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What is the best protein to feed at the best price? I saw the protein article on the home page a few weeks ago but it was kinda vague about the exact product they feeding.
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does anyone feed protein or what?
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I read the article about protein on the front home page here.It did not specify what they fed. I feed clover year round which has quite a bit. I would put the correct thing in a feeder if i was told what to feed.
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There is a group of guys near me in Wilkinson county that feed a product called Record Rack. I think they get it at the coop in Woodville. I would guess that the coop in Slaughter would also have it.
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   rourou
We feed protein pellets year round on our property in SW Mississippp. We use standard 20% milk dairy pellets with great success. Its about $8.50/50 lbs and is available at all the co-ops. It comes in 16% and 20% varieties. We've seen substantial improvements in both weight and antler development. We initially mixed it with corn to make it more palatable and slowly cut back on the corn altogether, it took about 3 months for the deer to develop a taste for it. It does get wet so feeder design is important.
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Rou Rou, just out of curiosity, how much pellets do ya'll go thru each year? Do they eat it up pretty quick?
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rourou, Can you run it thru a spin feeder?
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   rourou
We use about 250/300 sacks a year. We concentrate feeding when does are pregnant and when antler development is in progress although the deer will naturally consume much less pellets when browse or acorns are abundant. We use spin/trough feeders and don't throw it on the ground. We also have clover in all of our plots and plant high protein summer plots in more open areas. Success has been good but it is a lot of work.
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how many acres are you feeding at 250-300 bags/year?
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Warren, Hackney said they use protein made specifically for penned deer. Don't know the brand or the percentages, but I'll see if I can get in touch with him.

He also said the protein they use has minerals in addition to the protein, which he believes is beneficial.

I'll post back if I can track him down. I know he's been back and forth to the property, and is tough to get in touch with when he's there.
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please do, Id really appreciate it
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   rourou
You can use Record Rack or Antler Max or others with pretty deer pictures on the bag and pay $12.00 for 50 lbs. Some of these may have a few minerals not found in the Dairy pellets but you can add that to your mineral sites. To us, its more important to feed the does properly to ensure healthy and multiple fawns. Managing deer is not a sprint but a marathon. We did some research and found that some of these commercial products are bagged at the same feed mills in the midwest, only with differnt names on the bag. If price is no option, buy Record Rack. The important thing is to be consistant and regular with the feedings and to maintain high protein food plots year round.
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