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Alexus Henson
09/10/2012 9:25am

Cow Gets To Eat Candy!!!

I am writing an article about cows getting to eat candy. It would be cool to get to eat candy instead of vegetables. There is a couple in Kentucky that is feeding their herd of 1,400 cow’s candy. They would gain a lot of weight on this diet.

They are feeding these cows candy not to infuse beef with cocoa but to make the cows survive through the severe drought this year. Since the drought has destroyed more than half of the countries corn crops it pushes the prices up and farmers have been struggling trying to feed their herds without going bankrupt. The price of corn went from four dollars to about eight to nine dollars a bushel.

They went to a candy alternative which has a higher fat content that corn. The candy makes up only about 5-8$ of their diet. The rest is in the ethanol by-product and mineral nutrients. The candy is a perfect mix of nutritious and delicious meals for cows. The herd is healthy looking and they will switch back to corn once the price is back down and the quantity is back up. That is what I read in the article. I don’t think the cows will be happy to go back to eating corn.

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SHAWNA RAE
09/10/2012 9:30am

Molecule water

This paragraph is mainly about a store in New York that sells only water. This type of water is purified by machines that clean out chlorine fluoride and toxic waste. They sell for about 2 dollars for the water and 1 dollar for the bottle, but you could bring your own bottle. I believe it is healthier than regular water.
By: Shawna Rizor

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shawna rizor
09/17/2012 9:17am

I believe that the water is way healthier than tap water or or any other water. I think it is healthier because they take the toxins out and the chorine fluoride.
The water helps your nails, hair, and gives you a natural boost of energy. That is the water that i would drink because it does all that. It is like an energy drink but healthier. A 16oz glass bottle of the water costs $2.50 the vitamins and supplements cost an extra $1.00 per serving. You can also buy a 5 gallon thing for $10. I think that is a good deal.
That is why i would get the water. It is healthier and its also pretty cheap. Most regular water costs like 1.50 when you can get a healthier one for a dollar more.

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duck man aka chad dinwiddie
09/10/2012 9:32am

The article I read was cows get to eat candy? Sweet! It is by Meera Dolasia. The reason they are thinking about it is because corn is get to high.
They are doing this for the cows because they are starving because corn is high priced because of the drought.
The corn is all died because of the drought. The drought happed this summer.
They are wonting cows to eat candy because the drought killed the corn this summer.

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Ty Miller
09/10/2012 9:34am

I read the article about cows in Kentucky that are eating candy instead of corn! This article by Meera Dolasia was very interesting and very different. It all started because of this year’s drought that caused tons of farmers to go bankrupt.
Two farmers in Kentucky found a new way to keep their 1,400 cattle fed during the drought. It turns out that it has more fat than the corn that they are usually fed. For those of you wondering about all of the sugar in the candy bars being eaten, that is not all they eat. Their diet still consists of other healthy nutrients.
The main reason the cows are being fed candy is not just the drought. Because of the drought corn prices have raised a lot, which led to the idea of candy. This was not their first idea though, there were other alternatives that came to mind, but didn’t make the cut.
As you can probably see, this was an interesting article. The only problem that I can see would be that when the drought is over and corn is the cow’s diet again, they might not want corn anymore.

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Cassandra Lynn (Kacanda)
09/10/2012 9:37am


I have chosen the article “Cows Get To Eat Candy? Sweet!” for my article review. This article was written by Meera Dolasia.

Since the drought this summer, the price to feed your cattle has sky rocketed. So to survive the drought a couple of Kentucky farmers decided to feed there cattle candy. It was the only thing they could think of to survive the drought. Especially since this is one of the hardest droughts the US has had to through.

With the price of corn rising to about eight or nine dollars a bushel, farmers needed to find a temporary alternative. What they came up with was candy. Besides candy has a higher fat content than corn. The farmers got candy that is not good for retail sales, straight from manufacturers, at huge discounted prices.

The candy is actually only 5 to 8 percent of the cow’s diet. The rest is ethanol by-product and mineral nutrients. The farmers say this mix is a perfect mix of nutrients for the cows.


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theresa peirano, master ninja person yeah
09/10/2012 9:38am

Spider Eyes No More!!
A new spider was discovered in the small country of Laos, Asia. The tiny arachnid that sports a leg span of the spider is six centimeters. It is quite creepy looking. It is a new breed of spider.
The spider does not have any eyes. It is a cloudy almost transparent, white color. There are one thousand one hundred species of spiders. All of other 1100 species have eyes. The scientific term is Sinopoda Scurion. It does not have eyes because of its dark environment.
Over the years, scientists have discovered completely blind scorpions, cave fish, and even a freshwater crab. All of those animal live in the same cave. There are all kinds of eyeless animals, but this the most recently found one.

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theresa p
09/17/2012 9:32am

this article states that spiders can also adapt to their enviro. just like other animals. if i would go into the feild of zoologist or animal related to animals this may help in the future.

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Jennah Cunningham
09/10/2012 12:25pm

I decided to read "Cows Get to Eat Candy? Sweet!" This article was written by Meera Dolasia. In this article, cows are eating candy due to the lack of corn crop the cows eat.
Nick Smith and Joseph Watson are the owners of Mayfield-based United Livestock Commodities. They decided not to experiment with the diet of creating a cocoa-infused beef. So, instead they decided to feed them candy. The candy would keep the cows healthy.
In conclusion, candy keeps the cows healthy rather than going bankrupt by buying them corn. And the good part about the candy is it already contains 5-8% of their daily diet they usually eat. "According to the farmers, is the perfect mix of nutritious (and probably delicious) meals for the cows." So according to that quote from the article, candy was a succesful replacement daily diet for the cows when corn was not available for them to eat.

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PFC.Schmidt
09/10/2012 12:28pm

This is about humans thinking that their smarter than chimp, because we the at the top of the food chain. This is true but chimps shares 99%of our DNA.

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Jenica Thomas
09/10/2012 12:29pm

I decided to write about Cows Get Candy? Sweet!
This article is mainly about cows getting to eat candy because their regular food cost too much. Due to the drought a couple farmers have been feeding their 1,400 cows candy! These cows probably gained a lot of weight.

This drought is considered one of the worst the U.S has had to endure in decades. Nick and Joseph settled for candy after looking into other options. They decided this because the price of corn has doubled. This is only temporary.

It's very affordable because farmers can get the disfigured candy from manufacturers at highly discounted prices.
That's what I got from this article.

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Kelsey Clark
09/10/2012 12:29pm

This time i decied to read Cow Get to Eat Candy? Sweet! it is writen by Meera Dolasia cow get to eat candy because of the lake of the corn crops.
however Nick Smith and Joseph the owners of Mayfield based United Livestockcommodities. they did not want to experiment on the cocoa- infused beef. so hey decided to feed them candy.
The farmers say this summer was one of the worst that the US had to endure.

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Lex-C-Ah!(:
09/10/2012 12:35pm

Cows Get To Eat Candy? Sweet!

How cool would it be if your parents decided to change out vegetables on your dinner plate with candy? That is what some farmers in Kentucky have been doing for their herd of 1400 cattle, for the past couple of months.
The inventors of this project, Nick and Joseph, knew that they had to come up with some type of plan for the cattle’s food. Usually most cows eat corn, but since corn didn’t grow so good this summer they can’t afford it. Most can but are afraid of going bankrupt. So they had to come up with something affordable and also keep the cattle healthy.
Surprisingly they came up with candy. Only because it is affordable and also has more fat than what corn does. This is actually good. Before you think this is total nutty because of all of the sugar in the chocolate. It’s a healthy product and delicious which should be good enough for the cows.
By looking at some of the Kentucky farmer’s herds, they are actually healthy. Once the prices go down some they will plan on going back to corn. You can’t just live off of sugar for the rest of your life. Will they enjoy that???

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zach daniels
09/10/2012 12:38pm

This about how smart chimps are. The chimps are extremely smart and used water to make a peanut float to the top of a jar so he could reach it. The chimps share 99% of our DNA. So they are very close to our brain level.

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landon
09/10/2012 12:44pm

Humans believe that they are at the top of the food chain because they can outsmart any living being on this planet - While that may be true to some extent, animals, especially chimpanzees that share 99% of our DNA, are no dummies either

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Wyatt F.
09/10/2012 12:45pm

New Zealand Underwater Volcano Eruption

On Thursday August 9th an Air Force plane spotted a strange white gleam on the ocean. They reported it and a team of scientists found that it was golf ball sized pumice rocks floating on the ocean surface.
The rocks are light and fortunately caused no damage to passing ships. The rocks, scientists discovered, came from an underwater volcano off the coast of New Zealand. The volcano that erupted was not New Zealand’s most active volcano.
In conclusion, the eruption is incredibly unusual and will probably not happen again in a long time.

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Riley Dampier!
09/11/2012 9:26am

The author of my article Meera Dolasia. The name of my article is “Cow Eats Candy?! Sweet!” Thi article is about cows and how their owners start feeding them some candy because corn costs like 7 to 9 dollars a bushel.
“However, before you start envying the bovines or getting concerned about all the sugar they are consuming, it is important to note that the candy makes up just 5-8% of their daily diet. The rest comprises of a healthier ethanol by-product and some mineral nutrients. That according to the farmers, is the perfect mix of nutritious (and probably delicious) meals for the cows.” This is a Paragraph from the article. It is the ending paragraph and I think is the best. It talks about the cows diet and nutriets. This article is very interesting.
That paragraph from the story talks about the cows nutrients and diet like the cows don’t just sit around eating candy all day. Its only 5-8% of their daily diet that are mixed with meals for the cows.
I choose this article because I like cows and I wanted to see if they really could eat candy. It was a really good article. I learned there are lots of different alternives for food like they used for corn. It added to my knowledge that cows and probably more animals can eat different foods and still be healthy. In the future because now I know that cows don’t only eat grass or corn or stuff like that.

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tyler hawkins
09/12/2012 6:31am

Cow Eats Candy? This article is about cows and how their owners start feeding them some candy because corn costs like 7 to 9 dollars a bushel.
According to the farmers, is a great meals for the cows. Cows don’t eat candy all day Its only 5-8 percent of their daily diet that are mixed with meals for the cows.
This was a really good article. I learned there are lots of different alternatives for food like they used for corn. It added to my knowledge that cows eat a lot of different foods.

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Jacob M.
09/12/2012 9:37am

I read the article about cows eating candy instead of corn in Kentucky. The article was written by Meera Dolasia. It was really neat to see what the farmers did to replace corn when they didn’t have any.
Two farmers in Kentucky came up with an interesting idea to replace corn when they didn’t have any. They decided to give cows candy! This is a very unique idea to replace corn with.
You wouldn’t think this idea would work, but it does. The cattle would be very unhealthy, but the candy only takes up 5-8% of their diets. This also started as an experiment to have cocoa flavored beef.
This was a very interesting article to read. It turned out as a really awesome idea. I wish more farmers would do this!

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Lauren Potter
09/13/2012 9:34am

Cows Eating Candy
I am summarizing the article about cows that are eating candy, they are eating candy because of the drought. The article is written by Meera Dolasia. The candy only makes up 5-8% percent of their diet. The farmers are planning on switching back to corn as soon as they can.
The owners of the cows are Nick Smith and Joseph Watson, they own 1,400 cows. They are not experimenting on the cows, to make chocolate beef. This was the only thing they could think of to help the cows, plus to help with costs. They get the candy for a discounted price, because it isn’t formed right.
The cows look healthy as if they aren’t eating fatty foods like chocolate, but they are going to stop feeding them candy. The farmers are pretty happy how the diet turned out. They have balanced out the chocolate and other foods perfectly.
The other part of their diet is ethanol by-product and mineral nutrients. They are feeding the cows corn when the drought is less severe.




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Lauren Potter
09/17/2012 9:39am

What I learned from the article is that severe droughts have been effecting livestock. I chose this article because it looked very interesting that cows are eating something they don't normally. This will help me to know what to do in case of a drought.

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Shelby Clark
09/13/2012 9:35am

Nothing To See
I read the article, “Worlds Fist Eyeless Spider Discovered in Southeast Asia” by Meera Dolasia. It is about a spider being being discovered in southeast Asia. The spider was discovered by Peter Jager, head of arachnology at Frankfurt's Senckenberg Research Institute. It is a very interesting article!
A new, unique species of Huntsman spider was discovered in Laos. Normally, this species of spider would sport eight eyes, but this spider has none at all. It is the first spider ever found to not have eyes! It is not the only creature to not have eyes though. A rabbit, crabs, fish, scorpions, and etc. have been found! Many cool and unique species have been found in Laos.
Laos is home to many species of animals, hundreds actually. Tigers, various mammals, and some unique creatures. A few animals that have been thought to be extinct 11 million years ago were found in Laos! These creatures are thought to be blind because of the reason that they live in dark caves and have no reason for having eyes.
This changed my opinion by, I never knew how many creatures were without eyes or blind. It has opened me up to the world even more and gave me great knowledge about animals. That I never knew before. It was a very interesting article and I am happy I read it!

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Spiderman (Daniel Foust)
09/14/2012 3:30pm

Cows Eating Chocolate
Cows eating chocolate seem funny, but it did in Kentucky since they were hit by a severe drought that raised the price of corn over 9 bucks per bushel. Farmers were going broke trying to feed their cattle due to high prices.
The drought was the worst drought ever the US had ever faced. The aftermath lead to half of the country’s corn crop which pushed prices through the roof. A couple in Kentucky knew they had to find an alternative that was cheap and had enough calories for the cows to stay healthy.
Nick and Joseph, the owner of Mayfield- United Livestock Commodities, fed their cows chocolate during the drought. They did it to survive the drought. They had to sift through different alternatives and settled with chocolate They weren’t trying to make the cows produce chocolate milk nor to make chocolate flavor beef, but they did it due to that it had a higher fat content than corn and is not suitable for retail sales.
“However, before you start envying the bovine or getting concerned about all the sugar they are consuming, it is important to note that the candy makes up just 5-8% of their daily diet. The rest comprises of a healthier ethanol by-product and some mineral nutrients. That according to the farmers, is the perfect mix of nutritious (and probably delicious) meals for the cows.”

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Dallas Remington Hall
09/14/2012 8:37pm

Cows Eat Candy

I am summarizing an article about cows that get to eat candy. This article was written by Meera Dolasia. A couple of farmers from Kentucky have been doing this for their herd of 1,400 cattle for the past few months. The owners of Mayfield (based United Livestock Commodities) are not experimenting with the diet to see if they can create a new kind of food for cows. They are doing this because candy was the only solution to survive this year’s severe drought.

This year’s drought has been classified as one of the worst in decades. It has destroyed more than half of the country’s corn crop. It has pushed the price of corn up to record levels. Since corn is the main food for most US cattle, farmers from all over the country have been struggling to find a way to feed their herds without becoming bankrupt. Since corn prices rising from an average of four to about eight or nine dollars a bushel, farmers knew they had to come up with another idea. An idea that they could afford and would give the cattle enough calories to keep them healthy.

After thinking of different ideas, they settled with candy. The candy has a higher fat content than corn, but it was also affordable since they are able to obtain candy that is not suitable for retail sales. Before you get concerned about all the sugar the cattle are consuming, it’s important to note that the candy makes up just 5 to 8% of their daily diet. The rest is some ethanol by-product and some mineral nutrients. According to farmers, it’s the perfect mix of nutritious meals for the cows.

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Paige Dorris
09/17/2012 6:54am

I am writing about a 2-year-old toddler Gets ‘Magic Arms’ by Meera Dolasia. The main idea of this article is about a toddler that was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. This is a rare disorder that affects muscle strength and limb movement, she had a hard time lifting herself. Her condition improved as she grew older. This allowed her to be a normal toddler.

Emma’s parents agreed to allow Emma to be part of the initial group of people selected to test the prototype. However, because the original version of the WREX had been designed for older kids and/or adults, it was too large and heavy for Emma. Two doctors decided to create a smaller version for the little girl, one that was light enough for her to carry around. But instead of doing it the traditional way they simply sketched their exact requirements and 'printed' a custom-size ABS plastic Exoskeleton using a Stratasys 3-D printer.
The best part is that the printer is extremely easy to use and so cost effective, that the doctors will be able to replace broken parts easily and also create new custom exoskeleton arms for Emma, as she grows. Emma is using her magic arms to do what every toddler loves to do.
Emma is doing really well with her new arms. With these arms she can do a lot more activities. The technology used to create these arms is super easy to replace parts. Emma is doing really well with her arms.

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*~*JeWeLl WeSt*~*
09/17/2012 9:33am

"Nick Smith and Joseph Watson, two owners of a farm in Kentucky, have switched their cattle’s food from corn to candy." This was all they could do to help the cows survive the intense drought, since the corn supplies are low. "The candy has a higher fat content than corn and it’s more affordable than the corn since they bought candy that wasn’t available to be sold." The cows seem pretty healthy, but the farmers still plan to switch back to corn when the prices get lower.
The main idea of the article is that the corn prices were so high, they had to find a cheaper alternative which was candy. "The candy they bought was disconfigured or unsellable so it was cheaper than most candy." They have been doing this for the past few months and it seems to be working.
"This was the worst drought in decades and its destroyed most corn in the country, so the prices are way higher. Most farmers can’t find a way to feed the cows without losing all their money." The farmers in Kentucky also had to deal with this.
I chose this article because it looked like the only interesting one on the list. I was wrong, but oh well. I did learn that cows will still be just as healthy eating candy rather than corn.

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ray lovens
09/17/2012 9:37am

I am writing a summary about the fastest animal in the world. It I the Cheetah named Sarah, she can run the 100m in 5.95 seconds. That is about 4 seconds faster than the fastest man in the world. Bolt can run it in 9.4 seconds. But she does have a slight advantage, she has four legs.
“The 11-year old cat performed this mind-boggling run on the USA Track & Field certified course at the Cincinnati Zoo where she resides, on June 20th, 2012, during a special shoot organized by The National Geographic.”
Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land mammals. They can go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. But there are only 9000 to 12000 cheetahs left in the wild today so they are a highly endangered species.
I chose this story because the cheetahs interest me and it is resent. And it is nice to know that we are only 4 seconds slower than the cerate.

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cheyenne
09/17/2012 9:41am

This article is called Cows get to eat candy? Sweet! This article was written by Meera Dolasia. This article was basically about how farmers made up a solution to severe this year’s drought.
“With the price of corn rising from an average of four dollars to about eight or nine dollars a bushel, the farmers knew they had to seek out a temporary alternative - One that they could afford and would provide the cattle with enough calories to keep them healthy.” So the men decided to go with candy. Candy has a higher fat content than corn. The candy was affordable and can keep the cows going for a while.
“However, you may start envying the bovines or getting concerned about all the sugar they are consuming.” The candy makes up about 5-8% of the cows daily diet. So the cows aren’t getting to much but are getting enough nutrients.
“Classified as one of the worst the US has had to endure in decades, it has resulted in destroying more than half the country's corn crop.” So that is the biggest reason for all of this big deal. Corn being to high, just made things hard, Nick Smith and Joseph Watson came up with this plan because they didn’t want to be bankrupt.
I choose this article, because it sounded interesting. I learned quite a bit from this article. I learned that cows won’t get sick from eating candy, and that candy has enough nutrients for cows to live. This will help me because if something were to happen and our cows needed food we could give them candy.

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Dallas Remington Hall
09/17/2012 6:06pm

Cows Eat Candy

I am summarizing an article about cows that get to eat candy. This article was written by Meera Dolasia. A couple of farmers from Kentucky have been doing this for their herd of 1,400 cattle for the past few months. (The owners of Mayfield (based United Livestock Commodities) are not experimenting with the diet to see if they can create a new kind of food for cows). They are doing this because candy was the only solution to survive this year’s severe drought.

(This year’s drought has been classified as one of the worst in decades). (It has destroyed more than half of the country’s corn crop). It has pushed the price of corn up to record levels. (Since corn is the main food for most US cattle, farmers from all over the country have been struggling to find a way to feed their herds without becoming bankrupt). (Since corn prices rising from an average of four to about eight or nine dollars a bushel, farmers knew they had to come up with another idea). (An idea that they could afford and would give the cattle enough calories to keep them healthy).

After thinking of different ideas, they settled with candy. (The candy has a higher fat content than corn, but it was also affordable since they are able to obtain candy that is not suitable for retail sales). (Before you get concerned about all the sugar the cattle are consuming, it’s important to note that the candy makes up just 5 to 8% of their daily diet). The rest is some ethanol by-product and some mineral nutrients. (According to farmers, it’s the perfect mix of nutritious meals for the cows).

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Sara Bun Bun
09/25/2012 12:20pm

the states of matter is solid,liquid and gas. gas is somthing in the air.solid is a strong form of liquid such as ice also solid can be another object that can't break such as desks,white boards,smart boards and tables.and liquid can be a drink or any other kind of objects tat take the shape of the solid form that its in.

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jared daily
10/07/2012 7:02pm

Cows Get to Eat Candy
In this article, the farmers are trying to figure out what to feed the cows. They have 1,400 cattle and he is trying to feed healthy stuff to them. He finds out that candy is good for cows. That that's the cool part. I liked the information.

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