Awgichew, Kassahun: Comparative performance evaluation of Horro and Menz sheep of Ethiopia under grazing and intensive feeding conditions

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List of Abbreviations

A.O.A.C.

= Association of Official Analytical Chemists

ADG

= average daily gain

BL

= body length

C

= constant

C.V.

= coefficient of variation

CATMOD

= SAS procedure for categorical models

Cc

= cubic centimetre

CDM

= dry matter of concentrate feed

Cm

= centimetre

CP

= crude protein

CSA

= Central statistics authority

D

= number of fattening days

Df

= degrees of freedom

DANN

= deoxyribonucleic acid

DM

= dry matter

DMI

= dry matter intake

EBW

= empty body weight

EE

= ether extract

FAO

= Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nation

FBW

= fasted body weight

Fin.

= Finish landrace

FWT

= final body weight

G

= gram

GIT

= gastro-intestinal-tract

GDP

= gross domestic product

GITEE

= ether extract estimate of gastro-intestinal-tract

GLM

= SAS procedure for general linear models

GUFEE

= ether extract estimate of gut fat

HDM

= dry matter of hay

HG

= heart girth

I.A.R.

= Institute of Agricultural Research

ID

= identity number


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ILCA

= International Livestock Centre for Africa

Ile de Fr.

= Ile de France

ILRI

= International Livestock Research Institute

IMF

= inter-muscular fat

IWT

= initial body weight

KCF

= kidney and channel fat

Kg

= kilogram

kg0.75

=kilogram metabolic body weight

Km

= kilometre

LC

= left carcass

LEANEE

= ether extract estimate of lean

LSMEANS

= least squares means

m.a.s.l.

= meter above sea level

ME

= metabolizable energy

MJ

= mega joule

Ml

= millilitre

Mm

= millimetre

MT

= Metric Tonnes

N

= sample size

Na

= not available

Pr

= probability

PROC

= SAS procedure

R

= correlation coefficient

= coefficient of determination

Ramb.

= Rambouillet

Reg

= regression

RENFEE

= ether extract estimate of renal fat

RHDM

= dry matter of refused hay

Rpm

= revolution per minute

RUMPFEE

= ether extract estimate of rump fat

SAS

= Statistical Analysis System

Se

= standard error

Sig. Level

= significance level

Spp.

= species

SUBCFEE

= ether extract estimate of subcutaneous fat


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Subcut. Fat

= subcutaneous fat

Suff.

= Suffolk

SUNDTEE

= ether extract estimate of sundry trimmings

Tail V (l)

= tail volume of live animal

Tail V (s)

= skinned tail volume of slaughtered animal

TAILFEE

= ether extract estimate of the tail

TL

= tail length

TLRFWT

= tail and rump fat weight

TOSFA

= total subcutaneous fat

TOTEE

= total Ether extract estimate

TOTFA

= estimate of total dissectible body fat

Urogen. Fat

= urogenital fat

UROGFEE

= ether extract estimate of urogenital fat

VFC

= voluntary feed consumption

Vol.

= volume

Vs

= versus

WAD

= West African Dwarf

WH

= wither height

wt.

= weight


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