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.

The feature image is Kila, Rocket and Coda, an Australian Shepherd, a mix and Flat Coated Retriever, respectively, who were boarding guests with us at the time.

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:  4/13/19; Expiration:  4/13/20.
  • Ingredients were pulled from the freezer Thursday prior.
  • Environment: 70 degrees and humidity 25% humidity.
  • Drying time at 165 degrees:  10-hours for the semi-soft and 21 hours for the shelf-stable.
  • Transferred to plastic container for overnight storage and packaged the following day. The shelf-stable is maintained in plastic container storage and assembled into final packaging as sales come in for the product.  It is stored in a refrigerator, even though it is a shelf-stable product.

Ingredient Inputs

Beef Muscle Meat

  • Ground beef from Farm2Table Meats processed July 18, 2018 by Jensen's Blue Ribbon Processing.
  • Delivered January 30, 2019 to The Light of Dog Farm, direct from Farm2Table Meats.
  • Remained in freezers at The Light of Dog Farm until processing into treats.
  • Additional meat was purchased from Natural Grocers in Castle Rock, CO, which was from the Lasater and Organic Prairie brands

Beef Liver

  • From Farm2Table Meats as whole cow liver.
  • Meat was originally processed in December-January 2018/2019 time frame by Jensen's Blue Ribbon Processing.
  • Picked up on January 30 2019 from Farm2Table in Castle Rock, CO. which came direct from the processor.
  • Transported to and remained in freezers at The Light of Dog Farm.

Vegetables and Fruits

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.
  • 3.5 ounce biodegradeable packs from Tekpak Solutions purchased February 13 2015.
  • 32-ounce jar labels are biodegradeable.
  • 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.
  • Unless specified above, labels are not biodegradeable and ink is not plant-based.

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.

Media For This Production Run