November 2017



              Lest we Forget

Never forget those that protect our Freedom   

                    Then, Now and Always.



Winter is Coming!

And Old Man Winter will be blowing up many brisk winds.  Are you in need of Winter coveralls this year?  In stock, we have the insulated, navy coverall in Regular and Tall sizes.  Also, we have the long-sleeved, Unlined coverall in Navy or Tan in Regular and Tall sizes.  We do have a few coveralls in the Short sizing in both Insulated and Unlined coveralls but will be getting more in stock.  Give us a call early if you want to check for a specific size before it does get too cold.

If you are in need of Winter Boots, we have insulated Baffin  boots that are CSA approved or a boot style that is not CSA

Don't forget we do have the Bekina Boots that are insulated according to your body temperature as the heat from your body is stored in the material of the boot for Winter protection from the cold.  Works similar to a wet suit in diving.  Both CSA and Regular styles available.

CSA Work Shoes

Royer (CSA with Kevlar - no metal in Royer shoes)                         Style # 3320

                        Style # 8420

                        Style # 8620

Battle Boots (Bumper toe)

Terra  -   Bumper Toe  -    Style 9969IB

              Non Bumper toe  -  Style 6969IB

             Wildsider  18935  - Discontinued by Terra

As a reminder, Terra has moved their production overseas but continue to have a warehouse in Canada. 

We have a few sizes left of the Discontinued shoe 18935 but we do know, some are already sold out from the Terra Warehouse.  Possibly if you need a given size, another store may have it in their inventory.







The November specials feature the 35% Sheep Supplement and the popular 20% Kid Goat Starter if there are any producers who currently have young kids.

     You will read in Rich's Remarks what he has said about mycotoxins in the new crop corn.  The corn silage harvest has been completed.  The best description of it is variability, both nutritionally and toxin wise.  Overall because there seems to be less grain in the silage this Fall, the energy level is lower and so, too is the protein.  Vomitoxin levels range from non-detectable to high.  This variation does prove the benefit of submitting a sample of your own feed because this is the basis of your livestock feed for the next year.  Should mycotoxins be a concern, we do have solution as Rich suggests in his article.

     Aureo AS700 has been a popular medicated product for years as an aid in preventing and controlling respiratory problems in calves during periods when the weather fluctuates daily.  It is a crumbled product easily top-dressed with your regular feed for up to 28 days which is inexpensive.  Ask us about the benefit of using it on your calves to help them adapt to their environment.

     Shur Gain plan to mandate a policy whereby the truck drivers are no longer able to climb up on bins to open the lids.  This may affect some of you because so much of our feed is delivered by an auger truck.  We will purchase bin lid openers for you to facilitate this process.  Would you please inform us if this is the case on your farm?

     A feed truck driver died last winter when he fell to the ground on the job and no one wants to see a repeat incident.

     The corn and soymeal prices have been flat from last month as our harvest has advance from soybeans to corn.  Be careful as you complete your Fall work this month so that all are safe when you are done.





Feed Products to Help Maintain Health

For Goats          

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

For Sheep 

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





For Sale  

       -   100 Ewes  -  Ages 1 to 7 years old.

Breeds are a mix of Rideau, Arcott/Suffolk/Dorset

Not Bred.  Price 250.00 each or 200.00 each if all 100 ewes go together.  Call Marlene @ 226-627-2704


For Sale

            Jet Pump  -  1/2 HP  -  Model Red Lion

            Like New  - Only used a Month

            Call Pat  - 519-784-7174

 For Sale:

     6 year-old grey gelding with papers to a loving home.  Well trained.  Has had barrel racing exprience.

Call 519-809-7709

E-Mail -


For Sale:

  • Miniature spotted Jack Donkey - 4 months old. Born June 7, 2017.  Weaned and ready for his new home.  Gentle and Friendly.  $700.00
  • Mini Mare Pinto, 2 blue eyes, two years old,   30" height, $500.00
  • Miniature colt, sorrel/white Pinto, 4 months old, $300.00. 

       Please call or text Tammy McAuslan                 



















Rich's Remarks


Ontario Pork’s report on October 30 states that the 100% formula price was $169.40 /cwt.  This is up $37.00 since last month’s newsletter.

     For pigs placed in November, OMAFRA’s Ontario Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for October 26, 2017 is predicting a 100 index price of $167.98/cwt for when they go to market.  This is up $23.67/cwt from the number I showed in my October Report.

     New crop corn has started and I have had a few samples go in for testing.  Vomitoxin has ranged from 0 to 2.93 ppm and Zearalenone has ranged from 0 to 0.79ppm.  Ideally you want your final diets to have less than 2ppm of Vomitoxin in all animals and Zearalenone to be 0 ppm in sows.  Zearalenone is mainly a reproductive issue but can cause irritability in pigs which can increase fighting and tail-biting.  Toxin binders are hit and miss for effectiveness on Vomitoxin but do a good job tying up the Zearalenone. 

McBrayne’s carries 2 toxin binders, Zenith C and ZMC 100 (Zar-min).  The Zenith C is a better product than ZMC 100 as it has other immune stimulants, antioxidants and antimicrobials in the product as well.  Dilution is the best bet for lowering Vomitoxin levels.  If you have any corn samples that you would like tested, please contact Carl or myself or drop off at McBrayne’s and we will get them sent to our lab in Quebec. 



"Shur Gain" SPECIALS for November 

                      $2.00 Off per Bag

  • 35% Sheep Supplement Medicate
  • 35% Sheep Supplement Non-Medicated
  • Equiline Pelleted Mature Horse
  • Equiline Senior Care Horse Pellet
  • 20% Kid Goat Starter VPM


If you do not receive a statement with a newsletter each month, be sure to check our Web Page under "mcbraynesfeed"  There you will see the Shur Gain Feed Specials, Monthly Newsletter, and a few other facts about the business.

Door Buster Specials will be more "In-Store" specials when you visit the store.  Watch the electronic sign because it may show an occasional special.

Door Buster Specials are a First Come, First Serve deal  - No Rain Cheques on the pricing.  










      Wind and Cold Temperatures offer Challenges

- If you live in town, you know the challenges of Wind in regards to leaves from your own trees plus your nearby neighbours' trees. In stock, we have large fan rakes and clear Glad Bags to help assist you gathering them.

- Cold, freezing weather is another challenge for animals needing drinking water.  In stock, we have:

  • Electric pet bowls-Sizes 1 quart and 1.5 gallon

  • Electric chicken waterers - 3 gallon
  • Small, electric pail
  • Larger floating or sinking heaters for large stock tanks




















Agricultural Rodenticides

(OFA Card or Pesticide Licence required for the following products. 


When the fields start clearing off of their harvest or the weather starts to turn cool, BEWARE and BE READY

for unwanted visitors setting up their living quarters for Winter Protection in your barns, implement sheds or homes.

In stock, we have for the Agriculture level using a farm card such as OFA for certain products.  Pesticide # can purchase more products but in our present selection, OFA will allow you to purchase the bait we have in stock


Ratak Pellets              Brodifacoum 0.005%

Weatherblok             Brodifacoum 0.005%

Jaguar Pellet Packs    Brodifacoum 0.005%

                                                 different attractant

Jaguar Chunks          Brodifacoum 0.005%

 .8kg  and  4 kg pail           different attractant

Hombre Chunks 4.1 kg Pail  Difethalone  .0025% 

Hombre Bar                Difethalone  .0025%

Fast Draw                  Diafethalone .0025%

                                                different attractant

Tom Cat Blocks          Diphacinone  .005%

Boot Hill Bar              Bromadiolone .005%

Also available are:  Mouse Traps and Rat Traps

                                Sticky Boards and Bait Boxes



As a reminder remember to:

  • Bait heavy enough                   
  • Rotate bait to change chemicals and attractants
  • Bait where you see signs of activity (gnaw marks, burrowing, urine stains and droppings.
  • Bait should be checked regularly for replenishing purposes.


  • Undesirable rubbish, lumber piles or old equipment
  • Spilled grain and other feed as a food source
  • Leaky pipes and other such areas for a water source.
  • Eliminate as many small openings as you can.  Check screens, window-panes, caulking on doors, windows and area where pipes enter the home through the walls.
  • Screens on household dryer vents if in bad repair invite unwanted guests.                                                                              

General Baiting Safety

If you have a damp area, it is best to use blocks.  If you notice bait disappearing and you are not seeing results but only more rodents, remember rats and mice will stash their food.  To stop this action, you will notice the blocks have holes in them for you to nail the bait into an area or put a secured wire through the bait.  You should use gloves for safety reasons but also, to hide the scent of human hands on their food.

Other than rotating rodenticides and using bait boxes, there are still available Victor wooden traps, Little Giant  plastic gray traps and glue boards that work well too.









Lighter Side with Aunty Acid Quotes:

  • Since there is only one of me, Does that make me an endangered species or limited edition?
  • Some marriages are like a deck of cards.  In the beginning all you need is two Hearts and a diamond.  By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade.
  • When you truly don't care what anyone thinks of you, You have reached a dangerously awesome level of freedom.
  • Why do they need commercials for toilet paper?  Who's not buying it?
  • I have named my dog "Five Miles" so I can tell people I walk 5 miles everyday.     





Did You Know    (Article from the Internet)

That one item is simple and inexpensive – it’s WHITE VINEGAR. Here’s how using white vinegar in your laundry will help give you cleaner, brighter, fresher clothes and linens.

  • For extra dirty clothes, add a cup of white vinegar to hot water and let the clothes soak overnight.

  • Delicates and swimwear should be washed by hand, and over time, regular detergents can cause damage. Add six tablespoons of vinegar to the hand wash.

  • Vinegar added to the wash will help eliminate cigarette odors.

  • Remove sweat stains and deodorant stains with vinegar.

  • Replace your fabric softener with vinegar. It works just as well and also reduces static.

  • 1/2 cup of vinegar added to your wash will boost the power of your existing detergent.

  • That same 1/2 cup of vinegar will eliminate residue when using powdered detergents.

  • Vinegar helps reduce residual fuzz and animal hair.

    Vinegar helps clean the washing machine.











                   Operation Cover-Up

Donate Gently Used Winter Coats  -  especially kids coats and plus sizes to McBrayne Feed, Dresden.

  October until November 30, 2017

        -  No other clothing, just coats please.

        -  Do not leave bags of coats unattended outside    

           of the building. Deliver only during working














Latest news


Latest news


Write a new comment: (Click here)
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

17.11 | 21:05
Meet Our Staff Has received 3
10.11 | 13:42
Products Has received 3
02.10 | 09:18
McBrayne's Feeds Has received 9
18.08 | 12:28
Cat Food Has received 2
You liked this page