Category Archives: Crystalyx News

Ewe Nutrition For Mid-Pregnancy Feeding

Beltex and Swaledale ewes eating from a High Energy feed block.

Nutrition in mid-pregnancy should be sufficient to optimise placental growth. Foetuses undergo very little growth in mid-pregnancy but growth of the placenta continues and is completed by the end of the third month of gestation. The placenta provides all the nutrients for the unborn lambs in late pregnancy and poor placental development will result in […]

Reduce Coughing and Respiratory Irritation This Winter

Crystalyx 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 […]

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 […]