On the Blog

Challenges of Grazing Cornstalks in Mid-Winter - Don't Let Cows Go Backwards

We CRYSTALYX® Bloggers have written several articles about cattle grazing cornstalks and other crop residues.  In Nebraska, I often refer to cornstalk residue as our “winter pasture”.   In most years, this is a very abundant and relatively inexpensive feed resource and of decent quality.  Much information has been written and studied by university extension services in a multitude of states about the effects of cornstalk grazing on cow performance, subsequent…   MORE >>

In the Field

The cows clean well and take off milking.

Larry Wilterdink milks 80 cows with his family. They work with Barb Grzywinski of Adell Cooperative. They use CRYSTALYX® Dry Cow Formula™ with the dry cows. They have been using CRYSTALYX® for 10 years. “The convenience of putting CRYSTALYX® out to balance the mineral and vitamin needs of the dry cows is a big factor for usi…   MORE >>

From the Cattle Call®

Livestock Intake Calculator for Supplements (LICS) App Now Available

Download the NEW LICS App - FREE! Ridley Block Operations (manufacturers of CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements) has released a new app for livestock producers called LICS; Livestock Intake Calculator for Supplements. The new LICS app is designed to be a useful calculator with minimal, intuitive inputs that makes free-choice supplement perfo…   MORE >>