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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“.  Visit Dairy Radio Now at  https://dairyradio.com/ 

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

EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO askthevet@crystalcreeknatural.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/06/2021:  ASK THE VET:  Understanding Winter Ventilation

 

 

12/03/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Minimizing the Risk of Ketosis

 

 

 

11/04/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Ketosis Testing & Treatment Options

 

 

10/07/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Testing for Ketosis

 

 

09/02/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Calf Diarrhea is Cause for Concern

 

 

08/04/2020:  ASK THE VET:  The Heat Is On

 

 

07/01/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Why Vaccines Fail-Part 2

 

 

06/03/2020:  ASK THE VET:  Knowing Your Calf Vaccines-Part 1

 

 

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.

 

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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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!