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Table 2 Growth parameters for the elk bulls according to the castration time

From: The effect of castration time on growth and carcass production of elk bulls

Castration timea Initial weight (kg) Final weight (kg) Total gain (kg) Average daily gain (kg/day)
T1 307.00 ± 35.59 347.33 ± 39.55 40.00 ± 4.41bc 0.21 ± 0.02bc
T2 320.33 ± 23.86 362.67 ± 21.94 42.67 ± 3.04b 0.22 ± 0.02b
T3 311.33 ± 40.80 334.67 ± 44.02 23.00 ± 5.05d 0.12 ± 0.03d
T4 305.00 ± 13.00 340.00 ± 14.00 35.10 ± 0.70c 0.18 ± 0.01c
  1. All values are Mean ± SD (n = 3)
  2. aT1: mid-Mar, T2: mid-Apr, T3: mid-Jun, T4: entires
  3. b-dFigures with different letters within a same column differ significantly (p < 0.05)