Computer Software

Ration Programs

ARIES 2007: Windows Version

A package of computer programs for formulating and analyzing rations for sheep.

Aries

CAPRICORN 2010: Windows Version 

A package of computer programs for formulating or analyzing rations for goats.

Capricorn

CTRDAIRY 2018: Windows Version

“CTRDAIRY” is the only simulation program in the world that evaluates within-day feeding strategies of grazing dairy cows to determine how changing those feeding strategies impacts dairy profitability.

CTRDairy

PCDAIRY 2010 SPANISH: Windows Version

A package of computer programs for formulating and analyzing rations for dairy cattle.

PCDairy Spanish

PCDAIRY 2015 USA: Windows Version

A package of computer programs for formulating and analyzing rations for dairy cattle.
PCDAIRY now calculates Methane Emission and Pasture Dry Matter Intake.

PCDairy Windows

 

PEGASUS 2007: Windows Version 

A package of computer programs for formulating or analyzing rations for horses.

Pegasus

 

SHIELD 2017: Windows Version

A ration evaluator for lactating dairy cows.

Shield

TAURUS 2014 USA: Windows Version

A package of computer programs for formulating and analyzing rations for beef cattle.
TAURUS now calculates Methane Emission.

Taurus

TAURUS 2014 VIETNAM: Windows Version

A package of computer programs for formulating and analyzing rations for beef cattle in Vietnam. The program is written in Vietnamese language.
TAURUS now calculates Methane Emission.

Taurus Vietnmese

 

Ration Programs

AQUARIUS 2008: Windows Version

A program to evaluate closure rules for shellfish industry.

Aquarius

DCBSP 4.9: Windows/MAC/Linux

A dairy cattle breeding simulation program to teach undergraduate and graduate students animal breeding principles associated with selection for multiple traits in dairy cattle.

DCBSP

 

PCRANCH 2008: Windows Version

A ranch modeling environment which allows the user to design, specify and simulate cow-calf ranching systems over long periods of time with daily weather data. The performance of alternative ranch systems can then be compared.

PCRanch

Tools

Java Programs - These programs are designed for livestock system management and dairy waste management.

Problem with Installing Ration Programs

Question: I have installed the Windows version of the ration formulation program onto the lab computers logging as Administrator. When a student with no Admin privilege logs onto the computer, the feed libraries do not show any feeds and the user can not select any feed from these empty libraries.

Answer: Give the Everyone user the full control of the ration folder by following these steps:

  1. Log onto the computer as Administrator.
  2. Run the Windows Explore and locate the folder containing the ration program.
  3. Right click on this folder. A menu appears.
  4. Select the "Properties" option from this menu. A dialog box appears.
  5. Click the "Security" tab. Another dialog box appears.
  6. Click the "Add" button. Another dialog box appears.
  7. Type "Everyone" in the slot and click the OK button. You will be back to the previous dialog box.
  8. Select the "Everyone" entry and give him the "Full Control" privilege.

The folders containing the ration program are listed below:

Aries: C:\Program Files(x86)\UCDAVIS\ARIES2007\
Capricorn: C:\Program Files(x86)\UCDAVIS\CAPRICORN2010\
Pcdairy: C:\Program Files(x86)\UCDAVIS\PCDAIRY2015\
Pcdairy Spanish: C:\Program Files (x86)\UCDAVIS\ESPAÑOL\PCDAIRY2010
Pegasus: C:\Program Files(x86)\UCDAVIS\PEGASUS2007\
Taurus: C:\Program Files(x86)\UCDAVIS\TAURUS2014\
Taurus Vietnamese: C:\Program Files (x86)\UCDAVIS\VIETNAM\TAURUS2014