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Table 5 Least square means for non-carcass components (kg) of three Ethiopian goat types

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

Non-carcass traits Genotype (G) Concentrate level (C) SEM p value
Bati HH SS L1 L2 G C G × C
Kidney 0.1 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.1 0.001 0.06 0.16 0.73
Liver 0.3a 0.3a 0.25b 0.26b 0.34a 0.01 <0.01 <0.01 0.67
Heart + lung 1.0a 0.9ab 0.9b 0.89b 0.99a 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.14
Head 1.2 1.3 1.09 1.2 1.21 0.03 0.05 0.51 0.62
Spleen 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.002 0.28 0.49 0.30
Skin + feet 2.5a 2.5a 2.2b 2.3b 2.5a 0.05 <0.01 <0.01 0.20
GIT empty 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1b 1.28a 0.03 0.25 <0.01 0.89
Digestive content 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.5 3.53 0.11 0.61 0.82 0.28
Genitalia 0.24 0.22 0.23 0.22 0.24 0.01 0.78 0.06 0.13
Non-carcass fat 0.29 0.31 0.35 0.23b 0.40a 0.02 0.25 <0.01 0.69
Total offals 10.4a 10.8a 9.7b 9.9b 10.6a 0.19 0.02 0.03 0.40
Total edible offals 3.01a 3.02a 2.72b 2.7b 3.1a 0.06 0.02 <0.01 0.83
  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, GIT gastro-intestinal tract, SEM pooled standard error of mean