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Matthew J. Darr

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Evaluation Of Controller Area Network Data Collection System In Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Matthew J. Darr, Lingying Zhao, M. R. Ehsani, J. K. Ward, T. S. Stombaugh May 2005

Evaluation Of Controller Area Network Data Collection System In Confined Animal Feeding Operations, Matthew J. Darr, Lingying Zhao, M. R. Ehsani, J. K. Ward, T. S. Stombaugh

Matthew J. Darr

Livestock and poultry industries play an important role in the food supply and economy of US agriculturalists. Current and historical trends show that the number of animals housed in individual facilities continues to grow on a yearly basis. While design improvements have enabled structures to physically house the growing number of livestock, a new problem exists in maintaining a safe indoor environment due to the increases in animal waste production. The Environmental Protection Agency is also beginning to enforce regulations to limit the daily emission rate of specific gases and odors associated with animal production. Research is needed to identify ...