Originally posted by davespanners
This is one of those stories I literally could not believe when I read it, but I've checked my calendar and it isn't April fools so I'm going to guess
As the worst drought in half a century has ravaged this year's U.S. corn crop and driven corn prices sky high, the market for alternative feed
rations for beef and dairy cows has also skyrocketed. Brokers are gathering up discarded food products and putting them out for the highest bid to
feed lot operators and dairy producers, who are scrambling to keep their animals fed. In the mix are cookies, gummy worms, marshmallows, fruit
loops, orange peels, even dried cranberries. Cattlemen are feeding virtually anything they can get their hands on that will replace the starchy sugar
content traditionally delivered to the animals through corn
This has to qualify as one of the most insane things I've read in a while, I'm not going to pretend I'm a Bovine nutrition expert but if I were going
to put together a list of things that might be good for a Cow to eat then Marshmallows wouldn't be on it, I wonder if they have thought of trying
something crazy like feeding the Cows Grass before resorting to cookies?
For anyone with any knowledge of farming I would like to know what exactly did Farmers feed cows before the massive subsidies on corn came about and
why don't they go back to that now?
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the economics [and politics] of greed
talk about going full retard
gummie worms and cookies?
apparently these people live in an isolated world all their own.
1st certain beekeepers decide to simply take ALL the honey and feed the bees sugar water.
sugar being as addictive as heroin [try going with out a few days if you don't believe me] now bees are
are ignoring flowers and feeding off discarded soda cans and coffee cups.
the final product is this watery "honey-syrup" more like apiary junkie vomit really.
what kind of "milk" and "beef" will be the result of this?
will pink slime soon be replaced with purple or tutti-frutti slime?
where else are these people cutting corners?
remember how mad cow disease came to be?
sheep brains in the animal feed?!!!
looks like we are simply going to have to grow our own food, and raise our own animals
there simply is no other way, as the agricultural and animal husbandry classes are intent on self destruction.
of course were going to have to do all this in armed compounds as the government mafia will come to shut you down in order to protect the livelihoods
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