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Old Dec 19th 2011, 08:37 PM   #1
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
I had a sample of my feed checked.



fat 3.02%, fiber 3.80%, calcium 0.25%, phosphorus 0.43%, salt 0.15%, vit A kiu/lb 4.04, vit D kiu/lb 1.06, vit E iu/lb 4.80, potassium 0.86%, magnesium 0.18%, zinc ppm 47.04, copper ppm 20.13, iron ppm 30.85, selenium ppm 0.26



Is this ok, or should something be added or taken away.
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 05:54 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Godley, TX
This feed does not look complete or balanced. I would pull another sample or check with your feed supplier.

Protien 16 - 18%

Fat 4 -5%

Fiber 14 -20%

Calcium 1.2-1.6%

Phos .6-.8%

Mag .25-.4%

Pot 1.2-1.5%

Zinc 80-120 ppm

Copper 25-50 ppm



Hope this info helps. Be sure to consult your nutritionist before feeding any feed.
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 07:20 AM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
I'm a very strong believer in Vit E. The reason I add more is quite simple. I have noticed over the thirty years I have been raising deer that it seems to reduce any capture shock from happening due to stress. Vit E is in my ration mix every day but I will top dress Vit E an extra amount at least a month before I plan to dart or sedate does for AI. It will stop capture shock from being a problem. It seems to me it is one of the most important Vitamins in your mix.
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Bedford, PA
Hi Jack,



What kind and how much do you use?



Thanks,





Mike
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 12:31 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
the only thing that I can see besides the protein fat ratio is kinda out of spec is the fiber being low, need more for proper digestion if your only feeding pellets and not hay.
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 02:41 PM   #6
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
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the only thing that I can see besides the protein fat ratio is kinda out of spec is the fiber being low, need more for proper digestion if your only feeding pellets and not hay.


I am also feeding alfalfa hay, this is a whole grain mix and not a pelleted feed. I think I will get another sample and test it.
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 02:56 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
  Godley, TX
Feeding alf hay helps your balance some. Jack is correct on importance of vitamins.



Vit A 8000 iu per lb

Vit D 2000 iu per lb

Vit E 50 iu per lb works well for me.



What is the protien in the feed ?
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Old Dec 20th 2011, 03:06 PM   #8
 
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
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Feeding alf hay helps your balance some. Jack is correct on importance of vitamins.



Vit A 8000 iu per lb

Vit D 2000 iu per lb

Vit E 50 iu per lb works well for me.



What is the protien in the feed ?


Protien is 16.5%
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