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Old 01-12-2017, 07:35 AM   #32
O. Virginianus
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: South Texas
Hunt In: Tilden

I agree with cutting back on the feeder spin duration and feeding times. Corn is low in protein and high in starch. The microbes in the rumen attacked starches more readily than browse. Too much corn can cause acidosis, bloat and hoof deformities. But that's a lot of corn. Many deer will adapt accordingly to a high corn diet, as they will know when to stop - kinda of like most people eating ice cream. You know when to stop. We will normally cut back or quit with the spring rains as natural forage protein levels increase. Plants like lime prickly ash, cat claw and granjeno will go to >20% protein.

That's my .02
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