GROWTH ISSUES AND EXPLOITATION OF ADULT QUAIL FROM THE FARAON MEAT LINE
D. Costăchescu, P.C. Boişteanu, Roxana Lazăr
Certifications were made on adult quail from the meat line, imported from Italy and Hungary. Research has focused on the quality of eggs hatching, incubation and hatching process, adultelor performance during operation and their slaughter.
The fertility rate was between 86.1-89.8%, the hatching had values between 67.8-76.2% and the hatchet was 82.1-88.4%. Breeding egg weight averaged 13,27 g ± 1.14 g, 26.75 ± 0,13 mm small diameter and large diameter of 35.14 ± 24 mm.
The main production was meat, but it was also observed that were obtained 171 eggs / had / quail, with a weighing 12.9 g. At slaughter, the mean weight of adult females was 338.5 g, and males 314.5 g with a slaughter yield of 81.68% for females and 72.27% for males.
Key words: adult quails, exploitation, slaughter, anatomical parts