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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.18.0846    [Accepted] Published online February 14, 2019.
Effect of fermented spent instant coffee grounds on milk productivity and blood profiles of lactating dairy cows
Yongjun Choi1  , Jongsu Rim1  , Honggu Lee1  , Hyunchul Kwon1  , Youngjun Na1  , Sangrak Lee1,* 
Department of Animal Science and Technology, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Korea
Correspondence:  Sangrak Lee, Tel: +82-2-450-3696, Fax: +82-458-2124, Email: leesr@konkuk.ac.kr
Received: 12 November 2018   • Revised: 10 January 2019   • Accepted: 12 November 2018
Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the fermentation characteristics under low mesophilic temperature of spent instant coffee ground (SICG) and to estimate the effect of fermented SICG (FSICG) as alternative feed ingredient on milk productivity of dairy cows.


In the fermentation trial, fermentation of SICG was performed to investigate changes in characteristics using the microbial mixture (Lactobacillus plantarum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Bacillus subtilis = 1:1:1) for 21 days at 20°C under anaerobic conditions. Molasses was added at 5% of dry mass. In the animal trial, eighteen Holstein Friesian cows were used to evaluate the nutritive value of the FSICG which was fermented for 14 days under the same condition as the fermentation trial.


In the fermentation trial, the dry matter (DM) and organic matter content linearly decreased with fermentation time (p < 0.001 and p = 0.008, respectively). The acid detergent insoluble nitrogen content linearly decreased with fermentation time (p = 0.037). The microorganism counts linearly increased for Lactobacillus plantarum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Bacillus subtilis across fermentation time (p < 0.001). In the animal trial, the dry matter intake of the control and FSICG treatment were not significantly different, as were milk yield, 4% fat corrected milk, fat-protein corrected milk and feed to milk conversion content. Fat, protein, lactose, non-fat solids, milk urea nitrogen, and somatic cell counts were also not significantly different in milk composition between treatments.
FSICG should be considered a sufficient substitute for cottonseed as a feed component, and 5% DM of a dietary FSICG level was appropriate for dairy cow diets.
Keywords: Spent Instant Coffee Ground; Fermentation; Milk Production; Milk Composition; Lactating Dairy Cow

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