On the Blog

Science versus Feelings

In the past few years there has been a shift in the mindset of the consumer when it comes to food production. Science, it seems, is no longer an acceptable answer to the how and why of management practices. A number of retailers have taken advantage of this and have further influenced public opinion with advertising that is emotionally charged and less than 100% honest. It can be difficult to address the emotional side of food animal production; especially when we try to keep some of the emotio…   MORE >>

In the Field

This calf crop is the best we have had in our nine years.

Randy and Shelley Knuth of Vesper, Wisconsin, have been raising bison for nine years. They have been using CRYSTALYX® supplements from General Farm Supply for the last three years. Randy states, "I needed a mineral supplement that was available to all the animals. I feed some grain, but the less dominant ones often don't get any."…   MORE >>

From the Cattle Call®

Grass Tetany Prevention

Treating a cow with grass tetany requires a call to the vet and it’s not always successful. Preventing grass tetany requires having a very palatable self-fed supplement with adequate magnesium available at all times when grazing low magnesium pastures. However, while magnesium oxide is a good source of magnesium, it is unpalatable at high inc…   MORE >>