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Performance of “Tanuvas Namakkal Gold Japanese Quail” Fed Diet with Different Levels of Energy and Lysine

K. Shibi Thomas, R. Amutha, M.R. Purushothaman, P.N. Richard Jagatheesan and S. Ezhil Valavan

Department of Poultry Science, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Namakkal - 637 002, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 9 to 11
(Received: May, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


The response of laying Japanese quails (TANUVAS Namakkal gold Japanese quail, n=360) to three dietary levels of metabolizable energy (ME) and lysine (3×3 factorial design) on egg production performance was investigated in cage housing system. Nine diets including three levels of ME (2700, 2800 and 2900 Kcal/kg) each at three levels of lysine (0.8, 0.9 and 1.0 per cent) were fed to 4 replicated groups of 10 Japanese quail layers each from 10 to 29 weeks of age. The low and medium (2700 and 2800 Kcal/kg) energy showed signicant (P<0.05) increase in hen day egg production. Feed consumption was signicantly (P<0.01) higher in low energy level followed by medium and high (2800 and 2900 Kcal/kg) energy levels. Based on this it is concluded that the ration formulated at medium energy (2800 Kcal/kg) and high lysine (1.0 %) group (T8) might improve the net pro t per egg over feed cost

Key Words: Energy, lysine, egg production, feed consumption and feed efciency

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