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中華民國乳業協會(以下簡稱乳業協會)的前身係於 1955年創立的「台灣省乳牛事業改進會」,於1960年改組為「台灣省乳業改進會」,再度於1977年改組為全國性的「中華民國乳業發展協會」,2002年更名為「中華民國乳業協會」,自成立迄今已逾64年歷史。乳業協會會員由飼養乳牛農戶、牛乳加工廠及專家學者等組成並為推展乳業工作,另聘「專業顧問」、「乳牛群性能改良推廣委員」及「荷蘭種乳牛登錄委員」。乳業協會主要任務為:
一、辦理乳牛品種改良、性能檢定及血統登錄事項。
二、乳牛飼養管理與衛生保健等有關技術之輔導事項。
三、乳牛精粗飼料牧草及青貯料研究成果之推廣事項。
四、乳牛拍賣及評審事項。
五、種牛及重要器材、藥品、飼料、牧草種子之統籌輸入與分配事項。
六、輔導生乳處理及乳品加工之改進與品質測驗等事項。
七、政府乳業政策之建議及配合推行事項。
八、乳業技術訓練及新知識介紹事項。
九、乳業之觀摩考察、調查統計及出版宣傳事項。
十、優秀會員及優良乳牛之選拔、表揚和乳製品展覽、運銷售之促進事項。
十一、酪農及乳品加工廠之經營調查分析與參考乳價之擬定、建議等事項。
十二、會員同業之互助及糾紛調處事項。
十三、接受政府及有關團體或會員之委辦事項。
十四、國內外乳業、畜牧團體之聯繫、交誼與學術交流事項。
十五、辦理其他有關乳牛事業發展事項。

2019/11/20 開放追加新測試資料集下載

1.新增2019年7~10月資料,請至資料下載頁籤,下載final_data.zip檔案 2.新增健康狀況狀況代號補充說明(spec_notes.csv) 3.更新資料後已經重清排行榜,參加者新的分析成果上傳,請使用final_data.zip壓縮檔內的submission.csv(從4263筆新增至6692筆資料)

Introduction

According to statistics, the expected revenue of global dairy is more than one hundred million US dollars[1], and in accordance with the data provided by DATA.COA[2], there are 557 dairy farms, 115,685 cows in Q2 2019, and that’s an average of 207 cows per farm. Date back to 2017, the annual report[3] showed that there were only 61,976 cows being bred and 419,342 tons of milk being produced. While digital transformation has became a trend, agriculture and cattle industry also start to embrace new technologies. Under the circumstance of downsizing, the average milk yield per cow in Taiwan has surpassed the average milk yield per cow in Australia, Germany and China...etc, and it is still increasing. The overall Taiwan dairy-strength are catching up the strength of the countries which have a highly developed dairy industry. (such as America and Israel… etc.)

The goal of this issue is to predict the milk yield of Taiwan ranches in different regions by referring to the Dairy Herd Improvement, DHI dataset which is provided by Dairy Association Taiwan,R.O.C, hoping that these data can help grasping the key of milk yield forecasting, and thus benefits the dairy in Taiwan in the aspect of  Intellectual Management and pricing.

 

Awards

The first place 100,000 discount points of hicloud
The second place 50,000 discount points of hicloud
The third place 50,000 discount points of hicloud
honorable mention 50,000 discount points of hicloud
(multiple winners, depends on the final result)

Awards were provided by Chunghwa Telecom
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Activity time

The activity time would be mainly based on Taiwan Standard Time (UTC+8), and the schedule is as follows,

Time(DD/MM/YY)

Events

2019/10/01

Registration opens

2019/11/201. The ranking will be deleted. 2. The latest test datasets will be uploaded and will be free to download.
2019/12/18

Upload deadline

2019/12/24

Winners announcement

 

Evaluation Criteria

After the participants prepare the forecasts of the shared item group, the back-end of the system would process them in batches regularly to calculate the score.Evaluations are conducted by calculating the Root-Mean-Square Error, RMSE, of the actual value. The formula is as follows:$$RMSE = \sqrt{{1 \over n} \sum_{j=1}^{n} (y_i - \hat{y}_i) ^ 2}$$References Hi-tech cattle raising- great potential in digital dairy DATA.COA Statistics and annual reports of Council of Agriculture Smart Dairy Farming- Arla, the dairy products manufacturing magnate in northern europe, developed methods to predict milk yield by adopting AI Observation Data Inquire System of Central Weather Bureau

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