As we approach the hot summer months, more and more producers are dealing with the nuisance of pinkeye. Pinkeye is a highly infectious bacterial disease. Although pinkeye is nonfatal, it costs cattle producers over $150 million per year. These expenses result from decreased weight gain, reduced milk production and treatment costs. Additionally, infected animals are worth less at sale time. Pinkeye is second only to scours/diarrhea in terms of diseases affecting calves.
It’s often mentioned that a key benefit or the #1 job description of CRYSTALYX® is to improve forage utilization, especially of low quality forage (low protein and high fiber content). This is true and its one of the reasons cattle and CRYSTALYX® work so well together. Cows can digest forage and CRYSTALYX® can help them do it much more efficiently; up to 20% better in some of our past studies.
Have you ever wondered who gets paid to think up names for cars, or any new product? You know, great names like Charger, Road Runner, Chevelle, Mustang, Cougar, and Corvette. Those names had some meaning behind them, and hopefully it translated quickly, when you heard someone mention them.
Technology has made us more connected than ever before. There’s a page or group for everything these days and it’s easy to get buried in a mountain of information. How do you know what to believe? Just like those poor performing cows in your herd, sometimes you’ve got to cull the bad information and move on. With this in mind, CRYSTALYX® offers you many free resources for fact-based information you can trust.