The dairy cattle productivity is largely dependent on the facility quality and environmental condition. Various researchers had conducted a study in this field, but it is not developing the knowledge of animal dimensions and behaviors correlated with their facility design. Complexities of dynamics zoometry depend on cow behaviors that they are forced to use neural network (NN) approach. Hence, the purpose of this chapter is to create the concept of static and dynamic zoometry to guide the ergonomics facilities design. The research started with study literature on anthropometry, dairy cattle, facility design, and neural network. The following step is collecting the static zoometry data in 16 dimensions and dynamics zoometry in 7 dimensions. On the one hand, static data is utilized as an input factor. On the other hand, dynamic data is utilized as desire factor of back propagation neural network (BPNN) model. The result of BPNN training is utilized to design the dairy cattle facilities, e.g., cage with minimal length = 357.67 cm, width = 132.03 cm (per tail), and height = 205.28 cm. The chapter successfully developed the concept of zoometry approach and BPNN model as a pioneer of implementing comfort knowledge.
Part of the book: Artificial Intelligence