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Table 3 Least square means for body weight and dimensions of three Ethiopian goat types

From: Growth and carcass characteristics of three Ethiopian indigenous goats fed concentrate at different supplementation levels

Variables Genotypes (G) Concentrate level (C) SEM p value
Bati HH SS L1 L2 G C G × C
Growth parameters
IW (kg) 15.8 15.5 14.1 14.9 15.3 0.30 0.11 0.29 0.12
FW (kg) 19.6a 20.1a 17.8b 18.4b 19.9a 0.38 <0.01 0.02 0.48
ADG (g/day) 42.1 51.4 41.3 38.7b 50.9a 2.42 0.17 0.02 0.98
SBW (kg) 18.8a 19.3a 17.1b 17.8b 19.0a 0.37 <0.01 0.02 0.53
Dimensions (cm)
Body length 51.7 51.2 50.5 50.7 51.6 0.38 0.47 0.32 0.96
Heart girth 65.8 65.9 64.3 64.9 65.8 0.41 0.19 0.28 0.84
Height at wither 60.8a 61.4a 58.4b 59.6 60.8 0.46 <0.01 0.10 0.71
Pelvic width 10.7 11.0 10.5 10.4b 11.1a 0.16 0.34 0.04 0.61
Neck girth 34.0a 34.0a 32.7b 33.4 33.7 0.24 0.03 0.51 0.53
Thigh circumference 20.5 20.8 20.3 20.3 20.8 0.15 0.34 0.12 0.53
  1. Least square means in a row with different subscript letter differ significantly (p < 0.05)
  2. HH Hararghe highland goat, SS Short-eared Somali goat, L1 hay + 1 % of body weight concentrate, L2 hay + 1.5 % of body weight concentrate, IW initial weight, FW final weight, ADG average daily gain, SBW slaughter body weight, SEM pooled standard error of mean