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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
(CSA with Kevlar - no metal in Royer shoes) Style # 3320
Style # 8420
Style # 8620
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
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
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?
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
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
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
100 Ewes - Ages
1 to 7 years old.
Breeds are a mix of Rideau, Arcott/Suffolk/Dorset
Price 250.00 each or 200.00 each if all 100 ewes go together. Call Marlene @ 226-627-2704
Jet Pump - 1/2
Model Red Lion
Like New - Only used a Month
Call Pat - 519-784-7174
6 year-old grey gelding with papers to a loving home. Well trained. Has had barrel racing exprience.
E-Mail - email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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
- 35% Sheep
Pelleted Mature Horse
- Equiline Senior
Care Horse Pellet
- 20% Kid Goat
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
(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
Jaguar Pellet Packs
.8kg and 4 kg pail different attractant
4.1 kg Pail Difethalone .0025%
Boot Hill Bar
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
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
from the Internet)
That one item is
and inexpensive – it’s WHITE VINEGAR. Here’s how using white vinegar in
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
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.
clean the washing machine.
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