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Table 3 Effect of particle size and sugar cane bagasse on broilers growth performance1

From: Upregulation of genes encoding digestive enzymes and nutrient transporters in the digestive system of broiler chickens by dietary supplementation of fiber and inclusion of coarse particle size corn

Treatments   D0–10   D10–24
Particle size SB FCR Weight gain (g/bird) Feed intake (g/bird) FCR Weight gain (g/bird) Feed intake (g/bird)
CC 0% 1.049 277 290 1.332a 1158 1542
FC 0% 1.053 279 294 1.333a 1181 1573
CC 2% 1.072 267 287 1.280b 1233 1579
FC 2% 1.074 281 302 1.351a 1189 1606
Main effect
SB
 0% 1.050b 278 292 1.332 1169b 1557
 2% 1.073a 274 294 1.316 1211a 1593
Particle size
 CC 1.061 272b 288b 1.306b 1196 1560
 FC 1.063 280a 298a 1.342a 1185 1590
P value
SB 0.005 0.279 0.557 0.143 0.037 0.171
Particle size 0.713 0.020 0.019 0.003 0.582 0.251
SB × particle size 0.877 0.097 0.134 0.004 0.090 0.940
  1. 1Within a column, values with different superscripts are significantly different from each other at P < 0.05