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Cows Fed Chocolate and Mexican Food - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Farmers in Kansas are reacting to the extreme heat, droughts, and high prices of corn by feeding their cows chocolate and leftovers from the dinner table. Mary Jane and Orville Miller are cow farmers who have taken to some unusual methods to feed their cows for less money.
The chocolate is scrapped from a nearby factory that would otherwise go to waste, and according to an animal nutritionist, it has the energy that cows need, and according to the Miller’s, it saves them about 50 cents a day per head of cattle.
Along with the chocolate, the cows also get to eat cherries and Mexican food leftovers.
The Miller’s said: “We feed them as well as we can, as cheap as we can.”
Here's another case of alternative diet for cows - farmers in France are trying to rear the best beef producing cattle in the world by serving them upto two bottles of wine a day each. But the cost of serving the bovines two bottles of fancy wine a day triples the cost of their usual diet, which makes the price of a 1 kilogram cut go up to about 120 dollars.