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Brigade® - It Doesn't Cost Enough and it's Too Easy

A customer very familiar with how well CRYSTALYX® Brigade® works on stressed calves at weaning time, once told me, “There are only two things wrong with Brigade®, it doesn’t cost enough, and it is too easy.”  While that is humorous, there is a lot of truth in that statement.  Brigade® will cost about 14 cents per head per day.  In a typical 28 day receiving period, that is about $4 per head.

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Is Sulfur An Issue In CRYSTALYX®?

I recently had a question about the amount of sulfur in a CRYSTALYX® block, and is that level something we should be concerned with?  The short answer is “no”, but let’s dig a little deeper.

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CRYSTALYX® - Cost Control without Sacrifice

We’ve been reading about it, we’ve experienced it, we’ve denied it and we’ve accepted it.  Calf prices are off significantly from where they were the last two years.  This seesaw of a cattle market over the past couple years has made for a lot of optimism and grief, depending on which side of the seesaw you sit. 

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Snow as a Winter Grazing Water Source

When you live in the northern US and Canada, this time of year means cold temperatures and snow. They go hand in hand with iced over and frozen waterers. This can lead some to look at the snow covered range and wonder if the snow can be used as a water source.

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CRYSTALYX®. A Reflection on the Past and Three Things that Stood out in 2015

The time between Christmas and the New Year is a special time of the year.  All the festivities surrounding Christmas are still being celebrated and the preparation for the end of the year or the New Year, however you view it, is fully at hand.   It’s normally a time for families to get together and often reminisce about the past year(s).

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We Are Down to the Final Minutes in the 4th Quarter! Don't Stop Now.

For me, College NCAA Basketball is one thing that makes it possible to get through March and April.  This year has been especially fun.  Who knew what would happen.  A number 11, three 12s, a 13, a 14 and a 15 all won.  The Final Four had only one number 1 seed.  How did these lower ranked teams win?  They played the whole game.  Many games went to the wire with teams fighting to the end.

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