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Analysis of the management and costs associated with rearing pregnant dairy heifers in the UK from conception to calving
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-10-16)
Good management of the pregnant heifer is crucial to ensure that she is well grown and healthy and calves down easily before joining the milking herd. This study collected primary data on all aspects of heifer management ...
In-situ optical density sensor
The present invention relates to optical measurement devices and systems, and methods of using these systems and devices, and more particularly but not exclusively it relates to a system and apparatus adapted to measure ...
Sensory acceptability and chemical characteristics of healthy rib-eye steaks from forage‐finished steers
Consumer interest in health benefits of forage-finished beef has led to increased product demand. To date, little information on sensory characteristics of cooked forage-finished beef is available. We evaluated sensory ...
Sensitivity reliability and neutral tendency of hedonic ratings as affected by scale types and lengths and overall product impression
Several scales are available for measuring degrees of liking/disliking. Information on characteristics of hedonic ratings as affected by scale types/lengths and overall product impression is limited. Therefore, we compared ...
Variations in heading ratings characterized by scale polarity scale types and attributes
The negative side of the 9-point hedonic scale is not fully understood. When used to evaluate negative attributes (for example, bitterness), this hedonic scale may yield poor results. We evaluated hedonic ratings as affected ...
Rate equation analysis of frequency chirp in optically injection-locked quantum cascade lasers
(Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2014)
The frequency chirp characteristics of an optically injection-locked quantum cascade laser are theoretically investigated. The key parameter chirp-to-power ratio (CPR) is analytically derived from a full rate equation ...
The true cost of milk: Environmental deterioration vs. profit in the New Zealand dairy industry
Over the past two decades, major increases in production have occurred in the New Zealand dairy industry. This has required the use of externally sourced inputs, particularly fertiliser, feed supplements, and irrigation. ...
Protecting the future of New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems
(Society for Conservation Biology (Oceania), Sydney, 2014-09-01)
Freshwater is New Zealand’s greatest asset and is a taonga of paramount importance. It is valued for its contribution to biodiversity, recreation, the economy and overall well - being of New Zealanders. New Zealand’s rivers, ...
A New Zealand National Outreach Program – Inspiring Young Girls in Humanitarian Engineering
(Penn State University, 2017-11-27)