Gourmet Diet fiber-based deer blocks are designed to meet the nutritional daily requirements of all growth stages of deer and most importantly to keep the deers rumen functioning properly. The rumen is where the deer breakdown fiber that they naturally would graze or browse on. The high fiber content helps deer to ruminate for better gut health. Our natural deer blocks will prevent acidosis in deer. An overload of corn and grain type feeds can cause acidosis.
High fiber-based deer blocks are made with alfalfa and orchard grass hay. The finely chopped hay will aid in easier digestibility and rumen heath. Deer are browsers and naturally select fibrous food sources in the wild.
Complete Deer Gourmet Diet is balanced to meet the needs of White-tail deer based on the recommendations of the National Research Council nutrient requirements for maintenance. This product is balanced for energy, Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamins A and E.
Gourmet Deer Diet protein sources are derived from plant and oil seed sources. High protein and added calcium and phosphorus helps to promote larger and stronger antler development, while quality proteins help increase lactation in nursing doe and promotes fawn health.
VITAMIN AND MINERAL FORTIFIED
Complete Deer Gourmet Diet meets or exceeds the nutritional requirements for deer at all stages of life as defined by the National Research Council for Cervids (Deer, Elk, Moose).
Complete Deer Gourmet Diet contains generous portions of molasses and soybean oil. Both products are very energy dense and highly digestible. Energy aids in antler growth, supports fetal development, and helps fawns grow stronger.
In addition to a balanced diet, Gourmet Diet contains generous portions of both calcium and phosphorus to promote large racks. The majority of these key minerals are derived from the plant portion of this product.
Deer are naturally browsers. Complete Gourmet Deer Diet is primarily forage based similar to the fiber based browse found in the wild. Each block contains 2 lbs. of a complete balanced diet. When possible the blocks should be placed in areas where deer normally look for food. Blocks can be placed on the ground but not in low areas where water collects. During certain times of the year the requirements for additional nutritional resources will be much higher. Especially during droughts and when ground is covered by snow.
Feeding Cervids (Deer, Elk, Moose) in the wild is illegal in some areas. Check with local wildlife officials in your specific area. This product should not be fed to sheep.