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TXBRASS 04-26-2018 12:57 PM

Alfalfa Pellets
 
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....

Thoughts....

88 Bound 04-26-2018 01:02 PM

Yes, we mix them in our protein feeders and the deer gobble them up.

88 Bound 04-26-2018 01:02 PM

That's a very good price also. I think around San Antonio they are north of $11/bag...

kd350 04-27-2018 01:59 AM

Yes, we would mix. Deer would fight over it every morning and evening since we made some timed protein feeders

neskora 04-27-2018 08:41 AM

Which feed mill you getting them from?

TXBRASS 04-27-2018 08:54 AM

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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B G 05-04-2018 10:30 AM

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?

the marshall 05-04-2018 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by B G (Post 13354312)
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;)b

DRSHUNTER 05-04-2018 09:22 PM

I put some out one year. They ate everything but the alfalfa pellets.


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Antlers86 05-04-2018 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DRSHUNTER (Post 13355688)
I put some out one year. They ate everything but the alfalfa pellets.


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Same here. Never again for me.

TXBRASS 05-04-2018 10:22 PM

Good info... thanks for the replies.

JWHunt 05-04-2018 10:37 PM

Bee County Co-op pellets have alfalfa in the protein pellets.

TXBRASS 05-04-2018 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by JWHunt (Post 13355816)
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!

ttaxidermy 05-04-2018 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by DRSHUNTER (Post 13355688)
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..

wellingtontx 06-05-2018 09:12 AM

I tried them years ago and deer would not touch them. Keep thinking I should try them again.

bgleaton 06-05-2018 12:48 PM

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.

txwhitetail 06-09-2018 08:27 PM

On our place they will eat the alfalfa pellets out of a trough before they touch the corn.

SuperExotics 06-10-2018 11:29 AM

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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