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Table 3 Means and standard errors (M ± SE) of liveweight, average daily gain and dry matter intake of prime lambs supplemented with rice bran

From: Performance and carcass characteristics of Australian purebred and crossbred lambs supplemented with Rice Bran

  Control Rice bran low Rice bran high P value
Initial BW (kg) 35.8 ± 0.91 33.9 ± 1.19 35.6 ± 1.2 0.3441ns
Final BW (kg) 44.5 ± 1.09 44.5 ± 1.84 43.4 ± 1.8 0.8359ns
Total weight gain (kg) 8.7 ± 0.50 10.6 ± 1.19 7.8 ± 1.0 0.1253ns
Av. Daily gain (g/day) 177.3 ± 10.24 216.0 ± 24.2 159.0 ± 19.6 0.1253ns
Supp. Feed intake (g/day)a 939.9 909.6 745.8 0.0553ns
FCEb 5.3 4.2 4.7 0.1523ns
FCPUGc 2.2 1.7 1.9 0.0653ns
  1. aSupp. Feed intake (g/day) is based on the average intake per group divided by the number of animals per feeding group over the period of full supplementation (days 21–70). bFCE = Concentrate feed conversion efficiency (kg concentrate/kg BW per animal). cFCPUG = Feed cost per unit gain (Concentrate cost of feed/kg live weight gain ($AU/kg) per animal). Level of significance: ns not significant (p > 0.05)