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!

Performance is served: There's no better barrel

Sep 17, 2020

With the launch of the new ad campaign: “Performance is served”, Jill Peine dives into how performance is considered in all aspects of CRYSTALYX. From the manufacturing process to pasture grazing and weaning performance, Jill breaks down how CRYSTALYX can help you achieve the goals you have in your operation.

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Equine nutritional needs: Filling in the gaps

Aug 25, 2020

Horses have a unique digestive system and a relatively small stomach for their body size. In order to get enough feed and nutrition, they would literally need to eat all the time. So, how do we get all the energy and protein, minerals and vitamins into a horse with the challenge of a small stomach? With all the variations in feeding programs, Tim Clark discusses how you can fill in your horse's nutritional gaps.

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Considerations for retained ownership of calves after weaning

Aug 3, 2020

All of those genetics, all those pairings — the bulls, the cows, the heifers you keep every year — you're going to directly benefit from those choices and the dollars that you spent on them, because you are going to own them all the way until they go to the packing plant. Mark Robbins talks about several reasons why a producer might consider retained ownership after weaning.

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Dairy calving transition period tools

Mar 4, 2020

The transition period can be a difficult time to manage a dairy herd's nutritional needs. You'll have some cows that are eating 25 to 30 pounds of dry matter, and some heifers and smaller cows that are eating 12 to 15 pounds. Tim Clark discusses how dairy producers can make up the difference and ensure that cows are getting consistent nutrient delivery.

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Challenges with cold weather calving: Early calf nutritional needs

Feb 6, 2020

Allowing a calf to be born in cold weather seems somewhat counterintuitive, so why do producers breed cows to calve at this time of year? Sam Strahan and Dr. Anne Koontz discuss some strategies to minimize cold weather problems including supplementing with products containing Bio-Mos® for better calf health.

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