Layers-Starter Ration with Methionine and Lysine Supplements: An Ideal Approach of Raising Quail

Authors

  • N.P. Osti
  • N.R. Devkota
  • M. Sharma
  • M. Sapkota

Keywords:

Quail, methionine, lysine

Abstract

Two consecutive experiments were conducted at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Parwanipur, Nepal during September – October 2001 to know the effect of supplementation of methionine and lysine in ordinary layer (chicken) starter ration on meat production from quail (Cortonix cortonix japonica). In experiment I, birds raised in deep litter system were fed with ordinary layer starter ration supplemented with 5 percent fishmeal, 125 g methionine and 250 g lysine per 100 kg of feed and ordinary layer starter ration without additional fishmeal, methionine and lysine. In experiment II, birds were fed with layer starter ration (L1)+no methionine and lysine (T1), L1+0.00625 methionine and 0.0125 lysine (T2), L1+0.0125 methionine and 0.025 lysine (T3) and L1+0.025 methionine and 0.05 lysine (T4), respectively. It was concluded that in experiment I, birds fed ration supplemented with methionine and lysine had higher body weight gain and likewise in experiment II higher body weight gain, better feed efficiency and higher gross income were recorded in bird fed ration supplemented with L1+0.0125 methionine and 0.025 lysine.

J. Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci. 2003 24:75-80

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2003-02-01

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Osti, N., Devkota, N., Sharma, M., & Sapkota, M. (2003). Layers-Starter Ration with Methionine and Lysine Supplements: An Ideal Approach of Raising Quail. Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, 24, 75–80. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JIAAS/article/view/376

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