Jill Peine outlines three ways that Brigade and Battalion can help during the stressful times of weaning, shipping, grouping or breeding.
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.
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 theme of demonstrating how Crystalyx® pencils out for a return on your investment, we will next look at using Crystalyx to help manage grazing distribution in your pastures. The idea is that, in addition to using the supplement to provide daily nutritional supplementation to your cattle, we will use it to manipulate the grazing of your herd into areas they would not typically frequent. We once referred to this as having your supplement “multitask.”
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.
There are multiple ways to measure reproductive performance. For this next blog in the "Does Crystalyx Pencil Out?" series, Harrison Smith discusses heifer development, bull fertility and how managing body condition can lay the foundation for reproductive success.
Understanding reproductive efficiency takes a deeper dive into a lot of parameters that can be measured and improved upon with good nutrition, management and genetics. Jon Albro discusses the factors that define reproductive efficiency and their financial impact.
Now that the calves are weaned, the cows are bred and the grass is green, can we finally say, “See you next fall, girls”? Not so fast! Preparing for next fall starts now, as the five to six months ahead can influence your calf crop not just next year but for years to come.
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.”
For producers who want to ensure that they are feeding the highest-quality trace minerals, Crystalyx offers many different supplement types and options to help improve performance across all phases of cattle production. With the need for beef production to be both efficient and profitable, this modern approach to mineral supplementation lends itself to a healthier end product while minimizing the impact on the environment as well.