Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASABE

Volume

39

Issue

6

First Page

2259

Last Page

2260

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

Abstract

Diurnal piglet behavior of heat lamp usage was recorded by photographic time lapse technique at 15 min intervals for 24 h and expressed as the percentage of litter mates using the heat lamp. The 15 min behavioral data was then divided into subsets with a sampling interval of 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, or 120 min; and data series comprised of the averages of 15 min data corresponding to each of the augmented sampling intervals. Correlation analyses between the subsets and the average data series indicated that a sampling interval of up to 60 min results in reliable measurement of the dynamic heat lamp usage of the piglets.

Comments

This is Journal Paper No. J-16539 of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, Iowa State University, Project No. 3355. Funding for this study was provided by Iowa Energy Center.

This article is from Transactions of the ASABE 39, no. 6 (1996): 2259–2260.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

December 14, 2012

File Format

application/pdf

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