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Table 2 Average (LSM ± SE) daily weight gain (birth–90 and 91–180 days) for Bati, Borana and Short-eared Somali goats

From: Early growth trend and performance of three Ethiopian goat ecotypes under smallholder management systems

Factors Bati Borana Short-eared Somali
ADWG g/day (birth–90 days) ADWG g/day (91–180 days) ADWG g/day (birth–90 days) ADWG g/day (91–180 days) ADWG g/day (birth–90 days) ADWG g/day (91–180 days)
N LSM ± SE N LSM ± SE N LSM ± SE N LSM ± SE N LSM ± SE N LSM ± SE
Overall 119 86.22 ± 2.02 108 56.49 ± 1.70 108 89.88 ± 2.02 101 32.96 ± 1.76 43 73.15 ± 3.20 34 47.20 ± 3.08
Sex   *   NS   NS   NS   NS   NS
Female 50 78.17 ± 3.37b 46 55.83 ± 3.01 55 90.41 ± 3.23 52 30.85 ± 2.66 17 76.65 ± 7.57 12 36.71 ± 6.91
Male 69 86.82 ± 3.05a 62 59.15 ± 20.75 53 94.95 ± 3.22 49 33.67 ± 2.8 26 84.22 ± 7.30 22 43.61 ± 6.91
Parity   *   *   NS   *   NS   *
1 22 77.61 ± 5.07bc 19 59.99 ± 4.62abc 13 98.53 ± 5.75 13 31.46 ± 4.71ab 11 93.56 ± 9.05 8 21.61 ± 8.61b
2 23 80.61 ± 4.96bc 23 60.76 ± 4.35ab 26 92.87 ± 5.70 23 36.63 ± 3.22a 9 85.59 ± 9.45 5 34.42 ± 9.35b
3 28 87.08 ± 4.4ab 26 51.87 ± 3.93bc 28 83.26 ± 3.93 28 38.02 ± 3.20a 15 74.05 ± 9.02 14 44.19 ± 8.75ab
4 21 73.51 ± 5.33c 17 65.44 ± 5.02a 14 97.06 ± 5.70 13 20.53 ± 4.86b 2 57.31 ± 12.89 2 68.9 ± 11.9a
≥ 5 25 93.63 ± 4.69a 23 49.40 ± 4.20c 27 91.67 ± 4.38 24 34.68 ± 3.8b 6 91.69 ± 9.35 5 31.77 ± 9.0b
G   NS   NS   NS   NS   NS   NS
Single 43 86.5 ± 3.81 40 58.14 ± 3.36 76 91.08 ± 2.58 72 34.68 ± 2.14 32 75.88 ± 6.31 23 43.74 ± 5.7
Twin 76 78.48 ± 3.08 68 56.85 ± 2.74 32 94.26 ± 3.99 29 29.85 ± 3.39 11 84.99 ± 9.53 11 36.57 ± 8.96
  1. Means in the same column with different superscripts are significantly different
  2. LSM least-square means, SE standard errors, ADWG average daily weight gain, N number of observation, G gemellarity, NS non-significant, Pop. population, SES short-eared Somali
  3. p < 0.05