October 2022


Thanksgiving Day is coming shortly October 8, 9, 10th

          OPEN –      Saturday Oct 8 – 8 a.m. to 12 noon

          CLOSED – Sunday , October 9  

          CLOSED – Monday, October 10 

          OPEN   -  Tuesday, October 11   8 am to 5pm


Carl’s Corner

Have you noticed that “Keith’s Corners” is “Carl’s Corners” once again ? Even though Jean positioned his September article on the front page, Keith recently made the decision to leave Trouw Nutrition (Shur Gain) to take on another opportunity elsewhere. We are sorry to see him leave and do thank him for his service to the dairy producers in our area since January.

A familiar face to all since 1985 (Carl) has been lured out of retirement to resume his previous duties with our dairy customers on a part-time basis.



All premix and mineral orders must be entered 48 hours ahead of delivery. Bulk deliveries are made Tuesdays and Thursday. Tuesday Deliveries must be received by Friday @ 2pm. Thursday deliveries must be received by Tuesday @ 2pm.

Rodents will be Scurrying around the Area  Searching for their new Winter Home

REMINDER  -  Pesticide 

                        Licence Updates

Please update your name on file to include your updated Pesticide Licence in order to purchase, restricted or commercial Rat/Mouse Bait or Restricted Fly Control.

It saves frustration and disappointment if the file has been updated before wanting to buy restricted product.

Farm cards such as OFA will not be accepted to buy

The regulatory amendment 63/09 of the Ontario Pesticides 

Act which came into force on May 1, 2020 changing Class 4 restrictions.”  The pesticides are now classified as Class B and C in Ontario respectively. 

Commercial or Restricted products “Effective January 1, 2021 for purchase from retailers.”                                                    

SOMETHING NEW for Products

                                   at McBrayne Feed

    J ust recently we have been introduced to natural products to help chickens remain healthy using Chick’n Swell.  

Products recommended for Laying Hens, Day-old Chicks and older Chickens.

  • 100% Natural – Health Product Approved and Registered by Health Canada

Chick’n Breath – supports the health of respiratory organs. 

Supports the health of respiratory organs

Facilitates the removal of mucus

Helps to maintain moisture balance

Antitussive and anti-inflammatory properties

Formulated to reduce oxidative stress

Promotes the maintenance of healthy immune function.

Chick’N Gut   - supports and maintains healthy digestive functions.

Maintains healthy intestinal flora

Contributes to a healthy digestive metabolism

Promotes nutrient assimilation

Beneficial effects on digestive enzyme functions

Provides antioxidant support

Antiparasitic and antibacterial properties

Chick’N Refresh

Promotes calm behavior during periods of heat stress

Attenuates pecking

Helps maintain normal body temperature in periods of heat.

Promotes water consumption

Provides antioxidants

Facilitates the introduction of new hens into the chicken coop.

Chick’N Egg – Promotes a healthy eggshell structure.

Supports musculoskeletal integrity

Promotes a healthy eggshell structure

Source of calcium and vitamin D3

Promotes mineral metabolism

Antirachitic property

Reduces the appearance of cracks in eggs.


To read more about it, check on the internet :

www.chickswell.ca to read about the products that we have in stock.  Also click on “Urban Coop” There is a lot of good information on the web site in regards to:

-          Why are Chickens are so Sensitive to Heat

-          The hierarchy explained and how to avoid problems in the coop.

-          Normal and Abnormal Behaviours

-          The Needs of Hens

-          Health and Disease Prevention



Soon the weather will be changing to cooler temperatures and you will need warmer clothes.

Long-Sleeved Coveralls in Navy or Tan in Sizes Tall, Regular, and Short. Material is Polyester-Cotton.

In Work Shoes we have CSA Royer with composite protection for the toe and shank area. (No metal)

8420 – Low top style compares to 8620 but a High Top.

(Sizes Up to Size 15)

3330 – a little different design but a good shoe for comfort.

(Sizes up to Size 13)

The above styles have no metal in them.  They use a composite material such as Kevlar to make them CSA approved.  Since the composite could be thicker than metal you may have to go a size larger to get a comfortable fit.


Men’s Socks  - Shoe Size 7-11

  • Cushioned throughout for maximum comfort.
  • Terry provides heat by trapping air in the loops
  • Specially reinforced at heel and tow for long wear.

40% Acrylic, 23% Polyester, 20 % Merino Wool,

15% Nylon, 2% Spandex.


For Sale:

      Red Home-made Rocking Tractor

     One year old: Daughter has Traded up to newer series

     Perfect for new child or grandchild

     Asking $275 to cover Production costs

     Call or text Ethan @ 519-971-1665 if interested




Full blooded cream-coloured Labs – 8 weeks old Oct 5.

(No Chocolate or Black labs)

  • Parents of the pups love water
  • Excellent Guard dogs

Text (519-784-0403 for more information






Feed Products

        to Help Maintain Health

Kid/Lamb Colostrum

For Goats           

16% Just Kidding (Dry Dairy Goat Ration Pellet

20% Kid Goat Starter Ration (0% ECP) Pellet

17% Goat Developer

15% Billy Goat Gro-Finisher Ration Pellet

Dairy Goat Mineral

For Sheep 

16% Lamb Starter Ration with Bovatec .66% ECP

16% Lamb Starter Ration (No Bovatec)

35% Sheep Supplement (200) (3.3% ECP)

Premium Sheep Mineral

  Wool Growers

If you are in need of the Government Sheep tags, contact:    Ontario Sheep Farmers

                        130 Malcolm RoadGuelph

                        OntarioN1K 1B1

                        Telephone:  519-836-0043

                        Fax: 519-836-2531



Available is:      10-10-10                 16-16-16

                          21-6-12                     6-24-24

In the Fall it is wise to keep the nitrogen low and the phosphorous and potash high. (6-24-24)

Higher phosphorous and potash are good for the roots to toughen the roots and for better growth in the Spring. 

Also, grubs do not like tough roots to eat. 

If you use high amount of nitrogen, the grass does grow quicker but it causes the roots to become softer as the grass is working harder to produce the top growth.  Also if the weather changes quickly in the Fall before you are able to cut the grass, the excess growth will leave a lot of top, brown, matted grass in the Spring.


NEW, Natural Horse Product

“Green Goop for Horses”

By Advanced Appetite            

(Go on the internet to read the testimonials from the various horse owners after they have noticed positive improvements.)

We have in stock 3.6 litre jugs

 Apple flavour and  Peppermint flavour

If you are familiar with the product and would like a large order, please contact us in advance.

Product is good for the hind gut digestion & also for ulcers of the stomach .

Representative said “For one horse, one jug would last about 6 to 7 weeks.

When starting to use it:  Drench for first 5 days

Then eventually top-dress over on the feed.

Horses really like the flavour and you will find their appetite will increase and the result will show improvement with their health and appearance..