The effect of hatchery waste meal in ration on nutrient retention and performances of laying quails

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14710/jitaa.43.2.131-139

Article Metrics: (Click on the Metric tab below to see the detail)

Article Info
Submitted: 14-10-2017
Published: 24-05-2018
Section: Articles
Fulltext PDF Tell your colleagues Email the author

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of hatchery waste meal (HWM) as a whole or without shell (shell-less) in the diet on nutrient retention and performance of quails. The study used 500 female quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) aged 30 days with an average initial body weight of 94.75±4.17 gr. The quails were randomly allocated to five dietary treatments in a completely randomized design with 5 replicates of 20 quails. The dietary treatments were: Control = basal diet, Whole 4% = 96% basal diet + 4% whole HWM, Whole 8% = 92% basal diet + 8% whole HWM, Shell-less HWM 4% = 96% basal diet + 4% of shell-less HWM, Shell-less HWM 8% = 92% basal diet + 8% of shell-less HWM. The data were subjected to analysis of variance, when the treatments indicated significant effect it was continued with Duncan’s Multiple Range Test. Quails fed HWM up to 8% improved (P<0.05) their crude fat retention, apparent metabolizable energy, calcium consumption and calcium retention (P<0.05). In addition, HWM in the ration increased the performance, and also yolk and albumen weight, but decreased (P<0.05) yolk and albumen index. It can be concluded that HWM improved performance and nutrient retention of quails.

Keywords

hatchery waste meal; nutrient retention; performance; quails

  1. R. Indreswari 
    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
  2. A. Ratriyanto  Orcid
    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Sebelas Maret Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia