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#7194914 - 06/11/18 12:17 PM Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer?
M Blaker Offline
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Registered: 05/26/18
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Having a conversation about cottonseed at the moment. Any of you know/hear anything about cottonseed consumption causing lowered testosterone in bucks? Or even, worst case, making them sterile?

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#7194918 - 06/11/18 12:20 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: M Blaker]
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Google WCS and Gossypol. WCS has been known to cause sterility in bulls when fed it large amounts. Lots of people have fed WCS for a long time and still have fawn crops. Vast majority of them do not feed it year round also. There was some research done at Overton feeding it to exotics.
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#7195010 - 06/11/18 01:53 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: M Blaker]
ckat Offline
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Maybe that's why all of our bucks are identifying as does??? confused2

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#7195027 - 06/11/18 02:19 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: ckat]
M Blaker Offline
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Originally Posted By: ckat
Maybe that's why all of our bucks are identifying as does??? confused2


LOL - sounds like a liberal problem banana

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#7195029 - 06/11/18 02:21 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: stxranchman]
M Blaker Offline
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Google WCS and Gossypol. WCS has been known to cause sterility in bulls when fed it large amounts. Lots of people have fed WCS for a long time and still have fawn crops. Vast majority of them do not feed it year round also. There was some research done at Overton feeding it to exotics.


Awesome, will do! Appreciate the info. up

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#7195066 - 06/11/18 03:22 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: M Blaker]
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Bill Maltsberger stopped feeding cottonseed at the end of August and restarted in late January. His track record for big deer is well established. He also adds a custom blended mineral to it that he developed for his cattle.

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#7195127 - 06/11/18 04:38 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: jeffbird]
M Blaker Offline
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Bill Maltsberger stopped feeding cottonseed at the end of August and restarted in late January. His track record for big deer is well established. He also adds a custom blended mineral to it that he developed for his cattle.


Excellent - this is just what I was looking for

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#7196007 - 06/12/18 04:57 PM Re: Cottonseed poses threat of lowered testosterone in deer? [Re: M Blaker]
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