Breedback on the cows is 92 percent or better.
Gary Vega, Carrizozo, NM
Conception rates and weaning rates are all the proof the folks at Grande Vista Ranch need that CRYSTALYX®
is working for them. Gary Vega, ranch manager, puts out one 250 pound barrel of CRYSTALYX®
HE-20% at every water hole. Or one barrel for every 20 cows or so.
He's been doing that for eight years now. Grande Vista Ranch consistently weans Brangus-Baldy cross steer and heifer calves that weigh over 600 pounds. Breedback on the cows is 92 percent or better. And the cows stay in good condition. "That's proof to us that it's working," Vega says.
In the short grass country of New Mexico's south-central mountains, protein is often a limiting factor. CRYSTALYX®
provides an economical and easy-to-use, year-round solution for ensuring the cows meet their protein, vitamin and mineral requirements. The cattleconsume CRYSTALYX®
according to the grass situation - higher consumption when the grass is dry, considerably less when the grass is green.
"I'm all for it. CRYSTALYX®
has done just about everything we ask of it," Vega says.
He has a small herd of similar cattle on his own property and CRYSTALYX®
has found a place there also. "I really like it because it's easy to put out and it's economical in terms of dollars spent on protein per cow."