January 2019



     Looking over the many years that have passed, there have been many changes in appliances, technology, new words because of technology, inflation plus just thoughts of what we did say to one another everyday.   If you are old enough, you will recognize most of the memorable thoughts listed below:

  • Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.

  • Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.

  • Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!

  • Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.

  • Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

  • Wash your feet before you go to bed, you've been playing outside all day barefooted.

  • You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times, there is nothing left to put a patch on.

  • Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!

  • Go comb your hair, it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.

  • Quit jumping on the floor!  I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!

  • Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.

  • Remember to set out the empty milk bottles, then we had better be home in time to put them in the refrigerator.

  • Watch for the bread man.  We should order butter today too.

  • There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.

  • Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.

  • You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.

  • Don't sit too close to the TV.  It is hard on your eyes.

  • Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

  • Here, take this old magazine to the toilet with you when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.

  • Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes.

  • Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.

  • No!  I don't have 10 cents for you to go to the show.  Do you think money grows on trees?

  • Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.

  • That dog is NOT coming in this house!  I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.

  • Hush your mouth!  I don't want to hear words like that!  I'll wash your mouth out with soap!

  • If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.




·         Barbed Wire -  4 point, 12.75 gauge,

   Regular Price:  $139.99           SALE: $109.99

  JANUARY 2019

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               " STICK A FORK IN 2018

3-Tine Pitch Fork 48" Hdle -

              Regular $52.99          Sale: $42.99

3-Tine Pitch Fork 54" Hdle -

              Regular $54.99          Sale: $44.99

5-Tine Manure Fork

              Regular $59.99          Sale: $49.99

Ensilage Pitch Fork  8-Tine

              Regular $99.99          Sale: $89.99





Carl's Corner


     Welcome to 2019!  I now realize the wisdom of my Mom's comment when she told me, "The Older you get, the faster time flies."  How many cheques will we have to write before we are comfortable dating them 2019?

     The featured feed products this month, are the 18% Lamb Creep ration, the 16% Lamb Starter and the 20% Kid Goat Starter.  Bags are $2.00/Bag off; Bulk orders are $25/tonne off the normal weekly price.

     There has been much talk about mycotoxins in this Fall's corn crop.  Vomitoxin is the mold which is commonly associated with feed refusal when concentrations are high whereas Zearelenone impacts the reproductive efficiency of livestock (particularly swine).  For that reason, we sample every load of corn (and corn by-products) which is received at our St. Marys mill to ensure that we do not accept the higher mycotoxin loads to make into your feed.  93% of the corn has been Grade 1 quality.  Of the 600 loads received to date, 2/3 of them have been less than 2.5 ppm; 4/5 tested low for Zearelenone.  On farm screening prior to storing and feeding your own crop can reduce your levels considerably too. On a side note, the average vomitoxin level in all of the corn silage which was analyzed at our Shur Gain Lab this Fall was 2.35 ppm.

     The price of soymeal increased by $15 per tonne last month which brings it in line with the price two months ago.





January Specials

      Save $2.00/bag or $25/MT

16% Lamb Starter Ration Medicated

                                    Non Medicated

       Save $2.00/bag

18% Lamb Creep Feed Medicated

                                    Non Medicated

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       Save $2.00/bag or $25 MT

20% Kid Goat Starter Plain or VPM


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Equiline Fat N'Fibre Pellet




Feed Products

        to Help Maintain Health

Kid/Lamb Colostrum

For Goats          

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

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 government tags)
  • Castrator Rings and/or applicator
  • Goat feeding trough
  • Ritchie insulated, non-electric waterer

Wool Growers

If you are in need of the Government Sheep tags, contact:                   Ontario Sheep Farmers

                        130 Malcolm Road, Guelph

                        Ontario N1K 1B1

                        Telephone:  519-836-0043

                        Fax: 519-836-2531



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. 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 depends upon where interested individuals are located.

If interested, send in your application, today!

The Messenger (by Ontario Sheep Farmers)

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 the taking.

Individual Module Registrations


          for Master Shepherd's Course

A revised schedule of modules and topics for the Master Shepherd's Course has been posted on the Ontario Sheep Farmers website, and OSF is now accepting individual module registrations.  Interested sheep farmers are encouraged to register early for the individual modules as space in each of the modules is limited and some modules are expected  to be fully enrolled.

You can access the full Master Shepherd's Course schedule and applications for individual module enrollment on the OSF website at www.OntarioSheep.org/master-shepherds-course. You can also email mastershepher@ontariosheep.org or call the OSF office at 519-836-00433.







Rich’s Remarks

Ontario Pork’s report on December 31, 2018 states that the 100% formula price was $131.06 cwt.  This is down $4.17 since last month’s newsletter.  The CME price was $53.32 which is down $3.16 from last month’s newsletter. 


For pigs placed in October, OMAFRA’s Ontario Market Hog Price Trend Sheet for December 27, 2018 is predicting a 100-index price of $182.12/cwt for when they go to market.  This is up $4.85/cwt from the number I showed in last month’s newsletter. The December 27 report also shows next June to August’s CME price is ranging from $81.75 - $82.45.  This will work out to $201.00 to $202.73 for the 100% formula price with the project Canadian dollar for June.


Barn fires were still an issue in 2018 and some

insurance companies are announcing rate

increases as per Ontario Pork’s Daily

Newsletters on Dec 31, 2018.  OMAFRA has

put out a factsheet called 10 Ways to Reduce

the Risk of Barn Fire. See the link attached for

more details.





Upcoming Events    


·       Beef Industry Convention

             9:30 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2019

             Best Western Plus, Lamplighter Inn, London, 

·         Banff Pork Seminar – January 8 – 10, 2019

·         Kent County Annual Meeting – January 22, 2019 (Wilson Hall @RCAT)

·         Southwest Ontario Pork Conference – February 20, 2019

·         Ontario Pork AGM – Guelph – March 19 & 20, 2019




Petfood Sale

          $1.00 off per bag   

  • Prestige 3 Flavoured Catfood
  • Tip Top Cat
  • Tip Top Dog
  • Bitesize Dogfood








·         FREE   - Male Ducks - 2 years old (at least 30 birds)

               Call:     Maryann  519-401-8363  or

                                    Clara    519-401-8901

For Sale

  • 1750 Bushel Grain Bin (Rosco) with Aeration Floor, Unloading Auger and Aeration Fan

                     Call Dave @ 519-358-2544

































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