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Old 05-03-2010, 12:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Lung Shooter View Post
From what I understand sheep feed does not have copper in it, I have heard this can cause problems for deer. I am no expert but something for you too look into.
Exactly, sheep have alot lower copper requirement than deer. Feeding sheep feed to deer can potentially lead to a copper deficiency. Remember the protein % is not the only thing that comes into play for deer. The micro and macro minerals found in true deer feed aren't found in sheep/cattle feed. These minerals are very important and are used for everything from anter growth to immune, respiratory, and circulatory system maintenance.
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