Crystalyx Early Discount Rate 2018

The Crystalyx Early Discount Rate offer is back and is effective until November 2nd!

This EDR discount applies to all full pallets delivered direct to farm during the EDR period. 

Give our office a call for more information and prices - 01444 242131

Crystalyx works best when forage availability is good. Crystalyx stimulates the Rumen bugs to work a little harder and more efficiently to allow animals to perform better from a forage based diet.

But how does Crystalyx perform during periods of poor grass availability?
When grass availability is poor, such as the very dry conditions we have currently, the farmer has 2 options available to try to maintain animal performance:

  1. He can feed straw or another conserved forage, as a forage supplement at grass

  2. He can feed a little supplementary concentrate at grass

Currently in the UK  grass availability is poor - and what grass is available is likely to be of low digestibility – offering Crystalyx alongside a supplementary forage or concentrate source will significantly and economically improve animal performance. And feeding Crystalyx will ensure that the rumen bugs are able to improve the digestibility and nutrient release from what little grass is available, so the stock make best possible use of it.
And perhaps equally important, keep growing animals and replacement heifers maintaining their target growth rates to achieve a suitable mating weight by 15 months of age, so they can be served to calve down at 24 month.
Feeding Crystalyx may not solve all the problems associated with poor grass availability – but it does take some licking!

We stock the entire range of Crystalyx at our Sotuhdown Store, this includes - 

  • Sheep Extra High Energy 
  • Sheep & Beef Standard
  • Cattle High Mag
  • Pre-Calver 
  • Optimum
  • Cattle Booster
  • Calflyx Easy Breather
  • Garlyx
  • Organyx Plus
  • Organyx Garlic

Topical Topics


Here are some Topical Topics to help keep you in touch…


Reduce annoying flies around your stock...

Crystalyx GARLYX – Developed for maximising animal performance at grass, and providing all the usual benefits of Crystalyx together with the natural high sulphur compounds present in Garlic that repel biting insects, and reduce seasonal irritation. We will be running offers on the 22.5kg buckets in our Southdown Store.

-Game Cover Seed-
We have a small surplus of game cover maize if anyone is looking for a good deal.

Ask us to quote for the rest of you cover crops & game feeds…..we may just surprise you.

 -Grain Trade-
The long awaited market improvement is happening at last. Please talk to us to consider the merits of selling for harvest & working out the best strategy to fit your business.

The early Nitrogen market drop is just around the corner. We think that this year will be a good time to buy early against a backdrop of bullish oil & grain prices.

EfficiNt28 foliar nitrogen comes into its own this time of year as the topsoil dries up & bagged nitrogen becomes more wasteful. Tank mix with T3 sprays on cereals.

Applications to maize crops in full canopy is way more productive than putting all the nutrition into the seedbed.

-Bale Wrap-
Silage & Haylage making is in full swing. We are stocking our tried & tested 1650m long, 5 layer bale wrap, full cover 3600m netwrap & twines from Hesston to HD.

-Silage Additives-
We firmly believe that Ecosyl & Ecobale offer the most proven mode of action & enhanced animal performance.

-Dennes Wheat Trials Day-

Friday 22nd June, Stelling Minnis, Nr Ashford.

Andrew Bourne gives an extremely informative day, demonstrating the virtues of many varieties, fertiliser regimes & ag chem practices. It’s definitely worth the trip!

-New Website-
We are proud to launch our smart new website. Please let us know what you think of it.

You can also follow us on Twitter @BodleBros 

-And here’s thought-

What is a business? It’s simply an idea that makes someone else’s life better
— Richard Branson

Have you visited our Bucketorium?

If you havnt yet seen the extensive range of brightly coloured buckets and yard equipment we have at our Southdown Store, pop in and have a look!

We have a whole Bucketorium dedicated to tools that will make your yard life easier. We also have smaller sized equipment for children. Remember you can gain points on our loyalty card when you buy from our Southdown Store! 

Visit our social media pages for regular updates on what going on in store. 

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The need for Magnesium


A great article written by Dr Cliff Lister 

Although the annual rate of hypomagnesaemia/staggers/tetany (low blood magnesium) in UK dairy cows is less then 1%, one third of affected cows will die. These clinical cases are the tip of the iceberg; the rest of the group may also be sub-clinically affected. Hypomagnesaemia remains one of the very few veterinary emergencies on farms.

There are no hormonal mechanisms in the body to allow cows to regulate their blood magnesium levels. Maintaining blood magnesium levels is therefore entirely dependent on short term (daily) absorption of magnesium from the diet because the magnesium stored within the body is not readily mobilised by the cow.

Lactating cows (both beef and dairy) are particularly prone to hypomagnesaemia after turnout to spring grass because they have a high requirement for magnesium for milk production. The higher the milk yield, the higher the daily magnesium requirement.

Hypomagnesaemia can occur due to a low magnesium intake (due to low levels in grass, when grass alone is fed) or because the magnesium has a low availability (a poor efficiency of absorption) within the cow.

What affects the level and availability of magnesium in spring grass?

A low soil pH reduces magnesium uptake by the grass

High potassium levels in grass reduces magnesium availability in the rumen

Increased rumen pH after turnout reduces the solubility of magnesium, so less is absorbed by the cow

More rapid passage of food through the rumen reduces the time available for the absorption of magnesium.

There are 3 key criteria for an effective magnesium supplement:

The magnesium level in the formulation

Its palatability and therefore the intake realistically achievable – particularly important when the supplementary magnesium is to be fed free choice

The availability of the magnesium to the cow.

Crystalyx Cattle High-Mag contains 10.5% magnesium and is formulated with dehydrated molasses to ensure palatability even on lush spring grass. Independent research at Glasgow Vet School has confirmed the availability of the magnesium in Crystalyx Cattle High-Mag is superior to any other pure calcined magnesite source evaluated at Glasgow (so the magnesium is more efficiently absorbed by the cow).

And because Crystalyx Cattle High-Mag contains the full range of essential trace elements and vitamins often lacking in grass, the risk of other nutrient deficiencies is also reduced.

Crystalyx Cattle High-Mag is a palatable, cost effective self-help feed lick that can help to maintain normal blood magnesium levels this spring.

Remeber Bodle Bros ltd are the main agent for Crystalyx in Kent Surrey & Sussex, Give us a call today to discuss how we can help!