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! -

June 2017

Please keep in mind sheep and cattle tag orders can take up to 3 weeks to arrive. We need a PIC number, property address and type of tags or applicator to order.

For those who haven’t heard yet Coopers Farm Supplies have been busy starting up another branch

'Coopers Ag Supplies & Services of McLaren Vale'.

Ben South has joined our team as Senior Agronomist. Ben will be working with Craig John and primarily servicing the McLaren Vale area and surrounds. 

Well, well, well it’s WINTER and the EOFY and Southern Wire are back with their ‘Buy 1 pallet of prefabricated, plain, and barbed wire and receive a FREE Jacket or Vest!’ This deal has been a massive hit the last few years!

Don't forget BioSecurity & JBAS information evening 6th June, 6.30pm at the Mt Pleasant Football Club Rooms. Please book now, this affects both primary and hobby farmers. 

 Animal Health News

Vaccines are very short Please think about this seasons requirements and get your orders in now. 

Garden/House hold News


Now is a great time to plant your garlic bulbs, and don’t forget to mulch with sugar cane or pea straw to prevent weeds. Give your garden a splash of colour this winter and plant some bright Violas and pansies.

Agronomy News

Broadacre: Some Pasture mixes and Seed are is short supply particularly Phalaris and Cocksfoot blends. Speak to Anthony or Craig about the snail baits available and when the best time to put them out. 
Viticulture: Get quotes into Bronte for vineyard post pricing.

Joke of the Month

The newly-weds are in their honeymoon suite and the groom decides to let the bride know where she stands right from the start of the marriage. He proceeds to take off his pants and throw them at her. He says, "Put those on." The bride replies, "I can't wear your pants." "And don't forget that" he replies, "I will always wear the pants in this family!" The bride takes off her panties and throws them at him with the same request, "Try those on!" He replies, "I can't get into your panties!" "And you never will if you don't change your attitude."