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Old Nov 7th 2012, 07:44 PM   #1
 
  Jan 2011
  Wingo, KY
What is the most cost effective way to increase protein and fat in feed?
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Old Nov 7th 2012, 10:15 PM   #2
 
  Dec 2010
  Sydney, Australia
The most "cost effective" way to increase protein is use a non protien nitrogen like urea,but be very careful.



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Old Nov 8th 2012, 05:00 AM   #3
 
  May 2012
  Hartshorne, OK
I make a pure on that is loaded with fat and minerals for deer. One cup per 50# of feed. Give me a call if your interested 918-424-5293. Thanks Tom
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 06:36 AM   #4
 
  May 2012
  Hartshorne, OK
Also deer can only process 14% protein so anything higher then that is a waste and can cause other problems.
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Waterville, MN

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Also deer can only process 14% protein so anything higher then that is a waste and can cause other problems.


I'm no feed expert...but why do all the big companies make all their deer feed with more than 14% then? Just wondering...not trying to question you.
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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  Oct 2009
  upstate ny

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I'm no feed expert...but why do all the big companies make all their deer feed with more than 14% then? Just wondering...not trying to question you.


Same here. Never seen any studies on that one. 14% would be a winter feed for us and much higher in the summer!
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 09:23 AM   #7
 
  Jul 2011
  Troy
They are made that way for all of the graze that is low in protein. This may not apply to some farmers where there is little or no graze. HOwever, a wild deer will eat alot of other things besides just the feed that may be say 18% protein.
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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They are made that way for all of the graze that is low in protein. This may not apply to some farmers where there is little or no graze. HOwever, a wild deer will eat alot of other things besides just the feed that may be say 18% protein.


Makes sense.
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 01:28 PM   #9
 
  Dec 2010
  Sydney, Australia
A great deal of the protein can be converted (lost as protein) in the rumen before it reaches the true stomach. Hence why a "bypass protein" or a "non protein nitrogen" can be a lot more cost effective if used wisely.



I estimate that one kilo of urea provides more protein at the true stomach than 900kgs of grain when fed correctly.The grain of course provides lots of energy & nutrients though.



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Old Nov 8th 2012, 05:02 PM   #10
 
  May 2010
  nj
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Also deer can only process 14% protein so anything higher then that is a waste and can cause other problems.


tom and his wife are some of the nices people to deal with , and his vita-stuff is great , i use it with shock efect cond, both mixed in my feed and my deer never looked better , steve and fay with shock efect are also some of the greats people iv delt with and shock efect WORKS thank you TOM AND STEVE / FAY DAVID UGI NJ
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Old Nov 8th 2012, 05:30 PM   #11
 
  May 2012
  Hartshorne, OK
Thanks David really glad your deer are doing good.
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