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Feed tags and trace mineral levels: Do they tell the whole story?

The transparency of a product label that contains only organic trace minerals in the formula reassures you are getting everything you pay for and the performance you desire. CRYSTALYX Blueprint Mineral products containing only Bioplex organic trace minerals assure that your herd is getting everything they can from your mineral investment. In a time when performance, efficiency and value mean everything, “Targeted Nutrition Without Excess” truly is a fitting slogan for Blueprint Minerals.

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Choosing the right self-fed supplements for beef cows

One of the reasons CRYSTALYX® is so popular is because it is practical.  It’s an effective supplement that’s easy to use with minimal time and labor expense.  Yes, there may be other supplement options available that look less expensive to feed, buy in a practical sense would not fit management, the environment or other conditions. 

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3 reasons to supplement goats with CRYSTALYX®

We are excited to expand our Blueprint® portfolio with CRYSTALYX® Blueprint® Goat-lyx®. While many breeders are currently in or preparing for the breeding season, here are three reminders of why CRYSTALYX fits in any goat operation.

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The Ruminant Advantage: How CRYSTALYX® self-fed supplements work

Fortunately, with a little help, cattle are phenomenal at taking forage of all quality levels and turning it into food. If properly supplemented with carbohydrates and protein, the rumen will drive rumen microbial fiber digestion. CRYSTALYX® protein supplements deliver the nutrition needed to optimize rumen fermentation and feed your cow. 

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Get out of the heat and into the Shade

Heat stress costs cattle producers roughly $350 million annually. A majority of those losses are concentrated in the feedlot sector of the beef complex, as heavier cattle in confinement are at a much higher risk of heat stress. However, cow-calf producers should still be acutely aware of the negative performance implications caused by heat stress. Outlined below are a couple of examples that I think drive home how heat stress hits your bottom line.

 

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Celebrating beef producers: Premium products and sustainable solutions

We are fortunate as beef producers to have the opportunity and freedom to create an amazing product for consumers that grows from our natural resources. Beef Month allows us to celebrate our contribution to the world food supply while preserving land, water and air through environmental stewardship. Crystalyx Blueprint supplements can be an excellent tool for continuing that legacy while maintaining profitability as we plan for the future.

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Bulls: A valuable part of your operation

You spent hours flipping through the sale catalogs finding the right bull, or set of bulls, that best fit your operation’s goals. You made the purchase, and now the bulls are all settled in at home. But wait, the work isn’t over just yet!

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