December 2023 Newsletter

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December 2023 Newsletter

In Our Store

  • We had a great 75th Anniversary Celebration last month. The event was well attended and enjoyed by many who stopped by. We would like to thank each of you who came to celebrate. 
  • The end of December will bring the need for customers with Ag & Timber Exemption Cards to share your updated card. You can mail in a copy of the card or stop in the store and we can make a copy. If you do not provide us with an updated card, we will be unable to take the tax off your purchases. 
  • If you are looking for a unique and neat idea for Christmas, look at the Kuma Outdoor Chairs that we have in the store. We have a few assorted styles and colors that are sure to make any outdoor enthusiast happy. 
  • Now is the best time to start looking at your brooder lamps and bulb needs. As the colder weather approaches, they become harder to keep in stock. Stop in and get what you need. 
  • Now is also a suitable time to get Freeze Misers. Place this automatic tool on your faucets, and it starts dripping when the temperature outside gets below 32 Degrees. We have them for $30.55/Each. 
  • We have a fresh batch of Pecans from Mark Vavrusa. They are $13.00/2.5LBS and are sure to keep you occupied and your stomach happy. 
  • If you would like to prepay for some items that you frequently use or need for 2024, we will happily take your money. We may not be able to hold the price, but it will be there as a prepayment. 
  • Cuero Chamber of Commerce Gun Raffle Calendars will be available soon. The cost is $125.00 each and you can win a gun each week for the full year. You can purchase them at the Cuero Chamber of Commerce office, or we should have some in our store within a few weeks. 
  • We have a new supply of full-size calendars and stickem calendars in stock to get you on track for the New Year. 
  • This calendar year provides some funky dates that we will be closed toward the end of the month. Please make sure and look over the calendar toward the end of the newsletter for those dates.

In the Yard

  • This cooler weather will bring the presence of winter grass and winter weeds. Now is a suitable time to start treating winter weeds with a herbicide. The best options to use are Fertilome Weed Free Zone: $47.90/QT and Bonide Weed Beater Ultra: $24.55/Pint. 

In the Pasture

  • Many of the weed control methods that apply in our yards will also apply in our pastures. If you are looking to control winter flowers and thistles, consider an application of 2-4-D at the rate of 1 QT/Acre. If you have clover in these areas and would like to keep it, consider an application of Duracor at the rate of 16oz/Acre

In the Animal Pen

  • This month we have discounted our Cottonseed Cake 38% by $1.00/Bag. This pricing will apply until the end of the year or until we run out of our current contract.
  • For this month we will discount Steakmaker 12% Textured Cattle Feed by $1.50/Bag.
  • Impact 12% Textured Horse Feed will be discounted by $1.50/Bag for the month. 
  • We will continue to discount our Wind & Rain Red Mineral until the end of the year. Stop in and take advantage of the $2.00/Bag savings. 
  • Accuration Hi Fat Tubs will be discounted to $100.00/200# Tub for the month of December. 

In the Great Outdoors

  • This is a great month to get a few last-minute gifts for the outdoor junkie in your family. If you are looking for ideas, consider our supply of deer feeders, deer blinds and hunting items. 

What is Coming up in our Area?

  • December 5, 2023 – DeWITT COUNTY (6HR) CEU EVENT = Anne Friar Thomas Homemaking Building, Cuero City Park (Next to Friar Ag Center) = Event includes 6HRS of CEU credit along with a lunch. Registration starts at 7:00 AM with topics on Laws and Regulations, FSA & NRCS Updates, Feral Hog Toxin Updates, Cattle Parasite control, and forage pest identification. For more information or to RSVP, please call (361) 275-0816.
  • December 8, 2023 – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM / December 9, 2023 – 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Christmas in Downtown Hometown Holiday = 210 East Main Street, Cuero, TX = There will be deals for shoppers and the whole family, including outdoor food concessions, Ice Skating Ring, Horse and Carriage Rides. For more information: 361-485-8008 or [email protected]
  • December 14, 2023 -5:00 PM – 8:00 PM = DeWitt County Go Texan Chili and Gun Raffle Fundraising Event = Cuero, TX – They will be selling Chili “TO GO ONLY” for $10.00/QT. Gun raffle tickets will also be available from any committee member. For orders or more information: Anthony Netardus 361-275-0816 or Greg Nemec 361-275-1245. 
  • December 16, 2023 – 5:30 PM & 7:00 PM = United Presents -A Walk Through Nativity = 301 Daule St. Cuero TX 77954 – This Free Event is hosted to share the true meaning of Christmas. 
  • December 23-25, 2023 = CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS. We will reopen Tuesday, December 26, 2023.
  • December 29, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – January 2, 2024 = CLOSED FOR INVENTORY. We will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
  • January 13, 2024, = 6:00 PM – Cuero FFA Booster Club “Cattleman’s Ball” = Anne Friar Thomas Homemaking Building – Cuero, TX = Social hour starts at 6:00 PM, followed by a dinner, silent auction, and dance provided by Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. For more information, contact Greg Nemec at 361-275-1245.
  • January 27, 2024- 39th Annual DeWitt County All Breeds Bull and Female Sale = Cuero Livestock Commission- Cuero, TX = The day will start with the bull sale at 11:00 AM, with the females selling immediately afterward. Come out early to view the sale animals and visit with the breeders. For any questions, contact Anthony Netardus at 361-275-0816.

Manager’s Words
Every year brings its own challenges and rewards. This year we were blessed with rain early, followed by a lengthy period of dry weather. Here we are again in a favorable pattern for wetter weather. Despite those trials, we have a lot to be thankful for. We celebrated 75 years of being in business and have made improvements that will have benefits for many years to come. We would like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. If we can help you with your property needs and improvements, please let us know. 

Thank you for your business,

Willis Braden
[email protected]

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