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Table 2 Ratio of methane output per kilogramme DMI and methane output per kilogramme of live weight from the two herds

From: Enteric methane output from selected herds of beef cattle raised under extensive arid rangelands

Season Breed Parity CH4 output/DMI (g/kg) CH4 output/LW (g/kg)
Dry Boran 1 30.3a ± 1.15 0.8c ± 0.04
2 31.9a ± 1.36 1.0a ± 0.04
3 30.5a ± 1.20 0.9b ± 0.04
4 28.8a ± 1.32 0.8c ± 0.04
Nguni 1 32.2a ± 1.34 0.9b ± 0.04
2 31.9a ± 1.34 0.9b ± 0.04
3 30.4a ± 1.62 0.8c ± 0.05
4 32.8a ± 1.32 0.9b ± 0.04
Wet Boran 1 26.6a ± 1.15 0.8c ± 0.04
2 29.5a ± 1.32 0.9b ± 0.04
3 30.4a ± 1.17 0.8c ± 0.04
4 27.1a ± 1.32 0.8c ± 0.04
Nguni 1 29.2a ± 1.34 0.8c ± 0.04
2 31.0a ± 1.32 0.9b ± 0.04
3 26.5a ± 1.62 0.7d ± 0.05
4 30.1a ± 1.32 0.8c ± 0.04
  1. a, b, c, dLS means with a different superscript in the same column per category are significantly different at P < 0.05, LS Least square, LW Live-weight, DMI Dry Matter Intake