Crystalyx Extra High Energy
Crystalyx Extra High Energy is a dehydrated molasses block containing a range of nutrients designed to easily supplement the forage intake of sheep to:
- Improve forage digestibility
- Increase rumen fermentation
- Provide valuable nutrients
- Make it easy to use on hill country farms
Improving lamb live weight
Ensuring lambs get the best nutrition from the first day is essential to maintain daily live weights gains and support growth targets.
Crystalyx Extra high Energy has been shown to improve live weight at docking by 1 kg1. This equates to an average increase of $2.40 per lamb (based off a 500c per kg CW).
Are you taking a chance with multiples?
Multiple bearing ewes have the potential to deliver increased productivity for farmers, but they also face greater metabolic challenges during pregnancy and lactation. Improving the maternal health of multiple-bearing ewes can result in improved lamb survival rates.
Over a two year trial Crystalyx Extra High Energy has been shown to significantly increase lamb survival in multiple bearing ewes. Lamb survival was enhanced by 8% when triplet-bearing ewes were allowed free access to Crystalyx Extra High Energy at least 1 week prior to, and 2 weeks after lambing. This equates to an average increase in profits of around $1,600 for every 100 triplet bearing ewes1,2. Use at least 1 week, but ideally 3 weeks, prior to and 2 weeks after lambing.
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Providing Crystalyx Extra High Energy to rams helps increase sperm motility prior to tupping, improving the chance of conception.
When to use Crystalyx Extra High Energy
- Pre-lambing to provide additional energy for ewes. It will be especially helpful for multiple-bearing ewes, who have a higher nutritional demand
- After lambing to improve nutritional status of the ewe and support lamb growth
- For lambs that are being finished on grass or brassicas
- During flushing and tupping and to help ewe hoggets achieve replacement weights
How to use Crystalyx Extra High Energy
Using Crystalyx Extra High Energy is easy – simply place the tubs in your paddocks and your stock will help themselves. We recommend that you place tubs in areas where you want stock to graze, and avoid placing them near water troughs.
It is essential to have enough tubs at a ratio of 1 x 22.5kg tub for every 50 sheep or 1 x 40kg tub for every 100 sheep.
Typical intakes (per animal):
- Sheep: 25 g/day
Download - Crystalyx use and lamb survival research fact sheet
1 Oliver, M.H.1, Rossenrode, S.1, & Aveling, J.B.2. 2013. Southland ewe lamb survival trial 2013: a preliminary trial looking at ewe supplementation prior to lambing.1University of Auckland and 2Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Tauranga, New Zealand
2 Stelwagen, K.1, & Aveling, J.B.2. 2014. Effect of Crystalyx on Lamb Survival in Triplet-Bearing Ewes - A Rosebank Farm Field Study. 1SciLactis Ltd, Hamilton, New Zealand and 2Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Tauranga, New Zealand