Purina AntlerMax Deer Breeder Textured 17-6 Feed, now containing new Climate Guard supplement, is a highly fortified textured ration for confined deer designed to meet the extra nutritional demands of high scoring bucks during antler development. This diet is also uniquely designed to supply extra nutrition to deer during their life stages when nutritional requirements are accelerated: does during lactation; does and bucks regaining body weight after the rut; and deer regaining body condition following periods of reduced intake due to climatic factors or illness. It is also an excellent creep and weaning ration for fawns.
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Climate GuardTM supplement
Encourages feeder visits to provide the nutrition needed to support weight gain and body condition. Comprised of high quality ingredients that support rumen function, gut heath and optimal nutrient utilization. Supports digestibility of starch in the small intestine. Helps reduce the consequences of oxidative stress. Powerful plant based ingredients help maintain feed intake, comfort, and helps sustain weight gain during climatic stress events, like hot weather.
AntlerMax® pellets, patented energy nugget, cracked and whole grains
For development of improved antler size and mass. New and improved formula provides for a high intake of high-quality proteins including AntlerMax® By-Pass Protein technology that deliver high concentrations of amino acids needed by the growing antler. Helps develop deer with exceptional body size. High-quality protein helps build muscle for improved body growth.
Diamond V® Yeast
Help improve feed intake and digestibility – Diamond V has conducted research with deer that demonstrates that under some conditions feed intake and forage digestibility were improved with the addition of Diamond V® Yeast.
Enhanced levels of vitamins and minerals
Helps support antler growth, density and strength. Enhanced levels of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and vitamin D. Contains proprietary AntlerMax® Mineral Technology including organic trace minerals for replenishing depleted bone material stores used during antler mineralization.
High fat content
6.0% fat from several high-quality vegetable oil sources including a patented high energy nugget that helps deliver a high percent of fat directly to the growing tissues. Helps deer regain body condition quickly.
Tasco® dried kelp
Excellent source of iodine and other minerals. Research done with several livestock species has shown that body temperature is lower in animals fed TASCO®. May help maintain feed intake during periods of heat stress.
|Crude Protein||17.00 % min|
|Crude Fat||6.00 % min|
|Crude Fiber||10.50 % max|
|Calcium (Ca)||1.75 % min|
|Calcium (Ca)||2.25 % max|
|Phosphorus (P)||0.85 % min|
|Salt (NaCl)||0.25 % min|
|Salt (NaCl)||0.75 % max|
|Potassium (K)||1.00 % min|
|Vitamin A||10,500 IU/lb min|
Feed AntlerMax Breeder Textured 17-6 feed to deer in confinement. For best results hand feed in a trough. To reduce feed loss to birds and other non-target species feed what the animals will clean up in approximately an hour in the mornings and evenings. Depending on physiological stage of the animals and hay quality, consumption should be in the range of 2% – 4% of body weight. Feeding in a self-feeder is not recommended. This is not a high fiber feed and should supply necessary nutrients except fiber. Feed good quality legume hay free-choice.
This product may be fed to elk.
1. A feeding program is only as effective as the management practices. Actual results can vary depending upon feed intake, environmental conditions, and the quality of the management practices.
2. Provide a source of fresh, clean water at all times.
3. Provide salt free-choice.
4. When changing rations, the change should be made gradually over a period of 7-10 days. Gradually reduce the amount of old ration while gradually increasing the amount of new ration until the ration change is complete.
5. This feed contains vitamin and mineral levels adequate for most situations therefore a supplemental source of vitamins and minerals is usually not necessary unless adequate feed intake is not achieved.
6. Consult your veterinarian for a recommended herd health program.