September 2017

Please keep in mind sheep and cattle tag orders can take up to 4 weeks to arrive. We need a PIC number, property address and type of tags or applicator to order.

Our Mt Pleasant store have a new range of Barastoc Poultry feed, Come in and check it out, we even have a few open bags so you can touch, see and smell it firsthand. High in protein for more energy to keep laying eggs.

Plenty of Anti Bird net available, knitted in pre packs, 10m wide and cut per M length, as well as extruded 5m x 100m and cut to per M lengths.

Special on Happy Hound dog coats all now 30% OFF! 
Range of sizes available.

   

Animal Health News


Please keep an eye on livestock and up to date with drenching. There are so many reports of livestock being affected by worms and the fecal worm egg counts that we have sent off for analysis have been shocking. We have plenty of drench, long acting drench and applicators available. Please contact us for advice.

Garden/House hold News

Great time to top up your top soil in your garden with some manure and compost and get the ready to plant lettuce and tomatoes. We have a garden compost, mushroom compost, cow manure available. We also have sugar cane mulch and pea straw available.

Agronomy News

Broadacre: Keep monitoring for Russian Wheat Aphid and Red legged Earth Mite. Please contact Anthony, Craig and Adam about ordering Hay booster.
Viticulture: Time to start monitoring and spraying for bud mite and weeds. The cooler weather hasn’t finished yet so expect a few more frosts and keep repairing the frost protectors.

Joke of the Month

A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation and while he's there he meets an Aussie farmer.
They get talking and the Aussie farmer shows off his big wheat field.
The Texan is unimpressed and says, "We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large as that."
They walk around the ranch a little more, and then the Aussie shows off his herd of cattle.
The Texan is again unimpressed and says, "We have longhorns that are at least twice as large as your cows."
They carry on walking around the ranch when the Texan sees a group of kangaroos hopping through the field.
He asks the Aussie, "And what are those?"
The Aussie replies, "Don't you have any grasshoppers in Texas?"

August 2017

Please keep in mind sheep and cattle tag orders can take up to 4 weeks to arrive. We need a PIC number, property address and type of tags or applicator to order.

Coopers Farm Supplies are hosting another Animal Health Field day focusing on sheep vaccination and lice. Monday the 21st August 9.30am to 12.30pm, please contact us for more information.
RSVP 17th August.

 

Keep an eye on your cattle for lice they are becoming more active in these cooler months. First signs of lice are rubbing against trees and fences. Please contact us for treatment advice. 


Animal Health News


Razor Equine Wormer is on special at both stores $15.50 each. Each syringe will treat 2 x 600kg horses! Get in quick while stock lasts.

Garden/House hold News


Don’t forget to prune your fruit trees before the end of August also start spraying with copper  oxychloride every 2 weeks until they start to bloom. Start getting your vegie patches ready to plant your potato seeds.

Agronomy News


Broadacre: Trace Nutrients have a major impact of plant health, yield and seed quality in pulses and canola. Application TIMING and RATE are critical, Please contact Craig for details. Keep checking for Russian Wheat Aphid.
Viticulture: We have a small range of wood posts that have become available as well as steel post options. Rumour has it that vineyard trellis wire is in short supply, we have a good supply at the moment, please ring Bronte for pricing.

Joke of the Month


Teacher: "If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven."
Teacher: "No, listen carefully... If I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven."
Teacher: "Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Six."
Teacher: "Good. Now if I gave you two cats, and another two cats and another two, how many would you have?"
Johnny: "Seven!"
Teacher: "Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!"
Johnny: "Because I've already got a freaking cat!"

July 2017

Please keep in mind sheep and cattle tag orders can take up to 4 weeks to arrive. We need a PIC number, property address and type of tags or applicator to order.

You may have noticed something new outside the front of the Coopers Mt Torrens store - It is a 'GROW FREE' cart for the Mt Torrens community, please feel free to come and check it out, take and or donate what you wish. Thank you to all who were involved in this great community project!

With the lack of rain therefore the lack of feed people are noticing a drop in the condition of their livestock. Come in and speak to the boys about salt blocks, and feed supplements which will best suit your livestock.

Creosoate timber 6m lengths are in high demand at the moment, please ring with so we can put you on the waiting list.

Animal Health News


Once again we are harping on about vaccine. All cattle vaccines are short as is weanerguard so please order now. Don’t forget when vaccinating to give sheep and cattle their 2 booster vaccine 6 weeks after the initial dose to get the full benefits from the vaccine.

Garden/House hold News


Both stores have new stock from Goodman seeds, Potato seeds (various varieties) asparagus and rhubarb crowns, raspberry, boysenberry, gooseberry and blackberry canes and strawberries. We also have frost cloth available to help save your garden from frosts. Don’t forget to prune your fruit trees!

Agronomy News


Broadacre: Start looking at any nitrogen based fertilizer to give your pastures as much of a boost as possible in these cold months. Also a good time to spray for guildford grass.
Viticulture: Vineyard posts are looking pretty short, speak to Bronte about other options.

Joke of the Month


A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The dad said, "Well it's what Mummy calls me sometimes." The little girl screamed to her brother, "Don't eat it. It’s an arsehole! -