Block Talk Podcast

Looking for timely information to help you manage your livestock operation? Welcome to the Block Talk Podcast brought to you by CRYSTALYX Brand Supplements. It all adds up to Results by the Barrel. Subscribe on Apple Podcast or Stitcher!

Blueprint program: Less is more Part 2

Nov 20, 2019

From improved pregnancy rates to overall performance improvements like weight gain and higher weaning weights, beef producers have been seeing results from the CRYSTALYX Blueprint program. Jon Albro discusses what producers are saying about the benefits of the Blueprint program.

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Less is more with Blueprint

Oct 29, 2019

The removal of inorganic trace minerals can have a significant impact on both animal health and performance, as well as environmental stewardship. Mark Robbins discusses the many benefits of feeding organic trace minerals through the Blueprint program.

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Delivering more protein this fall with CrystalBlox

Sep 17, 2019

Fall is here and with that comes a change in forage quality. Fiber levels increase and protein levels decline, making now an ideal time for protein supplementation. Tim Clark is on the podcast to help you plan your supplementation program for fall and winter.

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Reducing stress in early weaning and receiving calves

Aug 12, 2019

Whether you’re dealing with forage shortages, thin cows or if it’s part of your marketing strategy – you might be considering early weaning this year. Sam Strahan discusses some management tools for decreasing the stress load in these calves at such a critical time.

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Regulating cattle body temperature during heat or cold stress

Jul 10, 2019

From the scorching Texas heat to the bitter Minnesota cold, how is it that cattle can thrive in such different environments? Jill Larson discusses which breeds of cattle are better able to adapt to extreme temps and how cattle producers can help meet their energy demands.

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Consistent nutrient intake in beef and dairy cattle

May 20, 2019

Balancing diets at average DMI meets the animal’s needs much of the time for macro nutrients like protein and energy, however it falls short for trace minerals and vitamins and some feed additives. Tim Clark discusses how to fill in the gap in critical times during the production cycle.

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Fescue toxicity: Fighting the battle

Mar 28, 2019

We know that consuming KY-31 tall fescue forages presents some potentially negative side effects for cattle, but do you the origins of the popular grass? Sam Strahan and Dr. Anne Koontz discuss the history of the grass as well as some management strategies to reduce the toxic effects of the endophyte.

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