Evaluation of bulk tank milk quality based on fuzzy logic

Myungsoo Cha, Sung Taek Park, Taioun Kim, Bhushan M. Jayarao

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Abstract

Bulk tank milk (BTM) from all dairy farms is periodically tested for antibiotic residues and for bacterial contamination. Several guidelines have been proposed to interpret farm bulk tank milk bacterial counts. However the linguistic terms describing bulk tank milk quality or herd management status are rather vague or fuzzy such as excellent, good or unsatisfactory. The objective of this paper was to develop a set of fuzzy descriptors to evaluate bulk tank milk quality and herd's milking practice based on bulk tank milk microbiology test results. Thus, fuzzy logic based reasoning methodologies were developed based on fuzzy inference engine. Input parameters were bulk tank somatic cell counts, standard plate counts, preliminary incubation counts, laboratory pasteurization counts, non agalactiae-Streptococci and Streptococci like organisms, and Staphylococcus aureus. Based on the input data, bulk tank milk quality was classified as excellent, good, milk cooling problem, cleaning problem, environmental mastitis, or mixed with mastitis and cleaning problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications
Pages722-727
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications, MLMTA 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2008Jul 17 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications, MLMTA 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/14/087/17/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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Cha, M., Park, S. T., Kim, T., & Jayarao, B. M. (2008). Evaluation of bulk tank milk quality based on fuzzy logic. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications (pp. 722-727). (Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications).