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Deer Elite Nuts

High protein, high energy nuts formulated from non-GMO* ingredients designed for weaners, hinds in milk and stags to maximise antler growth and velvet.

A high performance mineralised compound feed formulated to meet Cervena Deer requirements (January 2019) being free from GM ingredients and also PKE free. High specifications designed to support antler growth, velvet production and live weight gain in high genetic merit stock when forage quality or quantity may be sub-optimal. Ideal for hind in milk and weaners when forage protein is sub-optimal. Can be fed to cattle and goats.


Key Benefits and Features

  • Non-GM legumes (peas or beans) and/or canola meal to provide both rumen degradable and rumen by-pass protein to complement lower protein forages and deliver protein to support velvet and antler production.
  • Non-GM grains and molasses to deliver a high level of fermentable energy to help balance high protein quality pasture.
  • Fortified with macro minerals calcium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium for velvet and antler growth in addition to bone, muscle and milk.
  • A combination of organic copper for improved bio-availability and inorganic copper to counter antagonists to support health, condition and performance in stags, growing stock (calves older than 6 months and growing kids from 3 months), lactating deer, goats and cattle.
  • Added vitamins for health, growth and fertility.
  • Convenient 10mm nut for increased utilisation (grains hammer milled), reduced wastage and easy-feeding.
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Feeding Recommendation

Introduce gradually, especially if stock are not accustomed to supplementary feeding as aggressive feeders may eat more than shy feeders initially and rumen microbes take time to adjust to new feeds. If feeding at the rates indicated below build levels gradually over 10 to 14 days. Optimum feeding rates depend on the quality and quantity of pasture on offer and the level of production of the livestock being fed but typically do not exceed the recommended rates below for more than a week. Ensure adequate amounts of forage and clean drinking water are available.

Typical Feeding Rates (expected live weight in brackets)

DEERIdeal for velveting and trophy stags, weaners and in-milk hinds.
RED STAG (200KG)1 to 2 kg per head, per day
ELK/WAPITI STAG (400KG)1 to 3kg per head, per day
WEANER DEER (60KG)0.5kg up to 0.75kg per head, per day
RISING YEARLING (100KG)0.5kg up to 1kg per head, per day
HINDS (125KG)0.5kg to 1.5kg per head, per day

Typical Feeding Rates - other species and classes of stock (expected live weight in brackets)

CATTLEIdeal to support growth and milk production
GROWING CALF OVER 6 MONTHS (150KG)Up to 1kg per head, per day
CATTLE YEARLING (300KG)Up to 2kg per head, per day
CATTLE FINISHING (500KG)Up to 3kg per head, per day
MILKING COW (400-500KG)Up to 3kg per head, per day
GOATSIdeal for growth in young stock and milk production in milking does
GROWING KID OVER 3 MONTHS (30KG)0.2 up to 0.3kg per head, per day
MILKING DOE (55KG)0.5kg to 0.75kg per head, per day at peak lactation
MILKING DOE (70KG)0.5kg to 1kg per head, per day at peak lactation

Ingredients selected from

Wheat, maize grain, barley, canola meal, legumes (peas or beans), grain by-products, grass fibre, molasses, limestone flour, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, salt, NZ vegetable oil, trace mineral and vitamin premix delivering 45mg/kg added copper, 2mg/kg added iodine and 1mg/kg added selenium, flavour, preservative.

NRM Deer Elite Nuts formulations do not contain soya bean meal, soya hulls, corn gluten meal, maize DDGS, tapioca, copra meal or Palm Kernel Expeller.


Please ensure product is stored in a cool, dry and vermin free environment.

Caution: Do not feed to sheep, young calves (fawns) or kids as NRM Deer Elite Nuts contains a high level of bio-available copper. Not recommended for camelids and equines. Additional minerals may be required in certain circumstances e.g. extra magnesium for milking cows in the spring, professional advice should be sought if additional selenium or copper is being delivered simultaneously via other route.

Typical analysis (approximate on a dry matter basis)

Energy12.5 MJ ME/kg DM

The Metabolisable Energy (ME) values are calculated by a registered laboratory from an equation and are not an actual measured value. Therefore they are only a guide for predicting the energy content of a feed.

Choose the NRM product which best balances their diet.

NRM Deer Performance Nuts contain less protein so may be more appropriate to help stock hold condition over the winter or when pasture quality and protein levels are very high.