Comparison of observed and simulated grow-finish swine performance under summer conditions

L. W. Turner, T. C. Bridges, R. D. Coffey, R. S. Gates, G. R. Parker, T. M. Brown-Brandl, D. G. Overhults

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As a part of a National Pork Producers Council educational program, our research and extension team at the University of Kentucky was linked with an independent commercial swine producer to test the NCPIG model against observed commercial on-farm data. This experience provided improved information for model development as well as increased producer insight into the data input needs and potential benefits of modeling. Detailed production information comparisons between the NCPIG model and producer data are presented for summer time conditions to assess the validity of the NCPIG model for simulation of grow-finish swine performance. Results demonstrated that the NCPIG model accurately simulated performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-423
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Engineering in Agriculture
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1998


  • Growth
  • Modeling
  • Pigs
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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