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Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

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1989

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Pig Vocalizations Under Selected Husbandry Practices, Hongwei Xin, James A. Deshazer, D. W. Leger Nov 1989

Pig Vocalizations Under Selected Husbandry Practices, Hongwei Xin, James A. Deshazer, D. W. Leger

Hongwei Xin

Acoustical characteristics of vocalizations of sows, piglets, and nursery pigs under selected husbandry practices were analyzed with a digital signal processing system. The duration (D) and major energy-resonance frequency (P) for each call were determined as follows: a) processing of piglets (D = 0.81 s and f* = 3 700 Hz); b) food anticipation of breeding-gestation sows (2.50 s and 3 000 Hz); c) isolation of piglet (0.34 s and 500, 3 500 Hz); d) startling of nursery pigs (0.29 s and 900 Hz); e) sows in heat (3.07 s and 1 375 Hz); f) farrowing (0 ...


An Expert System For Tractor Selection, Steven A. Freeman, P. D. Ayers Jan 1989

An Expert System For Tractor Selection, Steven A. Freeman, P. D. Ayers

Steven A. Freeman

A user friendly expert system to assist the farmer in tractor selection was developed based on the evaluation procedure developed by Rider et al. (1979). This evaluation procedure utilizes Nebraska Tractor Test data from 1980 to 1986 along with information provided by the farmer to make selection decisions. The expert system provides the farmer with a list of tractors that are best suited for a specific operation. However, it is only designed to aid the farmer in the tractor selection process, not to provide a definite solution.