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Table 3 Age and weight at weaning and at slaughter, average daily gain (ADG), feed consumption, carcass characteristics and dressing percentage in Control (C) and polyphenols extract (PE) group (mean values ± SEM)

From: Effects of dietary supplementation with polyphenols on meat quality in Saanen goat kids

  Groups Significance
  C PE P
Age at weaning (days) 69.8 ± 1.30 68.9 ± 1.50 0.65
Age at slaughtering (days) 146.8 ± 1.30 145.9 ± 1.50 0.65
Weaning body weight (kg) 11.0 ± 0.75 10.7 ± 0.86 0.78
Final body weight (kg) 17.9 ± 0.99 18.6 ± 1.28 0.69
Weight gain (kg) 6.94 ± 0.60 7.93 ± 0.61 0.26
ADG (kg/g) 0.09 ± 0.01 0.10 ± 0.01 0.26
Concentrate intake (kg/day) 0.30 ± 0.00 0.29 ± 0.00 0.33
Hay intake (kg/day) 0.68 ± 0.01 0.67 ± 0.01 0.39
DM intake (kg/day) 0.84 ± 0.02 0.85 ± 0.03 0.57
Carcass weight at slaughtering (kg) 10.0 ± 0.51 10.0 ± 0.77 0.98
Carcass weight at 24 h (kg) 9.7 ± 0.50 9.7 ± 0.74 0.99
pH at slaughtering 6.8 ± 0.11 6.8 ± 0.12 0.90
pH at 24 h 5.8 ± 0.03 5.8 ± 0.03 0.64
Dressing at slaughtering (%) 55.8 ± 1.41 54.0 ± 0.48 0.15
Dressing at 24 h (%) 54.6 ± 1.39 52.3 ± 0.45 0.14