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Deer Performance Nuts

High energy nuts formulated from non-GMO* ingredients designed to help maintain weight and production, particularly through winter and lactation

A high performance, low protein mineralised compound feed formulated to meet both Cervena Deer and Dairy Goat Co-op requirements (January 2019) being free from both GM ingredients and PKE. High specification designed to support body condition and consequently milk production or antler growth.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Non-GM grains and molasses to deliver a high level of energy to support body condition during the winter or a feed pinch and production.
  • Fortified with macro minerals calcium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium for bone, muscle, milk production and health.
  • A combination of organic copper for improved bio-availability and inorganic copper to counter antagonists to support health and performance in growing stock (fawns over 3 months, calves older than 6 months, kids older than 3 months), finishing stock, lactating cows and goats
  • 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 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 size and level of production of the livestock being fed but typically do not exceed the recommended rates for more than a week. Ensure adequate amounts of forage (pasture and/or conserved forage such as silage, baleage or hay) and clean drinking water are available.

Typical Feeding Rates (expected live weight in brackets)

DEERIdeal for lactating hinds and fawn post weaning and for weight gain in stags pre- and post-rut
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 0.75 kg per head per day
RISING YEARLING0.5kg 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 support condition 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, grain by-products, grass fibre, molasses, limestone flour, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, salt, New Zealand vegetable oil, trace mineral and vitamin premix including 45mg/kg copper, 2mg/kg added iodine and 1mg/kg added selenium, organic zinc, flavour, preservative.

NRM Deer Performance 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 fawns, young calves or kids as NRM Deer Performance 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 routes.

Typical analysis (approximate on a dry matter basis)

Energy12.5MJ ME/kg DM
Crude Protein12%

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.

What are your stock lacking?

Choose the NRM product which best balances their diet.

NRM Deer Performance Nuts are a good option when pasture protein levels are high relative to the class of stock being fed. Revert to NRM Deer Elite if pasture protein levels are falling to support milk production, growth in young stock or antler growth in stags.