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Growth performance, carcass traits and meat quality of lambs fed increasing level of Macadamia nut cake

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Marconato, Michael N. S. [1] ; Sanches, Tamires P. [1] ; Chaves, Camila M. S. [2] ; Bueno, Mauro S. [1] ; Issakowicz, Juliano [3] ; Haguiwara, Marcia M. H. [4] ; De Paz, Claudia Cristina P. [5] ; Dos Reis, Leticia L. [1] ; Abdalla, Adibe Luis [2] ; Da Costa, Ricardo L. D. [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Inst Zootecnia IZ, Ctr Pesquisa Zootecnia Diversificada, Rua Heitor Penteado 56, BR-13380011 Nova Odessa, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Energia Nucl Agr CENA, Lab Nutr Anim LANA, Av Centenario 303, BR-13416000 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Ctr Estadual Educ Profiss Olegario Macedo CEEP Ol, Av Marly Rolim S-N, BR-84172340 Castro, PR - Brazil
[4] Inst Tecnol Alimentos ITAL, Ctr Tecnol Carne, Av Brasil 2880, BR-13070178 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[5] Inst Zootecnia IZ, Ctr Bovinos Corte, Rodovia Carlos Tonanni, Km 94, BR-14160900 Sertaozinho, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 93, n. 2 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Abstract A total of 40 lambs were divided into four different treatments according to the inclusion level of the macadamia nut cake: C-control (0%), M1 (6.5%), M2 (12%) and M3 (20%). Feed was provided twice a day; animal weighing along with body condition scoring occurred within a 14-day interval. The lambs were slaughtered at the end of the performance test. Analysis of variance was performed through the Mixed procedure of the SAS, as well as linear and quadratic regression analysis. The groups presented differences between the treatments (P <0.05) for dry matter intake (DMI), ethereal extract intake (EEI), consumption in relation to live weight percentage and feed conversion ratio (FCR). The lowest mean DMI was obtained by the animals that received the M2 and differed from the C treatment, whose average was the highest. The EEI was highest for the M3 group and the FCR was also better for this group. There was a linear effect for EEI and FCR, and quadratic for crude protein intake. There was no effect for carcass characteristics, and only initial pH had a decreasing linear effect. The macadamia nut cake was effective in promoting the performance of the animals, since there was an improvement in feed conversion. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06524-7 - Evaluation of diets enriched with co-product of the processing of macadamia nut for sheep: apparent digestibility, animal performance, carcass and meat characteristics and methane mitigation potential
Grantee:Ricardo Lopes Dias da Costa
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants