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Old Jul 8th 2014, 07:08 AM   #1
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo

I am trying to find away to cut my feed bill and was wondering what everyone feeds. as of now i feed a mixed feed that i like other then the price any help would be great this is what i feed as of now thanks

20ptDeer feed mixture
2000MG/TON OR 3.125# 640 PER TON
3000MG/TON OR 4.69# PER TON

875# CORN
350# OATS
100# 37% PROTINE
6# VIT. AD&E
4# VIT E
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 08:08 AM   #2
  Apr 2009
  Alabaster, Alabama
I feed MaxRax.
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

Cervid: Whitetail Deer

Seems like alot of corn in that mix. Mine would be loose as a goose with that much. When i mix mine i only have 400lbs of corn per ton!
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 09:08 AM   #4
  Jan 2011
  Barnett Mo

Four seasons if you dont mind can you email me what you mix
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 09:30 AM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Williamsport, PA

I feed Max Rax as well...Top notch product!
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
Will do!!
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 03:22 PM   #7
We feed purina antler max 17-6
Old Jul 8th 2014, 10:54 PM   #8
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
We love our Max Rax Too as of now we drive 150 miles one way to pick it up still cheaper than buying Purina locally
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Old Jul 8th 2014, 11:30 PM   #9
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  Feb 2013
  Markleville IN

One thing with feed is that you must remember if you don't put in a good product you will not get a good product out!* We had trouble with our does 2 years ago after fawning losing weight.* We actually had to pull fawns off early or the does were going to die.*

We started out with having Producers in Louisville mixing our feed (where I was getting my horse feed) and they looked fine.* They started jacking me around on delivering my feed and I started getting my feed mixed else where.* That is where the problem began with the same recipe.* We now get our feed mixed at Kalmbach(same co. that makes heartland feeds) out of Sandusky, OH*and we have a different looking herd.* It has now been 2 years since we made that move.***They may cost a few more dollars per ton but the transformation has been unbelievable on the same feed recipe.* Some feed companies buy less that average quality grain products for their feed and others buy the best out there.* That difference is why I think that there has been such a change in body condition.* They look better than when we were feeding probiotics with the prior*feed.

The thing I like about getting our feed mixed as opposed to buying an already prepared feed is that I can change the % protein for 16 to 18 percent in March when the does really need that extra protein for late pregnancy and when the bucks are growing and the does are nursing, *then I back it down to 16% in August when they are done growing and it is time to wean babies off the does. The reason for backing down the protein is 50 cents a bag.
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Old Jul 9th 2014, 05:00 AM   #10
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  Oct 2011
  Columbia City, IN

I use ADM's pellet, and add one small bucket of rolled soybeans per bag, plus garlic powder and probiotic powder. My deer have always looked good, healthy fawns , great antler growth.
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Old Jul 9th 2014, 06:58 AM   #11
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  Apr 2009
  Northeast Wisconsin

Cervid: Deer Farming
We use Antlermax 20 and add a little corn to it. We also feed alfalfa in the winter. We've been using it for about 10 years now.
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Old Jul 9th 2014, 05:25 PM   #12
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
Jerilee I agree. I like the opportunities to switch my protein. I can save up to $100 per ton in the winter when I cut down to 12-14%. The deer maintain great condition all year, even when I cut back the protein from September until March. I actually feed mostly calf starter sweet feed all winter. They love it., in the summer I improve it to 19%. Trays are licked clean all year round, and I still get giant bodies and antlers. It's working for me. I would love to post my mix, but it's on an index card at my mill and I can't remember all the little details of the mix. I will try and get it posted on here next time I go to get feed.
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Old Jul 10th 2014, 02:00 AM   #13
  Jul 2013
Wild Rivers how much corn do you add to the antlermax? Our local mill has it for about $16 for 50#. How much corn would you add to a 50# bag? Thanks for the info, we only feed a few deer
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Old Jul 11th 2014, 01:34 PM   #14
  Jan 2014
  Pipe Creek ,Texas

purina textured breeder purina antlermax 20 whole raw peaches watermelon pears apples and whole cottonseed and I use shockeffect probiotics thrown into pellet feeders also fresh alfalfa and water troughs have aerators inside them T&S very little corn except in the winter then a little more corn
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Old Nov 20th 2015, 06:26 PM   #15
  Oct 2015
  Orleans , Indiana U.S.

How about this blend***************buck blend****per ton****************540 shelled corn**** 520 roasted beans** 400 beef pellet 32%*** 160 animax** 64 degummed soy bean oil** 1%decoxx crumbles 80**** selenium 4***** sbd mineral 4***** rice bran** 160** molasses 68***********Doe blend** shelled corn 480*** oats 320**** roasted beans*480** 320 beef pellet 32%*** rice bran 64*** beef pulp 32* selenium 4** black sun flower seeds 16**** 1%decoxxx crumbles 80**** animax* 80** molasses 60 degrummed soy bean oil 64*** visited a farm this was his ration to me all looked well. Thx*Mark*
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