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Table 3 Effects of dietary treatments and sex on finishing growth performance of cattle

From: Effects of different dietary energy and protein levels and sex on growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat quality of F1 Angus × Chinese Xiangxi yellow cattle

Item   HE LE SEM E P S
   LP HP LP HP     
Initial BW, kg M 319.75 286.50 299.60 294.00 16.86 ns ns ns
F 293.50 283.66 295.20 282.83
Final BW, kg M 435.00 391.50 391.80 391.20 23.86 ns ns ns
F 396.75 418.50 412.00 401.66
DMI, kg/d M 6.73a 6.74a 7.46b 7.47b 0.020 ** ns ns
F 6.74a 6.77a 7.50b 7.45b
ADG, kg M 0.77 0.70 0.62 0.65 0.079 ns ns ns
F 0.69 0.90 0.78 0.79
FCR M 8.79 10.34 12.72 11.91 1.23 ** ns ns
  F 10.13 8.23 9.72 10.15     
  1. Significance: **(P < 0.01), ns not significant (P > 0.05).
  2. M = male, steer, F = female, heifer, E = energy, P = protein, S = sex.
  3. Interactions between energy, protein levels and sex were not significant so not shown in the table.
  4. abMeans within the same row with the same superscript letter are not significantly different (P > 0.05).