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Table 3 Feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of steers fed CT (tallow) or CCS (calcium soap of palm fatty acids) diet

From: A comparison of supplemental calcium soap of palm fatty acids versus tallow in a corn-based finishing diet for feedlot steers

  Treatment
Parameter CT CCS1 SE P <
Initial BW, kg 471.8 471.4 7.5 0.29
Final BW, kg 570.1 546.6 8.1 0.15
ADG2, kg 1.640 1.253 0.07 0.07
DMI3, kg 10.140 8.772 0.36 0.02
Gain: Feed 0.162 0.143 0.01 0.14
HCW4, kg 360.47 345.8 7.44 0.19
Marbling score5 402.9 374.1 8.89 0.04
Quality grade6 384.2 362.7 5.50 0.02
Dressing, % 60.67 60.63 0.24 0.90
Adjusted fat thickness, cm 1.035 0.997 0.08 0.73
LM area, cm5 87.60 84.88 1.10 0.10
Yield grade 3.019 2.982 0.08 0.74
  1. 1Diets were formulated to be isocaloric and isonitrogenous
  2. 2ADG, average daily gain
  3. 3DMI, dry matter intake
  4. 4HCW, hot carcass weight
  5. 5Practically Devoid = 100; Traces = 200; Slight = 300; Small = 400; Modest = 500; Moderate = 600; Slightly Abundant = 700; Moderately Abundant = 800; Abundant = 900
  6. 6Standard = 200; Select = 300; Choice = 400; Prime = 500