Feeding Candy to Cattle Helps Producers Save Cash
News circulated earlier this year about a truck hauling Skittles® candy to a producer in Wisconsin, where it was to be mixed into feed for cattle.
“For cattle, other than a taste difference, candy is not any different than corn in the diet. It may serve as an energy source for the cattle,” said Chris Richards, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension beef cattle nutrition specialist. “The bacteria in the rumen of the cattle break down the candy into the same materials it would the starch in the corn they are fed.”
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