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Table 1 Effect of genotype, lactation stage and interaction between genotype and lactation stage on milk composition of free-ranging indigenous goats

From: Comparative fatty-acid profile and atherogenicity index of milk from free grazing Nguni, Boer and non-descript goats in South Africa

Items (g/100 g milk) Genotype Lactation stage P value
Nguni (10) Boer (10) Non-descript (10) Early Late G L G × L
Fat content 4.30a ± 0.47 2.28b ± 0.75 4.56a ± 0.55 3.79a ± 0.49 3.64a ± 0.49 0.0484 0.9527 0.8492
Fat-free dry matter content 9.00a ± 0.52 9.26a ± 0.83 10.12a ± 0.60 9.79a ± 0.54 9.13a ± 0.54 0.3713 0.3924 0.9772
Moisture content 86.64a ± 0.75 88.44a ± 1.20 85.30a ± 0.88 86.40a ± 0.79 87.22a ± 0.78 0.1147 0.4623 0.9343
  1. Mean (± S.E.) values within rows with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05) between genotypes and lactation stages
  2. S.E. standard error