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Surplus potatoes head to feedlots this spring

Jun 12, 2020 at 08:11 AM CST

Spuds can be fed whole to range cattle, but feedlots must grind them up so that they can be added to other ingredients in the ration Mashed, baked or fried: none of these potato options are suitable for cattle, but raw potatoes can provide a win-win scenario for potato and cattle producers. Drastic changes to food service because of COVID-19 reduced demand for french fries and other spud preparations served in restaurants. Processors didn’t require raw potatoes with which to make fries and related products, leaving many potato producers with product in storage.