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Table 8 Effects of dietary treatments and sex onchemical composition of LM

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     
Dry matter, % M 28.6 28.0 27.7 26.2 0.010 ns ns *
F 30.2 29.3 29.0 28.3
Crude protein, % DM M 70.2 70.8 76.8 75.8 0.035 * ns ns
F 65.2 68.0 72.7 74.4
Intramuscular fat, % DM M 28.4 27.7 18.5 22.4 0.038 ** ns ns
  F 32.3 31.2 25.7 24.6     
  1. Significance: *(P < 0.05), **(P < 0.01), ns not significant (P > 0.05).
  2. M = male, steer, F = female, heifer, E = energy, P = protein, S = sex.
  3. Effects of interactions between energy, protein level and sex were not significant (P > 0.05).