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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...