What should sheep or goat producers look for when they’re selecting the right supplement? Jill Peine talks about the specific year-round supplementation needs of sheep and goats.
Strategies for cow-calf producers in drought conditionsAug 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.
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.
Performance is served to your phone: New CRYSTALYX appJul 13, 2021
Where did the idea for the new CRYSTALYX supplementation app come from? What makes the app different from the website? Mark Robbins discusses all this and explains why producers and CRYSTALYX dealers should download the new app today!
Grazing fescue pastures: Getting your cattle out of the shadeMay 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.
Bull market: Tips for buying and maintaining bullsApr 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.
Spring calving: Setting calves up for good gut healthMar 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.
CRYSTALYX Blueprint dairy products: Filling in the TMR safety netFeb 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.
The long history of CRYSTALYX Brand SupplementsJan 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.
Overall health and productivity in beef and dairy herds: Blueprint total replacement programNov 23, 2020
If Mother Nature can get it right – so can we. The Blueprint concept is a total replacement of inorganic trace minerals with organic trace minerals, which are better absorbed and utilized by livestock. Listen to Sam Strahan talk about the research behind the Blueprint program and the results producers are seeing in their operations.