Author Archives: Graeme Warnock

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 […]

Make the best out of forage

Forage is still one of the cheapest available feeds for cattle and is capable of sustaining good levels of animal performance even in the autumn and winter. But forage provides an inconsistent source of nutrients and without a balanced nutrient intake, feed digestion and animal performance will suffer. Growing youngstock, including bulling and in-calf heifers […]