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!

The right nutrition for hoof health

Feb 8, 2018

Wet, sloppy conditions this time of year can make hoof problems worse, softening them up, making them more susceptible to all kinds of trouble. In the latest Block Talk podcast, Jackie Nix, a nutritionist for CRYSTALYX, examines both the biology of a hoof and how good nutrition can have a positive effect on hoof health.


Winter supplementation challenges

Jan 19, 2018

Well, it is winter, and that brings plenty of things to think about for beef producers as they try to maximize their nutrition goals. In this Block Talk podcast, Teri Walsh, a nutritionist for CRYSTALYX, looks at the challenges of winter grazing and supplementation along with some key elements that can help producers determine the economics of a supplement.


What’s new this new year?

Jan 5, 2018

Innovation in agriculture is aimed at helping farmers and ranchers do much more than they could before. In the first Block Talk podcast of this new year, Mark Robbins, nutritionist and the research and nutrition services manager for CRYSTALYX, says taking advantage of innovations in nutrition, supplementation and delivery are not just good…they’re essential.


What about the vitamins?

Dec 22, 2017

When it comes to beef cattle nutrition and supplementation, there’s a lot of focus on nutrients, but vitamins can be taken for granted. That’s not the case this winter. In this Block Talk Podcast, Jon Albro, the Western Region Sales Manager with CRYSTALYX, outlines the importance of vitamins in supplementation and why producers need to take a cautious approach to controlling costs.


Supporting the growth potential of today’s cattle

Dec 7, 2017

Weaning weights are pushing 50% of the dam’s weight these days. Fed cattle are exceeding four pounds per day average daily gain. With all this emphasis on production performance, what are the key factors that allow these animals to attain maximum genetic potential? In this Block Talk Podcast, Tim Clark, a nutritionist for CRYSTALYX, looks at the impact that effective trace mineral supplementation can have to support growth potential.


Some thoughts about thinking ahead

Nov 30, 2017

Being a successful producer never comes as an accident. It always happens thanks to a commitment to excellence, focused effort and planning. In this Block Talk Podcast, Dr. Dan Dhuyvetter, the Director of Research and Nutrition for CRYSTALYX, says it’s a matter of taking time to think things through. He challenges us to think beyond immediate results and figure out how decisions being made will affect things further down the line.


CRYSTALYX blueprint for maternal nutritional success

Nov 15, 2017

Consistency in cow nutrition during the entire pregnancy is essential. Producers often focus on heavy supplementation in preparation for breeding, but, supplementation often takes a backseat during the early months of pregnancy. In this Block Talk Podcast, Animal Nutritionist Jackie Nix talks about the important impact of fetal programming and how CRYSTALYX has the “Blueprint” for maternal nutritional success in the early stages of pregnancy.


The evolution journey of CRYSTALYX

Oct 27, 2017

The way cattle are fed and supplemented is constantly changing and improving, to meet the nutritional and environmental challenges that producers face. In this Block Talk Podcast, CRYSTALYX Nutritionist, Teri Walsh looks at the evolutionary journey of CRYSTALYX, how it has affected the past and present and what the future of supplementation looks like for the future.