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Why Supplement Deer?

Unfortunately nature's ability to provide adequate nutrition on a yearly basis to the white-tailed deer is sometimes short due to weather conditions and environmental stress on deer, during times such as growth, rutting, and fawning seasons. Supplemental feeding makes up for what nature may lack and allows the white-tail deer the ability to meet it's genetic potential. At MICOBE Inc. we provide several feeding programs to meet the needs of different seasons and different feeding strategies. Our most popular product is our roasted soybean, but we also provide a full line of supplement pellets.

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Supplement Pellets

Our line of supplement pellets offers the consumer the most bang for his buck. At MICOBE Inc. we use top quality feed stuffs to insure a top quality feed. You will find no filler products in our white-tail supplements. We do combine both whole grains and by-product feed stuffs to maximize protein, energy, and fiber utilization. The White-tail Enticer product line is designed to be fed to free range or large management operations that obtain adequate forages such as browse and forbs. This enables us to formulate with an adequate fiber level and a higher energy level to meet the energy needs that nature often lacks. In both of our product lines, (White-tail Enticer and Custom Breeder formulas) we use multiple protein sources including our Roasted Soybeans to ensure adequate rumen-degradable and undegradable (bypass) protein levels, which provide essential amino acids for antler production, reproduction, and growth. The supplement pellets are totally fortified with both macro and micro minerals. We provide a desirable level of calcium and phosphorus, two key minerals that play an important role in antler development, growth, an reproduction. The micro mineral portion of the feed is both of a sulfated and a chelated source. This ensures proper absorption in the intestinal tract of the animal, thus ensuring you are getting your dollars worth.

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Custom Breeder Formulas'

Along with our White-tail Enticer pellet, we sell custom breeder feeds. Our breeder pellets are custom formulated to meet the different needs of an individual management operation. The custom pellets have the same principal and quality as the White-tail Enticer pellet, but with the personal attention and service sometimes needed in a controlled operation.

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Why Feed Roasted Soybeans?

The roasting process increases the bypass protein portion of the bean and allows the fat (energy) portion of the beans to be utilized more efficiently.

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Bypass Protein

Protein sources used in the majority of feed products contain a percentage of rumen degradable and bypass protein. Rumen degradable protein is utilized by the micro-organisms living within the animals stomach. By-pass protein escapes degradation in the stomach and is absorbed in the intestinal tract. Which allows the animal to utilize the amino acids (building blocks of protein) more efficiently. Amino Acids are essential for antler growth, body development and reproduction. Protein requirements change throughout the year for the white-tailed deer. Listed below are some suggested protein levels to be fed at specific times throughout the year. Our Roasted Soybeans gives you the flexibility to change protein levels as needed. Follow the Roasted Soybean tag for mixing directions.

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Energy

Roasted Soybeans contain 17% fat. That is three times greater than corn and equates to nearly 10% more energy. Making roasted soybeans a valuable ingredient for whitetail supplements. Energy is an important nutrient during the year and is one of the most limiting nutrients in the summer and winter months. High energy diets help put muscle and fat back on the animal during stressful times such as rutting season and fawning for does. High energy diets in correlation with adequate protein and mineral levels will help improve body condition and weight on bucks. And there is a direct correlation between body size and antler production. "The bigger the buck the bigger the antlers."

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Advantages of the Roasted Soybean

The Roasted Soybeans have a desirable aroma, which acts as an attractant.
Roasted Soybeans Flow well through spin feeders and mix well with whole corn.
Moisture from rainfall or high humidity has little effect or no effect on the soybeans.
Can be mixed easily with corn or supplement pellets to achieve the desired protein level.

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Suggested Protein Levels Throughout The Year

Jan.-April 16% Higher energy requirements needed through the winter months.

April-Sept. 18% to 22% Increased protein requirements for antler growing season, last month of gestation for does and first part of lactation for improved fawn development.

Sept.-Dec. 16% to 18% Adequate protein and energy needs for rutting season and first part of gestation in does.

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Feeding Minerals

Minerals play a great importance in the every day life of an animal, from the first days of that animals' life, to full maturity. Minerals and vitamins are needed for growth, digestive functions, reproduction, temperature regulation, respiratory and blood circulation functions, immune response, as well as antler growth and various other functions associated with life. Minerals primarily consist of macro and micro minerals. Our Buck Enhancer product provides those minerals as well as some key vitamins that are essential in the life of any animal. Although you may be providing mineral and vitamins in your supplement pellets, at certain times of the year you may not be providing enough. During antler growing season calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and trace amounts of zinc are important in antler growth (mass, length, and strength). Our Buck Enhancer product is a free choice mineral designed to meet those needs. It was also designed to fit practically any management program in Texas where soils tend to be deficient in some micro minerals such as copper and selenium. The calcium to phosphorus ratio is 1 to 1 ratio, which better fits animals in a free-range situation with adequate native forage and or food plot vegetation source. Below are some of the macro, micro minerals, and vitamins and their importance in the process of life.

Importance of Macro minerals


Calcium
-bone and teeth formation, 99% of body calcium is in the bones and teeth
-milk production
-antler composition
Phosphorus
-bone and teeth formation, 80% of body phosphorus is in the bones and teeth -as a component of protein in soft tissue
-milk production
-reproduction performance
-antler composition
Sodium and chlorine
-formation of digestive juices
-nervous system function
-necessary for many enzyme systems
Potassium
-serves as an electrolyte
-necessary for rumen digestion
-neuro muscular activity
Zinc
-immune function
-antler composition
Copper
-synthesis of keratin for hair and elastic tissue
-iron absorption
-muscle coordination
-bone metabolism
-important for various enzyme systems
Manganese
-reproductive performance and development
-fetal development
-udder development
-skeletal development
Cobalt
-rumen synthesis of vitamin B12
Iron
-hemoglobin production
-essential for oxygen transport and utilization
Selenium
-Vitamin E absorption and utilization
-immune function
-reproductive fertility
-muscle development

Vitamins

Vitamin A
-eyesight
-bone formation
-essential for health of the epithelial cells
Vitamin D
-primary function in calcium and phosphorus metabolism
-plays a major role in growth and strength of the skeletal system
Vitamin E
-acts as an antioxidant, which promotes immune function

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| Why Supplement Deer | Supplement Pellets | Custom Breeder Formulas' |
| Why Feed Roasted Soybeans | Bypass Protein | Energy |
| Advantages of the Roasted Soybeans | Suggested Protein Levels |
| Importance of Micro Minerals | Vitamins | Buck Enhancer Tag |
| WhiteTail Enticer Tag | Roasted Soybean Tag |

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