In 2027, Crystalyx® will celebrate its 50th birthday. While the look and feeding characteristics of this Generation-X supplement have stayed the same, our understanding of how it works has changed greatly over the years.
A pound doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is actually worth more today than it ever has been in the history of the cattle industry. Although we operate in terms of 1,200- to 1,500-lb. cows, tons of hay and acres of pasture, the little things really make the difference — and are sometimes the critical factor behind profits or losses at the end of the year.
In the series conclusion of "Does Crystalyx® Pencil Out?", Jill explains how choosing to do nothing right now in favor of potentially saving a little bit of money will cost a lot more in the long run in terms of both efficiency and profitability.
When assessing all of the costs and benefits of a supplement program, the cost per ton, tub or pound is only a small part of the equation. Choosing a supplement is just like choosing a cow: It needs to fit your environment. How easy is it to manage? How practical is it? And is it of a high-enough quality to generate an acceptable return?
A highly functioning immune system is reliant on an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals. Deficiencies or excessive levels of even one specific trace mineral can limit the availability of others or cause negative interactions, rendering subpar performance in growth, fertility and immune function.
As we continue our series asking the question, "Does Crystalyx Pencil Out?", Mark Robbins discusses the ROI, performance benefits, and labor savings associated with supplementing Crystalyx mineral products in the summer months.
Advanced reproductive technologies can help jumpstart your operation. Taking the time to evaluate your donors and recipients — and starting them on a high-end nutrition and mineral program, such as CRYSTALYX® Blueprint — will be a good way to ensure that your investment will be successful in the future.
We can think about mineral intake in terms of the story of Goldilocks. Too little won’t deliver the necessary nutrients to reach peak performance, but too much can become very costly for the producer’s pocketbook. Right down the middle, with consistent and controlled intake, at the recommended level the mineral is formulated for, is “just right.”