Monday, February 16, 2015

Getting Equipment Clean Under Cold Conditions 

The February issue of Calving Ease newsletter for calf care persons is now online. Click HERE to access the newsletter.

Key points are:

  • Maintaining wash solution temperature of 120° (49°C) is essential. 
  • Preheat wash sinks before filling with wash water. 
  • Pre-wash rinsing with lukewarm water helps prevent wash water chilling. 
  • Use a floating rapid-read thermometer to check wash water temperature. 
  • Protect your hands with quality rubber gloves and clothes with a wash apron. 
  • Dump and refill rather than trying to “warm up” soiled wash water. 

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