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Old 04-28-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default 20% cattle cubes or bucket?

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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Old 04-28-2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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Never see deer touch em. We have tubs out for our cattle most of the year.
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:44 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-28-2018, 09:33 PM   #4
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Deer love the cubes, Iíll put them out on my senderos during hunting season every once in a while.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:50 PM   #5
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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
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:54 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:09 PM   #7
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Never seen deer hit ours. We feed both.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:17 PM   #8
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Get 3/8” cubes
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:19 PM   #9
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use protein made for seer. the nutrient needs for deer are different than cattle
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:55 AM   #10
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I like the cattle cubes
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:12 PM   #11
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8 dollar bags versus 12 to 14 dollar....i feed deer protein but have fed goat pellets in the past. They liked them
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:08 PM   #12
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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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Old 05-07-2018, 12:22 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:09 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:01 PM   #15
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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.


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Old 07-11-2018, 10:17 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:21 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #18
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Never seen the deer on the tubs at our place
Cubes I never tried for deer
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #19
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How much are the tubs?
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:55 PM   #20
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How much are the tubs?
$55 at Atwood's for the 200 lb. 20%.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:02 PM   #21
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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?
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:32 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:35 PM   #23
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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.

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:04 PM   #24
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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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