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Decision Support System

Your SimSAGS Decision Support System is made up from the SimSAGS modelling software itself and this website with its User Guide and other documentation as a comprehensive source of information about using the Modelling Software, Downloads and Updates to the software, plus the Forum as a place to go to find further support and be part of the community of SimSAGS users, and be part of the SimSAGS project...
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Project Description

The SAGS (Semi-Arid Grazing Systems) Project is a long-term research project at the University of Edinburgh, UK...
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Motivation

Adaptation to climate change under diminishing (and therefore increasingly variable) rainfall scenarios requires livestock breeders to find strategies for coping with periods when forage supply is critically limited...
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Model Description

The model runs on a daily iteration interval and uses daily rainfall data to calculate vegetation growth and its allocation to plant parts, the selection and intake of these by animals, the animals' consequent energy and protein balances, body growth, reproduction and mortality...
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Sponsors

Who we have to thank for making all this possible...
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Credits

Meet the development team...
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