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Table 5 Feed intake, nutrients digestibility and feeding value of Farafra sheep fed different experimental diets

From: Effect of different dietary protein sources on digestibility and growth performance parameters in lambs

Item Experimental diets SE Sig
SBM BCSM CSM SSM
Av. body wt. (kg) 58.17 52.17 51.58 54.00 1.39 NS
DM intake (g/head/day)
Concentrate 831.00 928.46 924.01 936.43 25.71 NS
Roughage 239.08 156.39 212.99 217.74 22.69 NS
Total 1070.08 1084.85 1137.00 1154.17 30.82 NS
DM intake (g/kg w0.75)
Concentrate 14.44 18.00 18.05 17.35 0.73 NS
Roughage 4.05 3.02 4.24 4.05 0.41 NS
Total 18.49 21.02 22.29 21.40 0.91 NS
Nutrients digestibility (%)
DM 69.18a 62.14b 70.58a 71.49a 1.44 *
OM 72.20a 64.85b 75.05a 74.12a 1.47 *
CP 66.20b 59.28c 77.24a 71.09ab 2.23 **
CF 54.14a 49.46b 56.82a 48.73b 1.44 *
EE 51.90c 61.84b 70.18a 56.37bc 2.65 *
NFE 80.89 79.42 83.47 83.36 1.04 NS
Feeding value (%)
TDN 69.27 65.82 73.51 71.91 1.24 NS
DCP 8.05b 7.58b 9.67a 8.93ab 0.31 *
  1. a, b and c: Means in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different at (p < 0.01)
  2. SE, standard error; NS, nonsignificant difference
  3. *: Significant difference at (p < 0.05). **: Significant difference at (p < 0.01)