I am reading allot of forums on the Internet and there is some thing that I keep seeing allot of. People asking, is the Buck Forage Oat really worth the cost? I would have to respond with questions of my own.
What are you looking for in you food plot?
Are you planting for Deer or other herds as well?
Do you want you investment to freeze as soon as the temp drops below freezing?
Any time you get ready to plant a food plot, no matter what species you are feeding, you need to insure that what you put in the ground is what the animal needs. Do a little research on what you have “heard works” and make sure that it is backed up with sound research. Yes, believe it or not there is allot of research that goes into plant breeding. Buck Forage Oats and Chicory is what we use here at the facility because it works! We have had 7 nights that the temp has been below freezing and have had snow on the ground for a few of those days and the oats look great. Yes we do have a bob oat in the ground as well and believe it or not, they are already brown. I am not saying that the bob oat is not a good oat I am just saying that it is brown. I have also read an article that some one has posted telling the reader to taste the bob oat and compare it to the Buck Forage oat, as I recall this individual said the Buck Forage Oat was better tasting. When the Bob oat’s get tall they become “stalky” like a half boiled pot of asparagus. Well that is another reason deer will stop eating the bob oat as it get taller, it is like eating sticks (mow them down and they will eat them again). The Buck Forage Oat will stay more palatable to the deer all the way to the heading out stage.
I would love to hear from any one that has done any testing them selves on the Buck Forage Oat next to another cereal grain