A Smarter Way To Feed
We decided to challenge the decades-long tradition of feeding second-rate corn and other traditional feeds to wildlife. With all the talk of Aflatoxin, we wondered if there was a safer alternative. As it turns out, there is. And there's a lot more to it than just the dangers that are posed Aflatoxin to the health of our wildlife. We have a solution that is Aflatoxin-free, more nutritious, and a better wildlife attractant than any other feed out there.
Black-eyed peas have been proen to not develop aflatoxin. Studies have shown that certain proteins and other chemical compounds found in the peas are responsible for this resistance. With a feed that is Aflatoxin-free, you don't have to worry about poisoning your animals, or any subsequent dangers of eating Aflatoxin-tainted meat. In addition to the reduced health risks for animals and humans alike, the peas can be stored longer without fear of Aflatoxin development, unlike other feeds.
Black-eyed peas are highly digestible, rich in protein and superior to traditional feed in most nutritional aspects. They are safe and enjoyed by deer, quail, turkey, and many other wildlife.
For years, hunters have relied on corn and other feeds for attracting and supplement feeding deer. While these feed sources are in large supply and readily available, they aren't necessarily the best option. Reviewing the numbers below, you can easily see the vast nutritional advantage that Peas Plus holds over traditional feed. When comparing the nutrition figures to the recommended values for adult deer, you can also see the nutritional deficiency of traditional feed.
|Deer Needs||Contents in Grains|
|Crude Protein, %||13-14||16||9.9||10.1||13.1||22|
|Vitamin A, 1U/1b||2000||3000||4000||180||0||3000*|
|Vitamin D, 1U/1b||500||550||0||0||0||0|
|Vitamin E, 1U/1b||40||60||9||5.5||7.1||8|
|*Present as beta-carotene|
Even though Black-eyed peas do not contain high levels of fat, the higher digestibility rate and the overall improved quality of feed seems to provide increased levels of fat in shorter period of time than milo, corn and wheat. This became evident when measuring the amount of fat present on quail harvested in the month of November in the 2009 season on our ranch in Oklahoma.
In addition to being Aflatoxin-free and significantly more nutritious, we found that the peas attract deer more effectively than corn, and even other commercial deer attractants. When offered all three sources in an open range environment, deer preferred peas 2:1 to corn and 1 and half times to a commercial deer attractant.
Deer hunters in the post and live oak regions often complain that acorns keep deer off the feeders during years with heavy acorn mass. Hunters using peas instead of corn report that once deer get on the peas they will stay on the peas even when acorns are abundant.