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Biosecurity in Poultry

As the days become longer and temperatures increase, we can sense that spring is upon us. Spring brings us new opportunities and experiences. Many poultry enthusiasts are starting their own backyard flocks for the first time while others are introducing new birds to an existing flock. With these events, we would like to remind our poultry raisers of the importance of a good biosecurity protocol.

The key to preventing diseases, such as Newcastle disease, and maintaining a healthy flock of your own starts with good biosecurity practices.  Contact Crystal Creek® today to learn more about how you can protect your birds from common pathogens and health risks.

 

 

 

Visit Crystal Creek at World Dairy Expo 2019

 

 

Visit Crystal Creek® at World Dairy Expo in Trade Center Booth # 893.  October 1st through October 5th, 2019.  Check here for a daily schedule of events:  https://worlddairyexpo.com/pages/Daily-Schedule.php or stop by our office headquarters in Spooner, WI where you can pick up a brochure containing the daily schedule before the show.  Expo provides an excellent opportunity to learn about new products, exciting developments in innovation, and network with existing and new industry professionals.  Crystal Creek® will have nutrition and calf barn ventilation specialists on hand at their booth daily to answer your questions.  We look forward to seeing you at World Dairy Expo 2019!

 

Dr. Ryan Leiterman Contributes to Progressive Dairy Magazine

Dr. Ryan Leiterman’s recent article “Drafts:  A Calf’s Best Friend or Greatest Foe”   has been published in the Progressive Dairy MagazineThis article addresses why drafts are traditionally thought of as a negative experience for calves and how they can be used to one’s advantage in certain situations.  Read more here to learn what the pros and cons of drafts can be in calf barn ventilation.

Click here to view as a pdf:  A calf’s best friend or greatest foe

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

By Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Drafts and pre-weaned calves – rarely is a topic so misunderstood. Many calf raisers are uncomfortable with the topic of drafts on calves, regardless of the outside temperature. Most people believe drafts are to be avoided at all costs.  I once heard of a veterinarian who would spark a lighter in a calf pen and if the flame flickered, even the slightest bit, would declare the presence of a dangerous draft.  Contrary to popular belief, however, drafts on pre-weaned calves are not always a bad thing. In fact, in certain situations, they can even be beneficial.

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Dairy Radio Now: “ASK THE VET”

Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®, is pleased to 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 “Ask the Vet“.

This segment is heard on Dairy Radio Now the first Wednesday of every month.

EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO askthevet@crystalcreeknatural.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/06/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Tips for Feeding Calves

 

 

04/01/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Biofilms in Agriculture

 

03/04/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Spring Cleaning with Results

 

02/05/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Feeding Young Calves

 

01/02/2020:  Heat and Winter Barn Ventilation 

 

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 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

North Central Ohio 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.