Category Archives: Crystalyx News

Rearing Dairy Calves Successfully

Crystalyx Calf 100

Rearing replacement heifers accounts for approx. 20% of farm production costs and is the second largest expense after the cost of feed for the milking herd. Calfhood diseases have a major impact on rearing economics and can also have long-term effects on performance. Optimal calf health pre-weaning, putting an emphasis on prevention rather than cure, […]

Oceans Of Grass – And How To Make The Best Use Of It!

Dairy and beef farmers find themselves in the almost unique positions of having grass banks building up on their farms on a par with what they would expect to be dealing with during the very best spells of spring weather. But irrespective of how good grass growth rates are at the present time, it must […]

New Lifelong Approach To Dairy Efficiency

Crystalyx Heifer 730

The team at Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in UK ruminant agriculture to develop the first range of feed blocks specifically formulated for dairy systems from calf rearing through to milking cows. “Feed blocks are well established as an effective method of supplementing beef and sheep to optimise performance and margins,” comments Crystalyx […]

Temporary Purchasing & Sales Administrator

Caltech, a division of Carr’s Group Plc, is a leading manufacturer of molasses-based animal feed licks for the ruminant and equine market. We currently have a temporary vacancy for a Purchasing & Sales Administrator based at our offices in Silloth.  Hours of work are negotiable and whilst the initial term of employment would be 3 […]

Get Ready For Turnout With Crystalyx

Crystalyx Cattle Booster Turnout

Turning stock out to grass in spring comes as a relief to many farmers, but animal performance and health can suffer if stock are not maintained on a nutritionally balanced diet. Careful supplementation at grass can be catalyst for enhanced animal performance and improved profitability. Crystalyx Cattle High-Mag, Crystalyx Cattle Booster and Crystalyx Garlyx offer […]

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 […]

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 […]