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View Poll Results: Which replacer do you use?
Fox Valley 18 19.78%
Superior 5 5.49%
Zoologic 17 18.68%
Red Cap 20 21.98%
ADM 1 1.10%
Land O Lakes 5 5.49%
Goat Milk 17 18.68%
Other 8 8.79%
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Old Aug 9th 2009, 06:43 PM   #31
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  Apr 2009
  Russell, MN

Cervid: Whitetails
I mix my fox valley 3 to 1 and my fawns are huge and healthy looking. Leo from ADM Feed said my fawns had the best looking coats he's seen yet. I mix 1/2 cup to 12 oz, 1 cup to 24 oz and so forth. Mix with warm water and whisk well and then shake real well. If you refrigerate it, it does settle and when you shake it does froth up cold. But as soon as you warm up, the froth goes away. My 3 week olds get 6-8 oz 5x per day right now. You can tell, like feeding anything else, when they need more. Generally speaking, when they go down to 4x per day, they are getting 10 oz per bottle. Just my way.....cuz you asked.
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Old Aug 10th 2009, 06:24 PM   #32
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

Cervid: Small Deer Farmer
Hey guys, I had a couple late fawns born. A friend of mine told me he liked using Grade A Ultra 24 replacer. I decided to try it since the rest of the bottle babies will all be weaned in the next 10 days. So far I really like the Ultra 24. It has mixing directions for fawns on the bag. The fawns are a week old ,growing very well, and their stool is as it should be. If I figured correctly the cost should be around $60.00 per fawn. In my opinion thats not to bad. I think I remember John Swank mentioning Ultra 24 one time. I am wondering if anyone uses it and how they liked it. Thanks Allen
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Old Aug 13th 2009, 01:29 AM   #33
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Allen, i not heard much about it, sounds as it working for you, i think it probably pretty good also. other milk is moving up the scale.
 
Old Aug 13th 2009, 10:58 AM   #34
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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Hey David, it is working real good so far. I was just curious if any one had used Ultra 24. I believe I will finish them with it as they are growing well. Thanks ,Allen
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Old Aug 13th 2009, 01:29 PM   #35
 
  Jun 2009
  Blue Ridge Summit ,Pa.
Allen, I sold 6 fawns to a man this year who wanted them started on Ultra 24, i had them on Ultra 24 for 2 weeks with no problems at all. The last time i talked to the man the fawns were 2 months old and he was still feeding the same milk and the fawns were growing good. Travis
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Old Aug 13th 2009, 04:54 PM   #36
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  Apr 2009
  cental Pennsylvania

Cervid: taxidermy
Allen, Ultra 24 worked well for me last year, they grew well on it.
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Old Aug 13th 2009, 06:37 PM   #37
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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Thanks Mountain Top and Antlershed, thats what I was hoping to hear. Allen
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Old Aug 15th 2009, 02:13 PM   #38
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

Cervid: deer
I don't get into the milk saga, but this I will say.

Calf Manna is the bomb for raising big babies. Ours are still on it and will be until about 2 weeks prior to going into what we call general population. They love it and they grow really well on it.

Other than that we don't try and keep the fawns from eating the adult feed. I see no reason to. It is just corn, oats, soybeans, and such.
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Old Aug 15th 2009, 04:16 PM   #39
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

Cervid: deer
Pure Calf Manna from start to finish.
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Old Aug 16th 2009, 02:03 PM   #40
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  Apr 2009
  Edgar, WI

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Well Robert, I can't speak to what everyone else feeds. But here we don't "push" our bucks with the feed. I let the genetics do the work. Our feed is really very basic and not high in anything other than it is highly balanced. I believe a balanced feed is very important. We don't push the mineral, the protein, or anything else. For those who choose to push the levels of protein or minerals they most likely are running a risk with the little ones. I think our feeds protein level is around 16% to 17% and it stays that way all year round.
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