Improving Bull Services Success Rate of the Philippine Carabao Center-Visayas State University through Information and Descriptive Analytics System

Jude. B. Rola, Cherry Lyn C. Sta. Romana, Larmie S. Feliscuzo and Ivy Fe M. Lopez

One of the responsible Philippine government organizations in animal propagation is the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC). The PCC-Visay as State University (PCC-VSU),one of the 12 regional centers gears towards better nutrition, better income and improved-general welfare of the rural animal farming families. One of its services is the bull service or the natural mating by purebred male carabao. PCC-VSU has no central data repository for bull services as data are stored in different electronic spreadsheets in different desktop computers. Spreadsheet data are substantially growing and the center is meeting speed and stability problems; hence, the need to enhance the bull services data recording and report generation by establishing a web-based information and descriptive analytics system. The purpose of this system is to help increase the success rates of bull services. The system was developed using agile development model. Open source software like MySQL, PHP, HTML, and Chart JS were employed in the implementation. Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) was performed in extracting patterns, relationship and useful information. The statistical reports that are generated effectively and efficiently can assist the center in the program development planning and implementation. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9126 standard was used in the evaluation where results revealed a 4.22 overall mean equivalent to the descriptive interpretation strongly Agree. Despite of this, there is a need to include predictive analyses of success rates, calf gender, at risk of lower efficiency bulls, and more analyses on dams.

Volume 12 | 01-Special Issue

Pages: 159-169

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP1/20201059