Kentucky rancher feeds candy to cows during drought


By Haley Coomes

KENTUCKY -- Ranchers are struggling with soaring corn prices and that's making feeding their livestock very expensive.

One Kentucky rancher is turning to a sweet solution. At Mayfield's United Livestock Commodities, owner Joseph Watson is feeding his 1,400 cattle chocolate.

Watson said all of the cows will be brought to slaughter, so he wants them to gain weight.

By feeding them chocolate, he said it gets the job done.


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