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Table 4 Productive performance of the experimental groups

From: Nutritional impact of partial or complete replacement of soybean meal by sesame (Sesamum indicum) meal in lambs rations

Item R1 R2 R3 SEM
Live body weight (LBW), g
 Lambs number 5 5 5
 Initial weight (IW, kg) 18.75 18.50 18.25 0.98
 Final weight (FW, kg) 30.75 33.75 34.25 1.34
 Total body weight gain (TBWG, kg) 12.00b 15.25a 16.00a 0.73
 Experimental duration period   91 days   
 Average daily gain (ADG, g/day) 132b 168a 176a 7.95
 Total body weight gain (TBWG), kg* 24.75 26.13 26.25 1.11
 Metabolic body weight (kgW0.75) Feed intake (FI) 11.10 11.56 11.60 0.36
Dry matter intake (DMI) as
 g/h/day 865 894 902 31.26
 g/kgW0.75 77.93 77.34 77.76 2.71
 Kg/ 100 kg LBW 3.50 3.42 3.44 0.12
Crude protein intake (CP) as
 g/h/day 144.8 147.5 146.6 5.12
 g/kgW0.75 13.05 12.76 12.64 0.44
 g/ 100 kg LBW 585 565 558 20.15
Digestible crude protein (DCP) as
 g/h/day 101.5 103.1 102.0 3.57
 g/kgW0.75 9.14 8.92 8.79 0.31
 g/ 100 kg LBW 410 395 389 13.97
Non-fibrous carbohydrates intake (NFC) as
 g/h/day 280.4 270.3 253.4 9.84
 g/kgW0.75 25.26 23.38 21.84 0.90
 Kg/ 100 kg LBW 1.13 1.04 0.97 0.07
Gross energy (GE) intake as
 kcal/h/day 3636 3741 3759 13.03
 kcal/kgW0.75 327.6 323.6 324.1 11.37
 Mcal/ 100 kg LBW 14.69 14.32 14.32 0.51
Digestible energy intake (DE) as
 kcal/h/day 2764 2844 2857 99.13
 kcal/kgW0.75 249.0 246.0 246.3 8.64
 Mcal/ 100 kg LBW 11.17 10.89 10.88 0.38
Total digestible nutrient intake (TDN) as
 g/h/day 623.8 642.0 644.8 22.38
 g/kgW0.75 56.20 55.54 55.59 1.95
 kg/ 100 kg LBW 2.520 2.457 2.456 0.09
Feed conversion expressed (FC) as g intake / g gain of
 Dry matter (DM) 6.55b 5.32a 5.13a 0.261
 Crude protein (CP) 1.10b 0.88a 0.83a 0.045
 Digestible crude protein (DCP) 0.77b 0.61a 0.58a 0.031
 Non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC) 2.12b 1.61a 1.44a 0.099
 Total digestible nutrient (TDN) 4.73b 3.82a 3.66a 0.191
Feed conversion expressed as kcal intake / g gain of
 Gross energy (GE) 27.55b 22.27a 21.36a 1.109
 Digestible energy (DE) 20.94b 16.93a 16.23a 0.844
  1. a, bIn the same row having different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05).
  2. SEM Standard error of mean.
  3. R1 Control ration contained 16% soybean meal (SBM).
  4. R2 Replaced 50% of soybean meal (SBM) by sesame meal (SM).
  5. R3 Replaced 100% of soybean meal (SBM) by sesame meal (SM).