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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:
Also, the Terra Bumper Toe
Non Bumper toe
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
Long-sleeved unlined, poly-cotton coveralls in
Tan or Navy in Regular or Tall sizing.
Tan unlined coveralls are not available in Short.
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.
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 www.OntarioSheep.org/intro-course and return to OSF - Ontario Sheep Farmers
130 Malcolm Road
On N1K 1B1
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
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
Medicated or Non-Medicated
- Equiline Mature Horse Ration
- Equiline Senior Care Ration
Group Sow Housing & Management Seminar – Dec
4, 2018 (Best Western
The Royal Winter Fair – November 2 to 11, 2018
The Porc Show – Dec 11 and 12, 2018 (Quebec City)
– January 8 – 10, 2019
Annual Meeting –
January 22, 218 (Wilson Hall @RCAT)
Conference – February 20, 2019
As a reminder, we
will not have Grower Finisher MASH
now until next Spring. We continue to
Grower Finisher Crumb
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
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!"
15 Watt LED Worklight W/Stand
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
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
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
lubricant protects new and old metals.
Offers wear resistance and corrosion protection.
On Sale for $9.99
Regular Price $11.99
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
Flights from Toronto, 7 nights accommodation,
transfer from airport, 4 Star Hotel with Breakfast OR $2000 cash prize.
: Two draws,
: Prince Edward County Stay & Wine Tour. Two nights stay with breakfast and Winery
Tour & Tasting OR $500 cash prize.
: two draws $50.00 each
: Collingwood/Georgian Bay . Two
nights stay with breakfast and 2 hour Sunset Cruise OR $500 cash prize.
two draws $50.00 each
DIY Summer Extravaganza - build your own trip with Karyon Travel OR receive a
voucher of $500.00 at hotelgift.com, $300 in meal vouchers, $200 in gas cards
and $200 Visa Gift Car OR $1000 cash prize
: two draw $50.00 each
: Toronto Getaway. two nights stay, Kensington Market, Graffiti
Alley and Queen Street West walking tour with $100 gas car OR $1,000 cash
: two draws $50.00 each
: Quebec City. Motorcoach transportation, 3 nights stay and
a guided tour of the city OR $500 cash prize.
: Two draws $50.00 each