With our fingers crossed, hopefully the weather will change to warmer and drier conditions to get the crops in as well as your gardens.
Early to buy your Seeds.
were informed there were a few crop failures last year therefore the warehouse
does not have as large of stock to pick from.
As a result, our order for the 250 gram seed order was not fully delivered..
We have Green Beans and
are sold out.
For Sweet Corn, we have Peaches
& Cream. Bodacious and Honey Select. Bodacious is almost sold out.
of days for maturity is 72 to 79 days.)
Seed Display is ready
for selecting your favourite seeds. The last two years the seeds did go
Early April, Dutch Sets,Spanish Sets and a few Red
Sets are available as well in smaller quantities. (500 gram and 1 kg)
have finally all arrived end of April.
Per kilogram sales of potatoes will be available
retail in smaller quantities. Potato
Kennebec, Red Chieftain by a 50 lb bag or by the kilogram.
Canada Gold is only by the kilogram sales. The 50 lb bags are gone.
You will notice Yukon Gold is not listed
as we can not get them this year.
Supplier substituted for Canada Gold.
Come Early. If it
is like last year, Seeds, Onions and Potatoes sold quickly
Spring is slowly starting, and I for one am really excited
about what the new cropping year brings.
It gives producers a chance to fill their bunks, silos and hay sheds
with some top-quality forages.
With the upcoming hay and haylage crop there is one major
decision to make; Do I cut for quality and make a higher digestible crop with
higher energy, protein and lower fiber? Or do I cut quantity and put up lower
digestible forage but hopefully high yield?
With both of these scenarios, best management practices are
still imperative to get the crop from the field cut, processed (baled or put in
a silo) and fed out to your animals.
Quantity – For ruminant producers it’s critical to
make sure that you have enough inventory on the farm to make sure that the
critters have enough to eat for the upcoming year. Usually when cutting for quantity, the
quality will suffer, what I mean by this, is there will be higher levels of undigestible
fiber, lower energy and protein in that crop.
With the price of protein and energy sources in the market,
this may not be the right decision for producers that are feeding high
producing lactating or feedlot animals, but for producers feeding heifers, beef
cows and ewe’s, this is a perfectly fine solution.
Quality – Feed stock prices for proteins, grain and
fats are at or near all-time highs, and in general when balancing a diet for a
feedlot or lactating dairy animal, 9/10 times the limiting factor to the diet
is energy, which both protein, carbohydrate and fiber digestibility factor
into, and when supplementing this right know with grain, fat or a protein
source it is quite costly. This yield
can be made up later in the year with the corn crop to make sure that you have
enough inventory going into the next year.
This doesn’t allow you to sell more grain at these prices, but it does
keep you feed bill lower because you’re purchasing less feed, so it’s a trade-off.
At the end of the day, there needs to be a balance on what
to do with your hay crop, if you have any questions on what to do on your farm,
please reach out!
DAYS continue … !
Order by Dates Delivery
April 11 May 17
May 2 June 7
May 24 June 28
RTL – order by May 16 Delivery June 28
June 27 August 2
August 2 Wednesday,
– order by July 28 Delivery September 7
White Rock Meat Birds
will only be
available as NON-SEXED
For 2022 Chick Days, the Bonnie
Heavy Reds will not be available according to the information we have
Water for Day-Old Chicks
– make sure the water is lukewarm
because cool water will chill them or even kill them.
a reminder, feed Broiler day-old chicks and/or Layer day-old chicks with Medicated
Chick Starter for 4 to 6 weeks then eventually blend over to Grower Finisher.
layer, day-old chicks begin to lay an egg gradually blend to Layer Crumb or
– 4 weeks Duck
Grower Pellet – after 4 weeks
- Depending on the Size of Turkey
you are aiming for, time frames could be shortened by a week or two.
Starter – 4 to 6 weeks Medicated
Grower – 4 to 6 weeks Medicated
Finisher – 4 weeks (Non Medicated)
Brooder Lamps, Brooder Bulbs
Egg Cartons Shavings for Bedding
– For the
customers that purchased Stress Aid, we have been told it is no longer
We are looking at another
product that does
sound very similar to Stress Aid – Poul-Vite.
It offers vitamins to give the chicks and
turkeys a good start.
weather will soon warm up in temperature and soil suitable to work up.
We have Long-Sleeved Coveralls available
in Regular, Tall and Short Sizing .
Regular and Tall coveralls come in Navy or Tan Colours. The Short Sizing only comes in a Navy colour.
the weather warms up, do not forget to check out our Short-Sleeve, lighter
weight poly-cotton coveralls. We have
navy and tan coveralls in Regular and Tall sizes.
Getting Ready for the Birds
With the Avian Influenza outbreak, it is most important that Bio-Security measures such as disinfecting pens and equipment are in place at all locations.
- Ensure that birds with outdoor access do not share areas with wild birds or other animals.
- Make sure free-range areas do not have attractions for wild waterfowl (i.e. ponds or open feeders) that may become contaminated with bird droppings.
- Frequently clean poultry coops, waterers, feeders, clothing, boots and equipment.
- Limit exposure to visitors
- Keep new birds separate when entering the
There are already Zones that have strict rules for movement of birds, commercially and domestically raised.
- Signs of sickness such as:
- Lack of energy, movement, or appetite
- Decrease in egg production
- Swelling round the head, neck and eyes
- Coughing, gasping for air or sneezing
- Tremors or lack of co-ordination
If you see signs, report to your Veterinarian immediately.
When the birds arrive on any one of the delivery dates, be sure to have your pen ready for the.
Pen and other equipment should be cleaned and disinfected. The product Virkon 50 gram package mixed with 5 litres of water offers a 1% quality spray disinfectant against viruses, micro-organisms and bacteria.
Check for any holes around the foundation or screened areas to protect against predators getting in the pen.
Water Containers should be suitable in size for Chicks. ( In stock we have 1 Gallon containers.) **Remember the water should be room temperature to luke warm for the little day old chicks.**
Water should be changed and checked daily if not twice a day for the 1 gallon containers.
Feeders should be suitable for chicks as well. We have in stock 2 foot feeders. Plan to fill the feeders possibly two different times during the day. If you have meat birds, they will eat all day if you let them which is not advisable.
Being that the Ready-to-Lay and Meat Birds are older, they will need larger waterers and feeders. During the hot, Summer months they drink lots of water. Check their supply regularly too. In stock we have 5 gallon bottom-fill waterers and 7 Gallon Top Fill waterers.
Feeders we have 25 lb poly containers or 50# Galvanized feeders.
Use shavings or straw for their bedding. Do not use sawdust.
Barn Fresh being a form of diatomaceous earth works good as a base under the shavings or straw to help absorb moisture. Organically Barn Fresh may be helpful for bugs and parasites on birds if they eat the product or fluff their feathers while sitting on a dry area. The Barn Fresh scratches the bugs’ outer skin and eventually dehydrates and dies.
Do you need a
Summer Job starting
student is to be 15 years old.
to be able to lift 55 lb bags.
include Mill and Yard work,
Maintenance such as Painting, Cleaning etc.
To apply, bring
in a Resume in to McBrayne Feed during May.
If you are in need
of the Government Sheep tags, contact: Ontario
130 Malcolm Road, Guelph
Ontario N1K 1B1
Free for the Taking
that is mailed to us regularly listing various topics of interest for those in the Sheep business.
to Help Maintain Health
Just Kidding (Dry Dairy Goat Ration Pellet
Kid Goat Starter Ration (0% ECP) Pellet
Billy Goat Gro-Finisher Ration Pellet
Lamb Starter Ration with Bovatec .66% ECP
Lamb Starter Ration (No Bovatec)
Sheep Supplement (200) (3.3% ECP)
will be Closed May 23 for Victoria Day.
We will be open:
Saturday, May 21 - 8 to 12 Noon
Sunday - Closed
– Closed May 23
Open May 24
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.