Effects of different feeds on growth performance and meat quality of hybrid lambs

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Taiwu Zhang https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9686-8856
Shaohua Wang
Rong Liu
Ting Liu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1194-4301
Yanni Zhang
Le Yang
Letian Kang
Junkang Xie
Ye Jin https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7631-8643
Yan Duan

Keywords

Allium mongolicum Regel powder, economic benefits, lamb, organ index, slaughter performance, yeast-fermented distiller’s grains

Abstract

To improve the meat quality of Nei Mongol mutton and the benefits for farmers, we selected Australian salmon hybrid lambs as experimental subjects to investigate the effects of Allium mongolicum Regel powder (AMR) and yeast-fermented distiller’s grains (DGS) on their production performance and economic efficiency. The results showed that the DGS group had higher kidney index, the AMR group had better meat quality, and the economic efficiency ratio of DGS and AMR was 2.08. In conclusion, both feeds had no adverse effects on the production performance of lambs, and the DGS group had greater potential for promotion.

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