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am I missing something?? A bag of Buck Forage Oats is over $35.00. Now I understand it's seed and seed is expensive, but we ain't talking high tech corn or soybean seed. Too my knowledge, Oat seed is oat seed. Oats on the Chicago Board of Trade are selling for less than $4.00 a bushel.

Does anyone know what "regular" oat seed is selling for in the central AR area?

How about wheat seed?
 

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am I missing something?? A bag of Buck Forage Oats is over $35.00. Now I understand it's seed and seed is expensive, but we ain't talking high tech corn or soybean seed. Too my knowledge, Oat seed is oat seed. Oats on the Chicago Board of Trade are selling for less than $4.00 a bushel.

Does anyone know what "regular" oat seed is selling for in the central AR area?

How about wheat seed?
I've never planted them, so I can't say for sure. But I do know some guys who absolutely swear by Buck Forage Oats, they say not just any oats will do, it has to be Buck Forage. Neither guy knows the other, and since both were so adamant about Buck Forage, I'm gonna give 'em a try. They call it the kill plot.
 

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I have never planted buck forage oaks, but if I was choosing between oats and wheat my vote would be for wheat. I haven't priced any this year, but should be less than $10 for a bag of wheat. It's typically around $7-$8 for a 50lbs of oats or wheat.
 

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I plant both one year in separate areas of the same food-plot and couldn't tell a difference in the way the deer used it. All my planting of oats since came from the co-op. The :censored: with paying an inflated price because it's in a fancy package and has the word buck on it.
 

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Most people I know try to till the fescue out of the food plots every year...don't know why except it may actually choke out other desirable plants. I buy oats by the 50lb bag...mix it in with my stock feed. A lot of the oat seed gets eaten but some winds up on the ground, and certain times of the year, comes up pretty and lush. I don't buy anything with a picture of a buck on the package....you can get all the turnip green seed you want from the feed store as well, and I buy all my feedcorn from them...it's always fresher, and never have I gotten a bag that was molded! TJMHO
 

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I plant both one year in separate areas of the same food-plot and couldn't tell a difference in the way the deer used it. All my planting of oats since came from the co-op. The :censored: with paying an inflated price because it's in a fancy package and has the word buck on it.
Possum and John hit it on the nail on the head head if you want fancy paper and ad's you pay high price if you don't you pay the real price..............:whistle:

Wheat seed now is $18.00 bag here and it may go higher.........:banghead:
 

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I have planted Buck forage oats, regular oats and wheat in different areas of the same plot and could not tell any difference in use. I believe wheat stands the cold better than oats and usually lasts till spring while I have had the oats killed back by an early freeze before. Save your money on the seed and buy more fertilize. The amount of fertilize makes more difference than the type of crop IMO.
 

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Look at how nice and shinny the bag is, and all the crazy pictures and colors on it.....That's what you are paying for. The co-op bags are brown paper and that's about it. Last time I checked, you don't plant the bag so why pay more for a pretty one. :up:
 

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Apparently you are not the only person asking this question becuase Buck Forage had a full page informational (I can't really call it an add because it was not laid out like an ad) piece in NAW this month about how they are different then regular oats.
 

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Look at how nice and shinny the bag is, and all the crazy pictures and colors on it.....That's what you are paying for. The co-op bags are brown paper and that's about it. Last time I checked, you don't plant the bag so why pay more for a pretty one. :up:
You could plant the bag.....at least that way it won't blow out ont the highway:wink:
 

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You need to find a local farmer........

I paid $60 for two 55 gal drums. Guessing that the drums will weigh 300-350 lbs full that would average out to $5.38 to $6.25 per bushel.

I am buying buck forage oats from him also. I do not know the cost yet.

The corn market reached an all time high a last week or the week before at $6/bushel.
 

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Ill chime in also buy from feed store or co-op forget the pretty picture on the fancy bag. I will take my own buck pics later on.....:biggrin: As for oats deer tear them up at my 5 gallon bucket feeder I mix oats and corn I use these to roam around with to check deer movement and post camera on.
 

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Bought some turnip seeds today $1.50 for 1/4 lb., arrow leaf clover $2.25 for 1 lb.. Was going to buy some chickory but all they had was a 5 lb. bag for $40.00, don't need it that bad..
 
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