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Table 1 Least squares means (±SE) for effects of non genetic factors on growth parameters

From: Evaluation of non-genetic factors affecting calf growth, reproductive performance and milk yield of traditionally managed Sheko cattle in southwest Ethiopia

Effects/levels N BW (kg) 6 MW (kg) WW (kg) YW (kg) 18 MW (kg) PrWDG (gram) PoWDG (gram)
Overall 75 16.12 ± 0.22 58.84 ± 0.51 76.29 ± 0.45 85.07 ± 0.50 111.62 ± 0.74 222.02 ± 1.56 129.44 ± 1.78
R2   0.84 0.79 0.74 0.75 0.71 0.67 0.31
CV %   5.73 3.90 3.02 2.90 3.55 3.96 11.30
Sex   ** ** ** ** ** ** **
 Male 39 17.25 ± 0.15 59.33 ± 0.39 77.54 ± 0.39 87.18 ± 0.42 113.62 ± 0.68 222.34 ± 1.50 132.18 ± 2.49
 Female 36 15.83 ± 0.15 54.59 ± 0.41 73.06 ± 0.41 82. 82 ± 0.44 106.13 ± 0.71 210.76 ± 1.58 120.55 ± 2.64
AEZ   ** ** ** ** ** ** NS
 Low 43 17.15 ± 0.15 58.87 ± 0.40 77.63 ± 0.40 88.18 ± 0.43 112.80 ± 0.69 223.05 ± 1.52 128.78 ± 2.53
 Mid 32 15.92 ± 0.16 55.05 ± 0.42 72.97 ± 0.42 81.82 ± 0.45 106.95 ± 0.73 210.05 ± 1.62 123.95 ± 2.69
Season   ** ** ** ** ** ** NS
 Main 24 16.33 ± 0.20a 56.66 ± 0.52a 73.70 ± 0.52a 87.20 ± 0.56b 107.66 ± 0.90a 211.43 ± 2.0a 124.69 ± 3.33a
 Dry 20 18.14 ± 0.25b 54.46 ± 0.67b 77.20 ± 0.37b 83.51 ± 0.72a 109.74 ± 1.15a 208.99 ± 2.55a 126.3 ± 4.25a
 Short 31 15.14 ± 0.13c 59.76 ± 0.34c 74.99 ± 0.67a 84.29 ± 0.36a 112.23 ± 0.58b 229.22 ± 1.29b 128.11 ± 2.14a
Parity   ** ** ** ** ** * **
 1st 22 14.82 ± 0.20a 54.61 ± 0.50a 73.02 ± 0.50a 82.58 ± 0.54a 106.51 ± 0.87a 214.48 ± 1.92a 123.33 ± 3.19a
 2nd 14 16.29 ± 0.24b 56.19 ± 0.61b 75.17 ± 0.61b 85.05 ± 0.66b 109.58 ± 1.05b 216.31 ± 2.34a 125.81 ± 3.89a
 3rd 12 18.04 ± 0.18c 60.22 ± 0.45c 76.59 ± 0.46c 86.00 ± 0.49b 113.95 ± 0.79c 215.06 ± 1.74a 136.97 ± 2.90b
 4th 17 16.48 ± 0.33b 57.06 ± 0.82b 77.47 ± 0.82c 86.55 ± 0.88b 111.43 ± 1.42bc 224.94 ± 3.14b 124.35 ± 5.22a
 5th 10 16.60 ± 0.30b 56.72 ± 0.75b 74.24 ± 0.75ab 84.82 ± 0.81b 107.91 ± 1.29ab 211.97 ± 2.87a 121.36 ± 4.78a
  1. Means with different superscripts within the same column and class are statistically different
  2. NS non significant, BW birth weight, 6MW 6 months weight, WW weaning weight, YW yearling weight, 18MW 18 months weight, PrWDG pre weaning (birth to weaning), PoWDG post weaning (weaning to 18 months)
  3. * Significant at 0.05
  4. ** Significant at 0.01