The feeding of game is both a special responsibility and a great challenge. The aim of providing feeding to wildlife should be to compensate for seasonal food shortages and restricted habitat, and thus reduce forest damage to due nibbling.
This requires high-fibre feedstuffs which are appropriate for ruminants, attuned to wildlife physiology, and contain high-quality raw materials.
The physiology of the digestive system of deer is somewhat complicated. Deer are ruminants; the food they eat is chewed, swallowed and lands first in the rumen, then later in the reticulum, omasum and abomasum. Part of the consumed food will be remasticated, depending on the composition and size of feed particles. The frequency of the remastication process increases with the proportion of crude fibre in the feed.
Unlike concentrate feed mixes, AGROBS Wildstruktur is high in crude fibre consisting of dried green fibres from meadow grasses and herbs from the Alpine foothills and from fine lucerne fibres supplying valuable protein. The inclusion of grains high in crude fibre, such as yellow oats and barley, ensures a source of starch to provide deer with high-energy and high-quality carbohydrates. Linseed cake and linseed oil provide a moderate supply of energy through essential fatty acids. The addition of sainfoin as a source of condensed tannins has proven beneficial to small ruminants used in agriculture. Tannins help to maintain a healthy local immune system of the digestive tract and promote an environment resistant to worms. Tasty apple pomace is known to make the feed attractive to deer.
- Adapted to the natural diets of deer
- Provides an optimum supply of crude fibre
- No molasses or artificial additives
- Moderate protein supply from regional resources like lucerne
- Yellow oats and hydrothermally processed barley flakes deliver energy from easily digestible starch – with no corn!
- Delicious taste from apple pomace and lovage
- As a high-nutrient supplemental feed
- To supplement hay and pasture feeding
- To help reduce damage to forests