Candy for Cows: One Rancher’s Drought-Desperate Solution

Candy for Cows: One Rancher’s Drought-Desperate Solution

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You’ve heard of grass-fed beef, no doubt, and Kobe-style beef. But candy-fed beef?

If you were waiting for your daily dose of “What’s this world coming to?,” this is it.

To be clear, though, the newfangled beef isn’t some gourmet grab for tastier, high-quality meat. As much of the country remains in the grip of a severe drought, corn prices are going through the roof, and at least one rancher has turned to a novel solution: feeding candy to his herd.

“Just to be able to survive, we have to look at other sources for nutrition,” Kentucky rancher Joseph Watson told WPSD, a local NBC affiliate.

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