Corn on average has a protein level of 5% to 7%. Soybeans on average have a protein level of between 35% and 45%. The roasting of grain is a process that heats the grain to make it more easily consumed by the animal, in this case the fat (energy) portion will be utilized more efficiently. Adding roasted soybeans to a deerís diet greatly improves antler size and strength, increases reproductive performance and promotes healthy fawns. The soybeans will also promote better health of the deer herd, resulting in bigger, healthier animals.
Roasted Soybeans also contain 17% fat, thatís three times greater than corn, and is equal to almost 10% more energy. High energy diets help put muscle and fat back on the animal during stressful times such as rutting season, growing periods, and fawning.
Roasted Soybeans have a desirable aroma, which makes the deer attracted to them. Moisture has little effect on soybeans, so they work well in spin feeders.
Roasted Soybeans mix well with Corn. Below is a table of mixing ratios for desired protein levels.
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Add the roasted soybeans straight to your spin cast, gravity, or bulk feeders, or spread them right on the ground under your bowstand. Deer love the nutty taste of Soybeans and are naturally attracted to them. Soybeans offer high levels of protein to aide in herd development and ensure health especially during the winter and adverse conditions. Add soybeans to your feeders and achieve the necessary crude protein ratios needed to positively impact deer physiology.