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Table 9 Effects of dietary treatments and sex onquality traits 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     
pH M 5.67b 5.77ab 5.74ab 5.80ab 0.042 ** ns ns
F 5.75ab 5.65b 5.76ab 5.86a
Shear force, kg M 3.38 3.31 2.81 3.11 0.370 ns ns ns
F 3.34 2.98 3.40 2.82
Cooking loss, % M 30.40 31.33 32.50 33.20 0.016 ns ns ns
F 30.33 32.50 30.33 31.14
Drip loss, % M 2.60 2.00 2.50 2.13 0.013 ns ns ns
F 2.00 2.66 2.66 3.24
WHC, % M 53.00 51.16 54.00 53.80 0.019 ns ns ns
  F 50.66 52.50 53.83 54.43     
  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. Effects of interactions between energy, protein level and sex were not significant (P > 0.05).
  4. abMeans within same row with the same superscript letter are not significantly different (P > 0.05).