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Table 4 Proximate composition of elk bulls according to the castration time

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

Castration timea Moisture Crude protein Crude fat Crude ash
  (%)
T1 73.1 ± 0.56c 22.2 ± 0.13 3.00 ± 0.46b 0.83 ± 0.00
T2 73.8 ± 1.00c 22.2 ± 0.80 2.20 ± 0.28c 0.89 ± 0.04
T3 73.6 ± 0.58c 22.8 ± 0.84 2.01 ± 0.54c 0.93 ± 0.04
T4 75.7 ± 0.13b 22.0 ± 0.30 1.09 ± 0.33d 0.92 ± 0.06
  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)