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Old 05-22-2017, 08:13 PM   #51
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Thanks, it's a 14 ton from Atascosa Wildlife Supply sitting on an 8" double rebar slab with aprons. It's gonna be there a while!


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Old 05-22-2017, 09:44 PM   #52
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Thanks, it's a 14 ton from Atascosa Wildlife Supply sitting on an 8" double rebar slab with aprons. It's gonna be there a while!
What kind of feed wagon do you have? The bulk bin is very nice.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:49 PM   #53
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Nice overhead. We got a new 28. Dumps 9k in about 4 minutes. Makes all the difference.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:00 PM   #54
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AWS Quickfeed 4.5 Double Axle in action!


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Old 05-22-2017, 10:24 PM   #55
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Hoping the double down will keep the axis around my little area especially where I just added a water trough in the feed pen.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:27 PM   #56
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AWS Quickfeed 4.5 Double Axle in action!




They hitting the cottonseed hard at your place too?


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Old 05-22-2017, 10:34 PM   #57
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CS has been above average too with protein. It's been a very dry start to the year. I had less than 2" of beneficial rain all year until yesterday. 1.25" will help!
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:45 PM   #58
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All feeds are cheaper in bulk!!!!

Man I wish I could afford one and a feed wagon of my own. Sure make things easier

Looks like y'all have a sweet setup

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Old 05-22-2017, 10:49 PM   #59
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They hitting the cottonseed hard at your place too?


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They have been pounding the cottonseed the last few weeks.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:10 PM   #60
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Man I wish I could afford one and a feed wagon of my own. Sure make things easier

Looks like y'all have a sweet setup


The setup pays for itself quickly if you have the volume.

I realized the potential savings a few years ago and got set up this year. I'm in the hole now but soon this investment will save me $$$ on feed costs.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:24 PM   #61
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The setup pays for itself quickly if you have the volume.

I realized the potential savings a few years ago and got set up this year. I'm in the hole now but soon this investment will save me $$$ on feed costs.
My acrage allows about 8 protein feeders and numbers aren't real high so it would take quite a while to pay off for me. I've run numbers to try to justify it before
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:10 AM   #62
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My acrage allows about 8 protein feeders and numbers aren't real high so it would take quite a while to pay off for me. I've run numbers to try to justify it before
how many tons of protein do you go thru a year?
how many tons of corn do you go thru a year?
what are you paying per bag per protein and corn?

we got a 30 ton with divider (ballpark $8500) and we have 7 feed stations on 850 acres. We do not have a feed buggy just a lil out of our budget with only 7 protein and 7 corn feeders to fill but we prefabbed a quik attach bin that goes on front of our tractor and raise it over the feeders and it pours the feed in there real quick. There was a significant drop in price once we went bulk from bagged.

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Old 05-23-2017, 08:46 AM   #63
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All feeds are cheaper in bulk!!!!

Thats Cute....
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:15 AM   #64
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Thats Cute....


I'm sure your boss has better.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:28 AM   #65
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There is a lot to factor in when buying bulk vs bagged. Like Peyton stated if you have the volume it can be beneficial. Freshness is the key for me. Years ago the difference in bagged vs bulk at the mill was $25/ton(cost of bagging). In the 90's you could buy a GSI bin and pay for it in one year if you used 5 tons of feed or corn per month. The convenience of feed on hand was even more valuable. Today that cost vs savings is much more varied. The cost differential between bulk and bagged is about the same at the mill or store, the big difference is going to be in quantity and distance from the mill or feed store your ranch or lease is. The freight becomes the big issue today. Example is if you are getting 3 tons of bagged deliver 50 miles vs a 5 ton minimum delivered and the being delivery on the truck at the distance. If it is a full bag load with multiple stops to share the freight it might be cheaper. If it is a full/shared load on a bobtail vs a semi load of bulk it will be a huge difference in freight to you if you are the only stop. The final thing is the size of the feed store or company you are buying from is a factor in pricing and delivery rate/schedule. A smaller company with less volume and manpower vs a large company with more volume and manpower. The ingredients cost the companies making the pellets the same, the freight to get those ingredients to them cost more depending on distance from the place they are grown. Your quantity you use and your location from the store is going to effect the delivered cost. Most companies have a 5-6 ton minimum for bulk. IME people who switch to bulk use more feed than they did when it was brought in bag quantities.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:40 AM   #66
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Great set up Peyton.Jealous. We can't get bulk in Mexico even though we feed over 300 tons/year. So we have 2 Mexican s who spend most of their time filling feeders. Thats how you do it on the poor side of the tracks.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:12 AM   #67
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Great set up Peyton.Jealous. We can't get bulk in Mexico even though we feed over 300 tons/year. So we have 2 Mexican s who spend most of their time filling feeders. Thats how you do it on the poor side of the tracks.
wow, that is some serious tonnage
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Old 05-23-2017, 12:27 PM   #68
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I was pretty much the first to start feeding DD on our lease and the first year I fed it, had a deer eat at my feeder all year long that set the ranch record widest deer killed at 30 inches. Coincidence? Luck? Not for sure, bet I'm still feeding it. Same price as other high end feeds also, so why not.
Thanks for the input. And that's what my thoughts are exactly. Same price then y not feed it. I mean hell its worth a try. Plus as long as the deer are tearing it up and at your feeder then I'd say it's worth it.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:08 PM   #69
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how many tons of protein do you go thru a year?
how many tons of corn do you go thru a year?
what are you paying per bag per protein and corn?

we got a 30 ton with divider (ballpark $8500) and we have 7 feed stations on 850 acres. We do not have a feed buggy just a lil out of our budget with only 7 protein and 7 corn feeders to fill but we prefabbed a quik attach bin that goes on front of our tractor and raise it over the feeders and it pours the feed in there real quick. There was a significant drop in price once we went bulk from bagged.
Probably feed about 15tons protein max and not a whole lot of corn. Protein is $8.70 and can't remember off the top of my head what corn is

I also live close to the mill so I can buy 3.5 tons and use their feed trailer for free BUT have to schedule it and sometimes that doesn't work out well with others in line, and Mother Nature can ruin getting that heavy trailer in to areas if the rain falls just wrong after you've already got you day to use the trailer

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Old 05-25-2017, 05:39 PM   #70
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Started feeding protein for the first time on our ranch in South Texas and decided to give DD a shot. I guess the deer haven't quite figured out the feeder yet. Several pictures of deer walking around, but none eating out of the feeder.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:57 AM   #71
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Started feeding protein for the first time on our ranch in South Texas and decided to give DD a shot. I guess the deer haven't quite figured out the feeder yet. Several pictures of deer walking around, but none eating out of the feeder.
Put some corn on the ground and into the tubes to get them started.

I always prefer mixing the bottom 150-200 lbs 50/50 but if you did not, then do the above
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:44 PM   #72
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Put some corn on the ground and into the tubes to get them started.

I always prefer mixing the bottom 150-200 lbs 50/50 but if you did not, then do the above
Added corn in the tubes and on the ground the first time around. When I went back a couple weeks ago did the same thing. Hopefully they take to it soon.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:54 AM   #73
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Added corn in the tubes and on the ground the first time around. When I went back a couple weeks ago did the same thing. Hopefully they take to it soon.
stxhunter Whereabouts in Duval are you located? I just got on lease down in the Realitos area. Trying out DD but the hogs have kept the deer from getting to it. Still trying to figure the area out and deer populations. Still not sure what to expect.
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:23 PM   #74
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I believe the fiber is only about half of the other protein brands so they probably don't feel full as fast. And as far as switching brands I believe if you switch to a brand that adds probiotics to their mix to aid in initial digestion you'll be fine
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:27 PM   #75
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stxhunter Whereabouts in Duval are you located? I just got on lease down in the Realitos area. Trying out DD but the hogs have kept the deer from getting to it. Still trying to figure the area out and deer populations. Still not sure what to expect.
I'm south of Benavides off 339, just North of Concepcion/716. I'm currently hunting on our family ranch, but have leased a couple of places in the area in the past. Hunting can be really hit or miss depending on where you're at and what your neighbors are like.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:19 PM   #76
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Anybody notice milo in Dd ? Or is that peanut?
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:39 AM   #77
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Has anyone south seen a slow down this month?
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:59 AM   #78
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We haven't. Still hitting cottonseed and protein hard.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:28 PM   #79
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I started eating double down last week. Sold all my wade fishing gear because now I can walk on water
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:16 PM   #80
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I started eating double down last week. Sold all my wade fishing gear because now I can walk on water


Lol, how'd it taste?


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Old 07-22-2017, 05:20 PM   #81
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Has anyone south seen a slow down this month?
Ours slowed down a little the past few weeks with the rain we have gotten.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:37 PM   #82
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It gets alittle expensive but I've had a spike buck one day turn into a 170 three weeks later.
Spike into 170 in 3 weeks. I believe you Sir have discovered a Magic Formula!!! Congrats
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:05 PM   #83
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I filled our feeders today and we are at our lowest average consumption rate for 2017. 78% of the average for the year. The feeders near water increased from the 4 weeks ago.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:28 PM   #84
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I started eating double down last week. Sold all my wade fishing gear because now I can walk on water
LMAO....yep all DD users make these claims
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:45 AM   #85
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Thats what i use on my lease in hidalgo county its good and the deer like it they hammer it down fast 1 ton a month which i think is perfect because i also feed year round and I have noticed in antler size from last season
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