December 2017

On behalf of everyone at Coopers Farm Supplies we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year!

Coopers of Mt Torrens and Coopers of Mt Pleasant
Christmas Trading Hours

25th December - Christmas Day     CLOSED
26th December - Boxing Day     CLOSED
1st January - 2018 New Year’s Day     CLOSED

Otherwise trading as usual!

Animal Health News

FLIES, FLIES, FLIES please be vigilant in checking your livestock. It is looking at above average rainfalls this summer and humid conditions which is obviously the perfect breeding ground for fly strike. Keep up with your summer drenching contact us for product advice.

Garden/House hold News

We have Shade cloth in pre packs 5 to 10m x 1.83m in various colours. Protect your fruit baring trees with knitted Anti Bird netting available by the meter or in pre packs of white 5 x 5m, 5 x 10m or 10 x 10m. We also have plastic extruded anti bird netting available. Don’t forget to fertilize you garden with Prolific Blue, before the big rains and Eradicate and Baysol (snail bait) for after the rain.

Agronomy News

Broadacre: Check your summer spraying requirements as stock will be short as well as price increases.
Viticulture: Fungicides please place orders in advance as most stock has been depleted from the eastern states from the recent rains. Please place orders for picking buckets now.


Joke of the month

Why does Santa always come through the chimney?

Because he knows better than to try the back door.

November 2017

Don’t forget Landmark Fawcett “Off Shears” sale is on the 15th November.

Please take note of price rises across the board, everything from fencing supplies, plumbing to fodder. We do apologise for global and local reasons this is out of our control.

Norton cattle and sheep yards lead time has blown out to early next year so please get your orders in ASAP.

Come and see Bronte about tank specials, majority of tanks are on special or have special deals available.

Animal Health News

Coopers are now stockist of a new range of Sheep drench “STARTECT” from Zoetis. Please come in and speak to the boys for more information.

Garden/House hold News

Plant bright summer flowers like sunflowers, and marigolds, salvia to get them ready for Christmas.
Please keep an eye out in both stores from now until Christmas much to the boys’ disgust our giftware range will be constantly expanding.

Agronomy News

Broadacre: Craig’s new super seed “Super Sweet Suda (SSS) Sorghums” it’s a very hardy crop with a very fast growth and regrowth. Ideal for summer break crops, grazing, high quality hay/silage for cattle and sheep.
Viticulture: While wooden posts are available get orders in for next year. Fast approaching flowering critical for choice of fungicides for downy and powdery mildew. Recent spray coverage demonstrations have resulted in incorrect estimation of point of run-off water rates which has led to under dosing of fungicides up to 25% in some cases. Please contact Craig and Ben for advice.

 

October 2017

We have all your shearing needs, combs, cutters, wool bales, bale clips, stock mark, spray ink, Fine and course emery discs. We also have plenty of fly treatment available “prevention is the best protection”

It’s that time of year Hay Baling! We now have a full range of baler twine available. Please contact us to secure your stock.

Millipedes, spiders, and flies are on the move! Get on top of them now with Coopex, Out of Bounds, and Ficam.

Animal Health News

Once again please be vigilant in checking your livestock for worms and lice, it has been a shocking season. Please contact us for advice. Don’t forget to treat horses for worms and lice as well. Being this time of year Strategy T is the perfect rotational horse wormer we also have ‘Lice ‘N’ Simple’ to help treat lice in horses.

Garden/House hold News

Great time of year to get into the garden and catch some ‘rays’ we have a new selection of this seasons seedlings in stock. Natalie has been busy at Coopers of Mt Torrens and setting up a nursery out the back, go for a wander and check it out. Don’t forget to fertilize your lawn with ‘Prolific Blue’ perfect for the entire garden!

Agronomy News

Broadacre: ‘SPRAY BEFORE IT GETS TOO HOT!’ Keep an eye out for grubs in pulse crops and aphids in cereal crops. Please get your orders for Imidacloprid RWA seed treatment for NEXT YEAR now as suppliers are already mentioning it will be short next year.
Viticulture: Talk to Craig or Ben about the “4T’s” **Target, Timing, Treatment and Technique**
Also a good time to speak to the boys about Nutrition programs for flowering and fruit set as we have a new supplier NTS who have some great products available.

There is a Glyphosate price rise coming up soon please ring Craig or Anthony to secure price and availability now.

Joke of the Month

Man is incomplete until he’s married. Then he’s finished.