Pasta waste in the feeding of meat quail

JUSSIEDE S. SANTOS, MARIA DO CARMO M.M. LÜDKE, WILSON M.D. JÚNIOR, JULIANE G. VIAPIANA, JULIA S. BARROS, CLARIANA S. SANTOS, CARLOS BÔA-VIAGEM RABELLO, MARCOS J.B. DOS SANTOS
2020 Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências  
This study was undertaken to investigate the performance, carcass characteristics, and economic viability of diets including pasta waste in meal form (PWM) for quail. A total of 450 unsexed meat quail (Coturnix coturnix coturnix) were distributed into five treatments (0, 10, 20, 30, and 40% inclusion of PWM) in a completely randomized design with six replicates, each with 15 birds. The following rearing periods were evaluated: Phase 1 - 1 to 21 days; and period of 1 to 42 days. In Phase 1, the
more » ... s. In Phase 1, the PWM levels did not influence feed intake (FI), and the PWM inclusion levels for optimal weight gain (WG) and feed conversion (FC) were estimated at 20.70% and 22.8%, respectively. In the cumulative period of 1 to 42 days, the PWM levels did not lead to differences in FI, WG, or FC. The yields of carcass and cuts were not influenced by the treatments; however, abdominal fat yield decreased as the PWM levels in the diets were increased. Economic analysis showed a reduction of the feeding cost in the studied phases. Pasta waste meal can be included up to the level of 40% without incurring losses in the performance or carcass yield of meat quail.
doi:10.1590/0001-3765202020180972 pmid:33175012 fatcat:2svyuznptzcenabbwurpjjuzhu