THE EFFECT OF SUBSTITUTION OF FISH MEAL BY BLACK SOLDIER FLY(Hermetia illucens) MAGGOT MEAL IN THE DIET ON PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF QUAIL (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

Published in Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LVII
Written by T. WIDJASTUTI, R. WIRADIMADJA, D. RUSMANA

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) maggot is the larvae of a fly Hermitia illucens, which hatch in four days, very well used as a source of protein feed ingredients for poultry and could be used to substitute fish meal (FM) where still a lot of imported. BSF maggot meal contains 46.58% crude protein, crude fiber 4.32%, 23.56% crude fat and metabolizable energy 3457 kcal/kg and the amino acid profile has similarities with the amino acid profile of fish. This experiment was carried out to study the effect of fish meal substitution meal by black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) maggot meal in the diet on quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) production performance. One hundred female Japanese quails at 6 weeks of age were raised in cages until 20 weeks old. The treatments were 5 types of diets, i.e., R0 (100% FM), R1(75% FM + 25% BSF), R2 (50% FM + 50% BSF), R3 (25% FM + 75% BSF) and R4 (100% BSF). Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was used 5 treatments, replicated four times, and if there are any significant effect then followed by orthogonal contrasts test. The results showed that treatment substitution of fish meal (FM) protein with maggot meal (BSF) protein in quail diet was significant effect on feed consumption, feed conversion and egg weight but was no significant effect on egg production. The average consumption of R4 treatment (100 % BSF maggot level) was lower than the R0 treatment (100% FM level) in production of quail egg. This indicated that black soldier fly (BSF) maggot meal can be used to alternative protein source of feedstuff to substitute fish meal protein in quail diet.

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Widjastuti T., Wiradimadja R., Rusmana D. 2014, THE EFFECT OF SUBSTITUTION OF FISH MEAL BY BLACK SOLDIER FLY(Hermetia illucens) MAGGOT MEAL IN THE DIET ON PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF QUAIL (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LVII, ISSN 2285-5770, 125-132.


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