Beyond the Barrel Podcast

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

CRYSTALYX® Block Benefits in Canada

Nov 21, 2022

CRYSTALYX is a true low-moisture block, which is basically between 2–5% moisture, so it doesn’t freeze like some of the high-moisture blocks that are on the market right now. And when it’s cold, cattle need the extra protein and energy, so if it’s frozen, it’s not much help when it’s most needed, typically. So, that’s the advantage of feeding them. Canadian winters prove lots of challenges. CRYSTALYX helps navigate them.


Nutritional Innovation with Ranch Operations Managers

Jun 30, 2022

Things like DNA technology and, in particular, EPDs and ways to select genetics that fit their marketplace are ways ranchers have been in front of the curve in their ability to do that. We maybe haven't always seen that in regards to nutrition, which tends to stay very, very traditional. Tyler Melroe, beef nutritionist with Hubbard feeds discusses ways to make nutritional advances on the ranch.


National Beef Month with CRYSTALYX®

May 31, 2022

We celebrate the independence and freedom that beef producers represent. They decide where they can ranch, what segments of production they want to participate in, what breeds of cattle to use and, most importantly, how to market their end-product. Over the years, they have persevered through the hardships of economic challenges and weather swings to maintain success. Let's hear more from account manager, Ryan Bapst. 


Lowering feed costs while improving weight gain

Apr 30, 2022

 Sam is here to talk with us about bringing down those feed costs while also improving weight gain.  Now, today, we continue to use certain compounds discovered decades ago, which were found to help improve gains and efficiencies. One such type is known as ionophores, which would include two products. One called monensin, the other, Bovatec, which help improve weight gains on pasture cattle. These ionophores work in the rumen of cattle by altering the different species of microbes that digest feeds.


Beat the buzz this fly season

Mar 30, 2022

Regardless of when fly season begins, it’s helpful to have a fly control program in mind before the fly population gets out of hand. It’s advised to start a fly control feed-through program at least 30 days before fly season to really allow that active ingredient to get passed through the animal system and stay on it until the first frost. And, doing so can really improve the productivity of your herd and, ultimately, your bottom line.