A common practice this time of year is to graze crop aftermath residue, such as corn residue following harvest. There are numerous blogs, popular press articles and extension bulletins about such practices, and some make them sound somewhat novel — but these practices are anything but new.
How to improve grazing distribution
Spreading the utilization of range land forage across the landscape usually prevents the heavy use associated with concentrated grazing. When producers successfully even out distribution, the resulting light or moderate forage use allows plants to grow more vigorously, maintaining or even increasing cover.
Enhanced Forage Utilization & Phosphorus Bioavailability Studies
Studies conducted at the University of Florida and Kansas State University provide data which indicate increased bioavailability of phosphorus, and proof that molasses blocks such as CRYSTALYX® enhance digestibility and intake of lower quality forages.
Grazing Management Research
CRYSTALYX® leads the industry with over 25 years of extensive product research.
A Public Lands Grazing Solution
CRYSTALYX® can help ranchers, forest service personnel and even elk and deer populations benefit from balanced utilization of public allotments.
BioBarrel with WeatherAll Protection
The CRYSTALYX BioBarrel is designed to degrade as livestock consume the CRYSTALYX low-moisture block. It's effective, simple and can make everyday hassles and frustrations disappear.
Grazing Programs Grow With Low Moisture Block Technology
Getting a range cow to leave the comforts of a riparian area for the grassy mountainside has been a challenge for western cattle producers for decades. Research continues to show the effectiveness of CRYSTALYX® as an easy-to-use, effective grazing management tool.
Grazing Management Using GPS
High-tech equipment, along with old fashioned horse power, helped Montana researchers track when cows are at CRYSTALYX® barrels and what path they travel to reach the supplement. To obtain the information, researchers incorporated GPS technology into electronic monitoring collars.