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Table 4 Carcass weight, dressing%, and chemical composition of commercial Cobb broiler fed diets containing different levels of prickly pear peel

From: Productive performance and meat quality of commercial Cobb chicken fed diets containing different levels of prickly pear fruits (Opuntia ficus indica) peel

ItemLevels of prickly pear peel in diets+SE
R1 (CR)R2R3R4
(0%)(5%)(10%)(15%)
Carcass weight, g1290d1410c1560a1520b3.28*
Dressing, %66.40c68.91b70.10 a70.00a2.15*
Giblets, %4.23a4.4a4.5a4.6a0.16 NS
Chemical composition of meat (DM basis)
Crude protein, %75.08b75.09b77.40a79. 09a1.12*
Ether extract, %15.88a15.37a12.59b11.50b1.02*
Ash, %9. 09a9.54a10.01a9.41a0.21 NS
  1. +, a, b, c, dMeans with different superscripts on the same row are different at (P < 0.05), NS: non-significant
  2. *indicate present significance diffference