Cleaning calf equipment and housing in the cold weather is never a fun task. Speed up that process and improve sanitation by adding DK-ll to your protocol. Take a 5 step process down to two simple steps.
Cold weather cleaning is a challenge in itself. It’s one thing to talk yourself into using water in freezing temperatures, but it’s another thing to do any proper cleaning and sanitation.
Many detergents and sanitizers need a minimum degree of water to properly activate and do their job. Some of them are even as high as 130*F. On top of that, then also need to be held at the temperature for 10+ minutes to be fully effective. That’s pretty hard (if not impossible) to do when it’s 0*F outside and you need to clean huts, pails, or other feeding equipment.
While many bugs and pathogens have a hard time surviving the cooler temperatures, there are still plenty of warm, moist environments for them to hide out in. One of them being milk buckets where warm, nutrient rich milk gets poured into multiple times a day.
Here is our cold weather cleaning solution, warm water and DK-ll. With DK-ll there is no minimum temperature requirement for activation. So you can warm water rinse your milk pails, and follow up with a spray down of DK-ll to keep them clean and ready for the next feeding. This will help minimize build up on the side of the pails and discourage bacterial growth.
Another way you can used DK-ll in a cold weather application is by using it as a final rinse on your huts and other housing equipment. It will quickly clean up an pesky bacteria left over after pressure washing or scrubbing, leaving your calf housing ready to go for the next group of babies to move in.
If you’re looking for a more effective way to clean in the cold winter temperatures, consider adding DK-ll to your cleaning protocol.