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!

Strategies for cow-calf producers in drought conditions

Aug 26, 2021

Since early this spring, we’ve seen several different reasons for rising feed costs: COVID; tight supply, less-than-ideal growing conditions in some parts of the country — too wet early, some late planting with some dry weather. Jon Albro discusses what that means for cattle producers and how self-fed supplements can help.

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Escalating feed costs: What does that mean for cattle producers?

Aug 9, 2021

Since early this spring, we’ve seen several different reasons for rising feed costs: COVID; tight supply, less-than-ideal growing conditions in some parts of the country — too wet early, some late planting with some dry weather. Tim Clark discusses what that means for cattle producers and how self-fed supplements can help.

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Grazing fescue pastures: Getting your cattle out of the shade

May 25, 2021

The issue of fescue toxicity in cattle and other species has been a problem for a long time, and we’re still working on solutions to offset the decreased production responses we see. Sam Strahan discusses what can be done to help cattle overcome some of the negative effects of grazing fescue pastures.

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Bull market: Tips for buying and maintaining bulls

Apr 16, 2021

Many spring calving herds are deep into calving season, but now is also a busy time for bull sales. Listen to Jill Peine discuss tips for selecting new bulls and nutritional advice on how best to maintain those bulls before and during breeding season.

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Spring calving: Setting calves up for good gut health

Mar 15, 2021

What does good gut health really mean for a cow and what can cow-calf producers do nutritionally to set calves up for good gut health? Listen to Jon Albro discuss what cow-calf producers need to be focused on as we enter calving season on the latest Block Talk Podcast.

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CRYSTALYX Blueprint dairy products: Filling in the TMR safety net

Feb 9, 2021

Supplementing dairy cattle with CRYSTALYX fills in the TMR safety net and actually costs less than over fortifying the diet. Listen to Tim Clark discuss the exciting new updates to the CRYSTALYX dairy products and why dairy producers should use a self-fed supplement on the latest Block Talk Podcast.

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The long history of CRYSTALYX Brand Supplements

Jan 12, 2021

Legend has it that the idea for CRYSTALYX came while observing how hard candy was made at Knott’s Berry Farm more than 44 years ago. The original formulations were few and quite simple and were initially packaged in 50-pound cardboard boxes instead of the steel barrels we recognize today. Mark Robbins discusses where CRYSTALYX came from and where it’s going.

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