Helps to maintain moisture balance

Feed Products

        to Help Maintain Health

For Goats           

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

15% Billy Goat Gro-Finisher Ration Pellet

17% Goat Developer

Kid/Lamb Colostrum

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

                        Telephone:  519-836-0043

                        Fax: 519-836-2531



Did the Ground Hog see his shadow this year?

Has anyone noticed the daylight hours are getting longer especially after a cloudy stretch?

Spring is Coming

Time to start thinking about your outdoor gardening plans.

Potatoes have been ordered for Delivery about the first week of April.  Hopefully I called all the customers that had ordered full bags of potatoes in 2022. When the potatoes arrive, customers that pre-ordered 50 lb bags potatoes will be called to come to pick them up. 

For the smaller gardens, we will have for retail within the store - Kennebec, Yukon Gold and Red Chieftain, Onions

Larger packages of Seeds – we will be ordering our larger packet of seeds such as Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Yellow Beans and Peas.  If you have a specific seed you want ordered, call us within the next couple weeks and we will include it in our order.


Customesr have been asking when Chick Days begin.

Emails and Postal Mail are being sent out this week.

As I mentioned during the last year, we are trying to get all our customers on email as it does save a lot of time photo-copying and folding information within an envelope to be mailed out. This year many names have been deleted from the mailing list if no order was made last year.

If you do not receive information, feel free to come by the office and pick up a Chick Day Package for 2023.


Chicken Crates

In the past, we were able to locate used chicken crates but each year it was getting more difficult to find them or if we did, it was not economical to drive the long distance.

For now, we will be purchasing new crates from a supplier.  If you should need a crate or more than one crate, let us know to be ready for the Ready-to-Lay Birds to be transferred from the truck.

Lisa’s Corner

     I would like to start with a big thank you to Carl MacLean, he spent his career with a strong dedication to his customers and when we needed some help, he came out of retirement for us. I was excited to have the opportunity to work with Carl, as I was just getting started when he retired for the first time. Carl is a tough act to follow, but I will do my best!

     A little about myself: I grew up in the Listowel area on a small cow-calf beef farm, and milked cows on neighbouring dairies after we moved into town. I am a graduate of the University of Guelph, with my undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences.  Although my primary focus is dairy cattle, I am interested in all things ruminant! In my spare time you can find me hanging out with my three dogs, Gabby, Kodi, and Baloo, as well as hiking and camping.

     Lastly, it is that time of year when we need to start thinking about forage inventories. Last summer was a tough season for our hay crop, and in many places the yield was sparse. If we have not already done so, we can update rations to include less haylage and more corn silage to get us through until June. If you are unsure, we can run forage inventory calculations to see exactly how much we have to work with.

     I look forward to getting to know you all better!  


February Sale

Since we did not have a January Newsletter printed to be mailed with the statements, we are continuing the sale as shown.                  

Bekina Boots (Thermolite and Steplite)

We plan to discontinue the Thermolite CSA Bekina Boots.  Since we need the space and prefer to keep the boot current when manufactured, we decided it was best to discontinue the more expensive boot.

Selected Bekina Thermolite Sizes (7, 8, 9 and 14), we are offering a Final Sale with 50% off

Other Thermolite Sizes that are in stock 25% off.  Final Sale


Bekina Steplite Size 14 – 50% off  Final Sale               

Other Bekina Steplites in stock – 10% Sale.


Changes are ongoing within the Trouw Petfood lineup.

New Products are :  Wholesome Blend Grain Free

            WBGF Skin & Coat Salmon & Pumpkin 10.2

            WBGF Digestive Turkey & Pumpkin 10.2 kg

            WBGF Mobility Salmon and Pumpkin 10.2

   (Third description contains Glucosamine & Chondroitin for the    

                                                                               joint protection)

Petfood is definitely Scientific !  Dogfood for example:

  • Over the years, they have realized dogs are allergic to grains and this is main the reason for the added or deletion of products that show Grain Free.
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin have been added to products that show Large Breed on the package.  The ingredients are added to help protect the dog’s joints as it grows and plays with its family over the years.
  • A factor in relation to the Protein being lower in Large Breed bags offers a slower growth in relation to a smaller dog’s growth during a year’s time.  Slower growth helps to prevent bone problems later. 
  • As you move up the ladder with the more expensive dogfood, it does offer more benefits with ingredients that are absorbed into the dog’s system rather than all being expelled out the backend in your yard.
  • You will notice the difference in your dog’s health.  Upper-end food is more money but usually their consumption per day should be less with the beneficial ingredients that help prolong their hunger and allows for a healthier looking dog.
  • Wholesome Blend offers benefits to the dog at a lower cost than WBGF. (Wholesome Blend Grain Free)
  • Lifetime Series is next in the line-up. Generally

                   (No Corn, No Wheat, No By-Products)

                      Lifetime Chicken & Oatmeal

                        Lifetime Fish & Oatmeal

                       Lifetime Lamb & Oatmeal

  • Large Breed Chicken & Oatmeal

                          (Glucosamine & Chondroitin)

  • There is a Lifetime Grain Free Wild Caught Fish

Maintenance Regular is in the Lifetime Series but it does have Corn as its first ingredient and is marked as such.

Bitesize, Tip Top Dog is considered to be their lower level of food  Although it has been around for a long time, Bitesize was one of the Company’s first dogfoods they sold.


Easy way to compare the added benefits versus cost and how much a dog eats, think of it as a comparison to our food.

Chips & Popcorn  -Tip Top Dog (Eat more often and a lot more)

Chinese Food – Lifetime (As you move up, usually the protein, meat, fat and other healthy ingredients increase.)

Steak & Potatoes – Compares to Wholesome Blend

Steak, other specialized ingredients for Allergy alerts – WBGF


    Now, think of how you feel and how often you eat when food  improves.                      



TIME TO SAY “Good Bye”

     To Jacob Krahn that worked in the Mill

His last day was January 13, 2023.

Now it is his time for hime to do the different things on his Bucket List.  McBrayne’s and Staff do wish him all the best in his future endeavours.  We are sure he will be missed!


Wanted – Round bales of Hay. 

Contact David Williams @ 519-358-2544

For Sale: - 4 x 5 Bales of Hay, Second Cut

Stored Inside.  Call Clarence:  519-401-8681



Royer shoe style – 5631GT (Romeo Collection)

Description as per Royer Booklet.

  • Offers a perfect balance between work and style.
  • CSA certification
  • Non-Metallic puncture-resistant insole
  • Rubber outsole
  • Protection against electrical hazards
  • Pull-On shoe with sturdy elastic to facilitate the entry of the foot
  • Full Grain Leather
  • Direct-attach PU midsole
  • Comfortable and breathable R-Lite footbed

       Advantages – Good moisture transfer & Quick Drying, Enhanced shock absorption at heel, Continuour air flow,

Adaptable arch support for better comfort and stability, Better Compression – very low deformation when a force applied several times.

  • Composite Protective Toe
  • In stock we have brown. Available is black when ordered.  Popular shoe. We have received 9.5, 10.5, 12 so far from Royer.  Hopefully more to arrive soon .


McBraynes will be Closed

                    Monday, February 20, 2023