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Upcoming Events!

Northumberland County Cattlemen’s Beef Day – Windale Farms
12697 2nd Line, Roseneath ON
Thursday July 7th at 4pm, dinner at 6pm

Northumberland County Dairy Twilight Meeting – Combview Farms
103 Combview Road, Cramahe ON K0K 1M0
Wednesday July 13th at 5pm

Peterborough County Dinner at the Dairy – Bargeolane Farms
489 4th Line Rd Dummer S, Douro-Dummer ON
Friday July 15th at 5:30pm

The TCO Times – April 2022 Edition

The TCO Times – April 2022 Edition

We are all experiencing the effects of increased prices on just about everything these days not the least at the fuel tank. The ongoing effect of global supply chain issues from the pandemic and now to war in Ukraine has created some extremely challenging times. 

The agricultural industry is vital to the economy and the resiliency of farmers and industry stakeholders will prevail through these difficult times. You are all probably very aware that input costs have increased dramatically from last year. These high prices have put a lot of pressure on retailers to ensure we have consistent cash flow to pay our suppliers in a timely fashion. It will put a lot of pressure on growers due to the costs of fertilizer doubling from last year. 

We have tools that can help you if you need some bridge financing to cover your bill here and give you special terms to pay for it. Please reach out soon if you are interested in getting some financing this year. FCC (https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/financing/agriculture.html has seen an increased demand for their program, and they are experiencing some delays in processing applications. The sooner you apply, the quick you can get financing in place. The fasted method of applying is by choosing an online application method (via email invited). It is the fasted way to approval with FCC and can be approved as little as 10 minutes. Other methods are a phone call from an FCC representative, but this takes a bit more time. Alternatively, we also have third party financing available through Scotiabank’s Yield More Financing Program (https://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/commercial-banking/industries/agriculture/indirect-agriculture-financing-yield-more-financing.html). 

TCO works with these financial institutions to help you free up cash flow when you need it most. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these programs that are available to you. Please reach out to Sandra if you are interested. 

-TCO Partners 

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd, and this year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet”. From sun up to sunset and sometimes through the night – farmers invest in our planet every day. What better way to celebrate Earth Day 2022 than by thanking a farmer for investing in the future of our land, our families, and our community.

It is exciting to see some warmer sunny days upon us and the beginning of 2022 growing season. With the clock ticking down to planting time, we will be working diligently to get all seed and crop protection products delivered to the farm. Please anticipate our call and make any necessary space in your storage areas to receive product. If you need bagged or toted fertilizer to be delivered, please let us know as soon as possible what your needs are and when you can take it. 

All our equipment is currently ready to hit the field. We will be using a new dispatching software to help send work orders to our custom application equipment remotely. We believe this investment will help us increase efficiency and the service level for our customers. With this program comes the functionality to include field and farm boundaries for each individual job. We certainly appreciate any maps you can provide us with to help streamline the custom application process and use the software to it’s full potential. 

-The Crop Office

Selby (Napanee) – New in store for spring! For your fencing project needs: 

  • Diamond Bar Aluminum Gates
  • Cedar posts
  • Heavy and Light T-posts
  • High Tensile Field Fence 

For the Lawn:

  • Corn Gluten Crumbles 
  • 25-4-10 with Purkote Fertilizer
  • Bulk Lawn Seed

For the Garden:

  • Seed Potatoes & Onions
  • Garlic Bulbs 
  • Garden Seeds Bulk & Packets
  • BTK Biological Insecticide

To view the full edition click here TCO April Newsletter.

Attention Poultry Customers!

Attention Poultry Customers!

Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in Ontario, with a recently confirmed case detected in a backyard poultry flock in Picton, ON. You can visit the Poultry Industry Council website for all needed information on the Avian Influenza and what you need to do at home or on farm to protect your poultry: https://www.poultryindustrycouncil.ca/resources/biosecurity-and-disease

Avian influenza is a reportable diseased under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected ceases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). You can reach the CFIA Avian Influenza Surveillance and Diagnostics line by calling 226-217-8022, available 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please take the time to research best practices and safety for your flock!

Beat the heat this summer with Cool-Aid!

Beat the heat this summer with Cool-Aid!

At 25 °C and 20% humidity cows begin to exhibit signs of heat stress. The unpredictable summer weather that we see in Ontario puts your herd at risk. 

What is Cool Aid?

Cool-Aid is an osmolite, a compound often found in plants and marine species that reduces core body temperature under the heat stress by: 

  • Allowing cells to maintain hydration levels during heat stress 
  • Reducing heat produced by the body during periods of heat stress

This will minimize the physiological changes associated with heat stress and help to drive DMI, milk yield, components, and productive performance. 

Herds feeding Cool-Aid produce from 1-2kg more milk during hot summer months and have shown the ability to recover more quickly from a heat wave. In addition, cows fed Cool-Aid achieve increased conception rates, increased lying frequency and lower respiration rates.

With the recent 2% quota increase in addition to the SNF policy adjustment coming August 1st, this summer will be more important than ever to cool your cows to maintain production and component efficiency! 

Cool-Aid for Transition Cows 

Dry and transition cows are significantly impacted by heat stress. Cooled dry cows have been found to:

  • Produce 6.7kg/d more milk
  • Consume 1/7kg/d more dry matter
  • Lie down for 1.5 more hours per day
  • Have calves that weigh 5.9kg more at birth and go on to produce 5kg more milk during their first lactation.

Ask about adding it to your Purina product or its availability in a premix today! 

Summer Promotion – 10% OFF April 1, 2022 – June 30th, 2022.

-Rebecca

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TCO Agromart Ltd. and Northumberland Grain Inc. are combining forces.

Trenton, Napanee, Brighton, Belleville, Cobourg, Ontario – March 1, 2021:

TCO Agromart Ltd. of Trenton and Napanee, Ontario and Northumberland Grain Inc. of Brighton, Cobourg and Belleville, Ontario have announced that they will be joining forces in a joint venture with Sollio Agriculture that will strengthen both businesses and ensure their presence in their communities well into the future. 

With the everchanging agriculture market, TCO Agromart and Northumberland Grain are looking for ways to differentiate themselves and provide better support and solutions for their customers. 

The combined businesses will operate as TCO Agromart Ltd., but the people, facilities, equipment, and day-to-day operation will not change. The united goal is to capture synergies to better support customers’ business needs. This will include access to all products, services, and equipment offered by each company at all locations for the convenience of the customer. 

 

“Combining our businesses allows our locations to focus on new products and innovations to serve our customers,”

says Larry Hutchinson, Manager of TCO Agromart – Trenton.

 

“Our biggest asset is our people, so we will continue to develop and build an engaged team.”

Says Terry O’Neill, Manager of TCO Agromart – Napanee.

 

“Northumberland Grain is excited to merge with TCO Agromart, expanding our capacity and resources to support the farm community. Together, we will grow the future of agriculture,”

says Dexter Harder, Manager of Northumberland Grain.

TCO Agromart and Northumberland Grain are determined to maintain the existing relationships they have with their customers and together they will continue to build upon these and gain new ones in the marketplace.

For more information please contact:

Larry Hutchinson

Partner, TCO Agromart Ltd.

(613) 394-3371

Sandra O’Neill

Partner, TCO Agromart Ltd.

(613) 354-4424

Terry O’Neill

Partner, TCO Agromart Ltd.

(613) 354-4424

Karen Harder

Partner, Northumberland Grain Inc.

(613) 475-3284

Dexter Harder

Partner, Northumberland Grain Inc. 

(613) 475-3284

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