Table 9 shows the blood parameters on the animals in the CFG, AMFG and TMFG.
The coats of the animals in the AMFG and TMFG were observed to be shinier than the CFG animals.
While the weight of the dressed carcass and dressing percentage of animals in the AMFG were not significantly different from the CFG, the weight of dressed carcasses from the TMFG tended to be slightly smaller than the CFG.
While cooking loss in the TMFG was the same as the CFG, that in the AMFG was significantly higher than the CFG (p < 0.
The melting point of fat in the loin in the AMFG and TMFG tended to be lower than the CFG.
Free amino acids concentration in the loin of the AMFG tended to be lower than that in the CFG.
The weight of liver, lungs and trachea, large and small intestine in the AMFG was significantly (p < 0.
The feed given to the animals in all three groups (CFG control, AMFG treatment, TMFG treatment) was formulated to ensure that irrespective of the mixed feed being used, the TDN and DCP content were the same, satisfied the NRC standards (2006), and produced a daily body weight gain of 100 g/d.
The difference between the control and the treatments was that the main protein source in the control feed used in the CFG control was soy bean meal while the main protein source in the AMFG and TMFG treatments was respectively derived from the Awamori-pressed lees and the Tofu lees (Table 3).
Body weight increases over the 10 month period of the experiment in the AMFG and TMFG treatments were the same as increases recorded in the CFG control.
Compared to the CFG control, body length, withers height and hip height in the AMFG and TMFG treatments were larger.
Effect of feeding Awamori-pressed lees mixed feed (AMF) and Tofu lees mixed feed (TMF) on hay intake Month (1) Mixed feed (2) Hay (3) (kg DM/6 head/d) (g DM/6 head/d) CFG (4) AMFG (5) TMFG (6) SEM (7) 3-4 2,400 1.