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Old 04-26-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Anyone ever feed Alfalfa Pellets or mix them with their protein feed? Our feed mill has them for $8.65 per 50 pound bag and they are 17% protein....

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Old 04-26-2018, 12:02 PM   #2
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Yes, we mix them in our protein feeders and the deer gobble them up.
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:02 PM   #3
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That's a very good price also. I think around San Antonio they are north of $11/bag...
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Old 04-27-2018, 12:59 AM   #4
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Yes, we would mix. Deer would fight over it every morning and evening since we made some timed protein feeders
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:41 AM   #5
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Which feed mill you getting them from?
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:54 AM   #6
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I havenít bought any. The price just caught
my eye and I wondered how the deer liked them. That price is at the Bohuslav Feed Mill in Komensky near Moulton, TX.


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Old 05-04-2018, 09:30 AM   #7
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Would the alfalfa pellets work in a spin feeder mixed with corn? The deer on our place love the hay bales and Chafhay we have used in the past, I just don’t know how the pellets will work in the spin feeder. Would the gum up the funnel?
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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Would the alfalfa pellets work in a spin feeder mixed with corn? The deer on our place love the hay bales and Chafhay we have used in the past, I just donít know how the pellets will work in the spin feeder. Would the gum up the funnel?
In for an answer to that
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:22 PM   #9
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I put some out one year. They ate everything but the alfalfa pellets.


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Old 05-04-2018, 08:45 PM   #10
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I put some out one year. They ate everything but the alfalfa pellets.


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Same here. Never again for me.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:22 PM   #11
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Good info... thanks for the replies.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:37 PM   #12
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Bee County Co-op pellets have alfalfa in the protein pellets.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:49 PM   #13
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Bee County Co-op pellets have alfalfa in the protein pellets.
Heading out west with some Bee County Co-op pellets next Thursday and gonna see how the muleys and west TX whitetail like them!
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:11 PM   #14
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I put some out one year. They ate everything but the alfalfa pellets.


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I've seen both.. Its puzzling.
In the hill country the deer fight over it..
Behind my house in Brazoria county they wont touch it. I feed it in a free choice feeder mixed with corn and they eat the corn and nock the alfalfa pellets to the ground.. The pellets just pile up.. I actually have video of them licking the pellets to the ground to get to more corn..
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:12 AM   #15
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I tried them years ago and deer would not touch them. Keep thinking I should try them again.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:48 AM   #16
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We tried them about 10 years ago at our lease in Richland Springs, TX and the deer wouldn't touch them. After two months, we emptied all of the feeders and filled them back up with normal protein.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:27 PM   #17
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On our place they will eat the alfalfa pellets out of a trough before they touch the corn.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:29 AM   #18
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I feed them in my pens and they destroy them, in the pasture they wonít touch them.

Make sure you find a well compressed pellet, otherwise you will have a lot of waste from them turning to dust.
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