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Old 04-23-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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Curious about consumption rates others are seeing.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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I am at about 65-75% of normal consumption rates for the past 2 weeks. Prior to the recent rains, consumption was normal/100%. My deer average about 2.25 lbs per deer, per day. Spring is closer to 1.5-2 lbs and summer can get up towards 3lbs if it is hot and dry.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:09 PM   #3
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What are u feeding?
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:12 PM   #4
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:57 PM   #5
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Mine is off compared to what it was post rut but up a bit now in the past 2 weeks even with rain and food plots. With good forbs, browse and food plots it is around 1.5#/hd/day. I feed L/E.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:24 AM   #6
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Our numbers are high.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:31 AM   #7
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Our deer are not eating much! too much other green stuff to eat. They usually start hitting it hard in june and july at out place.

L and E feed here as well.

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Old 04-24-2017, 08:32 AM   #8
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I just went to the ranch this weekend and on my little place they have gone through 450 pounds in the past 3 weeks which is really high for my norm. Thats just a considerably higher than consumption this time last year. Post rut they never really hit it to hard. I feed L/E
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:40 AM   #9
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Ours are hammering it right now. We are going through about 250-300 lbs a week right now between two feeders on 200 acres. For reference, we are feeding Double Down.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:59 AM   #10
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We have fed 1000-1250# per week since February. On pace to feed 4 tons more this year. We are feeding Purina AntlerMax, first year with the protein. In the past we fed L&E
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:39 AM   #11
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Our consumption of Protein is down quite a bit.

They are only eating about 5 tons a week.

They are however eating another 1.5-2 tons of cottonseed as well.

Last year we didn't supply cottonseed and they were eating about 8 tons a week of protein.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:05 AM   #12
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There are some with cottonseed in the pens and that seemed to get hit harder the past few weeks. Strange how the feed pattern goes.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:11 PM   #13
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You boys need more feeders....mine are eating about 4 tons per month
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:53 PM   #14
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We have 45 2000 k feeders.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #15
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Wow
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:31 AM   #16
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We have 1 every 300 acres
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:42 PM   #17
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We have 45 2000 k feeders.
You need 100 feeders !
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:24 PM   #18
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As much as I'll let them eat, spoiled deer
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:58 PM   #19
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On 2000 acres.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:22 PM   #20
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On 2000 acres.
Huh? How many animals live on that 2000 acres?
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:11 PM   #21
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We have 45 2000 k feeders.
holy cow! 45 feeders on 2000k acres.......1 feeder per 44 acres?

our consumption is down...we are 1 per 300ish
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:11 AM   #22
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On 2000 acres.
???

feed stations or feeders?

44 ton feeders on 2000 acres... wow...

do you keep them full?

do you have deer pens or exotics?

If you are keeping them full and it is a station to 44 acres, just pasture deer, that's the most highly dense feed program of that scale I've ever heard of.

Very interesting stuff!
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:16 AM   #23
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Our deer are not eating much! too much other green stuff to eat. They usually start hitting it hard in june and july at out place.

L and E feed here as well.
X2
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:08 PM   #24
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Just messing with you guys.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:11 PM   #25
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Headed down there tomorrow, but as of a month ago, they were hitting it pretty hard in the Tilden area. We feed mostly peas, but mix in Antler Max as well.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:53 PM   #26
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You need 100 feeders !
Don't say that! Cause then I would have even more feeders to fill!!
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:10 PM   #27
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Hitting it good in northern Jim Wells. L&E.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:17 PM   #28
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Our numbers are high.
yeah.same. give or take some.
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