We make available to the public the supply chain, inventory and production details about our products. This post contains information from a specific product production run.  More information about our product production logs is here.

Inventory and Production Notes

This is the production log for Peak Power Dog Beef Treats produced on this date.  Notes are as follows:

  • Lot code:  4/22/18; Expiration:  3/19/19
  • Muscle meat was the round cut, not the whole beef, as we are out of whole beef and purchased round cut for this production run
  • Defrosted 1-days before; vegetable and fruits purchased 2-days before.
  • Left meat out for the day to hasten defrosting to be able to produce the next day.
  • Environment: 66 degrees and humidity 24%; ended at 70 degrees and humidity 24%.
  • Drying time at 165 degrees was 21.5 hours for all trays.
  • Let cool on trays for 2.5 hours before transferring to plastic storage container.
  • Product is packaged into finished jars and packs at later date as sales come in.

Ingredient Inputs

Beef Muscle Meat

  • Round cut, from Farm2Table Meats purchased in a 120 pound lot.
  • Meat was originally processed on December 5 2018 by Jensen's Blue Ribbon Processing.
  • Picked up on February 14 2018 from Farm2Table in Sedalia, which came direct from the processor.
  • Transported to and remained in freezers at The Light of Dog Farm.

Beef Liver

  • From Farm2Table Meats as whole cow liver.
  • Meat was originally processed in December 2017/January 2018 time frame by Jensen's Blue Ribbon Processing.
  • Picked up on February 14 2018 from Farm2Table in Sedalia, which came direct from the processor.
  • Transported to and remained in freezers at The Light of Dog Farm.

Vegetables and Fruits

  • Purchased April 20 2018 from Natural Grocers in Castle Rock.
  • Transported to and remained in refrigerator at The Light of Dog Farm.
  • Apple is the gala cultivar.

Beef Tallow

  • Purchased August 17, 2015 from U.S. Wellness Meats in 5-lb package and shipped FedEx.
  • Store predominantly in The Light of Dog Freezers (sometimes stored on shelf when freezer space was needed).

Packaging Inputs

  • 32-ounce glass jars from Fillmore Container purchased January 24 2018.
  • 3.5 ounce biodegradeable packs from Tekpak Solutions purchased February 13 2015.
  • 32-ounce jar labels from Buckley Graphics purchased March 27, 2017.
  • 3.5 ounce pack labels from Buckley Graphics purchased March 27, 2017.
  • Additional labels in various sizes: .5 x 1.75 – Avery brand from Amazon; 2×2 – Avery brand from Amazon; 1-inch round from Buckley Graphics purchased March 27 2017.
  • Labels are not biodegradeable and ink is not plant-based; we hope to move to biodegradeable labels in 2018.

Equipment Inputs

  • Logistics:  we use gas-powered vehicles for pick up of ingredients.
  • The Light of Dog Kitchen, freezers, refrigerators, mixing and holding containers, grinder, utensils, dehydrator, weight scale:  please see this post on Dog Food Production and Processing Equipment at The Light of Dog Farm.

Resource Inputs/Outputs

  • Water: no additional water is added to the product; we are on well-water and are chlorine and fluoride free.  Click here for most recent well water test.
  • Electricity: supplied by IREA.  We are not yet on solar/wind.
  • Recycling: we separate trash items for recycling.
  • Ingredient waste:  we feed any ingredient waste or excess to our chickens or it gets composted and used in our farming.

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Winnie, a Goldendoodle, is showing off her skills in dog parkour class by sitting on this log.

We used this pic as the feature pic for a post and video titled "Does your puppy know “Sit”? Are you sure? (Hint: it’s about the context!)"

We think of Sit as a pretty easy cue to teach our dogs. For some dogs, it might even be the only thing they learn.

But here's something to think about. . . What is your expectation for Sit?

Most people stop at the first step, which usually is: sit for a brief second directly in front of me when I have a treat in my hand.

But have you thought about where you go from there?

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Winnie, a Goldendoodle, is showing off her skills in dog parkour class by sitting on this log. 

We used this pic as the feature pic for a post and video titled Does your puppy know “Sit”? Are you sure? (Hint: it’s about the context!) 

We think of Sit as a pretty easy cue to teach our dogs. For some dogs, it might even be the only thing they learn. 

But heres something to think about. . . What is your expectation for Sit? 

Most people stop at the first step, which usually is: sit for a brief second directly in front of me when I have a treat in my hand. 

But have you thought about where you go from there? 

https://thelightofdog.com/does-your-puppy-know-sit-are-you-sure-hint-its-about-the-context/
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