November 2018



    Lest we Forget

Never forget those that protect our Freedom

Then, Now and Always .







CSA Work Shoes

Royer (CSA with Kevlar - no metal in the following:

            Style #3320, Style #8420 and Style #8620

We have been told by our supplier the following styles of shoes have been discontinued:

                Battleboot 6854

Also, the Terra Bumper Toe Style 9969IB

                Non Bumper toe - 6969IB

                Wildsider 18935

We still have a few sizes in the styles listed but we will hopefully find an equivalent replacement.





It's that time of year when you should be thinking about your Winter clothing to protect yourself from "Old Man Winter's" idea of cold temperatures and winds.

In stock we have:

  • Navy, Insulated Coveralls in Sizes Short, Regular and Tall.
  • Long-sleeved unlined, poly-cotton coveralls in Tan or Navy in Regular or Tall sizing.
  • Tan unlined coveralls are not available in Short.




Carl's Corner

Vomitoxin is the hot button topic on the minds of many livestock producers and cash crop farmers this harvest season.  Reports of loads being heavily discounted or totally rejected are naturally causing alarm.  Single stomach animals are most severely impacted but there can be negative effects on Ruminant animals as well.  Although 16 truckloads have been rejected at our mill in St. Marys for levels in excess of 4.2 ppm, the average of all 159 loads received in October has only been 1.57 ppm.  Zenith C is the binding agent we promote.  It not only binds the mycotoxins but boosts the animal's immune system to counteract the negative impact of their toxin load.  If possible you should reduce the level of distillers grain being fed and try to dilute your ration with cleaner ingredients as best you can.  Producers are wise to submit samples for testing before filling your bins to

determine which of your fields will make the best feed based on those results.  The turn-around time is 3 - 4 days.

     The price of soyameal continues to fluctuate, often daily.  Again last month there was a $30/tonne spread from high to low, although at this time the price seems to have settled down.  The 5 month spread has seen a $37/tonne difference.  Presently we are $23 less than the June price of meal.

     As the weather forecast continues to be less than favourable and most of the corn still in the fields, exercise caution as you continue your field work.  Lives matter more than your harvest completion date.     




Ontario Sheep Farmers

For those that may be interested in raising lambs/Sheep, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are offering an Introduction to Small Ruminant Production Course.  This course covers both sheep (meat, fibre and dairy) and goat (meat, fibre and dairy) species, providing an overview of each of the sectors and introductory concepts.   This course is designed for individuals who are thinking about starting a sheep and/or goat farm.

It's a full day workshop and the registration fee includes a light lunch, all course materials and farm tour(s).  The location of the course is dependent upon where interested individuals are located.

If interested, please complete the inquiry form available on the website, at and return to OSF -  Ontario Sheep Farmers

                                   130 Malcolm Road

                                    Guelph, On  N1K 1B1 

          Telephone: 519-836-0043  Fax: 519-836.2531.

Once there is enough interest, a course date and location will be finalized and circulated.

Available in the store is "The Messenger" printed by the Ontario Sheep Farmers. If you don't want to use the internet to find the form, there is a registration form for the above course plus other interesting information in the Messenger.  Free for the taking.






Rich's Remarks


Ontario Pork’s report on October 26, 2018 states that the 100% formula price was $ 153.16 cwt.  This is down $2.31 since last month’s newsletter.  The CME price was $64.86, which is down $1.13 from last month’s newsletter. 


For pigs placed in October, OMAFRA’s Ontario Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for October 25, 2018 is predicting a 100-index price of $162.31/cwt for when they go to market.  This is up $9.59/cwt from the number I showed in last month’s newsletter. The September 28th report also shows next June to August’s CME price is ranging from $81.25 - $82.80.  This will work out to $191.43 to $195.11 for the 100% formula price with the project Canadian dollar for June.


The 2018 corn harvest has begun and looks like we are going to have another year of toxins in corn.  So far, I have been seeing and hearing results from 1.4 to 14 ppm.  Early results are showing that earlier planting corn is worse than later and that fungicides are not giving 100% control.  Screening the corn is reducing the levels of toxins.  The few producers that I have talked to and seen doing this have been able to reduce their Vomitoxin levels from 4.24 to 1.4, 4 to 2. 4 to 1 and 12 to 8 ppm.  Just a reminder that for pigs, Vomitoxin levels greater than 2 ppm will reduce feed intakes which will inhibit growth and feed conversion.  I have seen Zearalenone levels from nil to over 500 ppb. (parts per billion)  Zearalenone levels greater than 300 ppb will effect reproductive performance in sows, gilts and boars . 


So what can I do….  Toxin binders do not provide consistent results for tying up Vomixtoxins.  Toxin binders work very well at tying up Zearalenone.  The best solution is to dilute the corn with other products.  If you are not able to source clean corn or wheat, we can provide you with a commodity blend or supplement based on your corn results to lower the levels in your finished feeds.  There is solutions, please give Carl or myself a call to discuss how we can help you.




           $2.00 off per Bag

  • Optivia Plus Dairy Heifer Premix

            Medicated  or  Non Medicated

  • Optivia Dairy Heifer Vitamin/Mineral Premix

                  Medicated or Non-Medicated

  • Shur Step Heifer Premix


  • Equiline Mature Horse Ration
  • Equiline Senior Care Ration




Upcoming Events

·         Group Sow Housing & Management Seminar – Dec 4, 2018 (Best Western Arden Park – Stratford)

·         The Royal Winter Fair – November 2 to 11, 2018

·         The Porc Show – Dec 11 and 12, 2018 (Quebec City)

·         Banff Pork Seminar – January 8 – 10, 2019

·         Kent County Annual Meeting – January 22, 218 (Wilson Hall @RCAT)

·         Southwest Ontario Pork Conference – February 20, 2019



  Poultry Feed

As a reminder, we will not have Grower Finisher MASH now until next Spring.  We continue to stock:

  • Grower Finisher Crumb
  • Layer Mash
  • Layer Crumb



Christmas Idea

For the families ordering birds during Chick Days, why not surprise them at Christmas with a chicken crate that is used but still in reasonable shape to transport birds either from McBraynes with RTL birds or as meat birds when you take them to the abbatoir.  Check with Bill, Jean or Will for the price.




On the Lighter Side                

    Here’s your (educational) story for the day . . . .
         Two great white sharks swimming in the ocean spied survivors of a sunken ship.
        "Follow me son" the father shark said to the son shark and they swam towards the mass of people. "First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing." And they did.
    "Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing." And they did.
    "Now we eat everybody."
         And they did, and when they were both gorged, the son asked, "Dad, why didn’t we just eat them all at first ? Why did we swim around and around them ?"
         His wise father replied, "because they taste better if you scare the shit out of them first!"





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15 Watt LED Worklight W/Stand

Shatter resistant polycarbonate lens.  Safe and cool to the touch  1,000 lumens

On Sale for $20.99        Regular Price $24.99


2-Outlet Photocell Outdoor Timer

Photocell activated.  Easy turn dial. Count down timing starts at dusk for the time duration selected.

On Sale for $10.99         Regular Price 17.99


2-Outlet HD 24 Hour Outdoor Timer

24 hour repeating cycle.  Programs in c0 min. intervals.  Easy to operate push-down pins.  On/off override switch.  Clear weather guard cover.

On Sale for $22.99         Regular Price $17.99


350 gram Rust Check Coat & Protect

Heavy-duty lubricant protects new and old metals.  Offers wear resistance and corrosion protection.

On Sale for $9.99           Regular Price $11.99


Thermostatically Controlled Outlet

Use for Diesel Automotive applications including Engine and Battery Heaters.  Automatically turns power on and off according to Outside temperature.  On at 20 degrees F and

Off at 30 degrees F.

On Sale $11.75            Regular Price  $23.47


(While Quantities last)




Community Living Lottery

Don't forget that McBrayne Feed is presently selling tickets at our office for Community Living' 2019 Travel Club Lottery ($50.00 per ticket).  A chance for you to Win the prize shown below:

December 31, 2018 - Faro, Portugal Package

Flights from Toronto, 7 nights accommodation, transfer from airport, 4 Star Hotel with Breakfast OR $2000 cash prize.

January 2019 :  Two draws, $50.00 each

February : Prince Edward County Stay & Wine Tour.  Two nights stay with breakfast and Winery Tour & Tasting OR $500 cash prize.

March :  two draws $50.00 each

April :  Collingwood/Georgian Bay . Two nights stay with breakfast and 2 hour Sunset Cruise OR $500 cash prize.

May : two draws $50.00 each

June : DIY Summer Extravaganza - build your own trip with Karyon Travel OR receive a voucher of $500.00 at, $300 in meal vouchers, $200 in gas cards and $200 Visa Gift Car OR $1000 cash prize

July :  two draw $50.00 each

August :  Toronto Getaway.  two nights stay, Kensington Market, Graffiti Alley and Queen Street West walking tour with $100 gas car OR $1,000 cash prize.

September : two draws $50.00 each

October : Quebec City.  Motorcoach transportation, 3 nights stay and a guided tour of the city OR $500 cash prize.

November 2019 : Two draws $50.00 each



























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