oa Agroanimalia - The relationship between growth and feed intake

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



It is shown that Gompertz curves descriptionbe the growth and cumulative feed intake of Jersey and Holstein cattle. From this an allometric relationship between mass and cumulative feed intake was predicted. Such an allometric relationship was found with data on Shorthorn and Aberdeen Angus steers.

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