April Newsletter

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.


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.


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!"