July Newsletter

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! -