Ruel R Balana*, Christy M Desades, Retchil B Aragon, Dave Paler, Andrew Martin Legua
One of the factors impacting the quality of animal food is the feed. The production of food from animals manifests excellent value, which helps sustain the needs of the human population. The demand for food grows in tandem with the world's population. As a result, new animal food sources, such as plants introduced as a potential supplement, emerge. This study utilizes “aguingay,” a noxious weed, as a food supplement to Japanese quail. Standard procedures are used to determine the exterior and internal egg quality features of Japanese quail. Likewise, data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's Honest Significant Difference (HSD) Test to compare treatment using STATA version 14.2 software. The egg weight of the Japanese quails has high significance between the four treatments (p-value<0.001), possessing different levels of aguingay inflorescence meal. The positive control (T0) has the lightest egg weight with an average of 10.312 grams, which is statistically equal to T1 and T3, an average egg weight of 10.507 grams, and 10.638 grams. Thus, T2 has the heaviest egg weight of 10.817 grams on average, statistically different from T0, T1, and T3. Moreover, statistical analysis found that the four treatments have no significant differences in yolk color or shell weight.
Published Date: 2021-10-28;