April 2023 Newsletter

In Our Store

  • Jessica Abbott has moved on to her next adventure in life. Over the years, she has juggled school and a full-time job. With the completion of her school, she is pursuing a long-term career in business and found a position that will allow her to grow. We wish her luck on whatever the future holds and thank her for the 5 years of service.
  • The Cuero Chamber of Commerce is holding an AG Business Luncheon on April 26, 2023. The luncheon will feature the Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. This event will take place at the Anne Friar Thomas Homemaking Building from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The cost for Chamber Members will be $25.00 and Non-Members $30.00. Put this on your calendar for a good lunch and information about the current state of agriculture. For more information or to reserve your spot please contact the chamber office at 361-275-2112 or visit www.cuero.org.
  • We have a new mosquito spray in our store that is made by the same company who designed the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. This 8Hr Long Spray is designed for effective protection from mosquitos and ticks. Cost per Spartan GO Spray is $4.65/Each.
  • We know that people love the dogs in their lives. We have a new broad assortment of dog treats made by Jones Natural Chews. These natural chew treats range from beef knees to chicken feet. We are trying to see what you pet lovers want us to carry. Come in and get a few for your dogs to try. We have individual treats available for $3.00/Each and bagged products for $4.05/Each.
  • We are selling tickets for DeWitt County Vietnam Veterans Raffle. They are available in store for $5.00 Each. (13 Rifles and gun accessories to be given away)
  • We have a large inventory of UltraBac 8 (Blackleg). This month we will discount the 250 ML bottle by $4.00/Bottle. This will last until current supply is gone.

In the Yard

There are a lot of things going on in our yards. Check out all these products that can help you get things done.

  • We are getting a lot of questions about the worms in oak trees. Some options available are Malathion 57% $18.85/Quart, Bifen IT $33.45/Quart and Sevin Liquid $18.00/Quart.
  • If you purchased a new hummingbird feeder last month, now is the time to get nectar to refill it. We have a couple options available. Hummingbird Nectar $4.15/16oz Concentrate and $6.00/64oz Ready to use mix.
  • This is a good time to put out Rescue Wasp Traps for mud daubers. These are good for barns, shops, and around the house. Cost for these traps are $8.80/Each.
  • Triazicide Yard Granules = $11.85/Bag = This product is designed to treat over 100 plus insects above and below the ground. This one 11# bag will treat over 12,500 Sq Ft. 
  • Over and Out Advanced Fire Ant Killer = $28.05/Bag = This product is designed to kill fire ants in 15 minutes and will target the queen. It should be effective for up to 6 months.
  • Amdro Quick Kill Granules = $11.05/Bag = This product goes to work in 24 hours and targets many common insects in our yards. Coverage is one bag/ 10,000 Sq Ft and should be effective for up to 3 months.
  • Amdro Ant Block = $18.00/24oz Jug = This product is designed to be applied to ant mounds in the yard or pasture to attract ants to the bait and kill the whole mound once they take it underground.
  • Spartan Mosquito Eradicator = $20.50/2 Pack Container = Hang these containers around your property for season long protection from mosquitos.
  • Rescue Fly Trap Bag = $4.65/Each = This effective bag can catch up to 20,000 flies and provides a safe option in your yard, barns, and patios.

In the Pasture

  • Weed spray season is in full swing. If you are looking for us to make the application for you, here are the options and the cost. All prices include the chemical and application fee.
  • Grazon Next at 24oz/Acre is $20.28/Acre
  • Grazon P+D 1Qt/Acre is $19.77/Acre
  • Duracor Herbicide 16oz/Acre $23.37/Acre.

These prices are for current chemical inventory and are subject to change when we replenish our supplies. If you still need to purchase chemicals for you own application, stop in the store and stock up.

  • Fertilizer is still reasonable compared to prices last year. Current demand will keep the pricing where it is, but as nationwide demand increases, the pricing will start to increase. Come and get it, while pricing is good.
  • I know it seems early, but now is the time to get on our list for Mesquite Spray. We should be looking for a late June to early July application with a good healthy plant. If you are interested in having us spray, please do not shred or weed spray over the mesquite plants before we make the herbicide application. Current chemical and application cost for 28oz of Sendero and 8oz of Remedy is $45.82/Acre. 
  • We have received a lot of questions about thistles this year. They seem to have come out of nowhere with a vengeance. Most of these are at the final stage of their life and are putting on a seed pod or flower bloom. There is not much that you can do at this stage of their life to kill them. Your best option is to save the money and plan to start looking for them in January/February of next year.

In the Animal Pen

  • It is the time of year to get busy on worming your cattle. We always get questions on what is the best to do. One easy and efficient way to worm your cattle is by using the Safeguard Worming Block. This worming block is designed for internal parasites. You should be putting out (1) block per 5-8 head and removing other salt and mineral blocks for the time you have this product in front of your cattle. This month we will take off $5.00/Block. This will last until we run out of current inventory.
  • This month, we are having our Annual Purina Chick Days on April 13-15, 2023. With this event we will have chicken feed specials and product giveaways. For the entire month of April, we will have specials on 50# bags of Purina Start and Grow and 50# Scratch Grains. Come in and help us celebrate.
  • We are in the time of year to provide products to our cattle that have Fly Control. The products that we have available are Wind & Rain Bag Mineral with Fly Control and Wind & Rain Mineral Tubs with Fly Control. For this month only we are taking off $5.00/Bag of the Loose Mineral and $10.00/225# Tub.

What is coming up in our area?

-April 7, 2023 – Good Friday = WE WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 PM in observance of the religious holiday. We will reopen on Saturday for normal hours.

-April 13-15, 2023 – PURINA CHICK DAYS – DeWitt County Producers = Stop in these days to check out the feed specials and high-performance diets to get your chickens growing and laying eggs.

Manager’s Words

It is busy around here. It is time to get busy outside. We are here to help in any way possible. Give us a call if you need advice or us to come look at your place.

Thank you for your business,

Willis Braden

[email protected]


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