WeatherAll protection added to cattle blocks

Published on: Feb 14, 2014

Ridley Block Operations, a division of Ridley Inc. and makers of CRYSTALYX Brand Supplements, recently introduced WeatherAll Protection to the BioBarrel, a patented, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, single trip container containing CRYSTALYX Brand Supplements.

The BioBarrel is made from a proprietary blend of ground cereal straw and wood fiber, coated with a soy flour solution that is pressed and molded. It is made of 100% renewable materials. Ridley Block Operations said there are no chemicals or adhesives used to make the container, and it is designed to degrade as livestock consume the CRYSTALYX low-moisture block.

Now, with the addition of WeatherAll Protection, the BioBarrel offers added weatherability in extended wet conditions.

WeatherAll is a protective coating applied to the BioBarrel as a final step in the manufacturing process. It is composed of a patent-pending process that helps protect and slow down BioBarrel degradation when encountering wet conditions, the announcement said. The protective coating also helps reduce the attraction that some cattle have to the BioBarrel container once it is softened under extreme wet conditions, thus reducing the incidence of cattle consuming the container faster than the CRYSTALYX product.