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.
Getting a return on investment in the cow-calf industryJan 31, 2019
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.
Bred cow nutrition and optimal body conditionJan 4, 2019
How much does cow nutrition during pregnancy effect the subsequent performance of the offspring throughout life? Jon Albro discusses how important maternal nutrition is during early pregnancy.
Blueprint philosophy: Can less actually be more?Nov 27, 2018
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.
Nutritional challenges of newly weaned calvesNov 8, 2018
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.
The best of both: Launching a new block formOct 25, 2018
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 - Maternal management for calf successSep 17, 2018
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.
Spring calving concerns and nutrition solutionsMar 29, 2018
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.
Technology and agricultureMar 14, 2018
Progress in livestock nutrition and supplementation has led to advancements that are largely taken for granted today, but were greeted by a fair share of skepticism starting out. In this Block Talk podcast, Jon Albro, the Western Region Sales Manager with CRYSTALYX Brand Supplements, talks about some of the advancements and applications that have had a significant impact.
Nutrient needs for spring cow herdsFeb 26, 2018
Spring calving presents some unique nutritional challenges for the beef cow herd. In this Block Talk podcast, Dr. Dan Dhuyvetter, Director of Research and Nutrition Services for CRYSTALYX, talks about the nutritional impact of moving from gestational requirements to lactation requirements.