Kentucky cows eat candy instead of corn

Published: Aug. 15, 2012 at 2:59 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2012 at 2:59 AM EDT
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The candy mixture.
The candy mixture.
Cows eating the candy mix.
Cows eating the candy mix.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – When you think of cattle feed, you probably don't think of candy, but due to the drought that's exactly what one farmer chose to do.

At Mayfield's United Livestock in Western Kentucky, owner Joseph Watson feeds his herd second hand candy.

Watson started feeding his cattle the candy because corn prices were so high.

He mixes the candy with an ethanol by-product and a mineral nutrient. He monitors the daily intake and said the cows have had no real health issues.

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