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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2178-2185
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.273


Influence of Marigold Petal Meal Rich in Xanthophyll as a Component of Commercial Layer Diets on Egg Quality Parameters
G. Navya1, B. Hemla Naik1, T. Thirumalesh2, D. Thippesh1,U. Umesh2*, Y. Kanthraj3 and Jyothi M. Rathod4
1Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, UAHS, Shivamogga-577204,
Karnataka, India
2Department of LFC, Veterinary College, shivamogga, India
3College of Horticulture, Mudigere, India
3K.V.K. Shivamogga, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted to determine the effect of marigold (Tagetuserecta L.) and its petal meal on yolk colour and egg quality parameters in commercial layers. One twenty hyline birds (24weeks old) were divided into five groups of four replication each and each replication had six birds each in CDR. The marigold petal meal (MPM) was incorporated in the diet of commercial layers at 0 (T1), 3 (T2), 4 (T3), 5 (T4) and 6 % (T5) levels. The CP content of experimental diets ranged from 16.53 to 18.82 per cent and MPM contained 12.49 % CP and 11.43%EE and 2400mg/kg of petal meal. No significant difference was observed in shell thickness, Haugh unit, yolk index and albumen index between the groups. Significantly higher (P≤0.01) yolk color and xanthophylls content in yolk was observed in T5 followed by T4, T3, T2 and T1. All MPM fed groups had significantly higher (P≤0.01) CP level in egg and egg yolk than T1. But transfer of xanthophyll pigment from feed to yolk was 95.04% in T1 than other groups. It was concluded that up to 6% level of MPM inclusion in the layer diet maintained egg quality parameters as that of control group and xanthophyll content of egg yolk, yolk colour and CP content were higher as the level of MPM increased in the diet.


Keywords:

Marigold petal meal, Xanthophylls, Egg yolk, Egg composition and Yolk index

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Navya, V. G., B. Hemla Naik, T. Thirumalesh, D. Thippesh, B. U. Umesh, Y. Kanthraj and Jyothi M. Rathod. 2020. Influence of Marigold Petal Meal Rich in Xanthophyll as a Component of Commercial Layer Diets on Egg Quality Parameters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2178-2185. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.273