March News 2018

Coopers Easter Trading Hours (Yes, Already!!!)
From everyone at Coopers Farm Supplies we wish everyone a happy and safe Easter break.

                                                            Coopers of Mt Torrens                Coopers of Mt Pleasant
March 30 Good Friday                       CLOSED                                       CLOSED
March 31 Easter Saturday               8am – 1pm                            8am – 12 noon
April 1   Easter Sunday                   10am – 4pm                                     CLOSED
April 2 Easter Monday                   10am – 2pm                                     CLOSED

Livestock tags orders, get organised and beat the 6 to 8 week delay in peak season. Don’t forget your PIC number, and what type of tag you require.

Heads up, there will be a price rise on all steel products in the very near future. This includes everything from all wire products, gates and fittings, hay rings/cradles, livestock yards, rails. If you are thinking of purchasing any of these in the near future please get in quick before the price rise.  

Animal Health

Please come in and speak to the boys about your pre lambing and pre calving vaccines. We can help direct you to what product will best suit your livestock. Ideal timing for pre vaccination is 6 to 8 weeks.


Keep an eye out this year’s fruit trees will be arriving in store this month. Also a good time to start preparing garden beds for your winter vegetables with a top up of compost and mulch. Don’t forget to fertilise your lawn and blueberries if you have them.


Broadacre: Please speak to Craig, Adam and or Anthony, about pre seeding rodent control as well as your spray, seed, and fertiliser requirements.
Viticulture: With Vintage well underway it’s time to start thinking about post - harvest fertilisation. Please contact Craig, Ben, Adam or Anthony for pricing and availability.

Huge Congratulations to Daniel from Eden Hall Wines for winning Viticulturist
of the year for the Barossa and Eden Valley region.

Joke of the Month

A couple was going out for the evening. The last thing they did was to put the cat out.
The taxi arrived, and as the couple walked out of the house, the cat shoots back in. So the husband goes back inside to chase it out.

The wife, not wanting it known that the house would be empty, explained to the taxi driver "He's just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother."

A few minutes later, the husband got into the taxi and said, "Sorry I took so long, the stupid thing was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out!"

February News 2018

Livestock tags orders, get organised and beat the 6 to 8 week delay in peak season. Don’t forget your PIC number, and what type of tag you require.

It is looking like a bad season for fleas. We have everything from flea bombs, flea shampoo, Pestene powder, malaban wash, advocate, frontline and flea collars.

Mice and rats are on the move again come and get your rat and mice baits we have blox, pellets and gain baits available. Bait stations are also available and ideal if you have pets that like to ‘play/eat’ the bait blox.

Be quick Bromar lick feeders are in stock now, these feeders “fly” out the door!

Animal Health

NEW, NEW, NEW!!!  VIPER is the latest off shears lice control product with 100% efficiency. There is no known resistance, is rain fast in a variety of conditions, and has low odour to help reduce headaches.

Withholding info;
Wool intervals: 6 months
Meat withhold: 42 days
Export slaughter withhold: 56 days 


During this warmer weather don’t forget to water your garden with some Lig Kelp or Seasol, this will help reduce the stress on plants in the heat. Also top up garden beds with sugar cane mulch or pea straw.
***Special*** Bounce Back 23.70 per 40kg bag, if buying in Tonne lots $21.50 per bag (while stock lasts).


Broadacre: Speak to Craig about chemical requirements for the upcoming pre seeding season.
Viticulture: We have plenty of surround available. Order your picking buckets now. Speak to Craig 0408452541 and Ben 040073807 about after harvest fertilisation.

Joke of the Month

My wife just stopped and said,
“You weren’t even listening were you?”
I thought ……..
“that’s a pretty weird way to start a conversation?”

Lime does many things to the soil including:

  • Increases soil Ph
  • Reduces aluminium and other metal toxicities
  • Helps to improve the physical condition of the soil
  • Stimulates microbial activity
  • Increases CEC in soils
  • Increases the availability of nutrients to plants
  • Supplies calcium and magnesium (dolomite limestone)
  • Calcium encourages plant root and shoot growth
  • improves the Calcium / magnesium ratio in soils

Soil acidity or low Ph depress plant/crop growth, reduce the plant availability of nutrients such as phosphorus and molybdenum and can affect the performance of soil applied herbicides. Liming products should be applied 3 months prior to the growing season to achieve full benefits. Liming benefits typically last 3-5 years depending on the weather conditions, common application rates are 2.5 - 3 tonnes/ha for agricultural powdered lime (Pen lime) or Hi Magnesium Dolomitic lime and 500kg/ha for concentrated pelletised lime (Calciprill).
These rates are a common guide only, for accurate rates to suit your soil conditions please refer to a recent soil test.

Pen lime and Hi Mag lime minimum order amounts apply approx. 12 tonne.
Agricola Superfine Lime minimum order amounts 30 tonne 
Calciprill can be purchased per tonne in bulka bags or in 20kg bag options.
Calciprill can be conveniently spread via cone spreader. 

Please contact
Craig Johns - Ph: 0408452541 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Mt Pleasant and surroundings)
Adam Krahnert - Ph: 0409628207 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Mt Torrens and surroundings)
Ben South - Ph: 0400734807  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (McLaren Vale and surroundings)
to discuss pricing and delivery options.