ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 62 Number 1
Dried coffee pulp (DCP) as an ingredient in the diets of growing pigs
A total of 40 Large White growing pigs were fed diets containing either 0, 5 10, 15 or 20% dried coffee pulp. Each treatment had eight pigs in two replicate lots of four. After a 12 week feeding trial, during which both feed and water were available ad libitum, half of the pigs (males) on each treatment were slaughtered. Average daily feed intake and weight gain, feed conversion efficiency and the various carcass traits measured were not significantly influenced by the inclusion of up to 20% DCP in the diet. It was concluded that up to 20% DCP could be fed to growing pigs.
Keywords: Coffee pulp; Growing pigs; Diet; Food value