Recent Submissions

  • Computer use and attitudes for a sample of Canterbury, New Zealand dairy farmers 

    Alvarez, Jorge; Nuthall, Peter L. (Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Group.Lincoln University, 2001-07)
    With the objective of collecting data for assessing research hypotheses about information management, a mail survey was carried out on Canterbury dairy farmers between July and August of 2000. From a total of 537 questionnaires ...
  • Computers and information management in Canterbury dairy farming 

    Alvarez, Jorge; Nuthall, Peter L. (Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management GroupLincoln, Canterbury, 2001-07)
    For providing systems to support decision making it is important to understand how farmers collect and manage decision information. Using data from a mail survey a ""three-information-area"" and ""four-system-type"" model ...
  • The relationships between computer use and Canterbury dairy farmers' goals, personality traits and learning styles 

    Alvarez, J.; Nuthall, Peter L. (Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management GroupLincoln, Canterbury, 2001)
    To help explain dairy farmers' use of software in managing farm information, farmers' goals, personality traits and Kolb's learning styles were included as independent variables in a model. The relationships were tested ...
  • Canterbury dairy farmers' opinions about using computerised farm information systems 

    Alvarez, Jorge; Nuthall, Peter L. (Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management GroupLincoln, Canterbury, 2001-07)
    Canterbury dairy farmers' opinions about computerised systems used for managing farm information were collected through 39 stratified, randomly selected interviews. Farmers who are using software note they can save time, ...
  • An analysis of the feasibility of using image processing to estimate the live weight of sheep 

    Burke, Jonathan A.; Nuthall, Peter L.; McKinnon, Alan E. (Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Group.Lincoln University, Chirstchurch, 2004-06)
    One of the difficulties in successfully managing the supply and use of animal feed in sheep farming is in knowing the live weight of the sheep in the various mobs a farmer may be using. Most farmers make intuitive estimates ...

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