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The Cost of Not Supplementing

In the series conclusion of "Does CRYSTALYX®  Pencil Out?", Jill explains how choosing to do nothing right now in favor of potentially saving a little bit of money will cost a lot more in the long run in terms of both efficiency and profitability.

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The economics of self-fed supplements: How CRYSTALYX® pencils out

When assessing all of the costs and benefits of a supplement program, the cost per ton, tub or pound is only a small part of the equation. Choosing a supplement is just like choosing a cow: It needs to fit your environment. How easy is it to manage? How practical is it? And is it of a high-enough quality to generate an acceptable return?

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How Does CRYSTALYX® Pencil Out for Herd Health?

A highly functioning immune system is reliant on an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals. Deficiencies or excessive levels of even one specific trace mineral can limit the availability of others or cause negative interactions, rendering subpar performance in growth, fertility and immune function. 

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How Does CRYSTALYX® Pencil Out For Grazing Distribution?

As we continue our theme of demonstrating how CRYSTALYX®  pencils out for a return on your investment, we will next look at using Crystalyx to help manage grazing distribution in your pastures. The idea is that, in addition to using the supplement to provide daily nutritional supplementation to your cattle, we will use it to manipulate the grazing of your herd into areas they would not typically frequent. We once referred to this as having your supplement “multitask.”

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Does CRYSTALYX® pencil out for reproductive efficiency? Part 2

There are multiple ways to measure reproductive performance. For this next blog in the "Does CRYSTALYX® Pencil Out?" series, Harrison Smith discusses heifer development, bull fertility and how managing body condition can lay the foundation for reproductive success.  

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Does CRYSTALYX® pencil out for reproductive efficiency?

Understanding reproductive efficiency takes a deeper dive into a lot of parameters that can be measured and improved upon with good nutrition, management and genetics. Jon Albro discusses the factors that define reproductive efficiency and their financial impact. 

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Does CRYSTALYX® still pencil out?

The team at CRYSTALYX® realizes it will take more than one article to answer all the questions surrounding the affordability of supplements. That’s why we’re committing to an entire series of blogs and podcasts over the next few months to share our years of research, product performance, customer testimonials and insight into the supplement business in a way we never have before.

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