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Old 08-14-2019, 06:30 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone had experience with this protein feed and what your results have been with the deer.

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Old 08-14-2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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Been feeding it for 10+ yrs now with great results.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:29 AM   #3
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Great feed. Been feeding it for 4 years. Deer are starting to show results now. It has one of the higher TDN's too. There is a thread somewhere if you search that shows the comparison of different proteins.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:49 AM   #4
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It's my first year feeding it so too soon to tell but they took to it almost immediately and have hammered it all season.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:02 AM   #5
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If you do a search you will find everyones opinion on protein feed. I have fed and tried different feeds and L/E is the best one I have found. Just remember, protein doesn't give you overnight success. It is expensive to feed if done right, free choice, let the deer have it and as much as they will eat when they want it. You will get the most of the bang for a buck in about 5 years, as most of your older deer have grown most of what they will grow. The fawns you have now will have the best benefit from protein, first by their mothers will be more healthy, produce more/better milk. the fawns will be eating a more consistent protein source every year when their natural browse, (food source) is lacking. when the deer have food sources elsewhere they will decrease the amount of time they feed at a protein station.
But the down side, you will be feeding many more mouths when you start feeding protein free choice. Deer will leave your neighbors to come it when times are bad. You will have a increase in the amount of deer on your property, called artificial populations due to the extra feed. Be prepared for that and you will need to keep track of the deer per acre you have and increase your harvest rates to reflect that increase in population.
Feeding protein is not just feeding protein, we feed about 80,000-100,000 pounds per year of L/E. At $400/ ton do the math.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:09 AM   #6
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Been at it 15 years with them and won't be changing anytime soon
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:14 AM   #7
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Been at it 15 years with them and won't be changing anytime soon
agreed
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:20 AM   #8
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Deer love it and they are definitely healthier on it. Healthier means more fawns, bigger and better horns and bigger weight on your deer. It works.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:39 AM   #9
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Been feeding several years and deer the love it. We only have 100 acres and feed anywhere from 6k to 7k lbs per year.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #10
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same as all above. Plus they have been very good to work with. Easy order, easy delivery etc.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:02 AM   #11
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FYI....Because of the amounts we can every couple of months, we get L/E to deliver in bulk and feed each protein feeder. By doing this, the amount per ton and delivery fees it is cheaper to get it delivered and fed in bulk than buying it by the bag and us filling each feeder....
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:40 AM   #12
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great quality feed, we have been using L&E for 12 years
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:49 AM   #13
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All we feed, good stuff with great results.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:10 AM   #14
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I have been feeding it for 10+ years with great results.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:08 PM   #15
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FYI....Because of the amounts we can every couple of months, we get L/E to deliver in bulk and feed each protein feeder. By doing this, the amount per ton and delivery fees it is cheaper to get it delivered and fed in bulk than buying it by the bag and us filling each feeder....
We have been doing the same thing the last 2 years. So far we are really happy with the feed. It has saved us a lot of time and money too.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:07 PM   #16
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We have been doing the same thing the last 2 years. So far we are really happy with the feed. It has saved us a lot of time and money too.

Big Mike--y'all got off of RHR?
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:10 PM   #17
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For u guys using it was there any problems when you switched from another feed? Like getting them to eat it-- my biggest fear since we are in pretty good shape with what we are doing.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:36 PM   #18
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My deer never missed a beat......went from Purina Antler Max to L/E overnight.....
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #19
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FYI...L/E has 2 different deer proteins, 20% and 16%....one thing L/E will do for you FREE, they will have their biologist come to you and survey your ranch for available forbes/mast foods and recommend a blend for your area. Not all L/E proteins are the same. some areas will get a different formula. the best thing to do is to call Ronnie at L/E. He stays at the Georgetown location more but call the main number and they can help you.....
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:49 PM   #20
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Big Mike--y'all got off of RHR?
Yes. L&E delivering and filling up our feeders was more feasible for us. They do it cheaper than we can buy the feed and do it ourselves. Our deer eat L&E just as good as they did RHR. We have protein and cottonseed feeders in the same pen. Batchelor groups take turns eating at both feeders while there. Call Ronnie Eckelís at the Poth office. Heís the man you want to talk to if you decide to switch.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:31 PM   #21
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L E wheeler 20/12 been feeding for 19 years .Good stuff
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:32 PM   #22
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Yes. L&E delivering and filling up our feeders was more feasible for us. They do it cheaper than we can buy the feed and do it ourselves. Our deer eat L&E just as good as they did RHR. We have protein and cottonseed feeders in the same pen. Batchelor groups take turns eating at both feeders while there. Call Ronnie Eckelís at the Poth office. Heís the man you want to talk to if you decide to switch.
They deliver ours in bulk to mason county as well.Good people
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:29 AM   #23
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we used them for years with great results but switched a few years ago due to slow delivery of bulk protein from them - have they fixed that issue?
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 PM   #24
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love it fed for many years then tried DD and went back to LE after 2 years. DD too expensive too much waste no difference in horns for me
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