March 2014 Newsletter now available


March 2014 Newsletter now available

March Newsletter

Author: Kate Schwager/Wednesday, March 5, 2014/Categories: General news

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 March 2014 Newsletter

With the extremely welcome rain received in the last week or so, demand for fertilisers has jumped significantly. At this stage, single super has remained 

at the lowest prices seen for 3 - 4 years. This is largely due to increased competition with new manufacturers supplying super. The high analysis fertilisers significantly jumped in January, and I am doubtful that there will be a price drop on these for the rest of the season. Incitec Pivot have decided to no longer supply returnable bulk bags. If you have any empty Incitec Pivot bulk bags that were purchased from Greens Mandurama, please return them ASAP, as they need to be sent back to Incitec Pivot. The new bags will be yours to keep once used. 

With the recent rains and slightly muggy conditions, there have been a few cases of fly strike reported. If you are looking to protect your sheep from fly strike without having long withholding periods (7 days) or export slaughter intervals (21 days), use Clikzin. With up to 11 weeks protection, this would mean you would have a protection period until the third week of May. Available from Greens Mandurama 
These conditions may also cause worms burdens to increase before the cooler weather begins. This will impact particularly younger stock, so if you haven’t already given your sheep a 2nd summer drench, give us a call. We have some excellent deals at the moment in a variety of drenches for both sheep and cattle. 
If you are looking for a deal on stock blocks, we have a variety of urea based blocks on special. Speak to Mark for more information. 

It is interesting and promising to see the high levels of clover germination in paddocks following the rains. If you really want them to fire along, add molybdenum to your fertiliser. In recent times, molybdenum has become more affordable as the gap between straight super and Mo treated product has dropped. 
On productive properties, the best way to keep selenium up is by adding Selenium chip to your fertiliser. Selenium chip only needs to be applied at 1kg/ha, and can be easily thrown on the pile whilst spreading. Selenium aids in muscle growth of stock, 
and helps to prevent white muscle disease. Generally speaking, the more productive the property, the more selenium is being removed from the soil profile. For under $6/ha, it is well worth considering. 
If by chance, you are looking for more clover, we have some available that can be added to your fertiliser when spreading. It is a mix of white/sub/balansa and red clovers that have been inoculated, and available for $3.30/kg.  This year looks like there will be good supplies of all pasture seeds, as harvest has been O.K. As an indicator, we are expecting the prices to remain very 
similar to last year. 

For a limited time we are going to continue the special on the Gallagher MR5000 energiser. Normally $1899, they are on special for $1298, and include a remote which will turn the energiser off when a fault is found. The remote is worth $375, so there is a huge savings to be made. The MR5000 has 25 joules output, and if a fault is found there is another 25 joules ready for backup. This is one of the most powerful “no frills” energisers on the market, and represents great value.

Ute Mat is back in stock. For $90/metre (1.83m wide), this matting will protect the tray of the ute, and help to keep gear upright    
Macquarie Male Singers, Sunday 9th March 2013 at 
2pm. $15 pp, home style afternoon tea provided. 
Carcoar PA & H Society AGM will be held at the 
Carcoar RFS shed at 7.30pm, March 11th  2014. All 
Millamolong Polo – Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th 
March 2014. 
Supper Dance – Saturday 15th  March 2014, Band 
Keys & Strings. Tickets available from the Mandurama General Store. 
SunnyRidge Golf Club Seafood Night March 22nd. 
$45 per head – bookings essential. Call 63 675 207 
Lyndhurst Team Penning/Arena Sorting, 29-30th 
March 2014. 
Mandurama Progress Association Ball – Saturday 
24th May 2014 live band Nuthin’2 Serious. 
WEEKLY Tai Chi Classes – Mandurama Hall, 9 am 
each Thursday Entry by Gold Coin Donation. 
Pedigree working dog food is available in a 22kg bag 
for the price of a 20kg bag. That’s 10% free! 
Pryde’s EasiFeed horse supplements are on special for the month of March. We stock a large range of different Pryde’s feeds which will suit all sorts of horses. For instance, we have: 
Pryde’s Bio Mare Cubes. Bio Mare is a fully extruded cube with a balance of nutrients, and is well suited to broodmares, and muscle and joint development in foals and growing horses. 
Pryde’s EasiRide is a scientifically balanced palatable and economical pellet that is ideal for a lot of local sporting horses. 
Pryde’s EasiFeed Four OldTimer is a highly digestible oat free extruded, softened muesli style feed which is ideal for older horses. 
As mentioned, all Pryde’s product in stock will be on special this month. Contact one of the team at Green’s for more details. 

Di’s Diggings 
The soil is now moist and still warm, making it an 
ideal time to plant those winter vegetables. Just 
arrived are broccoli, cauliflower and silverbeet. 
Enhance the soil with poultry manure mix, and retain 
moisture in the ground by using sugar cane mulch. 
WorkCover NSW farming rebates are BACK ON
offering to sheep and beef cattle farmers a $2000 
rebate to help your business be smarter and safer. To 
qualify for the rebate, items must be purchased 
between 01/10/2013 – 31/05/2014. The rebate does 
not cover GST, freight or insurance, 2nd hand items or 
repairs/servicing. The applications must be submitted 
by 31/05/2014, and can include an extremely diverse 
range of products such as: Improving yard pen 
systems, animal handling equipment, shearing back 
harnesses, loading ramps with handrails, lifting 
devices,drainage systems to prevent slippery systems, 
chemical spill contaninment systems, ROPS bars on 
tractors/ 4 wheel bikes, PTO guards, and all sorts of 
personal protective equipment. 
The form is quite easy to fill out. If you need a hard 
copy, then let us know, and we will be happy to help. 
We stock a large range of products that would suit the 
criteria for this rebate. 
For a limited time, we can source tree guard mesh 
for a red hot price. If you would like some tree guard 
mesh, speak to Mark for pricing and availability. The 
mesh is 4mm thick, 75mm squares, 1650mm high and 
28.5m long. 
For your Information: We just received confirmation 
of the ruling of yabby traps around the district. 
Basically, Yabby traps are allowed only in private 
dams east of the Newell highway – not in creeks or 
ponds. Maximum traps allowed are 5 per person, 
maximum catch is 200 yabbies person, and all traps 
must be fitted with a fixed ring which does not exceed 
90mm (to prevent catching turtles/platypus/birds). If 
you would like any further information, speak to the 
team at Greens, as we have a copy of the rules from 
NSW fisheries. 
 You can download a copy here  





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