Energy, Feeding, and Growth

  • John Rabon Parks
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 11)


Up to now I have been dealing with the animal as a black box with input of food and output of live weight and have noted some regularities between the input and output. No doubt these regularities are due to the unique ways living systems use the free energy and the body building materials in the food for growth and maintenance. It is well known open living and nonliving chemical systems are so constructed that the material and energy balances are interconnected to maintain them as stable, steady state, consuming, and producing systems.


Caloric Intake Live Weight Mature Weight Treadmill Speed Daily Caloric Intake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Rabon Parks
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  1. 1.Department of Animal HusbandryThe University fo SydneySydneyAustralia

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