CalfStart is committed to the ongoing monitoring of pasteurization systems. The intent is to provide real-time system analysis to ensure optimal performance of your pasteurization equipment, process and protocols to deliver the highest quality colostrum or milk to calves.
The company was started by Robert J. Schell, DVM. Dr. Schell is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, he has been a private dairy practitioner, actively working with producers to maximize overall herd health and improve herd profitability. As a partner in a century-old, family dairy farm, he brings first-hand insight and solutions to his clients. Dr. Schell incorporated a DairyTech batch pasteurizer on his dairy in 2003 for routine feeding of discard milk. Since then, he has been an avid supporter of the health benefits for calves, as well as the positive economic impact for dairy producers seen from pasteurization systems.