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Winter Shipping Guidelines

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith winter no doubt closing in on the Midwest, we need to keep in mind that at times when temperatures are too low Nelson-Jameson will not be able to ship items that cannot be allowed to freeze, which could compromise the integrity/performance of the product.The guidelines that will be followed are:


When the daytime high is less than 15°F  OR the nighttime low is less than 0°F, freezable items will not be shipped.

A. Do not allow to freeze – will not reconstitute and/or will be adversely affected:

Acetic Acid
All .1N Solutions
Cheese & Butter Color
Chemland Statibac/Asid-O-San
Chloride Standard
Coagulase Plasma
Cryoscope Standards
Delvotest P/SP Kits
EY Tellurite
Food Grade Defoamers
Gram Stains
Methylene Blue Stains
Pasteurization Standards
Penzyme Kits
pH Buffers
pH Electrodes
Prepared Media: Contact Plates, Air Sampler Strips
Raven Biological Indicators
Rutgers Test Kits
Silver Nitrates
Sodium Hypochlorite Sanitizers
SystemSure Swabs
Thermospore Suspensions
Udy Dye Solutions
Water Canisters

B. Can be reconstituted by throughly mixing:

Acid Cleaners – will freeze at relatively cool temperatures
Alkali Cleaners – will freeze at relatively cool temperatures. May need agitation to reconstitute.
Teat Dips & Udderwashes

C. Can be shipped without any adverse affect:

To protect product integrity, we take measures not to ship during times when temperatures drop below 15ºF. This ensures your shipment is not left in an unheated truck or building overnight. We will try to ship early in the week, and suggest other shipping options to get you what you need, when you need it.
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No “Off Season” for Farmers

Source: Morning Ag Clips

Source: Morning Ag Clips

Here in Wisconsin it is easy to drive through the countryside during the winter and not think too much about the busy days that are whirling by on the many farms dotting the landscape. Perhaps because everything is covered in a seemingly peaceful, uniform blanket of white, or maybe because you’re simply too busy praying to make it through another white-knuckled ride across slippery roads and highways, one can tend to be focused on other things.

The fact of the matter though, is that underneath the peaceful veil of winter lives a flurry (pun completely intended) of activity on the farm, ensuring that there is always food waiting at our next stop on our journey, or waiting for us when we get back home. Though crops may not be in the ground or herds out in the fields munching on fresh grass, farming is an all-seasons activity.

With this in mind, Nelson-Jameson will be putting a few miles on the roads this winter, getting to a variety of farm-related shows, meetings, and conferences in the coming months. If we are in your neck of the woods, please be sure to stop by and see us to discuss your farm-related needs…for all seasons! Or be in touch and let us know what we can do for you!

February 13 & 14     FarmFirst Annual Meeting – Appleton, WI
February 18 & 19     Central Wisconsin Farm Show – Marshfield, WI
March 16 – 18     DFA Annual Meeting – Kansas City, MO (DSM booth)
March 18 & 19     Professional Dairy Producers of WI (PDPW) – Madison, WI
March 25 & 26     Central Plains Dairy Expo – Sioux Falls, SD

For more information all events, see our Events page.

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Tech Tip: Ice Melt Application Tips


Icy sidewalks and driveways will be here soon. Here are some helpful tips to remember when using ice melt this winter.

Use it!
Whether it is in an effort to save money or time, skipping ice melt means that you are setting yourself up for  slippery sidewalks, entryways and parking lots. This could be an expensive mistake for your company.

Don’t use too much
Evenly spread application is essential for optimal melt. Applying ice melt using a spreader ensures even application, while scoops and shovels are most common, they can cause overuse or piling in areas.

Know when to apply
Todd Spencer, former National Sales Manager for North American Salt, is quoted saying “pre-application is ideal as an initial deterrent before the snow falls, though it is often difficult to predict necessity.” Ice melt must be applied on the ground/ice for it to be effective, not on a pile of snow.

For more information on ice melt products available at Nelson-Jameson call 800-826-8302 or visit our website.

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