April 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.

Norton cattle and sheep yards please give us a call we are more than happy to visit, measure up and quote on yards that would best suit your property and livestock.

Rat and Mice are on the move again (I don’t think they have actually gone away) We are stocked up with wax blox, pellets, grain baits, bait stations, rat and mice traps, live traps. Also a good idea to keep any fodder in galvanised bins.

Animal Health

With the break of the season coming up we have a long acting sheep drench available in injectable and casuals. The long acting drench will give sheep protection for up to 90 days, please speak to the boys for more information.

Garden

Great time to get your brassicas in the ground. To help protect plants with the upcoming frosts spray some Yates Drought shield on the leaves for 90 day protection. Also keep an eye out for snails they will be out and about at the first sight of rain, we have Eradicate and Baysol available.

Agronomy

Broadacre: Please pre order your nodulaide for legume crops with Craig or Anthony, last year there was a short supply.
Viticulture: Please ring Bronte regarding vineyard posts. CCA vineyard post are in very short supply, please get your orders in ASAP or speak to Bronte about alternatives.

Joke of the Month

A young man agreed to baby-sit one night so a single mother could have an evening out. At bedtime he sent the youngsters upstairs to bed and settled down to watch football.

One child kept creeping down the stairs, but the young man kept sending him back to bed.

At 9pm the doorbell rang, it was the next-door neighbour, Mrs Brown, asking whether her son was there. The young man brusquely replied, "No."

Just then a little head appeared over the banister and shouted, "I'm here, Mom, but he won't let me go home!"

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.

Garden

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.

Agronomy

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 

Garden

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).

Agronomy

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?”