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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.


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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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:

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.


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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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: