"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
]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 for other sources of nutrition,” he said.
His 1,400 cattle are no longer feeding off corn. The prices, Watson says, are too high to keep corn in stock. So earlier this year, he began to buy second-hand candy. “It has a higher ratio of fat than actually feeding straight corn,” Watson explained. “It’s hard to believe it will work but we’ve already seen the results of it now.” Watson mixes the candy with an ethanol by-product and a mineral nutrient. He says the cows have not shown any health problems from eating the candy, and they are gaining weight as they should. here
This give a whole new interpretation to chocolate milk, no?
It sounds like a smart idea to me – recycling, southern ingenuity and fattening cattle all in one swoop. But I can hear PETA, the environmental loons and . . . . Michelle Obama crying foul. Or would that be ‘cow’?