Just how big of a problem are flies for the beef industry? Mark Robbins discusses the types of flies that are most harmful to cattle, their negative effects and what cattle producers can do to prevent the emergence of flies for a healthier herd.
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.
Spring calving is here for many cow-calf producers. Jill Larson discusses how the nutritional requirements of a cow change after calving and why cow body condition is vital for the health of her calf.
For cow-calf producers, profitability has a great deal to do with cow reproductive performance. Tim Clark discusses the importance of body condition scoring your cows prior to breeding to ensure your investment pays off.
Trace minerals are key to improving livestock performance, but what is it about organic trace minerals that makes them more beneficial and why are we still using inorganic trace minerals in livestock feed? Mark Robbins discusses the Blueprint philosophy and how less can actually be more.
Weaning time is a stressful time for both calves and producers. Beef Nutritionist; Sam Strahan discusses what cow-calf producers can do to combat decreased feed intakes and elevated stress hormone levels as calves are weaned or preconditioned.
As we enter into the fall and winter grazing period, grasses and crop residues go from mature to dormant and the protein level of these forages declines. Dr. Dan Dhuyvetter discusses the newest block form that combines CRYSTALYX and distillers grains for increased protein supplementation to help maintain cow body condition as cattle consume low quality forages.
Fetal programming, also known as “developmental programming,” is the concept that the maternal environment during gestation has lasting impacts on the offspring. CRYSTALYX Nutritionist; Jill Larson discusses how your cows and their developing calves might be missing out nutritionally and how you can get with the fetal program.
It’s spring in CRYSTALYX country and that means calving and all the opportunities and concerns that go along with it. In the newest Block Talk Podcast, Mark Robbins, Research and Nutrition Manager for CRYSTALYX, shares his thoughts about the nutrients that are critical for spring calving herds, especially magnesium, because cool, wet springs generally increase the risk of grass tetany.