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Development of an Internet-Based Broiler House Production Model

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  033004,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.14044) @2003
Authors:   N.E. Collins, E.N. Touchstone, E. R. Benson, G.L. Van Wicklen, M. Czarick III
Keywords:   animal housing, broiler, building construction, building materials, computer simulation, poultry, poultry housing

The UD Broiler House Model has almost unlimited potential to evaluate different scenarios for broiler house construction and flock management. The model was originally developed during the 1970s as a systems analysis of on farm production. Given the past history of the model, updates to the model were geared towards current practices and ease of inclusion of future practices. The model allowed hypothetical or planned situations to be easily evaluated with minimal economic risk. The model currently includes house construction and siting modules. The model has been revised to allow Internet access. The online version of the model currently includes the housing model, which allows users to input their current or projected housing plans into the model.

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