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Any one herd of this? Sounds like gosip to me...

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ranchwabble

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Feedlot cattle fattened on stale gummy bears

Some commercial feedlots feed stale candy to cattle in an effort to reduce costs. According to a recent review, milk chocolate and candy "are often economical sources of nutrients, particularly fat. They may be high in sugar and/or fat content. Milk chocolate and candy may contain 48% and 22% fat, respectively. They are sometimes fed in their wrappers. Candies, such as cull gummy bears, lemon drops, or gum drops are high in sugar content." The article recommends that "upper feeding limits for candy or candy blends and chocolate are 5 and 2 lb. per cow per day, respectively."

It came from this site http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm

Sounds crazy to me. Have you heard of any stories like this or know of someone that does it? Does it help? I don't really care either way... We grow most of our own beef. What do you think about it???

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A fellow was doing that back in the 60's here. Worked well, far as I know.
 

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thats been on tv..feathers/marshmellows/gum/chikens/if itll go in the trough theyve fed it to em....one of the main reasons ive eaten only my own meat for over a decade..dont even ask about chickens and pigs...opps..no vomit smilie
 

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ranchwabble":1adfqeh3 said:
Feedlot cattle fattened on stale gummy bears

Some commercial feedlots feed stale candy to cattle in an effort to reduce costs. According to a recent review, milk chocolate and candy "are often economical sources of nutrients, particularly fat. They may be high in sugar and/or fat content. Milk chocolate and candy may contain 48% and 22% fat, respectively. They are sometimes fed in their wrappers. Candies, such as cull gummy bears, lemon drops, or gum drops are high in sugar content." The article recommends that "upper feeding limits for candy or candy blends and chocolate are 5 and 2 lb. per cow per day, respectively."

It came from this site http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm

Sounds crazy to me. Have you heard of any stories like this or know of someone that does it? Does it help? I don't really care either way... We grow most of our own beef. What do you think about it???

Bret Wade :cowboy:
Co-Founder ranchwabble.com, Inc.
http://www.ranchwabble.com

Like Diesel said - you folks in the U.S. of A. feed your cattle all sorts of stuff - from chicken schitte called litter to wood by products to old vegetables to bread and candy and much more.

If it pours and they will eat it - someone in your country feeds it to cows.

Illegal in most other western countries.

All you have to do is search these boards - it is all here - even the people who feed it sometimes stop by to tell us about it.

You should care - lots of folks in your country have no idea - but it does not go over well when they find out.

Why do you grow your own beef?

Would you not eat cattle raised on the items mentioned?

Why should others who cannot grow their own be forced unknowingly to eat the product many - possibly including you - will not eat?

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Dried bakery products, candy meal and other things have been fed for years. Very high in energy and works well but has limits on the amount fed.It's a human grade product that has simply become outdated and removed from the shelves. Some is simply breakage or spillage at the plant.
 

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