CRYSTALYX - Increase efficiency in your livestock farming

CRYSTALYX Products GmbH produces and distributes high-grade feed supplement for licking. The high-grade product range for cattle, sheep, pigs and horses comprises a large number of variants for conventional and organic farming operations.

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Healthy cows with CRYSTALYX Precalver

It has often been proven that feeding during the dry period has a great influence on the feed intake in the following lactation. Despite these known correlations, dry cows are still often not given as much attention in practice as they need.

The enormous importance of this phase can also be explained by the fact that the cause of many infectious and metabolic diseases is already laid here. Typical diseases that can be attributed to poor feeding management during the dry period include ketosis, fatty liver, rumen acidosis, abomasal displacement or milk fever.

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The Clever Solution on the Pasture

The use of the supplementary feed CRYSTALYX® increases the forage intake and digestibility of the animals. In addition, the licking mixture balances individual deficiencies in minerals and trace elements. This results in continuously high performances from grass as well as healthy animals. A summary of the trial works carried out on the pasture shows the effect of CRYSTALYX® (see diagram). The use of the supplementary feed increases the daily weight gain by an average of 150 grams compared to the control groups. If 180 grazing days are assumed, the additional growth potential in the grazing period adds up to 27 kg per cattle.

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CRYSTALYX® + straw = clever supplement

The current extreme dry period in many European regions leads to a lack of forage and poorly digestible growths. In many places, additional feeding on the pasture is absolutely necessary. Straw or hay is often used due to a lack of alternatives. However, the low digestibility and low energy density must be taken into account in order to avoid a performance drop. Under these conditions the use of CRYSTALYX® Cattle Booster is an ideal supplement.

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CRYSTALYX® - Clever Solution on pasture

The use of the supplementary feed CRYSTALYX® increases the forage intake and digestibility of the animals. In addition, individual animal mineral deficits are compensated by the feed lick. The results are continuously high yields of grazing grass and healthy animals.

A summary of the trial works carried out on the pasture shows the effect of CRYSTALYX®.

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CRYSTALYX® effect confirmed

“The increase in dry matter intake from forage helps me get more energy into the cow. In addition, the forage is digested better and utilised more effectively.”

This is how Andy Ostendorf puts things in a nutshell in his project thesis. The farmer from Butjadingen in Lower Saxony, Germany, will continue to rely on CRYSTALYX® when dealing with poor-quality forage.

In the framework of a project work of the agricultural college, Andy Ostendorf conducted a feeding trial on his parents’ dairy farm. In this trial, the effect of CRYSTALYX® Cattle Booster on parameters such as forage intake, milk yield and fertility was examined.

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Poor-quality forage? Act now!

In some years, it is simply not possible to harvest forage under optimal conditions. In this case, the fibre content of the forage is usually too high and the dry matter content is too low or too high. As a result, energy contents are lower as well. In addition, the feed remains in the digestive tract for a longer time, which means the animals eat less. As a consequence, they take in less energy. This situation leads to a difficult challenge to formulate diets. It is important to take appropriate countermeasures without compromising the animals’ health and performance.

Piglyx proves effective

In piglet production, a wide range of manipulable materials are used. Apart from playing chains there are many more materials used to provide diversion to piglets in the rearing pen.

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Running out of steam

Almost all dairy cows experience a negative energy balance during the transition phase and early lactation. Although a slight deficiency can be tolerated and described as physiologically normal, a substantial deficiency must be avoided.

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