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!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Beef cattle grazing management: Get the most out of your forages

Oct 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 barrel

Sep 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 gaps

Aug 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 weaning

Aug 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.