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Table 4 Least square means for slaughter and carcass characteristics of three Ethiopian goat types

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

Variables Genotype (G) Concentrate level (C) SEM p value
Bati HH SS L1 L2 G C G × C
Carcass wt
EBW (kg) 15.2a 15.6a 13.6b 14.2b 15.5a 0.36 <0.01 <0.01 0.69
HCW (kg) 7.8ab 8.3a 7.2b 7.3b 8.4a 0.22 <0.01 <0.01 0.21
DP (EBW basis) 51.2b 54.4a 53.0ab 51.8b 53.9a 0.61 0.04 0.03 0.07
DP (SBW basis) 41.5b 43.9a 41.9ab 41.1b 43.8a 0.54 0.03 <0.01 0.16
Dimensions (cm)
Carcass length 50.9 47.8 45.4 47.7 48.4 1.01 0.10 0.74 0.74
Chest depth 28.4 28.2 27.1 27.4 28.3 0.30 0.12 0.11 0.44
Shoulder width 16.7 16.8 15.5 15.8 16.9 0.80 0.77 0.49 0.18
Hind leg width 11.1ab 11.9a 10.7b 11.2 11.3 0.19 0.02 0.75 0.84
Rib-eye area (cm2) 6.9b 9.8a 8.8ab 7.9 9.1 0.31 <0.01 0.06 0.43
Fat thickness 1.14 1.17 1.22 1.1 1.2 0.03 0.45 0.09 0.77
Primal cuts (%)
Legs 32.5 32.1 33.2 32.1b 33.2a 0.35 0.41 0.91 0.35
Loin 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.2 10.5 0.32 0.99 0.94 0.61
Ribs/racks 11.6b 13.9a 13.8a 12.6b 13.6a 0.37 0.01 0.04 0.36
Shoulder 45.5a 43.5ab 42.5b 43.3 44.7 0.44 0.02 0.24 0.43
  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, SBW slaughter body weight, EBW empty body weight, HCW hot carcass weight, DP dressing percentage, SEM pooled standard error of mean