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Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 28 to a low of 25 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 8 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
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Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 25 to 28 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 35 to a low of 28 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 12 miles per hour from the westsouthwest. No precipitation is expected.

Iowa farmer feeds cows

sawdust to cut feed costs

Feb. 28, 2013 | 0 comments

A Southeast Iowa farmer has come up with a surprising solution to the high cost of cattle feed.

Bob Batey, of Mount Pleasant, says his 50 cows devour the sawdust mixture he feeds them.

The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports that Batey, who is 85, stumbled upon the idea in the 1970s when he noticed cows eating sawdust that had washed into their pasture from a nearby paper mill.

Experiments on his farm led him to discover a way to treat and cook sawdust that results in a digestible feed cows find tasty. It has a nutritional value equivalent to grass hay.

Veterinarian Tara Wellman-Gerdes of West Point confirms Batey's cows are healthy.

The drought created a shortage of corn and hay, causing prices to jump for livestock farmers.

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