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Old 08-23-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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High price of corn forcing farmers to feed candy to livestock

MAYFIELD, Ky. - At Mayfield's United Livestock Commodities, owner Joseph Watson is tweaking the recipe for success.

"Just to be able to survive, we have to look at other sources for nutrition," he said.
His 1,400 cattle are no longer feeding off corn. The prices, Watson said, are too high to keep in stock. So earlier this year, he began to buy second hand candy.

High price of corn forcing farmers to feed candy to livestock
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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We may go to eating more grass finished beef. I like it, too. Not as efficient, but during droughts, not a bad option.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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This is nothing new. Many feedlots do this all the time, drought or no drought. Stale candy is cheap.
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