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American Society of Agricultural Engineering (ASAE)

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre and K. M. Wade. 2002. Machine-learning assisted knowledge acquisition to filter lactation curve data. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers). 45(5): 1637-1650.

Yang, X. Z., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 1999. Neural detection of mastitis from dairy herd improvement records. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers). 42(4): 1063-1071.

Lacroix, R., J. Huijbers, R. Tiemessen, D. Lefebvre, D. Marchand and K. M. Wade. 1998. Fuzzy-set based analytical tools for dairy herd improvement. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 14(1): 79-85.

Salehi, F., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 1998. Effects of learning parameters and data presentation on the performance of backpropagation networks for milk yield prediction. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers). 41(1): 253-259.

Lacroix, R., F. Salehi, X. Z. Yang and K. M. Wade. 1997. Effects of data preprocessing on the performance of artificial neural networks for dairy yield prediction and cow culling classification. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers). 40(3): 839-846.

Goldsmith, P. D., J. -F. Forest, R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 1996. A framework for information cataloguing and management information design: an economic perspective. Pages 688-701 in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference: Computers in Agriculture, Cancún, México. Edited by F. S. Zazueta. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.

Lacroix, R., J. Huijbers, R. Tiemessen, D. Lefebvre, D. Marchand and K. M. Wade. 1996. Adding improvement to dairy herd improvement information through the use of fuzzy logic. Pages 885-891 in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference: Computers in Agriculture, Cancún, Mexico. Edited by F. S. Zazueta. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.

Lacroix, R., K. M. Wade, R. Kok and J. F. Hayes. 1995. Prediction of dairy cattle production with a connectionist model. Transactions of the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers). 38(5): 1573-1579.

Lacroix, R., K. M. Wade, R. Kok and J. F. Hayes. 1994. Predicting 305-day milk, fat and protein production with an artificial neural network. Pages 201-208 in Proceedings of the 3rd International Dairy Housing Conference: Dairy Systems for the 21st Century, Orlando, FL. Edited by R. Bucklin. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.

Canadian Agricultural Engineering / Canadian Biosystems Engineering

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre and K. M. Wade. 2002. Decision-tree induction to interpret group-average lactation curves. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 44: 7.1-7.13.

Lacroix, R., M. Strasser, R. Kok and K. M. Wade. 1998. Performance analysis of a fuzzy decision-support system for culling of dairy cows. Canadian Agricultural Engineering. 40(2): 139-152.

Lacroix, R., R. Tiemessen and K. M. Wade. 1998. Determination of fuzzy membership functions for milk yield through structured interviewing of experts. Canadian Agricultural Engineering. 40(2): 127-137.

Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Grzesiak, W., R. Lacroix, J. Wójcik, and P. Blaszczyk. 2003. A comparison of neural network and multiple regression predictions for 305-day lactation yield using partial lactation records. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 83(2): 307-310 [.pdf].

Yang, X. Z., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 2000. Investigation into the production and conformation traits that influence clinical mastitis using artificial neural networks. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 80(3): 415-426.

Computers and Electronics in Agriculture

Parrott, L, R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 2003. Design considerations for the implementation of multi-agent systems in the dairy industry. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 38(2): 79-98.

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre and K. M. Wade. 2003. Induction and evaluation of decision trees for lactation curve analysis. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 38(1): 19-32.

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre and K. M. Wade. 2003. Performance analysis for machine-learning experiments using small data sets. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 38(1): 1-17.

Salehi, F., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 2000. Development of neuro-fuzzifiers for qualitative description of milk yield. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 28(3): 171-186.

Salehi, F., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 1998. Improving dairy yield predictions through combined record classifiers and specialized artificial neural networks. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 20(3): 199-213.

Journal of Dairy Science

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre, E. Block and K. M. Wade. 2001. A case-acquisition and decision-support system for the analysis of group-average lactation curves. Journal of Dairy Science. 84: 730-739.

Pietersma, D., Lacroix, R. and K. M. Wade. 1998. A framework for the development of computerized management and control systems in dairy farming. Journal of Dairy Science. 81: 2962-2972.

European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Lacroix, R., D. Pietersma, K. M. Wade, D. Lefebvre, R. Moore, A. Fournier and D. Pellerin. 2001. Adoption of ICT by the Canadian dairy sector: a focus on the Québec situation. Pages 645-650 in Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference of the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). Montpellier, France.

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre and K. M. Wade. 2001. Machine-learning assisted knowledge acquisition for lactation curve analysis. Pages 621-626 in Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference of the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). Montpellier, France.

Pietersma, D., R. Lacroix, D. Lefebvre, E. Block and K. M. Wade. 1999. Example-based knowledge acquisition for automated interpretation of milk recording data. Pages 679-688 in Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference for Information Technology in Agriculture (EFITA). Bonn, Germany.

World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production

St-Onge, A, R. Lacroix and K. M. . 2002. The interpretation of dairy farm data using interactive visualization. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Montpellier France. CD-ROM communication n° 01-03 (ISBN: 2-7380-1052-0).

Archer, A. A., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 1998. Implementing decision support systems for dairy herd improvement on the World Wide Web. Vol. 27, pages 415-418 in Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Armidale, Australia.

Wade, K. M., R. Lacroix and M. Strasser. 1998. Fuzzy logic membership values as a ranking tool for breeding purposes in dairy cattle. Vol. 27, pages 433-436 in Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Armidale, Australia.

Lacroix, R. and K. M. Wade. 1994. Approximate reasoning in decision-support systems. Vol. 22, pages 35-38 in Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Guelph, Canada.

Wade, K. M. and R. Lacroix. 1994. The role of artificial neural networks in animal breeding. Vol. 22, pages 31-34 in Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Guelph, Canada.

World Congress on Animal Production

Salehi, F., R. Lacroix and K. M. Wade. 1998. Development of neuro-fuzzifiers for qualitative description of milk yield. Vol. 1, pages 90-91 in Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Animal Production, Seoul, Korea.

Other

Wade, K. M., M. A. P. M. van Asseldonk, P. B. M. Berentsen, W. Ouweltjes and H. Hogeveen. 2004. Economic efficiency of automatic milking systems with specific emphasis on increases in milk production. Pages 62-67 in Proceedings of Automatic Milking – A better understanding. Lelystad, The Netherlands. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Lacroix, R., D. Pietersma, K. M. Wade, D. Lefebvre, R. Moore, A. Fournier and D. Pellerin. 2001. Adoption of ICT by the Canadian dairy sector: a focus on the Québec situation. Journal of the Institute of Agricultural Management (Farm Management). 11(2): 134 - 140.