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Dynamics of Biological Systems, Chapter 8: Animal Growth Modeling
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Chapter 8, Pages 8.1-8.38 (doi:10.13031/2013.34923) in Chapter 8, pp. 8.1-8.38 . Copyright 2003 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors: John S. Cundiff and Kyle R. Mankin
Keywords: Headings. 8.1 Introduction, 8.2 Growth Rate Function, 8.2.1 Animal Weight Curve, 8.2.2 Parameter Estimation, 8.2.3 Results for Different Species, 8.3 Beef Cattle Model, 8.3.1 Heat Loss (QL), 8.3.2 Work Energy (QW), 8.4 Swine Model,
First paragraphs. The objective of animal growth modeling is to mathematically quantify the growth (accumulation of cell mass) of an animal. As with plants, growth is a function of genetics and environment.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)