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B G 04-28-2018 08:39 PM

20% cattle cubes or bucket?
 
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Anyone ever used either of these for deer and have good results? Trying to decide if they are worth putting on the lease.

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Gherkin05 04-28-2018 08:42 PM

Never see deer touch em. We have tubs out for our cattle most of the year.

brushtrooper 04-28-2018 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Gherkin05 (Post 13342705)
Never see deer touch em. We have tubs out for our cattle most of the year.

Same with us, never seen the deer touch the cubes or tubs.

RMW 04-28-2018 09:33 PM

Deer love the cubes, Iíll put them out on my senderos during hunting season every once in a while.

texasdeerhunter 04-29-2018 08:50 PM

Only issue with the cubes is that they are too big. A deer will eat them, but bite it into smaller pieces, half the cube falls out of its mouth onto the ground. Deer will just grab another cube instead of eating the smaller crumbs. Lots of waste using cattle cubes as opposed to a 11/16ths pellet

wtx223 04-29-2018 08:54 PM

Deer will eat the cubes as good as pellets.

Have never seen a deer touch a tub and we have been using them for cattle for 10 plus years.

yotethumper 04-29-2018 09:09 PM

Never seen deer hit ours. We feed both.

txwhitetail 04-29-2018 09:17 PM

Get 3/8” cubes

Javelin 04-29-2018 09:19 PM

use protein made for seer. the nutrient needs for deer are different than cattle

CalcasieuTiger 05-02-2018 11:55 AM

I like the cattle cubes

Beargrasstx 05-05-2018 11:12 PM

8 dollar bags versus 12 to 14 dollar....i feed deer protein but have fed goat pellets in the past. They liked them

Muskles 05-06-2018 01:08 PM

I use the tubs, but only after my goats have emptied them. Not much water on my lease, and they work pretty well for water troughs. I've used the trace mineral and salt blocks with success.

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bukkskin 05-07-2018 12:22 AM

If you can get your deer used to eating them they are just as good as "deer" feed.
I fed a lot of cheap "cattle" feed back when they shut us down and my deer did Great on it.

cj7zrcool 07-11-2018 12:09 PM

We put 800# of Nutrena Beef Protein out 2 months ago on recommendation from several people but only 100# have been consumed. Not sure if they don't like it or just haven't found it.

Hoss163 07-11-2018 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cj7zrcool (Post 13479328)
We put 800# of Nutrena Beef Protein out 2 months ago on recommendation from several people but only 100# have been consumed. Not sure if they don't like it or just haven't found it.



Must not have very many coons lucky you !


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Radar 07-11-2018 10:17 PM

Alfalfa pellets work better than cattle cubes on my place and the coons wont eat them either. Right now the deer on my place are eating the alfalfa pellets as good as the protein. I have never seen deer eat out of a protein tub.

CabezaBlanca 07-11-2018 10:21 PM

When I had cows I would feed them a 14% creep feed. The deer would stand there and wait until they were done and then go lick the trough clean.

ReydonPete 07-11-2018 10:23 PM

Never seen the deer on the tubs at our place
Cubes I never tried for deer

tbgascorer 07-12-2018 12:20 PM

How much are the tubs?

B G 07-12-2018 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tbgascorer (Post 13481274)
How much are the tubs?

$55 at Atwood's for the 200 lb. 20%.

Montec man 07-12-2018 01:02 PM

I was told by a biologist there wouldn't be as much benefit in feeding cattle feed, as there is in feed designed for deer. Cattle feed is designed for ruminants, and not easily digestible by deer. Sure, they'll eat it, but are they getting anything out of it?

tbgascorer 07-12-2018 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Montec man (Post 13481370)
I was told by a biologist there wouldn't be as much benefit in feeding cattle feed, as there is in feed designed for deer. Cattle feed is designed for ruminants, and not easily digestible by deer. Sure, they'll eat it, but are they getting anything out of it?

Deer are ruminants also.

Montec man 07-12-2018 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by tbgascorer (Post 13481429)
Deer are ruminants also.

This is certainly true but their digestion differs a bit from cattle is what I think he was attempting to convey to me. I'd certainly like to feed cattle feed its far cheaper.

Hobbs 07-12-2018 11:04 PM

A buddy of mine feeds his deer horse pellets 13% protein. Works in his protein feeders. I haven't tried it but I don't feed a lot of protein. I'll just stay with the 20% deer pellets.

My neighbor put out two tubs on two fence lines. I didn't know what they were but the blue buckets caught my eye so I drove over to the fence to check it out. The deer never touched them.


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