Skip to main content

Table 1 Age-dependent variations in rumen VFA concentrations of Mongolian cattle

From: Age-dependent variations in rumen bacterial community of Mongolian cattle from weaning to adulthood

Items RM05 RM18 RM36 SEM P-Value
Body weight (kg) 92.2a 144.7ab 195.5b 14.02 0.01
Total VFA (mM) 40.92 44.75 47.66 2.74 0.67
Acetate (mM) 28.88 32.22 34.59 1.99 0.61
Propionate (mM) 6.59 7.18 7.27 0.42 0.76
Isobutyrate (mM) 0.97 0.83 0.90 0.05 0.40
Butyrate (mM) 2.77 3.08 3.32 0.26 0.61
Isovalerate (mM) 1.40 1.14 1.26 0.09 0.44
Valerate (mM) 0.29 0.28 0.31 0.03 0.93
Acetate/Propionate 4.34 4.51 4.79 0.10 0.22
Acetate/Butyrate 12.04 11.02 9.63 0.52 0.44
  1. RM05 5 months, RM18 18 months, RM36 36 months, SEM Standard error of mean. Values are presented as mean ± SEM