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Table 4 Carcass characteristics and commercial cuts weight of Morada Nova lambs of different sexes subjected to feed restriction

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
HCW, kg 11.5ª 10.3b 8.99c 12.7ª 10.6b 7.51c 0.139 <.0001 <.0001 0.110
HCY, % 42.1b 44.1ª 45.2ª 44.4 43.6 43.4 0.325 0.002 0.474 0.967
CCW, kg 11.4ª 10.18b 8.88c 12.58ª 10.51b 7.42c 0.138 <.0001 <.0001 0.106
CCY, % 41.7b 43.6ab 44.7ª 43.9 43.2 42.9 0.315 0.002 0.435 0.965
SFT, mm 1.32 1.10 1.12 1.55a 1.25ª 0.75b 0.060 0.283 <.0001 0.185
REA, cm2 11.0ª 10.3ab 9.36b 11.7ª 10.1b 8.88b 0.205 0.010 <.0001 0.649
Leg, kg 1.84a 1.64b 1.48c 2.02a 1.69b 1.26c 0.022 <.0001 <.0001 0.109
Loin, kg 0.58a 0.48b 0.42b 0.65a 0.50b 0.32c 0.011 <.0001 <.0001 0.102
Neck, kg 0.40a 0.35b 0.27c 0.40a 0.33b 0.28c 0.007 <.0001 <.0001 0.010
Shoulder, kg 1.01a 0.93b 0.83c 1.12a 0.93b 0.70c 0.011 <.0001 <.0001 0.383
Rib, kg 1.07a 0.86b 0.78b 1.11a 0.98a 0.62b 0.024 0.0002 <.0001 0.329
Lower rib, kg 0.85a 0.79a 0.63b 0.96a 0.80b 0.51c 0.019 0.0002 <.0001 0.485
  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, HCW hot carcass weight, HCY Hot carcass yield, CCW cold carcass weight, CCY cold carcass yield, SFT subcutaneous fat thickness, REA Rib eye area
  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)