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Growth performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle fed different levels of macadamia oil cake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18484119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Eighteen cattle (six Bonsmara males, seven Simmanteler x Beefmaster males and five Simmanteler x Beefmaster females) were assigned to three diets containing 0% (Control), 10% and 20% Macadamia oil cake to evaluate the effects of different levels of Macadamia oilcake (MOC) on feed intake, growth performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle. Differences in average feed intake were not significant (P > 0.05). Average daily gains on the 0% and 20% MOC diets were not significantly different (P < 0.05) but were significantly higher than the average gain on 10% MOC (P < 0.05). The inclusion of 20% MOC increased feed conversion ratio significantly (P < 0.05) compared with the other two treatments. The control group had significantly heavier warm carcasses than the 10% and 20% MOC groups and the 20% MOC group had significantly heavier carcasses than the 10% MOC group. The inclusion of MOC did not significantly affect the dressing percentage and conformation scores of the animals (P > 0.05). There were no condemned livers, suggesting that either there were no toxic factors in the feed or, even if present, were probably inactive in the liver.
Authors:
O Acheampong-Boateng; M S Mikasi; K Benyi; A K A Amey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-16     Completed Date:  2008-06-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Science, University of Venda, Thohoyandou 0950, South Africa. archie@univen.ac.za
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed*
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Animals
Body Composition / drug effects,  physiology
Cattle / growth & development*
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Female
Macadamia / chemistry*
Male
Plant Oils / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*
Random Allocation
Weight Gain / drug effects*,  physiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Plant Oils

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