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Dr. Ryan Leiterman Featured in Progressive Dairyman

Crystal Creek® is proud to present Dr. Ryan Leiterman’s recent article published in the Progressive Dairyman Magazine.  

Progressive Dairyman will be featuring three of Dr. Leiterman’s articles on calf barn ventilation this year.  Dr. Leiterman is the Director of Technical Services at Crystal Creek® and holds degrees in both veterinary medicine and agricultural engineering.

Crank Up Your Fans To Improve Summer Calf Performance

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By Ryan Leiterman, D.V.M

Summer heat can be just as, if not more, stressful for calves than winter.  Keeping them cool and healthy boils down to achieving adequate air exchanges per hour and a 2 to 5 mph breeze. Heat stress is a major concern for calves. Research has proven calves suffer from heat stress in much the same way cows do. A calf ’s temperature threshold can be easily reached during summer months. A daily temperature exceeding 77ºF can prevent calves from dissipating accumulated heat and result in performance declines.

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Crystal Creek Open House May 13th, 2017 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Come and help us celebrate 20 years in business!  Join us Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for food, prizes and tours of the building including our newly expanded warehouse.  Our friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on our products and services.  We look forward to seeing you!


Dr. Leiterman to Present at Indiana Dairy Producer’s Forum


Indiana Dairy Producer’s Dairy Forum

February 1st-2nd, 2017

French Lick Springs Hotel
8670 W. State Road 56
French Lick, IN  47432

The Indiana Dairy Producers Forum will host a number of speakers, including Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek®.  Speakers will present information on various dairy topics ranging from livestock nutrition to robotic milking.

Dr. Leiterman will be facilitating a panel discussion for attendees highlighting producer’s successful first hand experiences with calf care and feeding strategies that have been implemented on their operations.  Dr. Leiterman will help highlight these successful techniques and incorporate additional tips for calf rearing from a veterinarian’s perspective.

The Indiana Dairy Producers mission statement is:  “To promote a profitable, positive, professional image of dairy producers while providing educational opportunities for the interchange of ideas and to speak as a proactive voice for Indiana Dairy Producers”.  They can be found online at:


Teresa Marker Wins Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture Award

Crystal Creek is proud to announce that Teresa Marker has been selected as the 2017 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) Excellence in Agriculture Award recipient.  Teresa has worked as a nutritionist at Crystal Creek since 2008.  She is dedicated to providing quality customer service to her clients and enjoys promoting our agriculture industry while doing so.


Click here to read Amy Manske’s recent post on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s website regarding Teresa’s Award:


Alice In Dairyland Visits Crystal Creek

Crystal Creek was honored with a royal presence on October 25th, 2016, when Wisconsin’s 69th Alice in Dairyland representative, Ann O’Leary, visited for a tour of the company’s recently expanded facility. Ann travels across Wisconsin educating the public about the importance of our diverse agriculture industry.  As an agricultural ambassador, Ann’s duties include television and radio interviews, public speaking engagements with various audiences, article publishing and using a number of different media venues via the internet.

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UW-Extension Agents Tour Crystal Creek®

June 2016

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On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 over 15 University of Wisconsin-Extension Agents visited Crystal Creek®.  Local Washburn County Area Ag Agent, Richard Otto Wiegand and Area Ag Development Agent, Kevin Schoessow helped organize the event which included visits to several other local businesses related to the agriculture industry.


Crystal Creek® is a family owned business located in Spooner, WI that has experienced continual growth since its origin in Prescott, WI in 1998.  The company has expanded 3 times in the last 18 years and currently employs approximately 14 people.

The most recent expansion is a 32,500 square foot warehouse being built this summer to help better serve Crystal Creek’s growing customer base.  Crystal Creek® supplies farmers all over the United States and Canada with livestock mineral and animal health supplements. Crystal Creek warehouse

Crystal Creek® values the service and information UW-Extension Agents supply the agricultural community and appreciate the opportunity to work with others to further the sustainability of producers from all types of operations.




Crystal Creek®: A Family Business With A History Of Growth

From The Washburn County Economic Development Corporation
June 16, 2016 Newsletter

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 In 2014, additional warehouse space was needed to keep pace with company growth and so again more space was rented.  In 2015, Northwest Builders of Rice Lake, WI was chosen to design and build the current 32,500 sq. foot expansion.  Ground was broken at the end of March 2016 with a September 1st anticipated completion date.

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Calves Enjoy Creature Comforts

By Lynn Grooms
AGRI-VIEW  April 7, 2016

Click here to read as a pdf:  Calves Enjoy Creature Comforts


UNION GROVE, Wis.-Fresh air, pasteurized milk and plenty of clean bedding….calves enjoy the creature comforts in a new calf barn at Mighty Grand Dairy LLC, owned by cousins Myron Daniels, Dave Daniels and Gene Weis.

Finished in December 2015, the new calf barn houses three 16-foot x 56-foot pens and a single-duct, positive-pressure ventilation system developed by Dr. Ryan Leiterman, a veterinarian and director of technical services at Crystal Creek Veterinary Service in Spooner, Wisconsin.  The Flip Duct single-duct system for year-round ventilation was introduced to the market this past fall.

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