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Old 01-11-2023, 10:19 AM   #1
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This will be my first year feeding protein and wanted to know what is a good protein that wont break the bank?
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Old 01-11-2023, 10:23 AM   #2
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Any protein is better than none. Just find some 20% that is convenient to your feeders. Antler Max is my favorite.
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Old 01-11-2023, 10:58 AM   #3
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With pricing nowadays all feed will break the bank.
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Old 01-11-2023, 12:08 PM   #4
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Cheap feed is just that.
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Old 01-11-2023, 12:50 PM   #5
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Im just feeding an all stock pellet right now, its $3 or $4 a bag cheaper, than the ones that have deer pictures on them. The deer gobble it up, just the same.
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Old 01-11-2023, 01:47 PM   #6
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Im just feeding an all stock pellet right now, its $3 or $4 a bag cheaper, than the ones that have deer pictures on them. The deer gobble it up, just the same.
Where are you buying it? I've tried the All Stock from Atwoods and the deer didn't seem to like it.
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Old 01-12-2023, 09:28 AM   #7
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Where are you buying it? I've tried the All Stock from Atwoods and the deer didn't seem to like it.
I get it at Teskys in Weatherford, (versatile pellet) by Bluebonnet. Ive fed all kinds of pellets thru the years, my deer aren't picky, they ate the Atwoods all stock pellets, just fine as well.
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Old 01-12-2023, 09:59 AM   #8
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I fed allot during the drought of a small pellet creep feed (on average $4 per bag less than deer pellets) and the river ground deer ate the heck out of it. Just dumped another 350 lbs. worth last week into a gravity feeder.

I will take a picture of the tag next time I buy.

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Old 01-12-2023, 10:14 AM   #9
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Where are you buying it? I've tried the All Stock from Atwoods and the deer didn't seem to like it.

My deer love all stock sweet feed. I hunt out west a bit in Runnels county. It took them about a month but now I can hand spread it all year and they find it and stay. Wonít hit the corn if sweet feed is out


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Old 01-18-2023, 11:21 AM   #10
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Ok I set my Boss Buck up and put some 50/50 made by Boss Buck because that's what Atwoods had on sale. The deer and hogs tore it up so it didn't last long. So I went shopping at Tractor Supply and Atwoods for some All Stock and they were both out so I ended up buying some Record Rack and for 4 days they haven't touched it.
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Old 01-20-2023, 05:36 PM   #11
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As pointed out earlier, the cheapest you can get is better than nothing. That being said I feed Lyssy & Eckels, not cheap but great results.
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Old 01-20-2023, 06:05 PM   #12
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M&G 16% is what I feed.
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Old 01-20-2023, 06:07 PM   #13
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What about cottonseed for deer protein?
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Old 01-20-2023, 06:38 PM   #14
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I feed 13% Natural All Stock from Tractor Supply. It’s $12.49/bag with a 5% discount if you buy 20 or more bags.
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Old 01-20-2023, 07:06 PM   #15
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What about cottonseed for deer protein?
Very hard to get this year. And if you can find it, very expensive.
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Old 01-20-2023, 07:16 PM   #16
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Not much cheaper than pelleted protein this year.
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Old 01-20-2023, 07:23 PM   #17
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I buy the cheapest. right now that is Double Down. go figure.
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Old 01-20-2023, 08:41 PM   #18
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How much do you plan to feed? We feed 5000lbs a month and delivered filling 3 feeders is $320 a ton. The cheapest they will eat is what I would go with. If they won’t eat it the price is irrelevant.
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Old 01-20-2023, 09:36 PM   #19
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Old 01-20-2023, 09:38 PM   #20
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How much do you plan to feed? We feed 5000lbs a month and delivered filling 3 feeders is $320 a ton. The cheapest they will eat is what I would go with. If they wonít eat it the price is irrelevant.
That is super cheap. Where are you getting it for $320/ton?
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Old 01-29-2023, 11:04 AM   #21
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With anything “new” it will take a bit for them to try and eventually get hooked on it!
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Old 01-29-2023, 11:06 AM   #22
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Deer like dbl down.
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Old 01-30-2023, 03:40 PM   #23
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RaxMax 20% available at Brush to Bay and other dealers 14.99 per bag at B2B can get bulk or bagged...cotten seed, peanut, alfalfa, vitamins and minerals pacage, 9 % fiber, all in each bite, and a probiotic to aid in digestion..a lot of thought and nutritionalist guidance was put into this feed milled in Weimar Texas at MG feeds.. all feed is not the same and in an unprecedented drought we had one deer jump from 150 to 186" and another 164 we found sheds to 198" if you just want to keep em alive feed whatever you can buy cheap if you want to grow trophy deer lets just say you get what you pay for as with anything! Best of Luck guys!
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Old 01-30-2023, 04:16 PM   #24
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I fed 30k pounds of 20% West feeds last year. I'm going with Gorman Red Chain 17% Buck Creek this year. Its a couple dollars cheaper and I think free range its not really worth the extra % and $.
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Old 01-31-2023, 09:07 AM   #25
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Has anyone ver done an analysis of their feed? Or is it all price tag?
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Old 02-02-2023, 02:59 PM   #26
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I fed allot during the drought of a small pellet creep feed (on average $4 per bag less than deer pellets) and the river ground deer ate the heck out of it. Just dumped another 350 lbs. worth last week into a gravity feeder.

I will take a picture of the tag next time I buy.

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Old 02-02-2023, 03:09 PM   #27
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I get my feed from Angelo Pellets in San Angelo. Their feed has a higher TDN than most and also one of the more affordable feeds out there.
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Old 02-02-2023, 03:17 PM   #28
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What does that run a bag?
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Old 02-02-2023, 03:20 PM   #29
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What about corn/soybean mix?
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Old 02-02-2023, 04:07 PM   #30
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Anyone know where to find black eyes peas?
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Old 02-02-2023, 06:23 PM   #31
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RaxMax 20% available at Brush to Bay and other dealers 14.99 per bag at B2B can get bulk or bagged...cotten seed, peanut, alfalfa, vitamins and minerals pacage, 9 % fiber, all in each bite, and a probiotic to aid in digestion..a lot of thought and nutritionalist guidance was put into this feed milled in Weimar Texas at MG feeds..
Man, that stuff sounds good. I wonder how it tastes in 2% milÖÖÖ.
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Old 02-02-2023, 06:34 PM   #32
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My deer love all stock sweet feed. I hunt out west a bit in Runnels county. It took them about a month but now I can hand spread it all year and they find it and stay. Wonít hit the corn if sweet feed is out


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Does that sweet feed gum up your feeder? I'd love to try some but have been worried about it getting stopped up.
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Old 02-02-2023, 07:14 PM   #33
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That is super cheap. Where are you getting it for $320/ton?

Sorry should have been more clear. That was last year. We feed March through August. We have a guy that comes with a hopper truck and fills them. Looks like this year is going to be more expensive $$$
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Old 02-02-2023, 07:22 PM   #34
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That is super cheap. Where are you getting it for $320/ton?

Sorry should have been more clear. That was last year. We feed March through August. We have a guy that comes with a hopper truck and fills them. Looks like this year is going to be more expensive $$$

And realized I did my math wrong. That was per Thousand pounds. Sorry for the confusion
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Old 02-02-2023, 07:32 PM   #35
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Where are you getting this and whatís price
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RaxMax 20% available at Brush to Bay and other dealers 14.99 per bag at B2B can get bulk or bagged...cotten seed, peanut, alfalfa, vitamins and minerals pacage, 9 % fiber, all in each bite, and a probiotic to aid in digestion..a lot of thought and nutritionalist guidance was put into this feed milled in Weimar Texas at MG feeds.. all feed is not the same and in an unprecedented drought we had one deer jump from 150 to 186" and another 164 we found sheds to 198" if you just want to keep em alive feed whatever you can buy cheap if you want to grow trophy deer lets just say you get what you pay for as with anything! Best of Luck guys!
Iím actually going to look into raxmax. There is supposedly a supplier in cedar hill near me. Gonna see if they have it in.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:41 PM   #37
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Where are you getting this and whatís price
Valley Mills Feed and it was $10.95 per 50 lbs verses 13.99 for 20% deer pellets.

I do not feed a ton of supplement on my river grounds do to our natural browse and food plots being the deers choices of feed. But obviously during drought conditions along with Jan/Feb I normally help them out.

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Old 02-02-2023, 10:00 PM   #38
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Old 02-03-2023, 07:02 PM   #39
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Valley Mills Feed and it was $10.95 per 50 lbs verses 13.99 for 20% deer pellets.

I do not feed a ton of supplement on my river grounds do to our natural browse and food plots being the deers choices of feed. But obviously during drought conditions along with Jan/Feb I normally help them out.

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Thatís what I do in ok and Navarro co. More of an extra attractant.
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Valley Mills Feed and it was $10.95 per 50 lbs verses 13.99 for 20% deer pellets.

I do not feed a ton of supplement on my river grounds do to our natural browse and food plots being the deers choices of feed. But obviously during drought conditions along with Jan/Feb I normally help them out.

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Honestly the $13.95 is pretty cheap as well for 20%
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Old 02-04-2023, 10:18 AM   #41
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[QUOTE=KactusKiller;16638548]Honestly the $13.95 is pretty cheap as well for 20%[/QUOTE


I thought so too, I think I saw there deer pellets were a West Feed pellet.

Iíll be going back by there tomorrow after church; will get todays prices for you then.

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