the model a suitable start for further work in this field.
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