Crystalyx supplies a high energy form of supplementation to the main forage diets of cows, beef, sheep, goats, and deer in a very palatable form.
Richard Bown and his dairy herd at Richaven are among one of the most respected dairy enterprises in the UK, the Richaven herd is revered for its exceptional milk production as well as the accolades that the team have won at national and international competitions. As expected with any top dairy herd, the health of livestock is monitored very closely. Richard and his team take a preventative approach where livestock health is concerned, as any set back can have a significant impact on animal performance and business turnover.
“It is very important for us that our young stock are reared without any set back's e.g (pneumonia) that may restrict growth and future ability”
In order to prevent any “set backs” Richard provides all his calves with Crystalyx Easy Breather. Easy Breather is designed to help alleviate stress and respiratory problems in calves as it contains menthol and eucalyptus which helps to maintain a healthy respiratory system. Since Easy Breather has been introduced to the Richaven herd, Richard has noticed a significant reduction in the need to tackle illness and health problems in the herd.
We have seen a 90-95% reduction in the usage of antibiotics-... Therefore Easy Breather has become a fundamental management tool to our young-stock rearing program”
The vast reduction in the need to use expensive antibiotics, coupled with the reduction in time needed to care for poorly calves, means that the cost of providing Easy Breather is quickly recuperated.
Gareth Wyn Jones is truly one of the hardest working people you are ever likely to meet. He is a TV personality, Welsh farming ambassador, and full time farmer with over 3500 ewes and 100 suckler cows.
Gareth and his family have been using Crystalyx feed block to supplement their livestock for years, listen to Gareth’s story below and find out why he chooses Crystalyx.
Gareth explains what happened when he changed from Crystalyx to buy what he thought to be a "bargain"
Gareth discusses the benefits of feeding Crystalyx Extra High Energy and describes how the feed blocks conveniently fit into his farming system.
Crystalyx blocks are one of the most cost effective blocks to feed at only 3-5p per ewe per day with intakes of between 30g and 70g.