OUR GARDEN CENTRE’S FLOWERS & VEGETABLES ARE SOLD OUT FOR THE SEASON.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT — WE HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOURS IN YOUR GARDENS, DECKS, PATIOS & YARD — SEE YOU NEXT SPRING! 

Our garden centre still has stock of natural & dyed mulches, triple-mix, potting mixes, manure and play & work sand for your garden & yard top-ups throughout the summer months.  

Windrow-Twine   

HAYING & BALING PRODUCTS:

It’s hay season in this part of the world — Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs has you ‘covered’ for baler twine, bale wrap, silage sheeting and hay tarps.

Baler Twine — both plastic and sisal.  Available in-season are 9,000′ Sisal (bale throwers); 28,000′ Plastic (big round bales), 12,000′ Plastic (heavy-duty small square bales) and 4,000′ Plastic (big square bales)

  • Windrow polypropylene baler twine’s uniformity throughout the entire spool assures the consumer of stronger more dependable knots and tighter bales which will produce a better quality hay even under the toughest baling conditions.
  • Windrow baler twine is specially treated with maximum levels of UV stabilizers to protect the product from breaking down.
  • Every spool of windrow polypropylene baler twine is individually shrink wrapped in a heavy gauge plastic foil which prevents the twine from unraveling or telescoping.

Inland Bale Stack Covers/Tarps — Available in-season in sizes 25′ x 33′; 25′ x 48′; 25′ x 54′; 28′ x 48′.   Silver on the outside to reflect light, black on the inside to prevent green-housing.  Super tough 6.2 oz/sq yd, UVI treated coated fabric giving 3-5 years of use.  Eyelets and webbing set into five layers of fabric, giving about 500 lbs of pull strength.

  • High Strength, coated woven fabric with heat-sealed seams for flexibility and wind-resistance.
  • Silver on topside to reflect the sunlight (heat) and black on the underside to prevent the greenhouse effect.
  • Fabric has special U.V. treatment to give it an extended life.
  • Rope is encased in hem, and eyelets are set into 4-layer gussets every three feet.
  • Proven over 35 years.

ZEUS Epicrop:  ‘EPIC 5’ BALE WRAP — 30” X 1,500m   The EPICROP agricultural range has proven to consistently deliver all of the performance criteria demanded by contractors in all conditions across the world.

  • With a 5-layer technology, all the mechanical aspects of a bale wrap are maximized resulting in a consistently reliable, high quality, high performing film.   
  • In order to provide the ideal ensiling environment,  bale wrap needs to offer a number of important elements such as strength, puncture and tear resistance, elasticity, UV stability and the ability to cling in all circumstances.

 

Silage Sheeting rounds out our line of baling & haying products.  Protect your valued feed harvest in silage pits or bunkers while it ferments and coverts to a highly nutritious and easily digestible premium feed for your livestock.

  • The white/black film’s white surface reflects light energy and the black layer provides 100% opacity
  • The free-fall folded one-piece cover does not require sealing or taping, saving time and increasing your productivity
  • High strength at the folds results in reduced punctures, tears, and performance issues

THESE ARE REMARKABLE TIMES IN THE WORLD VITAMIN MARKET. 

Due to environmental issues in China and a destructive fire in Germany, the availability of vitamin A & E has become extremely limited. This is a good article from that discusses the current world vitamin shortage and the concerns with reducing or taking vitamin’s out of the diet.  progressivedairy.com-Feeding strategies to address vitamin A and E shortage

    

DAY-OLD MEAT & LAYER CHICKS & TURKEYS POULTS:

2018 Order Form & Price List — Chicks & Turkeys — Day-Old

FOR YOUR 2018 BACKYARD POULTRY FLOCK — Download our 2018 Order Form & Price List to place your orders for this year’s chicks and turkeys.  

 

DUCKLINGS, GOSLINGS, GUINEA HEN KEETS & PHEASANTS:

2018 Order Form & Price List — Ducklings, Goslings, Guinea Keets & Pheasants

FOR YOUR 2018 BACKYARD POULTRY FLOCK — Download our 2018 Order Form & Price List to place your orders for this year’s ducklings, goslings, guinea hen keets and pheasants.

READY-TO-LAY CHICKENS:

2018 Order Form & Price List — Ready-to-Lay Pullets

FOR YOUR 2018 BACKYARD POULTRY FLOCK — Download our 2018 Order Form & Price List to place your orders for ready-to-lay pullets.

We try to bring in a load of ~19-week old ready-to-lay hens roughly once per month from April to October but frequency depends upon order volume numbers, hen availability and delivery truck scheduling — We can’t set an pre-determined date as it’s not an exact science for when our order will arrive.  Simply place your order with us and we will contact you when we know when delivery date to our store will be — You can decide then if this date works for you.  Unfortunately, we don’t carry birds over to after delivery date — Hens must be picked up delivery day.  ***Please note:  Our policy for any orders of six birds or less must be paid when ordering.

Antimicrobials Resistance Update — 2018

As of December 1, 2018, all Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only.   Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics are important to fight bacterial infections in humans and animals.   All medically important antimicrobials will be on the Prescription Drug List – Products for Veterinary Use

You will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian for your animals for:

Prescription drugs (including, for example, injectables, in-water and in-feed formulations).  You will be able to buy these drugs from a veterinarian or pharmacist.  Importation rules will continue as per existing Food and Drug Regulations.

Prescription medicated feed – This is livestock feed that contains a prescription drug, including supplements, macro & micro premixes and complete feed.  You will be able to buy these medicated feeds from a commercial feed mill, veterinarian or pharmacist with a veterinary prescription.

The Prescription Drug List (PDL) is a list of medicinal ingredients. Any drug containing an ingredient on this list must be sold by prescription.  Since 2004, new MIAs approved by Health Canada have been included on the PDL and must be sold by prescription.  We are now moving all remaining MIAs approved for veterinary use before 2004 to the PDL. With this change, we establish the same level of oversight for those MIAs approved before 2004 as for those approved after.

The following MIA ingredients will be included on the PDL for Veterinary Use: Apramycin; Bacitracin; Erythromycin; Lincomycin; Neomycin; Penicillin G; Spectinomycin; Streptomycin/Dihydrostreptomycin; Sulphonamides; Tilmicosin; Tiamulin; Tylosin/Tylvalosin; Virginiamycin; Tetracycline/Chlortetracycline/Oxytetracycline; Or their salts or derivatives.   This includes all dosage forms whether in feed, water, otic, oral, topical, implant, injectable, intrauterine, intramammary or dusting powder.There will be changes to the labels of MIAs:  a “Pr” will be on the principal display panel;  growth promotion claims and related directions for use will be removed; responsible use statements will be put on labels of all in-feed and in-water MIAs. 

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BACKYARD BIRDS:

For feeding your feathered friends, we have all the bird feeders, feed, peanuts, suet and other backyard wildlife supplies to keep them visiting your back yard.  

Follow this link: ‘YOUR BIRDS & WILDLIFE’ to visit our page where you’ll find valuable information on both hosting and deterring backyard wildlife.

BACKYARD WILDLIFE:

For those who enjoy seeing deer graze on their property, Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs manufactures their own custom Deer Mix that will attract deer to visit plus we stock whole corn, grains, deer & salt blocks.  **Watch for our custom deer mix to come back in stock in mid-late August — It’s only available during fall & winter seasons when there is less access to food for deer in the wild.

LAWN & GARDEN:

THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH  — with excerpts from gardening gurus Mark & Ben Cullen’s Newsletter

As we crawl out of the air conditioning after a heatwave, we’re ready to start spending more time in the garden again. Here are some

Continue fertilizing the annuals and veggies for the remainder of the season. A 20-20-20 works fine.  Early season perennials can be cut back, such as veronica and roses. They should re-bloom in a month or two.

 

Prop-up your tall-growing perennials with stakes, such as rudbeckias, coneflowers, hydrangea (with their heavy flowering heads), to prevent them from falling over.  Winter-hardy plants get their last fertilizer application before the fall. From here-onward they will take care of themselves, stashing sugars into their roots.

If you’ve been keeping on top of weeding through June and July, you will find August not too bad. Stay on top of it so it doesn’t get away from you.

 

Shop for new plants! As long as you water enough, planting in the heat of the summer is fine and by now, many of the garden centers are starting to discount their perennials and shrubs- you might just find a great deal!

 

Take care of your lawn.  Fertilize your lawn with an Iron-Added Lawn fertilizer.  The results are incredible.  Your lawn will be so green it will appear almost blue-green.

 

Thicken your lawn.  Mid-August is the best time to sow grass seed.  Where thin spots exist, spread Lawn Dresser Mix lawn soil 4 cm thick and rake smooth.  Broadcast quality grass seed at the rate of 1 lb. to 400 sq. ft.  Rake this smooth, step on it with a flat-soled shoes and water until germination.

Feed the birds & keep feeders clean.  Birds wintering in the south will be on their way back over the next month or so —  Clean your feeders again  and fill with Wright’s Premium Wild Bird Seed — Birds love it and it is great value!  Also available are sunflower seed, safflower seed, peanuts (both in and out of the shell), nyjer seed, suet, corn cobs and lots of feeders for all types of backyard birds.

GARDEN HOW-TO VIDEOS:

Canada’s gardening gurus, Mark Cullen & son, Ben, had a great time shooting new videos in the garden.  Here are a few  gardening videos that will inform and entertain you — Check them out:

How-To Deadhead Annuals and Perennials

The Benefits of Mulch

Plant Selection for the East Side of Your Home

News and Events:

ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUY MORE CANADIAN PRODUCTS:

Uxbridge resident, Tyler Campbell recently created an online resource for those looking to buy more Canadian products. The “Made In Canada” website provides information about goods that are made by Canadian companies and/or manufactured within Canada. The site currently has about 234 listings spread across 16 categories–from grocery store items to furniture to car products. Visit madeinca.ca to find out if you’re buying Canadian.

Lunar Rhythm Gardens’ new pick-up location 
in Brooklin is now open!  Lunar Rhythm Gardens is a Community Supported and Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) Farm that has recently added a new Durham CSA pick up location to their list. Lunar Rhythm Gardens proudly serves Durham Region with their sites in Bowmanville, Port Perry and now Brooklin – open Wednesday nights from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 20 Baldwin Street.   Pick up your fresh vegetables and naturally raised meats at one of their three pickup locations today! For more information on locations and hours of operation in Durham Region, please visit csafarmdurhamkawartha.com.

The Durham Region 5 Million Trees Program is part of the Durham Community Climate Change Local Action Plan, with the goal of increasing forest cover in the region by approximately 2,800 hectares.  To be eligible, landowners must have 2.5 acres of non-agricultural land to plant.  Forests Ontario plants the trees at a highly subsidized rate and checks their survival at various intervals in the following few years.  Learn more about Durham Region’s 5 Million Trees Program.

 

The On-Farm Childcare Program, offered by Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources (DFRFR), is designed to provide quality child care for farm families who reside in Durham where at least one of the parents’ primary source of income is through a farm operation.  The program operates from May to September and allows parents to concentrate on farm work during peak times, without having their children in the workplace.  Learn  more about the On Farm Childcare Program.

August 11:  Brock’s Big Bite

August 25:  Blackstock Fair

September 1:  Durham Region Plowmen’s Association Match

September 1 to 3:  Port Perry Fair

September 6 to 9:  Orono Fair

September 7 to 9:  Uxbridge Fall Fair

September 11 to 12:  Sunderland Fall Fair

September 14 to 15:  Beaverton Fall Fair 

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