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 Lucy, a Goldendoodle who was a boarding guest 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:  5/4/19; Expiration:  5/4/20.
  • Ingredients were pulled from the freezer Sunday prior.
  • Environment: 68 degrees and humidity 25% humidity.
  • Drying time at 165 degrees:  10-hours for the semi-soft and 21.5 hours for the shelf-stable.
  • Transferred to plastic container for overnight storage and packaged 2-days later. 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 April 17, 2019 to The Light of Dog Farm, direct from Farm2Table Meats.
  • Remained in freezers at The Light of Dog Farm until processing into treats.

Beef Liver

  • From Farm2Table Meats as whole cow liver.
  • Meat was originally processed in January-April 2019 time frame by Jensen's Blue Ribbon Processing.
  • Picked up on April 17 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