Parameters Control Low fibre-High protein High fibre-Low protein Overall mean (n=108) pvalue
Weight of lamb (kg) 5.65 ± 0.34ab 6.25 ± 0.44a 4.71 ±0.23b 5.50±0.21 P<0.001
Lamb wither height (cm) 45.03 ± 0.62b 49.06 ± 0.57a 44.36 ± 1.13b 46.15±0.51 P<0.001
Lamb body length (cm) 38.43 ± 0.57 38.83 ± 0.73 37.18 ± 0.49 38.15±0.35 ns
Lamb heart girth (cm) 49.90 ± 1.57ab 50.65 ± 1.43a 44.71 ± 1.21b 48.42±0.85 P<0.01
Lamb neck length (cm) 12.92 ± 0.50ab 14.78 ± 0.39a 12.01 ± 0.57b 13.24±0.30 P<0.001
Lamb neck  circumference (cm) 21.69 ± 0.48 23.24 ± 0.36 21.67 ± 0.54 22.20±0.28 ns
Table 4: Effect of dietary fibre-protein levels on weight and linear body measurement of lambs.