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Calf Shield®- Organic

A source of direct-fed microorganisms for pre-weaned beef and dairy calves

Formulated to meet USDA National Organic Program Standards

Calf Shield® is a powder designed to be fed daily and is formulated with probiotics, pH acidifiers and botanical astringents. Calf Shield® has been used by calf raisers across the United States for over 20 years and continues to be one of our most popular calf rearing products.

Good For Use“Consider For Use” On Organic Farms*
*Verify product compliance with your organic certification agency before using any Crystal Creek® product.

Calf Shield® -Original

A source of direct-fed microorganisms for pre-weaned beef and dairy calves

For use in conventional agriculture

Calf Shield® is a powder designed to be fed daily and is formulated with probiotics, pH acidifiers and botanical astringents. Calf Shield® has provided effective performance in the face of challenging, everyday on-farm situations for over 20 years and continues to deliver results.

Not For Use On Organic Farms

Swift Start® Calf Feeding Challenge

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By Teresa Marker, B.S.

The ultimate goal for calf raisers is to raise a healthy, profitable replacement for their herd. Crystal Creek’s Swift Start® Calf & Heifer Program consistently provides the jump start calves need to become a productive part of the herd. The Swift Start® program consists of a line of milk replacers, texturized calf feeds, calf pellets and calf and heifer minerals that are formulated with industry leading technology and manufactured with the highest quality ingredients available. Calf raisers on Crystal Creek’s Swift Start® Calf & Heifer Program see less scours, better average daily gains and smooth transitions after weaning.

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Creating Consistency in Mixing and Feeding Milk Replacer

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By Ryan Leiterman, D.V.M.

Director of Technical Services

Mixing milk replacer to feed pre-weaned calves is a daily task on many farms. And it’s a simple task, right? All it takes is adding the correct amount of powdered milk replacer to the correct amount of water, how hard can that be? While mixing milk replacer may seem easy, mixing milk replacer correctly and consistently for every single feeding is a much more difficult task.

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The Case Of The Costly Calves

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By Julie Wadzinski, B.S.

Production agriculture can be a costly venture, but there are methods and strategies that can be implemented to help assure profitability. For the dairy farmer, having a barn full of healthy and efficient cows is one of the best assurances for a positive economic outcome. The making of those profitable and healthy cows starts with 1) good colostrum management and 2) using a cost effective feeding strategy that will promote rumen development and proper frame growth.

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