With everyone busy in the
fields or possibly still fixing equipment from last Fall, the atmosphere is a
frenzy whatever the reason when the month of May arrives and the weather
co-operates for planting.
If it Ever Quits Raining Long Enough
Dutch Sets are available.
Spanish Onions are sold out
Check out the Sweet Corn Seed in 245 gram quantities for the larger gardens
Yellow Beans in 245 gram
Green Beans in 245 gram
Peas in 245 gram
As a reminder again, do not forget, we have the seed display
for early picking of garden and flower seeds too.
Fertilizer in stock
(Slow release Urea)
They claim 6-24-24 is a good choice for Spring fertilizer by
having high Phosphorus and Potash since it is good to feed the roots rather
than using too high of Nitrogen to make the roots work harder to grow and green
up the blade of grass quickly.
result, the roots when they work too hard, become soft which is what grubs like
According to a lawn and garden nursery they said:
causes growth upwards
grows the roots sideways
give strength for the roots to grow downwards.
Alfalfa #1 5kg
Alfalfa 70/Timothy 30 Coated 25
Timothy Common #1 5
kg or 25 kg
Double Cut Red Clover 5
kg or 25 kg
White Clover 5 kg or 25 kg
Permanent Pasture Mix 8
kg or 25 kg
Horse Pasture Mix 8
kg or 25 kg
Sheep & Goat Pasture Mix 25
If you have other mixtures you would
prefer for planting, please contact us and we can arrange to have it
delivered. During the Spring, Speare
Seeds is in the area about every 1.5 to 2 weeks depending on the demand.
Want to Buy
- One Male Goat (Neubian Breed) the age of 6
months to 1 year old. Contact John -
to Help Maintain Health
16% Just Kidding (Dry Dairy Goat Ration Pellet
20% Kid Goat Starter Ration (0% ECP) Pellet
17% Goat Developer
15% Billy Goat Gro-Finisher Ration Pellet
Dairy Goat Mineral
16% Lamb Starter Ration with Bovatec .66% ECP
16% Lamb Starter Ration (No Bovatec)
35% Sheep Supplement (200) (3.3% ECP)
Premium Sheep Mineral
Other Helpful Products
Syringes and needles
Tasvax 8 , E-Sel
Colostrum, Milk Replacer for kids and/or lambs
Bottles and nipples, Feeding
All Flex tags (not the government
Castrator Rings and/or
Goat feeding trough
If you are in
need of the Government Sheep tags, contact: Ontario Sheep Farmers
130 Malcolm Road, Guelph
Ontario N1K 1B1
Ontario Pork’s report on April 29, 2019
states that the 100% formula price was $203.88 ckg DW. This is up $33.03 since last month’s
newsletter. This is up $78 in two
months. The CME price was $83.72 which
is up $13.24 from last month’s newsletter.
For pigs placed in October, OMAFRA’s
Ontario Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for April 29, 2019 is predicting a
100-index price of $231.61/cwt for when they go to market. This is up $2.30/cwt from the number I showed
in last month’s newsletter.
Hopefully by the time you are reading this
Mother Nature has cheered up and has given us some better weather. With warmer weather on the way and planting
about to begin, don’t forget to check you 2nd and 3rd
stage fans that have not run for a few months.
For those of you with weighted air inlets, don’t forget to unscrew the
ones you have screwed shut. For those of
you with actuators, make sure the arms are moving freely and don’t forget to
For those of you feeding medicated feeds,
we are getting close to the 6 month renewal of most of the scripts. If you would like to make changes, please get
a hold of your vet, Carl or myself so we can get these done for you without any
Pork Expo – Des Moines
Research Day – May 9, 2019
Pork Congress – Stratford – June 20 and
County Pork Producer’s Golf Tournament – Country View – August 7, 2019
Time to Celebrate!
Feed and Supply Ltd
its 65th year.
Gordon McBrayne initially
worked in Wallaceburg at St. Clair Grain for 4 years. In 1948 he moved to the Dresden branch on Water Street. He stayed with Dresden's St Clair Grain another 4 years
chopping and running the sheller for corn which was the same jobs he did at
Wallaceburg for .30 cents/hour.
Dresden Farmers Club known also as the Dresden Co-operative advertised for a
Manager's position and Gord got the job.
planning, Gord had another plan. He eventually purchased the Dresden Farmers
Club and started to be build a Mill in the Spring of 1954. Business started for
McBrayne Feed in the Fall.
continues to see the Mill in its 65th year but unfortunately his wife, Elma,
passed away January 2019.
- more information and excitement to follow)
In late April the Dairy Farmers of Ontario
released a 60- second clip promoting the industry shot at the dairy farm of
Kevin and Melissa Forbes and children near Sarnia.
It is an excellent depiction of the pride which they have in their
family and farm which so many of you can personally relate to. This is the message which society needs to be
made aware of now more than ever, with so many people being several generations
removed from the family farm even in rural communities.
I highly recommend that you go to the
Dairy Farmers of Ontario website and click onto "Dairy Done Right" to
view their story. Pass it on to your
friends and family to generate even more awareness among the general public of
the good news stories that are quietly happening on our farms every day as our
farmers strive to feed an increasingly naive public who do not realize where
their food comes from.
On the mycotoxin front these are the vomotixin
levels we have seen from the 600 truckloads of corn and 200 loads of distillers
which have been received in St. Marys at our mill since last Fall. Although 46% of the corn has tested greater
than 2.6 ppm the average unloaded is only 2.54 ppm. On the other hand, the average distillers
level is almost 5 times that of the corn: 12.2 ppm from 5 different
sources. For that reason, we have had to
reduce inclusions of this popular ingredient in many of our feed products once
we became aware of the disproportionately high toxin load in the 2018
Distillers prices have remained strong in
spite of the toxin levels because of high demand overseas.
The price of soymeal has remained flat
this past month although daily fluctuations driven by speculation impacts the
price to an extent.
Shur Gain Specials
Save $2.00 per Bag
Shur Step Heifer
Broodmare & Yearling
20% Kid Goat
Starter Ration Plain or VPM
17 Kid Goat
Developer Ration Pellet
16% Lamb Starter
Ration Pellet Medicated or Non-Medicated.
Spring is upon us at last. Inevitably because of the increased busyness
associated with the planting season, injuries are more common. Be careful to think and work safely to avoid
the risk of getting hurt. It takes less
time to avoid an injury than to recover from one. Have a safe productive month as you complete
Booster for Chicks
Last year, we had
available a Poly Tonine Booster for chicks that contained vitamins,
electrolytes and a bit of antibiotic (Penicillan and Streptomycin).
1, 2018 we are now unable like other
Farm Businesses to sell over the counter any antibiotics You can now only purchase antibiotics by
way of a Vet and Vet Script.
We do have
Poly-tonine complex with vitamins and electrolytes that you dissolve in the
drinking water but there is no antibiotic in it.
As a Reminder for Chick Days:
Delivery of Birds is May 21, 2019
Future orders can be made
May 6 June 11
May 27 July 2
July 2 August 6
August 6 September 10
Order by: May 21 Delivery: July 2
August 1 September 10
McBrayne Feed will be closed Monday, May 20th for
Victoria Day weekend.
(Fireworks available for Retail
May 10, 2019)
BLOCK BUSTER SPECIALS
Back Pack Sprayer
(4-Gallon Pro Series)
32 oz Awesome Window Cleaner $1.99
12 Ft Galvanized Tubular Gate $149.99
2-Gallon Sure-Spray Select Sprayer $29.99
Bloopers in Church Bulletins
Comical as it may seem when you read through the
lines, we are sure the author meant differently.
The Fasting & Prayer
Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning:
Jesus Walks on the Water. The
sermon tonight: Searching for
Ladies, don't forget the
rummage sale. It's a chance to get
rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Don't let worry kill you
off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang
"I will not pass this way again," giving obvious pleasure to the
For those of you who have
children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will
be tryouts for the choir. They need
all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie
Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their
A bean supper will be
held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service
tonight, the sermon topic will be "What Is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir
Eight new choir robes are
currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the
deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving
aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple
The church will host an
evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at
5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church
have cast off clothing of every kind.
They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM
there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to
Ladies Bible Study will
be held Thursday morning at 10 AM.
All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the
B.S. is done.
Low Self Esteem Support
Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM.
Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will
be presenting Shakespear's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7
PM. The congregation is invited to
attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet
at 7PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Please use the large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister
unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: " Upped My Pledge - Up Yours."
you can see, placement of nouns, thoughts, verbs, prepositions and also
spelling errors, can definitely change the thought being written