On the Blog

CRYSTALYX® - The Game Changer

This may show that I watch a little too much reality TV, or, as a Friend calls it, “Far from reality TV”, but, I many times hear the phrase “this is a game changer”. People mining for gold in Alaska, may bring some new equipment or technology into play, and they proudly state, “This, is a game changer”, hoping to strike it rich. In the beef production industry, we have many potential game changing decisions every year.  While we also have many decisions…   MORE >>

In the Field

overall the cows are better and healthier since we started feeding CRYSTALYX® products."

Retained placentas and trouble with cows staying on feed led Rod Cyr and his son, Russell, to try Close-Up Dry Cow™ for their dry cows. They milk approximately 50 Holsteins with a rolling herd average close to 24,000 pounds at Windy Hollow Farms in southwest Alberta. The Cyrs feed a total silage program containing bagged barley and alfalfa…   MORE >>

From the Cattle Call®

Grass Tetany Prevention

Treating a cow with grass tetany requires a call to the vet and it’s not always successful. Preventing grass tetany requires having a very palatable self-fed supplement with adequate magnesium available at all times when grazing low magnesium pastures. However, while magnesium oxide is a good source of magnesium, it is unpalatable at high inc…   MORE >>