The Dollars and Sense of Supplementation

Higher prices for fuel and commodities can put a squeeze on a producer’s bottom line. So what is a producer to do? Cut back? Change course? How about none of the above? Supplementing with CRYSTALYX® makes good economic sense.

Supplementation is a good investment, and it is especially so in times of higher prices. CRYSTALYX® has always been a better value than hand-fed supplements, when all costs associated with supplementation are considered. It is especially true right now.

Dr. Dan Dhuyvetter, Director of Research and Nutrition Services for Ridley Block Operations says, “The nutritional benefits such as increased digestibility of forage and improved conception and weaning rates are only part of the picture. When you take into account all the costs of supplementing with a hand-fed supplement: labor, time, equipment, and compare it with the cost of supplementing with CRYSTALYX,® it’s no contest.”

Do the Math

Feeding economics are different today, with the cost of minerals nearly doubling, and hand-fed supplements up more than 50 percent. Producers looking for the most efficient method of supplementation have a clear choice: CRYSTALYX.® Why? Here are five key factors:

  1. Less Labor & Equipment
  2. Reduced Waste
  3. Equal or Better Performance on Less Volume
  4. Nutrition in One Package
  5. Accuracy of Nutrient Delivery

“Even back in the days of $1.50 gas, CRYSTALYX® made more economic sense,” said Mark Robbins, Research and Nutrition Services Manager for Ridley Block Operations. “As increasing fuel costs have more than doubled, it makes even more sense. It’s just too expensive to be driving out every other day to resupply supplements, not when you can place CRYSTALYX® barrels out there, and not have to resupply for two to three weeks.”

So while the economic climate keeps changing, Crystal Clear Economics doesn’t. Figuring supplementation costs on a per-head, per-day basis and taking all costs, including fuel and labor, into account will help producers maximize their investment, no matter what they’re paying at the pump.