On the Blog

Does Supplemental Feeding to Pregnant Heifers Affect Dystocia?

Injury caused by dystocia causes up to 80% of perinatal calf losses and is most common in first calf heifers. Excessive calf size can result in malpresentation due to the calf not being able to properly position itself in the birth canal or total fetopelvic disproportion requiring C-section delivery.  Calf size is a function of both genetics and maternal environment. We know that genetics plays a large role in calf size and thus use “calving ease” bulls to help reduce this risk…   MORE >>

In the Field

CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements Key to Neal Kimman's Breeding Season Goals

Neal Kimman has 69 Angus cows and first calf heifers with plans for an 80 cow herd. A key objective for Neal has been a defined, short breeding season. A short breeding and calving season allows Neal to handle the labor demands of the having both a beef herd and a crop operations. Also, when calves are very close in age it is easier to select the b…   MORE >>

From the Cattle Call®

Degradability. Durability. Weatherability.

Advantages of the BioBarrel® Feed it, and forget it — the Single-Trip Container (STC®) technology biodegrades naturally in the field. The end result is environmentally friendly and labor friendly; with virtually no cleanup or disposal issues. Eliminate labor and costs associated with collecting and returning steel barrels or…   MORE >>