e-Dairy: a dynamic and stochastic whole-farm model that predicts biophysical and economic performance of grazing dairy systems.

@article{Baudracco2013eDairyAD,
  title={e-Dairy: a dynamic and stochastic whole-farm model that predicts biophysical and economic performance of grazing dairy systems.},
  author={J Baudracco and Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos and Christine Wilkes Holmes and E A Comeron and Kevin A Macdonald and Tom N Barry},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={870-8}
}
A whole-farm, stochastic and dynamic simulation model was developed to predict biophysical and economic performance of grazing dairy systems. Several whole-farm models simulate grazing dairy systems, but most of them work at a herd level. This model, named e-Dairy, differs from the few models that work at an animal level, because it allows stochastic behaviour of the genetic merit of individual cows for several traits, namely, yields of milk, fat and protein, live weight (LW) and body condition… CONTINUE READING