The Mill – serving farms and communities for over 50 years.
June 1, 2022
By Staff Writers
The Mill is a family-owned ag retail and crop services company that has seven locations in the Mid-Atlantic offering farm and home deliveries in Md., SE Pa., Del., and areas of N.J., and Va., as well as curbside pickup and online shopping.
Expert staff consists of animal nutritionists, nutrient management planners, certified crop and turf advisors, certified professional horticulturist, master gardeners and years of hands-on experience in equine, pet, livestock, turf, pasture, and crop management to help trouble shoot challenges and recommend products to meet your goals.
The Mill rewards our loyal customers.
Frequent buyer programs offer a free bag for every 10 or 12 bought for some products.
The Mill has an exclusive reward program for all its patrons in addition to the frequent buyer program.
There are points for every retail purchase that triggers a mailed coupon once the target is received.
The Mill has feed and supplies for farm and companion animals as well as wildlife.
Our pet department offers kibble, can, freeze dry, raw and frozen foods from Taste of the Wild, Fromm, VeRus, Pro Plan, Victor, Loyall Life, Merrick, River Run, Primal, Natural Balance, Exclusive, Southern States and more.
There is a full line of treats, toys, collars, leashes, grooming needs, and other supplies for your pets.
The equine department offers Nutrena, Purina, Triple Crown, McCauleys, Buckeye, Southern States and our own line of Mill feeds and supplements.
The Mill has horse health and barn supplies.
Equine specialists provide track and farm feed consultations, hay testing services and pasture management advice.
Livestock feeds and supplies include Nutrena, Southern States, Sunglo and our own lineup of Mill Feeds for poultry, cattle, pigs and small ruminants.
Basic health and show supplies are available.
Our livestock nutritionist offers farm consultations and assists youth raising livestock for show with a portable scale and feed programs for health and success.
The Mill has garden centers and turf specialists to get your lawn and garden looking its best.
Mill grass seed is blended for the MidAtlantic region with varieites from the Md., State approved list.
Fertilizer is blended to meet the most common needs seen on our homeowners soil test results and our trained staff can provide recommendations for sustainable lawn care.
We have stone, mulch, topsoil and amendments bagged or bulk.
The Mill has a full selection of food, feeders and supplies for wild birds with the most competitive prices.
Our Mill bird seed blends are high quality formulations made in consultation with Washington College’s Field Ecologist from the Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory to ensure the seed selections will be appropriate and desirable to our region’s song birds.
The Mill also carries items for the home including heat pellets, grilling pellets, solar and pool salt, charcoal and propane, tools for the yard and farm, candles, flags and décor as well as great gifts.
Visit www.themillstores.com to learn more!
WHITE HALL, Md.--The Mill invites you to an educational forage field walk on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 5:00 pm. The rain date will be Thursday, June 30th.
The event will be held at Clear Meadow Farm, 3116 Troyer Rd, White Hall, MD 21161.
There are 15 varieties of forages including 4 varieties of orchardgrass, 3 of timothy, 3 pasture blends, Grasshancer 300 (emergency forage extender), 2 types of fescue, Fojtan festulolium, and Kentucky Bluegrass plots. The plot was established in 2018. The first harvest of 2022 was the 2nd week of May. There is adequate regrowth to see differences in recovery and persistency between the varieties.
There are no short-term forecasts of feed or fuel price easing and supply chain issues remain a concern.
The best strategy to keep purchased feed costs in check is to maximize nutritional quality and yields from forage stands.
Now is the time to plan for pasture renovations.
Fall is the best time to seed since soil temperatures are ideal for rapid germination and cool evenings help retain soil moisture for shallow-root seedlings.
Additionally, there is less competition from annual weeds which allows for a thicker stand compared to spring seeding.
September to mid-October is an ideal time to overseed pasture or hay fields.
Soil sampling should be performed now to balance soil pH and know what nutrients will be needed for a new seeding or to boost fall forages and prepare stands to overwinter.