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Garlic: Another option to combat flies

It seems that we are hearing more about the practice of using garlic as a feed supplement for livestock to reduce the negative impact of fly populations. The practice of feeding garlic or garlic-derived compounds isn’t new, but more supporting evidence and research into the benefits is starting to appear.

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Performance is served — digitally: Apps, blogs, podcasts and social media

One of my most senior customers started texting this week, which confirms that we have reached the digital age. All jokes aside, it is a digital world. The cell phones we all carry have more capacity than the computers aboard Apollo 13 did when it landed on the moon. One benefit of the digital world is being more connected to our family and friends, as well as to our customers — and not just to customers of CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements, but to the ultimate customer: the beef consumer. 

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How can I get my cows out of the shade and grazing fescue pasture?

Yay, spring is here! For me, spring is best time of year, because I love to see the grass, trees and flowers come to life. I think, for the most part, livestock probably like this time of year as well, as the temperatures are more moderate and better-quality forages become available.

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The investment in a bull

Bull-buying season is in full swing. Many cattlemen spend the time leading up to the sale flipping through catalogs to find bulls that will fit in with their operation and continue to progress their herd genetically. 

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Set up for success at calving and beyond: CRYSTALYX and Bio-Mos 2

At CRYSTALYX, we often write about the many benefits seen from supplementing livestock with the many nutritional technologies provided by Alltech, our parent company. Some past blogs include topics regarding Blueprint, Bio-Mos, Actigen and Bio-Mos 2. About a year ago, we made some name and formulation changes where any CRYSTALYX product that contained Bio-Mos now contains the next generation product, Bio-Mos 2.

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Is CRYSTALYX convenient?

We recently received some information back from readers of a particular beef industry magazine that carried one of our CRYSTALYX “Performance is Served” advertisements. This information included candid comments from the readers on the specific advertisements.

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Feed prices: How can CRYSTALYX help?

Would it be safe to say that things are a bit volatile in our world? The political situation is in turmoil, the weather is crazy (as always) from one side of the country to the other, and significantly impacting us in the ag world right now is the increase in the grain markets. For the latter, depending on whether you are on the “buy” side or the “sell” side, you could be either smiling or frowning.

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CRYSTALYX Blueprint dairy products: Continual improvement

For over 40 years, dairy farms and dairy nutritionists have used CRYSTALYX dairy formulas to improve animal performance with consistent nutrient delivery regardless of the many variations that exist on every dairy. We are excited to announce that these core dairy products will be moving to a Blueprint fortification. This is part of our commitment to our customers to provide — and continually improve — the highest-quality nutrition through innovation.

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