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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 (Chair)

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

Mike VandeHaar

  • Michigan State University
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • (517) 230-7460

Luis Tedeschi

  • Texas A&M University
  • Beef Nutrition
  • (979) 845-5065

John McNamara

  • Washington State University
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • (509) 335-4113

Nathalie Trottier

  • Michigan State University
  • Swine Nutrition
  • (517) 432-5140

Ermias Kebreab

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

Heidi Rossow

  • University of California-Davis
  • Dairy Nutrition
  • (559) 688-1731 x230

Tim Hackmann

  • University of Florida
  • Rumen Microbiology
  • (352) 392-7566

Peter Ferket

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

Dominique Bureau

  • University of Guelph
  • Aquaculture
  • (519) 824-4120 x53668

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 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 (The following documents are in PDF form):