Author Archives: Graeme Warnock

Reduce Coughing and Respiratory Irritation This Winter

Easy breather

Respiratory problems are most frequent in autumn and winter, when calves and sheep can develop respiratory problems shortly after housing. Damp, foggy days during the winter and a persistent damp atmosphere in the shed, supports a much higher level of infectious agents than dry air. The problem is partly created by the sharing of respiratory […]

SHIFT PROCESS SUPERVISOR

Caltech Crystalyx are looking to recruit a Shift Process Supervisor at our manufacturing facility in Silloth. This is a full-time, permanent position, working on a rotational 3 shift system, 37.5 hrs per week. In return, you will receive a competitive salary, 25 days holiday entitlement per year (plus statutory bank holidays) and enrolment in the […]

REDUCE THE RISK OF MILK FEVER AT GRASS

Many cases of milk fever can be prevented, by ensuring normal blood magnesium levels are maintained in the dry period. This is particularly true of summer and autumn calving cows which spend their entire dry period at grass, often eating forages with a low available magnesium content. Milk fever (parturient hypocalcaemia) means a lowering of […]

Lambing Success Starts Now Not January

Crystalyx Extra High Energy

New research from Aberystwyth University has again confirmed that feeding Crystalyx Extra High Energy to ewes at grass increases the number of lambs born next spring compared to ewes on grass alone. At scanning the Crystalyx fed ewes, in the Aberystwyth University study, had an EXTRA 20% lamb numbers inside them compared to the control […]

Summer mastitis – Prevention is Better Than Cure

Crystalyx Garlyx

The fly season is in full swing and with it comes the very real threat of breeding heifers and dry cows succumbing to Summer Mastitis. All it takes is a single incursion by an infected fly into the teat canal of a cow or heifer to create the problem. The end result is the severe […]

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Important Information:

Covid-19 UPDATE: Caltech Crystalyx is treating the spread of Coronavirus extremely seriously, with the health and well-being of customers, staff and the public being our top priority. The situation is constantly changing, however we would like to offer reassurance that we are doing everything within our power to ensure our business continues to function as […]

Crystalyx Feed Blocks: What Makes Them Different

Crystalyx Pre-Calver

With so many different feed blocks and mineral buckets on the market, it is often difficult to determine which product offers the best value in terms of product cost and livestock performance. The cost differential between blocks on the face of it can be quite significant; however, if you scratch the surface and look beyond […]

Improve Cattle Performance at Grass

How to Improve Cattle Performance at Grass With Research Proven Crystalyx Crystalyx Cattle Booster, feeding youngstock at grass. Grass is still the cheapest available feed for cattle and is capable of sustaining good levels of animal performance. However grass alone provides an inconsistent source of nutrients and without a balanced nutrient intake, feed digestion and […]

Pre-Calving Nutritional Advice

Crystalyx Pre-Calver, molasses feed mineral cattle lick

Pre-Calving Nutritional Advice The key to successful calving is cow condition. Cows should be fit – not fat – when they calve down, ideally a condition score in the range 2.5-3 at calving. Overfatness comes from over feeding in late lactation or the early dry period. Cows should be at the target calving condition when […]

Crystalyx Launch New Products for Changing Markets

Crystalyx beet balancer

In a step to address the changing requirements of livestock farmers, Crystalyx, the UK’s leading feed block supplier, has developed two new products; Crystalyx Sheep Beet Balancer and Crystalyx Beet Balancer, formulated to specifically balance diets high in brassicas and fodder beet. Crystalyx Sheep Beet Balancer is designed to complement a high brassica diet, and […]