Junk Food Feed

  • Aired:  10/18/12
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The crippling drought forces American cattle farmers to think outside the box they pack their cows in. (2:15)

SOME LEGS AN BACKS.

(APPLAUSE)

FOLKS, THESE DAYS, GOING TO

BE EXCITING.

GOING TO BE EXCITING.

GET USED TO IT THESE DAYS IT

SEEMS LIKE WE MAKE

EVERYTHING OUT OF CORN.

FROM CAR TIRES, DRYWALL, TO

KNIVES AND FORKS TO, AND I

AM NOT MAKING THIS UP,

POPCORN.

WE REALLY ARE LIVING IN THE

FUTURE.

WHERE'S MY JET PACK?

NOW UNFORTUNATELY, THIS

YEAR'S CRIPPLING DROUGHT HAS

DRIVEN CORN PRICES THROUGH

THE ROOF.

FROM 3.25 A BUSHEL THREE

YEARS AGO TO 7:35 A BUSHEL

TODAY.

7:35 A BUSHEL.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW

MUCH THAT IS?

BECAUSE I DON'T.

WHAT'S A BUSHEL?

I THOUGHT A BUSHEL WAS A

GROUP OF DECEMBER.

AND NOW, FOLKS, THIS

SHORTAGE IS FORCING AMERICAN

CATTLE FARMERS TO THINK

OUTSIDE THE BOX THEY PACK

THEIR COWS IN.

JIM?

>> AT MAYFIELD UNITED

LIVESTOCK COMMODITIES OWNER

JOSEPH WATSON IS TWEAKING

THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS.

HIS 1400 CATTLE ARE NO

LONGER FEEDING OFF CORN.

THE PRICE HE SAID ARE TOO

HIGH TO KEEP IN STOCK.

SO EARLIER THIS YEAR HE

BEGAN TO BUY SECONDHAND

CANDY.

>> IT HAS A HIGHER RATIO OF

FATS AND ACTUALLY FEEDING

STRAIGHT CORN.

>> Stephen: YES, THIS CATTLE

FARMER IS NOW A JOLLY

RANCHER.

AND FOLKS, I SAY-- I SAY IT

IS HIGH TIME-- IT IS HIGH

TIME WE STARTED FEEDING OUR

COWS CANDY.

I MEAN THE MEXICANS HAVE

BEEN STUFFING THEIR DONKEYS

FULL OF SWEETS FOR YEARS.

NOW NATION, WE HAVE ALWAYS

BEEN TOLD WE ARE WHAT WE

EAT.

BUT NOW WE CAN EAT WHAT EATS

WHAT WE EAT.

IT'S THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

BEST OF ALL--

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BEST OF ALL EVEN THOUGH THIS

FARMER IS GIVING HIS COWS

CANDY, HE STILL TECHNICALLY

IS FEEDING THEM CORN.

BECAUSE ALMOST ALL OF IT IS

MADE FROM HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP WHICH THANKS TO

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES IS

SOMEHOW CHEAPER THAN THE

CORN IT IS MADE FROM.

WHAT DELICIOUS IRONY.

DELICIOUS, BE