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Old Aug 14th 2014, 04:55 PM   #1
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
I am curious as to what everyone's feed bill is! Could you please share what you pay per ton of feed! Do you mix it or have it mixed or do you buy a name brand? What's your cost per ton?
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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  Feb 2011
  Blair County, PA

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We have a textured feed mix, very good stuff that ALOT of deer farms in pa and wv get from this feed mill. One ton last 445
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 05:20 PM   #3
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
Travis,

You're saying $445.00 a ton mixed have you had this mix tested?
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 05:48 PM   #4
 
  Jan 2013
  NJ, deer are kept in PA
Mine is $510 a ton mixed. Give or take $30 depending on time of season and if I add meds or not. Never had it tested but I'm using a friends mix and I'm almost 100% sure he tested. During him planning his feed mix, he was in contact with a nutritionist (sp?)
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 06:08 PM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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My batch from last week was 2 tons and came out to $394.44 per ton.


I use a big name brand commercial pellet that is adjusted to meet my desires. (Not all that much different than their commercial mix)


That is delivered bulk and as I said in a 2 ton batch. No meds in the mix.


This is down some from a few months ago.


Also I will add this is the "cash" price as I have an auto pay setup with them. On last weeks load the discount saved me $27.40
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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  May 2009
  Chillicothe, Missouri


1 ton of my Textured Feed was $ 364 Bagged this week
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 07:18 PM   #7
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  Feb 2011
  Blair County, PA

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Yea its been tested. And theres numerous farms in this area that gets it. Its around 18% protein 5.5 fat
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Old Aug 14th 2014, 08:03 PM   #8
 
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo


Mine was $402 last week when i got it its 18% protein mixed textured feed that i get from a local mill bagged*
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Old Aug 15th 2014, 06:22 AM   #9
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  Oct 2011
  Columbia City, IN


Mine is 525-575 per ton delivered in bags. ADM 17%-18%*pellet, I think 50 of that is delivery. I'm also adding in rolled soybeans that are running $15-$20 per 50# bag.
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Old Aug 15th 2014, 11:26 AM   #10
 
  Jan 2014
  Pipe Creek ,Texas


585.00 last time went down T&S was 595.00 textured breeder purina by the bag
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Old Aug 15th 2014, 11:58 AM   #11
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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Same as freedom whitetails, but I just cut back my protein last time I went to the mill since antlers are done. I am paying $477 per 2500 lbs.
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Old Aug 16th 2014, 06:36 PM   #12
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio


SO I've got another question that might require me to start another topic, how many deer would eat a ton of feed a month? What's your feed consumption rate per month in relation to number of deer? ie: we feed x amount of feed*to x amount of deer per month! We are just trying to get an idea to what our cost will be when in full swing! We are well on our way to rebuilding our farm! Thanks to all who reply!!!!
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Old Aug 16th 2014, 07:05 PM   #13
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
We currently have around 130 adults and about 50 fawns. We are going through about 5 1/2 tons per month. We have 54 antlered bucks. Most are 2year olds and yearlings. We have no bucks older than three on our farm right now. Our doe herd is much older with many around 10 years or older. The younger bucks don't eat as much as the 3-4 year old sway bellies. A herd that is older in average age will eat substantially more than a young herd.
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Old Aug 16th 2014, 07:14 PM   #14
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

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My 24 adult buck, 16 adult doe, and 17 fawns (57 total) are currently eating 2500lbs every 2 weeks, sometimes it last 3 weeks if it's hot out.

I do not feed free choice. I feed only enough that their feeders are all full for 12-14 hours out of a day. I also give alfalfa hay and free surplus bread that I get that is left over from the local bread factory on a daily bases. I also get a lot of free sweet corn still on the stalk this time of year. I can take my machete and cut a pickup load everyday after the farmer picks the ears off he's selling.
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Old Aug 17th 2014, 04:00 AM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
  Fort Wayne, Ind

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matt do the deer like those sweet corn stalks. I have a bunch and a neighbor plants a lot*of acres of it


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thanks Ed
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