The aim of the trial was to evaluate the inclusion of 7.5% of camelina cake in the diet of laying hens on performance, egg quality characteristics, fatty acids composition and lipid oxidative stability. Thirty-two 26-weeks old Hy-Line Brown laying hens coming from the same flock were divided in two homogenous groups and allocated in enriched cages (8 replicates per treatment) at the Experimental Station (Centro Zootecnico Didattico Sperimentale) of the University of Milan in Lodi. After an adaptation week, the trial lasted 8 weeks. Diets were formulated to meet requirements suggested for the genetic line and were isoproteic and isoenergetic. Performance were recorded weekly and two eggs per replicate were sampled on day 0, 28 and 56 of the trial. On the same samples, two yolks per replicate were pooled for fatty acid composition. Samples of two eggs per replicate were also collected at the end of the trial to evaluate egg quality characteristics and oxidative stability during egg shelf life (day 9, 21 and 28 from laying); for this aim, pooled yolk were analyzedfor TBARS content. Data were analyzed by MIXED procedure by SAS. No differences were observed for hens’ body weights and eggs production during the trial, whereas feed intake and feed efficiency, expressed as feed intake over egg weight yield, were lower at week 6 and overall the experiment, respectively. No differences were detected for egg quality characteristics between treatments. Dietary camelina reduced by 3.5% saturated fatty acids and increased by 49% a-linolenic acid in egg yolk. No differences between treatments were evidenced for quality of eggs and TBARS yolk content during eggs shelf life. Inclusion of 7.5% of camelina cake in laying hens’ diets could reduce production costs and increase nutritional properties of eggs.

Camelina cake in laying hens diet to enrich eggs with omega-3 fatty acids

Invernizzi G.
2017

Abstract

The aim of the trial was to evaluate the inclusion of 7.5% of camelina cake in the diet of laying hens on performance, egg quality characteristics, fatty acids composition and lipid oxidative stability. Thirty-two 26-weeks old Hy-Line Brown laying hens coming from the same flock were divided in two homogenous groups and allocated in enriched cages (8 replicates per treatment) at the Experimental Station (Centro Zootecnico Didattico Sperimentale) of the University of Milan in Lodi. After an adaptation week, the trial lasted 8 weeks. Diets were formulated to meet requirements suggested for the genetic line and were isoproteic and isoenergetic. Performance were recorded weekly and two eggs per replicate were sampled on day 0, 28 and 56 of the trial. On the same samples, two yolks per replicate were pooled for fatty acid composition. Samples of two eggs per replicate were also collected at the end of the trial to evaluate egg quality characteristics and oxidative stability during egg shelf life (day 9, 21 and 28 from laying); for this aim, pooled yolk were analyzedfor TBARS content. Data were analyzed by MIXED procedure by SAS. No differences were observed for hens’ body weights and eggs production during the trial, whereas feed intake and feed efficiency, expressed as feed intake over egg weight yield, were lower at week 6 and overall the experiment, respectively. No differences were detected for egg quality characteristics between treatments. Dietary camelina reduced by 3.5% saturated fatty acids and increased by 49% a-linolenic acid in egg yolk. No differences between treatments were evidenced for quality of eggs and TBARS yolk content during eggs shelf life. Inclusion of 7.5% of camelina cake in laying hens’ diets could reduce production costs and increase nutritional properties of eggs.
Camelina; laying hen; performance; egg quality; lipid oxidative stability
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