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Dairy Radio Now: “A Breath of Fresh Air”

Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®, is pleased to now be a regular contributor to the Dairy Radio Now program with host, Bill Baker. Dr. Leiterman will speak on topics relevant to the dairy calf industry in a featured segment called “A Breath of Fresh Air“.

Listen to Dr. Leiterman the first Wednesday of every month on dairyradionow.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/4/19:  Winter Barn Ventilation Tips

 

11/6/19:  Don’t Limit Winter Barn Circulation

 

10/2/19:  ‘Tis The Season to Control Air Flow

 

9/5/19:  Six ‘Spokes’ to Calf Health

 

8/7/19: Beat the Heat with Proper Ventilation

 

7/3/19: Dairying in Russia

 

6/5/19: Observations From Europe

 

5/1/19: German Farming Practices 

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Progressive Dairy Magazine Features “Calves and Bicycle Wheels” by Dr. Leiterman and Lorrie Meister, CVT

Crystal Creek® is proud to announce that Dr. Ryan Leiterman and Lorrie Meister’s recent article “Calves and Bicycle Wheels-A Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting Pre-weaned Calves“, has been published in the Progressive Dairy Magazine  This article discusses the evaluation of overall calf health.  Break one spoke on a wheel, and the whole wheel collapses.  Calves are no different.  Every aspect of calf care must be carefully managed to optimize calf health and growth.  Read more to learn how your calves can benefit from these concepts.

Click here to view as a pdf: Calves and bicycle wheels- A systematic approach to troubleshooting pre-weaned calves

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Dr. Ryan Leiterman holds degrees in both Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine.

By Dr. Ryan Leiterman and Lorrie Meister, CVT

On Oct. 11, 1826, Theodore Jones of London, England, received a patent for what he called “wire wheels.” Jones found if he added wires, or what we now call spokes, to a circular rim, the wheel could bear greater stress while maintaining its round shape. The addition of the spokes helped the rim distribute the stress evenly throughout the wheel.  This strength is dependent on all the spokes working together; if one or more spokes are weak or broken, the
rim may collapse.  In the same way spokes help keep a wheel round, calves have six main “spokes” that help keep them healthy when subject to stress, which are:

1. Colostrum          2.  Calories
3. Bedding            4.  Air Quality
5.  Vaccination      6.  Sanitation

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Thank a Farmer – Where Crystal Creek Cares

 

 

 

 

Lorrie Meister, CVT, Livestock Specialist

December 2019

Crystal Creek® Calf Products and Services

 

 

Ben O’Reilly / O’Reilly Shamrock Farms

November 2019

Crystal Creek® Dairy & Calf Nutrition Products and Services

 

 

 

Kayla Nelson, Livestock Specialist

October 2019

Crystal Creek®  Sheep Mineral, Goat Mineral &

Foundation Grain Mix

 

 

Lauren Prine / Maple Grove Equine

September 2019

Crystal Creek® Equine Products and Services

 

 

 

Lorrie Meister, CVT, Livestock Specialist

August 2019

Crystal Creek® Heat Stress Products and Services

 

 

 

Kris Bauer

July 2019

Crystal Creek® Dairy Nutrition Products and Services

 

Teresa Marker, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

June 2019

Crystal Creek® Dairy Athletes

 

 

 

Dan Leiterman, President and CEO

May 2019

Crystal Creek® Agriculture Producers and Foundation Grain Mix

 

 

 

Lesa Dahlstrom Customer Testimonial

April 2019

Crystal Creek® Family Flock® and Poultry Services

 

 

Alex Austin, B.S., Livestock Nutritionist

March 2019

Crystal Creek® Poultry Products & Services

 

 

 

Ron Poeschel / Poeschel Hidden Valley, LLC

February 2019

Crystal Creek® Dairy Nutrition Products and Services

 

 

 

Teresa Marker, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

January 2019

Crystal Creek® Milk Production & Winter Udder Care

 

 

 

Calf barn ventilation systemsKevin & Nate Roske

November /December 2018

Crystal Creek® Ventilation Products & Services

 

 

 

Diane Hanson / Maple Leaf Acres

October / November 2018

Crystal Creek® Dairy & Calf Products & Services

 

 

 

Erik Brettingen, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

October 2018

Canine Health Forward Nutrition Program

 

 

 

 

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Lynette Butenhoff / Brett Dodge,

Poultry Raisers

September 2018

Crystal Creek® Family Flock® and Poultry Services

 

 

Tim Hanson / Maple Leaf Acres

July/August 2018

Crystal Creek® Dairy & Calf Products & Services

 

 

 

 

Teresa Marker, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

June 2018

Crystal Creek® Dairy Athletes

 

Mike & Lori Boesl / Cabin Hill Dairy

May 2018

Crystal Creek® Dairy & Calf Products and Services

 

 

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Director of Technical Services

April 2018

Crystal Creek® Beef Nutrition Program

 

 

Lynn Kittleson, Poultry Raiser

March 2018

Crystal Creek® Family Flock

 

 

Crystal Creek Warehouse

February 2018

Crystal Creek® Shipping and Customer Service

 

 

Culver Family Farms

January 2018

Crystal Creek® Dairy & Calf Products and Services

 

 

Lorrie Meister, CVT, Livestock Specialist

December 2017

Crystal Creek® Calf Products and Services

 

 

Erik Brettingen, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

November 2017

Canine Health Forward Nutrition Program

 

 

 

Crystal Creek Ventilation Specialist

October 2017

Crystal Creek® Ventilation Services

 

 

 

Erik Brettingen, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

September 2017

Crystal Creek® Poultry Program

 

 

 

 Dan Leiterman, President and CEO

August 2017

Crystal Creek® Inoculant Program

 

 

Teresa Marker, B.S. , Livestock Nutritionist

July 2017

Crystal Creek® Nutrition Program

 

 

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Director of Technical Services

May-June 2017

Crystal Creek® Introduction