anyone else noticed how quickly the days seem to fly by ? We are almost halfway
through 2021 already. Most of our crops have been planted and sprayed, many
cattle are out on pasture, haylage is currently being cut, and soon we will be
baling the 1st cut dry hay. The months seem to be passing as quickly as the
weeks once did.
Pay close attention that you harvest your forages in a timely fashion.
Feed analyses demonstrate the negative impact that delayed harvesting can and
does have on the quality of your feed. The drier it gets, the more risk there
is that you will lose its optimal value due to leaf loss. Why would you not
maximize your home-grown feed by harvesting when it’s ready to be cut ?
Turn-around time from the day I submit a sample until I receive the results
back from our Lab is normally 5 days or less.
On June 1st Dave Crossan, the
gentleman to whom I have reported since I was hired by Shur Gain several years
ago, was appointed to the position of General Manager – Central Region for
Trouw Nutrition Canada. He is now “the main man.” This is an excellent choice
in my opinion. Dave joined Shur Gain directly out of University 18 years ago
and has risen through the ranks since that time. He is knowledgeable,
personable, raises beef cows and calves, and cash crops after 5:00 PM like so
many of you. I am confident that having someone so closely connected to the
land, who knows farming, giving direction to our company will be a definite
benefit to the farm community.
The St Mary’s manufacturing plant from which
we draw all our bagged and bulk Shur Gain feed is continually upgrading and
replacing equipment to improve the quality and consistency of our end product.
The molasses unit underwent a major upgrade at the end of May intended to
improve the consistency of all our textured feed products going forward. We
should have a more uniform level of molasses as a result which should enhance
the palatability to the livestock we are feeding. We strive to improve upon our
feed quality and are always interested to hear from you, the end user, what you
like or dislike about our feed.
June featured products are our Beef Cow minerals. The article on the reverse
side of the flyer describes recent changes we have made with the launch of our
Hi Range brand of Premium and Select Beef Cow minerals. These to briefly do so.
specials are specifically timed to coincide with this launch. If I don’t catch
you on farm in the near future to explain the features and benefits of each,
ask Jean or Will at the counter