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Table 2 Performance of Morada Nova lambs of different sexes subjected to feed restrictions

From: Effects of quantitative feed restriction and sex on carcass traits, meat quality and meat lipid profile of Morada Nova lambs

Variables Sexes Feed restrictions SEM P-value
Ent Cas Fem AL 30% 60% Sex Res Sex × Res
IBW, kg 14.4 14.7 15.5 14.6 14.6 14.4 0.158 0.711 0.860 0.348
DMI, kg 0.66ª 0.60b 0.52c 0.80ª 0.62b 0.36c 0.009 <.0001 <.0001 0.418
BWS, kg 27.4ª 23.3b 19.9c 28.8a 24.4b 17.3c 0.308 <.0001 <.0001 0.047
EBW, kg 21.0ª 18.1b 16.1c 23.0ª 19.0b 13.3c 0.214 <.0001 <.0001 0.038
ADG, g 106ª 71.7b 42.5c 116ª 80.8b 23.3c 2.317 <.0001 <.0001 0.029
  1. Ent Entire males, Cas Castrated males, Fem Females, AL ad libitum intake, 30% 30% feed restriction, 60% 60% feed restriction, SEM standard error of the mean, Sex sexes and Res = feed restriction, IBW initial body weight, DMI dry matter intake, BWS body weight at slaughter, EBW empty body weight, TWG total weight gain, ADG average daily gain
  2. a b c Means followed by different letters differ between sexes according to a Tukey-Kramer test (P < 0.05)
  3. a b c Means followed by different letters differ between feed restrictions according to a Tukey-Kramer test (P < 0.05)