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Although fresh oats and corn are the most nutritious foods for cattle,

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Although fresh oats and corn are the most nutritious foods for cattle, historically, cattle ranchers have minimized purchases of these grains in order to minimize costs due to spoilage. This year, however, fresh oats and corn have become the best-selling foods for cattle—a clear sign that cattle ranchers are putting nutrition ahead of concerns about costs due to spoilage.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A) Last year, processed cattle feed outsold fresh oats and corn by a wide margin.

B) No cattle ranchers have reported in surveys that they are attempting to purchase more nutritious fodder for their herds.

C) Cattle ranchers are attempting to counter recent claims about the health risks associated with eating beef by becoming more conscious of the nutritive quality of the meat they are producing.

D) Because of crop failures, all types of cattle fodder—including fresh oats and corn, processed cattle feed, and frozen nutritional supplements—were more expensive this year than in previous years.

E) Because of agricultural innovations, fresh oats and corn spoil much less quickly than in previous years, while the purchase price for such fodder has remained constant.

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Ans is E. It's because of oats and corn spoil less quickly than previous due to innovation. Ranchers are using it. Not for nutrition

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E is the correct answer as it directly weakens the link.
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Dear experts,

Can anyone please explain why not option C? I also got the same question whose option C was different -"Higher temperatures and increased rain this year have led to quicker spoilage of fresh oats and corn than in previous years when fresh oats and corn sold poorly to cattle ranchers".

I selected this because I thought I need to show a different reason which boosted the sale. I thought as the spoilage was quicker, so the farmer had to buy more oats. So the sale was more.
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(C) is wrong for two reasons in my mind. The first is that they are trying to do something. Who says they are going to accomplish this task? Second, you are making an assumption that food eaten correlates to healthier meat and this is the reason for the farmers' choice. But who is to say this is accurate? And even if it is, how do we know that it works, or that consumers will know/understand/appreciate it? You cannot make an assumption to help yourself arrive at an answer. Use the information at hand.
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(C) is wrong for two reasons in my mind. The first is that they are trying to do something. Who says they are going to accomplish this task? Second, you are making an assumption that food eaten correlates to healthier meat and this is the reason for the farmers' choice. But who is to say this is accurate? And even if it is, how do we know that it works, or that consumers will know/understand/appreciate it? You cannot make an assumption to help yourself arrive at an answer. Use the information at hand.


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Why B is wrong??
I think it is weakening the conclusion
I am confuse between B and E

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The reason (B) is wrong is because we do not care that they are not reporting it. Seriously, who cares? All we care about is the fact that they are purchasing it, which is stated in the question stem. We do not need to know if they are reporting their purchases. Further, how would this weaken the argument? We would need to make an assumption about why they are not reporting it, which is not the correct approach for CR questions, as it will lead you to wrong answers every single time.
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Now I understood thanks.

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