Comparison of Different Lactation Curve Models of Anatolian Buffaloes

Sahin A., Ulutas Z., Yildirim A., Aksoy Y., Genc S.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.20, no.6, pp.847-855, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, eight different lactation curve models were compared by using test day milk yield records belonging Anatolian Buffaloes raised in different Farm conditions between 2011 and 2013. To identify the best lactation curve models of Wood, Cobby and Le Du, Logaritmic Quadratic, Exponential, Parabolic exponential, Quadratic, Inverse Polynomial and Logaritmic Linear mathematical functions were used. The coefficient of determination (R-2) and residual standard deviation (RSD) statistics were used for determination of best fitted model in lactation curve. Logaritmic Quadratic and Quadratic functions are the best goodness of fit model as having the highest R-2 and lowest RSD coefficients. As a result, the parameters are estimated by logarithmic quadratic or quadratic models, for use in breeding programs will make an important contribution to research in this field.