Subtitution of Soybean Meal with Indigofera Zollingeriana on Performance of Egg Quality Fajriansyah, Sri Purwanti, Jasmal A. Syamsu
Departement of Animal and Feed Nutrition, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Hasanuddin University, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan KM. 10 Tamalanrea Makassar, Indonesian
The price of expensive protein feeds and the prohibition of using antibiotics make nutritionists look for solutions to their solutions. Indigofera zollingeriana powder (IzP) which has a high protein content and turmeric powder (TP) as a phytobiotic to alternative antibiotics has the potential to be used in feed. This study aims to look at the performance of eggs with the use of IzP which substitutes soybean meal added TP as an alternative to antibiotics into quail feed. This study used 80 quails ready to lay eggs. Study design with 4 treatments and 5 replications with each unit consisting of 4 quails. P0 ration treatment (without IzP + TP); P1 (10% IzP + 2.5% TP); P2 (15% IzP + 2.5% TP) and P3 (20% IzP + 2.5% TP). Variables observed were egg production, egg weight, yolk color and quail eggshell thickness. The results showed that administration of Indigofera zollingeriana shoots and turmeric powder had an influence on the performance of daily egg production and eggshell thickness containing 10% Indigofera zollingeriana shoots and 2.5% turmeric powder, but were not significantly different from egg weight and egg yolk color. The conclusion that with the addition of 10% IzP added 2.5% TP can improve egg production performance.