CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements offers a wide range of product options that economically deliver nutrients and additives to your cattle. The consistent and predictable intake control is the primary means of controlling cost. However, a big part of the economical delivery is due to reduced labor, reduced time invested, and NO need for additional equipment. The “barrel” is the feeding equipment.
We offer 3 barrel options for the 200 or 250 lb. containers; the classic black steel barrel, a black plastic barrel or the BioBarrel® with WeatherAll® Protection. The BioBarrel® story is testament to our dedication to continued improvement and a true innovation of convenience. Feed It and Forget It.
The first version of the BioBarrel® appeared in 2006, composed of small grain straw held together with a soy flour solution. In 2009, added durability was gained with the addition of a blend of straw and wood fiber. Prescient moisture conditions created challenges that were overcome in 2013 with the addition of the WeatherAll® technology that helps maintain the BioBarrel® degradability under wet conditions. Below is a list of additional benefits of the BioBarrel®.
Time Savings - no empty container to collect
With the BioBarrel® you are truly done when you put out the container. The BioBarrel® degrades at the rate of product consumption. With other containers, you need to collect the empties and either dispose or recycle them.
Feed Over the Top
In a dairy setting, the BioBarrel® offers an advantage to plastic or steel containers as the free board of the BioBarrel® diminishes as the product is consumed. TMR feed can easily be brushed aside to access the product, as opposed to containers getting filled up with the TMR making it difficult to reach the supplement.
The consistent intake of CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements makes scheduling when to add new product very predictable, however, most people will still go look at the barrels to confirm it is time for new product. When feeding the BioBarrel® this can be done from a distance. Just drive by the pasture or lot and easily observe how much product is left.
If you are looking to add even more convenience, time and labor savings to your supplement program consider the BioBarrel® with WeatherAll® Protection as your container choice.
The BioBarrel® with WeatherAll® protection is a container option for most the CRYSTALYX® Products offered. (products not offered in the BioBarrel®: Iono-lyx® & Stable-lyx®)
For additional information of the BioBarrel® with WeatherAll® protection, please contact your local dealer or CRYSTALYX® Representative.