February 2024 Newsletter

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February 2024 Newsletter

In Our Store

  • The weather has thrown off our early spring planting season. We still have seed potatoes on hand if you are interested. We have Red and White available for $0.65/LB.
  • We have a Fish Day with Henneke Fish Hatchery of Hallettsville on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. We have the order forms available at the store if you are interested.
  • Stock Show Season is upon us. Make sure and stop in our store and get all your show supplies. If you need something that we do not have, let us know.

In the Yard

  • Applying 15-5-10 yard fertilizer $21.80/40LB Bag is designed to give your yard an early green up. Make this application 2-3 weeks prior to your spring fertilizer for the best results.
  • The wet weather is sure to bring out bugs and mosquitos. Now is a suitable time to stock up on bug spray and mosquito products. Here are a few options that we have in stock.
    • Mosquito Dunks = $9.25/Each
    • Malathion Gallon = $88.55/Each
    • Spectracide Accushot Spray = $22.50/Each
    • Bengal Insecticide & IRG = $16.20/Each

In the Pasture

  • Fertilizer prices have changed since last year. Dry fertilizer has gone down between $30.00 and $50.00/Ton on average. Liquid fertilizer has gone done between $75.00 and $100.00/Ton on average. The current price of 21-0-0 Dry Fertilizer is $455.00/Ton and 32-0-0 Liquid Fertilizer is $395.00/Ton. When the price of ingredients changes, so will these prices. Call and get on our list for application.
  • It may be a good option to apply Roundup on your hay fields to target any weeds or undesirable grasses that are coming up. Depending on what the grass growth and thickness looks like, use 12-32oz of Roundup per acre.
  • It is still time to make your application of Rezilon for grass burr prevention. As we progress into the year and it gets warmer, that window of application will close.
  • Now is the time to start thinking about spraying Wolf Weeds. The best option for spraying around trees is 1 quart of Grazon Next/Acre. For areas with no trees, use 1 quart of Grazon P+D and 8oz of Tordon/Acre. Due to the nature of these plants, please use the Inergy Surfactant when making this application. If you have any questions, please call the store.
  • Corteva came out with a new program a few years ago called Ultigraz. This program involves coating dry fertilizer with herbicide to target your weeds as they are young, tender, and growing. The best-case scenarios for this application are:
  1. You have a spray drift sensitive area surrounded by desirable trees or houses.
  2. You intend to apply your fertilizer early in the season and making one application would save you time and money.
  3. The area that you want to fertilize will not support a truck or buggy with spray booms.
    If you would like to discuss this as an option for you, give us a call.
  • Sorgum Almum Seed will be in short supply this year. If you need some, let us know early.
  • It is time to have a conversation about weed spray cost. Here is our current pricing.
    • 16 oz Duracor = $23.87/Acre (Includes Application & Surfactant)
    • 20 oz Grazon PD3 = $19.13/Acre (Includes Application and Surfactant)
    • 24 oz Grazon Next = $20.94/Acre (Includes Application & Surfactant)
    • 1 quart Grazon P+D = $19.80/Acre (Includes Application & Surfactant)
    • 1 quart 2-4-D = $15.33/Acre (Includes Application & Surfactant)
    • As the price of chemicals changes, so will these prices. Call and get on our list if you would like us to make the application for you.

In the Animal Pen

  • This month we will highlight a top-notch horse feed made by Purina. Purina Impact Professional Performance Horse Feed is designed to control starch and sugars with no corn or corn byproducts. This feed also contains Outlast Gastric Support for gastric health. We will take $2.00/Bag off for the entire month.
  • With all the rain, it is important to keep minerals in front of your cattle. If you need some, stop in the store to see what fits your needs.
  • The recent rains will bring the clover to life. Consider putting out some Sweetlix Bloat Blocks. We have a new supply coming into the store.

In the Great Outdoors

It is time to pay attention to our deer’s health. Three things that we need to consider at are:

  • Purina Deer Dewormer $29.65/50LB Bag = Best recommendation is to put this in your feeder ONLY and let them eat the entire bag. Have a second feeding available 6-8 weeks after the first time.
  • Antlermax Deer Feed $17.80/50LB Bag= Start feeding the deer early to help with baby development and antler growth.
  • We have electric and gravity fed protein feeders. All Seasons 600# Stand and Fill Electric Protein Feeder $793.00/Each, 300# Gravity Protein Feeder $412.80/Each, and 500# Stand and Fill Gravity Protein Feeder $562.00/Each. 

What is Coming up in our Area?

  • February 9, 2024 – Cuero Chamber of Commerce, Designer Purse Bingo – Anne Friar Thomas Homemaking Building
    Doors open at 5:30 PM, Games start at 7:00 PM. No tickets will be sold at the door, please get them in advance. Each ticket provides food, drinks, and adult beverages.
    For more information, call 361-275-2112.
  • FEBRUARY 14, 2024 – Valentine’s Day Event in the store – DeWitt County Producers
    We will have cookies and candy throughout the day until they run out.
  • FEBRUARY 14, 2024 – Cuero Lions Club Valentine’s Day Bake Sale – Trust Texas Bank Lobby
    Stop in their lobby between 9-3 and purchase some sweet treats for the people you love in your life. All proceeds go to benefit the organization’s charitable and scholarship fund.
  • February 17, 2024 – 5:00 PM – Central DeWitt Wildlife Management Association Banquet – Cuero VFW Hall 
    Annual awards banquet to recognize the deer harvested last season. For more information or if you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected] so they can get an estimated number of attendees for the meal.
  • March 1, 2024 – 5:00 PM – Cuero Livestock Show Auction – Friar AG Center (Cuero, TX) 
    Evening begins with a social provided by Cuero Young Farmers.
  • March 17, 2024 – Lindenau Rifle Club Annual Chicken BBQ Lindenau, TX 
    11am – 1 pm. Presale Tickets Only $13.00/Each. Includes 1/2 BBQ Chicken, German Potatoes, Stuffed Cabbage, Pinto Beans. Tickets can be purchased at Security Storage at 115 E. S. Railroad Street, at the DeWitt County Co-op, and at Anders Auto, or from any Lindeneau Rifle Club Member.

Manager’s Words
The rain was a great start to the spring season approaching. Now is the time to start thinking about your cattle and property needs. If you need advice or direction for the season ahead, give us a call

Thank you for your business,

Willis Braden
[email protected]

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