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Table 5 Body weight change and average daily body weight gain (ADG) of Washera sheep fed natural pasture grass hay supplemented with Millettia ferruginea leaf hay

From: Effect of Millettia ferruginea (Birbra) foliage supplementation on feed intake, digestibility, body weight change and carcass characterstics of Washera sheep fed natural pasture grass hay basal diet

Parameter Treatments SEM
T1 T2 T3 T4
Initial BW (kg) 18.49 18.28 18.65 18.12 0.34
Final BW (kg) 19.01a 17.86b 19.21a 17.89b 0.40
BW change (kg) 0.52a -0.42b 0.56a -0.24b 0.27
ADG (g/day) 12.00 -8.00 8.00 -6.00 0.003
  1. a,bMeans within a row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05); SEM = standard error of the mean; BW = body weight; ADG = average daily gain; MFLH = Millettia ferruginea leaf hay; T1 = sole natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum; T2 = 150 g MFLH + natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum; T3 = 300 g MFLH + natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum; T4 = 450 g MFLH + natural pasture grass hay fed ad libitum.