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CRYSTALYX® Block Blog - 12/08/2017

December 11, 2017


Reducing oxidative stress for optimal performance

by Tim Clark, MS, Nutritionist



Today’s cattle are performing at much higher levels than cattle just a few decades ago. We have weaning weights that are pushing 50% of the dam’s weight and fed cattle in top performing feed yards that are exceeding 4 lbs./day for average daily gain (ADG). We are just learning about all the factors involved in helping these animals reach their full genetic potential. Other blogs have discussed fetal programing as related to protein and trace mineral nutrition of the cow during pregnancy and the impact her plane of nutrition has on the developing calf in utero and performance later in its life. In this blog, I will attempt to discuss the impact of chelated trace mineral supplementation on antioxidant status...


Effective 11/01/17: Corn PL Program

October 30, 2017


*15 days FREE Price Later

*Service charges of 4 cents/bu/mo, Minimum 3 months, from 1st day on assembly sheet

*Service charges pro-rated after three months

*Corn bushels on this program will be PRICED on August 24, 2018

PGAg Winter Hours (1)

October 6, 2017

Starting Monday November 27th, 2017 PGAg's hours will be:

Terminal Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm, Closed weekends.

All other PGAg locations:

Monday-Friday: 8:00-5:00pm, Closed weekends.

ADM Advantage

January 1, 0001

Now Offering ADM AdvantageSM Expert & Average Seasonal Price (ASPTM) Contracts

Take the stress out of grain marketing by putting pricing decisions in the hands of experts, and with automatic execution during a historically friendly pricing window.


ADM AdvantageSM Expert Contract

  • Choose one, or all 3 of the experts to make the futures reference pricing decisions on your contract, so you can focus on running your farm.

Corn | Soybeans | Wheat

    • ADM Experts
    • Farm Direction, LLC (Kevin Van Trump)
    • Crow Trading, Inc. (Richard Crow)


Average Seasonal Price (ASPTM) Contract

  • History tells us that some times of the year typically offer better pricing opportunities than others.  The ASPTM contract puts that knowledge to work where seasonal opportunities may exist.

Corn | Soybeans


We encourage you to consider both of these contracts in your forward marketing plan. 

In order to see the best results, participate consistently on an annual basis, enrolling the same percentage of production from year to year.

To see historic performances, or to learn more, visit or call our office – we look forward to visiting with you!


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