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Modeling Committee

The function of this group is to serve the animal nutrition research community by improving the use of predictive technologies and tools, to best utilize available platforms, and to work with researchers to effectively share, combine, manage, manipulate, and analyze models and modeling information.

Committee Members

Mark Hanigan

Mark Hanigan

Chair
Virginia Tech University
Dairy Nutrition
(540) 231-0967

Ermias Kebreab

Ermias Kebreab

University of California-Davis
Environmental Nutrition
(530) 752-5907

Mike VandeHaar

Mike VandeHaar

Michigan State University
Dairy Nutrition
(517) 230-7460

Heidi A. Rossow

Heidi A. Rossow

University of California, Davis
Dairy Nutrition Management
(559) 688-1731

Luis O. Tedeschi

Luis O. Tedeschi

Texas A&M University
Ruminant Nutrition
(979) 845-5062

Timothy J. Hackmann

Timothy J. Hackmann

University of California, Davis
Ruminant Nutrition and Rumen Microbiology

John McNamara

John McNamara

Washington State University
Ruminant Nutrition
(509) 335-4113

Peter R. Ferket

Peter R. Ferket

North Carolina State University
Poultry Nutrition
(919) 515-5409

Nathalie Trottier

Nathalie Trottier

Michigan State University
Swine Nutrition
(517) 432-5140

Dominique P. Bureau

Dominique P. Bureau

University of Guelph
Aquaculture Nutrition

Objectives

  • Coordinate with the NRC to support model development and maintenance.
  • Identify needs to achieve a cross-species comprehensive feed database.
  • Develop a database of observed data that could be used for model testing.
  • Develop guidelines for data reporting in publications to better serve nutrient response model development.
  • Provide guidance for future development of nutrient availability models.
  • Identify methods to allow the use of a common software platform across species.
  • Provide guidance regarding deployment of open vs locked model code.

Accomplishments

Software Downloads: Nutrient Requirement Models (Compatible with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit machines):

Supportive Documentation for Above Programs: