March in like a Lion
and out like a Lamb.
What will it be? Maybe a little of
Chick Days are Here Again
Packages have been sent out by e-mail and by
Order early as the birds do get sold out
especially on the first few order dates.
When filling out the customer name and address,
please include the e-mail address, landline if applicable and cell
Notify us know if there has been a change from
If you want birds on different delivery dates, be
sure to make an order form for each delivery date.
Clearly show if you want Male, Female or Mixed
genders or if you prefer - Cox, Pullet or Mixed.
Please try not to change orders as it can be very
confusing and time consuming for us and the hatchery. The chance of error increases.
Muscovy ducks are the only duck breed offered for
ordering. They are delivered April,
May, June until July 2.
Embden Geese are not on their list for ordering.
You will notice that 1 to 2 week brooding is Not offered again
this year for chicks, ducks or turkeys.
Cut-off date for Chicks, Turkey & Ducks for
ordering have a later "Order by Date" than the Ready-to-Lay
Order By: Delivery
Order RTL by Mon Feb 25 Delivery: Apr. 9
Other Birds: Mon, March 4 Tues, Apr. 9
Other Birds: Mon, March 24 Delivery: Tues, Apr 30
Mon, April 15 Tues, May 22
Mon, May 6 Tues, June 11
Order RTL by Tues, May 21
Delivery: July 2
Other Birds: Mon, May 27 Tues, July 2
Other Birds: Tues, July 2 Tues, Aug 6
Order RTL by Thurs, Aug 1 Delivery Sept. 10
Other Birds: Tues, August 6 Tues,
We now carry the large mineral
tubs in two sizes. For several years, we
have stocked a 125 pound All-Purpose product which retails for $73.50. Because it contains Copper we have not
recommended it for sheep.
Recently we have brought in a 200 pound copper-free mineral tub,
specifically for sheep producers but which can also be fed to other
species. It sells for $85.50. Now you have the option of big and bigger
when you purchase a molasses tub from us.
The soymeal market is flat, for
all intents and purposes, despite the daily fluctuations which have been
relatively calm of late. This is
largely due to the favourable weather conditions in both North and South
America and the large inventory of American soybeans sitting in storage because
of the on-going trade dispute with China. During the same period another of the popular
feed ingredients, distillers grain has increased between $35 - $40 per tonne
due to the continuing foreign demand.
Apparently mycotoxin concerns are a non-issue on the international
market and that is keeping the domestic market over priced.
Used Ritchie heated water bowl. Can be either stainless or painted. Must be less than 18”wide. Call Mike at 519-809-4891.
FREE for the Taking
1750 Bushel Grain Bin (Rosco) with Aeration Floor, Unloading Auger and Aeration Fan
Call Dave @ 519-358-2544
Muskovy Ducks, dressed and frozen
Also, one Breeder Male Rabbit (Gray in colour)
(Mixed California/Flemish Breed)
Call 519-682-2280 Ask for Barb
Ducks (Drakes and Hens) - 2 years old and under. There are more Hens than Drakes (at least
to 45 birds total)
Call: Maryann 519-401-8363
or Clara 519-401-8901
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 February 26, 2019 states that
the 100% formula price was $125.64 ckg DW.
This is down $11.59 since last month’s newsletter. The CME price was $52.92 which is down $4.74
from last month’s newsletter.
For pigs placed in October, OMAFRA’s
Ontario Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for February 21, 2019 is predicting a
100-index price of $189.50/cwt for when they go to market. This is down $0.87/cwt from the number I
showed in last month’s newsletter. The February 21 report also shows next June
to August’s CME price is ranging from $75.68 - $78.88. This will work out to $180.45 to $188.14 for
the 100% formula price with the project Canadian dollar for June. This is down $5.26 to $8.18 from last month’s
The Southwest Ontario Pork
Conference was held on February 20, 2019.
There was about 170 producers and industry people in attendance. The feature speaker was Ron Ketchum from Nebraska. He gave an interesting presentation on the
data collection that his company does and showed some comparisons between different
genetics, feeding systems, etc. He also
talked about hoof trimming for sows. Ron
also provided lots of interesting tidbits and practical information that
producers could put to use on their farms.
Ryan from Demeter Vets has taken over for Bill Moore for the local vet
discussion. He talked about PRRS, PED
and Flu. Lisa from Conestoga Meats
talked about their plant, where they export meat to and factors effecting those
markets. There was also a producer panel
that discussed what they do on their farms to manage larger litter sizes. The group talked about management of piglets,
using a milk replacer system and farrowing crated designs (lift crate vs none
and size of farrowing crates).
We have had 6 PED breaks and numerous PRRS
breaks so far this year. This is just a
reminder to keep up on your bio-security protocols and keep using clean
trucks. Another thing to think of is to
keep rotating your disinfectants.
Pork AGM – Guelph – March 19 & 20, 2019
Swine Conference - London
– March 26 and 27, 2019
Pork Expo – Des Moines
– June 5-7, 2019
Pork Congress – Stratford – June 20 and
County Pork Producer’s Golf Tournament – Country View – August 7, 2019
TIME CHANGE in MARCH
Sunday morning, March 10 at 2:00 a.m.
Signs of Spring
Believe it or not, the seed
display has arrived already. Start
planning what you might want to do in your garden this Spring. Come into the
store and get first pick of the display.
Early bird gets the worm!