Candy as Cattle Feed?
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With the price of corn rising to about $315 a pound while candy sprinkles are $150, some farmers in Dodge County, Wisconsin is turning to such options as candy and other sugary food options such as cookies, marshmallows, and fruit loops to feed their cattle.
People on social media were talking about feeding cows candy since skittles were spilled all over the road in Wisconsin. “The Skittles were intended to be feed for cattle as they did not make the cut for packaging at the company,” the Dodge County Police Department stated on their facebook page.
“There’s no little ‘S’ on them, but you can definitely smell; it’s a distinct Skittles smell,” Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt stated.
Later confirming, the Dodge County Police Department said that the skittles were on a flatbed truck and gave way since it was raining and spilled all over a highway.
Feeding cows candy may be a great option for candy manufacturers and cattle farmers, but is it good for the cows and the consumers?
Cows are designed to eat grass and roughage, not sweets. They chew and digest it slowly to transform nutrients into healthy proteins according to fox61.com.