Hope everyone had a
Chick days will soon be coming to a close for
2018. Be sure to get your orders into
McBrayne's as September 11 will be the
last delivery date.
Order by: Delivery
Ready-to-Lay delivery is September 11.
Order as soon as possible because they do sell out quickly.
New in Stock at McBrayne's
Sheep & Goat
Panels 48" x 16' $80.89 each
As before, we
have Hog Panels for Swine $52.99 each
Since last month's newsletter was written, the price of
soymeal has fallen $52 per tonne.
Obviously this is much more beneficial to the livestock producers than
the cash crop farmers because of the impact on your feed costs. Soymeal stocks are expected to be tight
throughout the Summer as both Ontario
plants plan to shut down in July and August for routine maintenance.
Distillers' prices are finally beginning to show significant
weakness having dropped $20 per tonne this past week. The wide spread between DDDGs and corn
suggests that there is lots of room for them to decrease yet. It will be interesting to see how long it
takes for the price to fall back into line with the corn from which they are
The July feed
specials are targeted toward the Beef Cow; sheep and goat minerals. On the back side of the flyer is an
interesting article on feeding grass forages.
Although traditionally most of the attention has been on alfalfa, there
has been increasing interest in growing grasses which have always been more
popular in European countries due to their damper climate.
are accustomed to sampling their feed ingredients regularly so they can balance
their rations according to their forage quality. This is a good idea for all producers to
adapt. Routinely checking your complete
feed will confirm that you are in fact supplying the nutrition you desire to
your livestock and make any necessary adjustments before they become an issue. I always carry a probe and sample bags with
me in my truck should you like to do so.
I recently became
aware of a young local sheep producer who is interested in shearing sheep. He has taken a course and has been doing
more work as others become aware of him.
Because of the lengthy travel time for many shearers to drive from their
farms farther north and east, they are unwilling to come this far unless you
have a large flock. Cameron Ostrander
lives north of Bothwell and would be happy to accommodate producers large and
small. He can be reached on his cell
phone at 519-331-2917. Hopefully you all
have your ewes trimmed by now so they are as comfortable as possible throughout
the Summer months.
My final comment
this month is a reminder to all livestock producers, regardless of species, to
have an abundance of cool, clean water available for your animals, whether they
are out on pasture or confined to a barn.
This is especially important on hot humid days.
A Holstin dairy cow will drink as much as 25 gallons of
water per day to meet her needs if she is milking well. Their feed consumption is directly related to
the restriction of water. Use common
sense at all times to keep your animals healthy and happy.
Feed Bin Lids
You may recall that I had
previously mentioned that Shur Gain intended to make feed bin lids available to
our customers so that our drivers do not have to climb up onto the bins to open
the lids. This was in response to the
death of a driver from another feed company who had fallen to his death last
year. I have recently received some lids
for those who had told me they need one.
Please call me so I can get them delivered out to you at your
Feed Products to Help Maintain Health
17% Goat Developer
20% Kid Goat Starter Ration (0% ECP) Pellet
16% Just Kidding (Dry Dairy Goat Ration Pellet
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 pails
All Flex tags (not the gov''t tags)
Castrator Rings and/or applicator
Goat feeding trough
Ritchie insulated, non-electric waterer
What a difference a month can make !!!
report on June 28, 2018 states that the 100% formula price was $203.77
cwt. This is up $40.48 since last
month’s newsletter. The CME price was
$84.63, which is up $15.22 from last month’s newsletter. The weakening of the Canadian Dollar against
the US Dollar has also supported the formula price.
For pigs placed in
June, OMAFRA’s Ontario Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for June 28, 2018 is
predicting a 100-index price of $141.84/cwt for when they go to market. This is down $3.54/cwt from the number I
showed in last month’s newsletter. The
September, October and November projected prices are similar to where they were
last month. Christmas hogs are predicted
to have a 100% formula price around $133/ckg.
a Sow Feeding lunch and learn at the Ontario Pork Congress. Our sow experts and
nutritionists talk about feeding today genetics and how they much different
they are from genetics a few years ago.
Even within the same company, the requirements of today’s sows are a lot
different from before. We are willing to
come to your farm and discuss with you if you are interested.
Ontario Pork and the Pig Mobile will be at the International Plowing Match and
they are looking for volunteers. Contact
Ontario Pork sooner than later as there is media/protestor training that needs
to be completed forehand.
"Shur Gain" SPECIALS for
$2.00 off per bag during July
Shur-Gain Pro-Crumb Beef Cow Supplement
Shur-Gain Pro-Beef Cow Mineral (10 Bag Minimum)
Shur-Gain Free Choice Pasture Mineral with Bovatec (10 Bag Minimum)
Equiline Yearling Conditioner
Shur-Gain Dairy Goat Mineral (10 Bag Minimum)
Shur-Gain Premium Sheep Mineral
Kent County Pork Producer’s Golf Tournament –
August 1, 2018
Outdoor Farm Show – Sept 11 – 13, 2018
International Plowing Match – Sept 18 – 22, 2018
Is there a Green Monster swimming in your Pool?
Give the Monster a
Shock of its
10 Litre jug
- you can purchase a new container plus a refill. If you have a 10 litre container, you can pay
for a refill only.
20 litre jugs
- First transaction, you pay a $10.00
plus HST deposit plus the cost of the chlorine.
During the season, we exchange the containers and you pay for the refill
only. At the end of the season, if the
container is not cracked, clean and with the cap, the deposit plus HST is
Please use the containers ONLY for chlorine and
it is advisable to keep out of the sun
you lost control of the blood-thirsty Mosquitoes in your yard. Listed are a few ideas:
sprays - Konk 418,
& Garden spray
Destroyer by Dr. Doom
Mosquito-Less (Mix in a small sprayer)
Aqua Bac (powder that you sprinkle in still water to kill larvae)
Other option is fill your backyard with bats, Purple
Martens and/or other birds to offer a buffet of
you have a Farm Card such as OFA or a Pesticide Licence, you are able to
buy Disvap IV and Disvap V.
IV you are able to spray on animals.
V is stronger. Do not spray on animals
but you can spray around decks, barns, shrubs and in turn, it leaves a residue.
Insects Bugging You?
4-pack sticky tape
Ultra Shield 1 litre and 3.78 litre
Roll-on (Works well around ears and noses of horses and
KO418 fly & mosquito spray
Following products are in the group requiring either a
pesticide licence and/or farmer's registration.
Disvap IV 3.78
litre (You can spray on the animals)
3.78 litre (Spray on around buildings)
Konk 400 with Baygon
Premium Fly Bait
conducting a market survey asked a woman: "Which book has helped you most
in your life?"
woman replied, "My husband's cheque book??"
prospective husband in a book store: "Do you have a book called 'Husband -
the Master of the House?"
girl: "Sir, fiction and comics are on the 1st floor!"
asked an old man: "Even after 70 years, you still call your wife -
darling, honey, luv. What's the
man: "I forgot her name and I'm
scared to ask her.
MEN ... and WOMEN with a bit of humour??
man was granted two wishes by God. He
asked for the best drink and the best woman ever. Next moment he got mineral water & Mother
are 3 kinds of men in this world. Some
remain single and make wonders happen.
Some have girlfriends and see wonders happen. The rest get married and wonder what
MESSAGE BY A WIFE: Dear Mother-in-law,
Don't teach me how to handle my children.
I am living with one of yours and he needs a lot of improvement?!
Small Square Bales of Hay (First Cut Grass - Timothy/Alfalfa) $6.00 per bale
4 x 4 Round Bales (Grass Mix) $50.00 per bale
Horse Boarding available $400.00 per month
Call: Larry @ 519-864-4473 (South of Brigden)