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.
Beef cattle grazing management: Get the most out of your foragesOct 30, 2020
Grazing management means managing your forage to grazing animals for optimal productivity. Whether you’re improving forage utilization by gaining more days to graze or getting cattle to graze in areas they normally wouldn’t go — Jon Albro discusses how CRYSTALYX can help you get the most out of your forages.
Performance is served: There's no better barrelSep 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.
Equine nutritional needs: Filling in the gapsAug 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.
Considerations for retained ownership of calves after weaningAug 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.
Importance of agriculture-focused youth programs in today's worldJul 3, 2020
Youth programs like 4-H and FFA play an important role in teaching the skills needed to navigate through today’s modern world. Sam Strahan discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on youth activities and explains some positive solutions that CRYSTALYX has to offer.
Spring mineral use and hoof health for cattle on pastureMay 21, 2020
What are some challenges producers could face during the summer months that a mineral supplement could help with? Jill Peine discusses the importance of trace minerals and the role nutrition plays in hoof health.
The flies are coming: Feed-through options to keep flies under controlApr 14, 2020
What are the feed-through fly control options available on the market and how do they work? Jon Albro discusses the options available for livestock producers and explains why you can’t afford to wait to start your fly control program this spring.
Spring grasses and grass tetany risk: The role of magnesiumMar 17, 2020
Producers will often say some of their best-milking cows are the ones that go down with grass tetany. Mark Robbins explains why magnesium is so important for spring calving herds on lush grasses and what can be done to prevent grass tetany this spring.