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Table 3 Effect of fermented herbal tea residue feed on feed intake and weight gain of fattening cattle

From: Fermentation quality of herbal tea residue and its application in fattening cattle under heat stress

Items CN LC HC
Initial weight (kg) 518.29 ± 27.24 521.43 ± 38.45 524 ± 34.21
Final weight (kg) 542.94 ± 26.52 550.13 ± 37.35 558.33 ± 32.55
ADG (kg/day) 0.94 ± 0.05b 1.09 ± 0.09ab 1.26 ± 0.05a
Feed intake (kg/day) 12.64 ± 0.21c 13.41 ± 0.21b 14.27 ± 0.18a
Feed conversion ratio (F/G) 13.85 ± 1.07a 12.61 ± 0.53b 11.64 ± 0.40c
  1. The values were calculated as the means ± standard error (N = 15); Different letters showed significant difference (P < 0.05), while the same letter or no letter showed no significant difference (P > 0.05)
  2. HTR herbal tea residue; CN no herbal tea residues, the control group, LC 15% fermented HTRs replaced, the 15% replacement group, HC 30% fermented HTRs replaced, the 30% replacement group