Science Blast! Red Skittles for Cows, Really, Farmers?

US Farmers Have Been Caught Feeding Red Skittles to Their Cattle

Because it’s cheaper than corn.

BEC CREW 23 JAN 2017

Late last week, hundreds of thousands of Skittles were found covering the Dodge County Highway in Wisconsin, having fallen off the back of a truck overnight.

But the fact that someone had a leaky truck filled exclusively with red Skittles isn’t the strangest part of the story – local police report that they were on their way to local farms to be used as cattle feed. Why? Because it’s cheap alternative to corn.

“The Skittles were confirmed to have fallen off the back of a truck,” Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt reported on Facebook last week.

“It is reported that the Skittles were intended to be feed for cattle as they did not make the cut for packaging at the company. In the end, these Skittles are actually for the birds!”

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