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Analyzing automatic cow recordings to detect the presence of outliers in feed intake data recorded from dairy cows in Lovsta farm
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Microdata Analysis.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Outliers are a major concern in data quality as it limits the reliability of any data. The

objective of our investigation was to examine the presence and cause of outliers in the system

for controlling and recording the feed intake of dairy cows in Lovsta farm, Uppsala Sweden.

The analyses were made on data recorded as a timestamp of each visit of the cows to

the feeding troughs from the period of August 2015 to January 2016. A three step

methodology was applied to this data. The first step was fitting a mixed model to the

data then the resulting residuals was used in the second step to fit a model based

clustering for Gaussian mixture distribution which resulted in clusters of which 2.5% of

the observations were in the outlier cluster. Finally, as the third step, a logistic

regression was then fit modelling the presence of outliers versus the non-outlier

clusters. It appeared that on early hours of the morning between 6am to 11.59am, there

is a high possibility of recorded values to be outliers with odds ratio of 1.1227 and this

is also the same time frame noted to have the least activity in feed consumption of the

cows with a decrease of 0.027 kilograms as compared to the other timeframes. These

findings provide a basis for further investigation to more specifically narrow down the

causes of the outliers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Outlier detection, Anomaly, Feed, Forage, Silage, Trough
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-24522OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-24522DiVA: diva2:1080297
Available from: 2017-03-09 Created: 2017-03-09

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