General objectives  

 Output from workpackage 2

The objective of this workpackage is to solve the main statistical problems encountered in the application of EC regulations in the scope of pig classification. A statistical handbook will be published in 2004

A summary will be given here

Sampling difficulties will be studied in a separate task (1).   
Model, estimation, validation will be examined for different statistical methods (task 2).  
As the theoretical aspects are very complex, specific functions will be written, using commercial software, and put at the disposal of users. All the recommendations will then be compiled in a statistical handbook (task 3), including examples to help users.