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Progressive Dairyman Features Recent Article by Crystal Creek® Ventilation Specialist

Crystal Creek® is pleased to announce Jessica Getschel’s most recent calf barn ventilation article published in the Progressive Dairyman Magazine.  Jessica is a livestock nutritionist and ventilation specialist at Crystal Creek® and holds a bachelor of science degree from University Wisconsin Madison in Dairy Science and Microbiology.

Click here to view as a pdf:  Calf-barn-ventilation–Install-new-or-make-improvements_-0519CA_NOAds

Dairy Grazing Conference

Dr. Ryan Leiterman will be speaking at the North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference, Thursday, January 24th and Friday, January 25th in Mt. Hope, Ohio. Dr. Leiterman will be discussing transition cow management techniques on Thursday afternoon and tips for achieving more profitability with your dairy operation on Friday, January 25th.  The conference is organized by the Small Farm Institute and the Conference fee includes Registration, Breaks/Vendor Show, Meals and Networking.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet and learn with industry professionals and fellow grazing advocates.

 

Crystal Creek® Supports Washburn County Fair

Congratulations to 2018 Washburn County Junior Fair

Livestock Show and Sale Participants

Seller, Katie Crosby, with her steer shown with Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek® and Abby Zehm, Fairest of the Fair.

 

Seller, Byron Ripplinger, with his hog shown with Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek® and Abby Zehm, Fairest of the Fair.

 

 

 

Crystal Creek® named “Most Innovative Business of the Year”

Pictured are Dan Leiterman, CEO (3rd from left) and Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services (4th from left).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Creek® was recently recognized as Washburn County’s “Most Innovative Business of the Year” at the 2018 Washburn County Economic Development Corporation’s annual banquet.  The event is held to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of businesses working together in Washburn County.  This year’s banquet was held at The Reel Em Inn, in Sarona, WI.

Click here to view as a pdf:  Washburn County Economic Development Corporation Innovative Business of the Year

Crystal Creek® to host Breakfast & Birds Poultry Seminar

Crystal Creek® is pleased to announce their upcoming Poultry Seminar on Saturday, April 7th, 2018.   Call 1-888-376-6777 to reserve your spot for this special event.  A Continental Breakfast and registration  will occur from 9:00-9:30 a.m.  The seminar will begin at 9:30 with Dr. Ryan Leiterman presenting information on poultry nutrition and sanitation.  A producer led discussion panel will follow where experienced, local poultry raisers will share their knowledge and expertise on poultry production.

 

Click here to view as a pdf:  2018-04-07 Breakfast And Birds POULTRY SEMINAR MEETING FLYER

 

Jessica Getschel, Ventilation Specialist, Contributes to Progressive Dairyman

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

Progressive Dairyman will be featuring three of Jessica Getschel’s articles on calf barn ventilation this year.  Jessica is a livestock nutritionist and ventilation specialist at Crystal Creek® and holds a bachelor of science degree from University Wisconsin Madison in Dairy Science and Microbiology.

ARTICLE #1

Key Design Features To Consider Before Building A New Calf Barn

Click here to view as a pdf:  Key design features to consider before building a new calf barn

By Jessica Getschel, B.S.

Proper barn planning saves time and money. For every decision, it is important to understand its associated ramifications. In calf barns, housing style and pen configuration decisions impact ventilation options, which in turn affects the overall success of the barn. Before building a calf barn, think about the ventilation requirements for every season. Allocate at least 10 percent of the overall building cost for the purchase of a well thought out ventilation system and ask these three questions as you consider your ventilation options:

  • Will the system deliver a consistent source of fresh air into the barn during all seasons?
  • Will the system effectively control the airspeed at calf level?
  • Can the ventilation system rapidly adjust to the changing weather conditions of spring and fall when there are warm days and cool nights?

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Dr. Leiterman featured on Dairy Radio Now with “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 .

 

 

 

 

 

7/3/19: Dairying in Russia

 

 

6/5/19: Observations From Europe

 

5/1/19: German Farming Practices 

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Tune in to Dairy Radio Now

Bill Baker, host of Dairy Radio Now, recently interviewed Dr. Ryan Leiterman during the 2017 World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI.  

Dr. Leiterman shared new concepts in calf barn ventilation focusing on recent design advancements to achieve multi-season ventilation with one duct system.  Crystal Creek® is pleased to announce that Dr. Leiterman will be featured for twelve segments on  Dairy Radio Now the first Wednesday of each month.  Dairy Radio Now is a five minute radio segment broadcasted Monday through Saturday on over 30 radio stations that cover a territory of 15 states and has a growing list of radio affiliates.

Click below to listen to Dr. Leiterman’s interview:

 

Or visit the Dairy Radio Now website for other episodes at:

https://dairyradio.com/category/dr-ryan-leiterman/

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. Ryan Leiterman Contributes to Progressive Dairyman

Crystal Creek® is proud to present Dr. Ryan Leiterman’s recent articles 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.

ARTICLE #1

Crank Up Your Fans To Improve Summer Calf Performance

Click here to view as a pdf:  Crank Up Your Fans To Improve Summer Calf Performance

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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