Much of this research is carried out by the Dairy Information Systems Group which involves on-farm management through the use of information systems and artificial intelligence techniques. Apart from the novel approach to the analysis of mega-data files, this area also represents the capacity for our department to apply techniques and methodologies across disciplines. The majority of the research uses data from Valacta - the Québec dairy milk recording agency - for the development of on-farm software.
Kevin M. Wade, Associate Professor; BAgrSc, MAgrSc (Dublin), PhD (Cornell). Information systems in dairy cattle breeding and farm management; On-farm decision-support systems; Artificial intelligence; Data mining techniques; Rule induction for expert-system development.