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Richards Brothers is a local farm, feed, seed and fertilizer company serving the area for over 86 years.  We specialize in personal service and strive to meet the individual needs of each customer.  Since being established in 1932, we have worked with generations of farm families and we are able to put all that knowledge to work for you.  We offer the best products and services available, at competitive prices and we feature the most trusted brand in animal feeds, Purina Mills.  We are also the area's provider for lawn, garden and pet needs. 
125 Years of Greatness
Purina is Celebrating 125 in business
We are proud to be a Purina Mills dealer.  For 125 years Purina has been providing the best animal nutrition available and they are ready for the next 125 years!  Check out this great video and you'll understand why we sell Purina and why when you feed Purina feeds your feeding the best feed available for your animals.
We are seeing an unusually cooler than normal August and for the next 2 weeks the weather is opening an opportunity that we don't usually see this time of year.  With the cooler weather, we can now recommend both pature and yard spraying!  What will this do?  It will allow you to get rid of some of those late season weeds that you normally can't spray for.  This will definatley help your pasture as the fall growing season starts next month and you'll have less weed competition and a better pasture for your cattle.  Stop by the store today and let us help you design a late summer spray program!

It's time to stock your ponds!  Our next fish day will be on Saturday, August 17. 
Fish Day!
August 17
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

What's best to control Japanese Beetles?

They're Back!
Yes it's that time of year when the Japanese Beetle appears and cause all kinds of destruction of our gardens and flowering shrubs.  We get a lot of questions on what is the best way to control them.  There are several methods but the two most asked about are Milky Spore and the Beetle Traps.  Which is best?  Neither is necessarily better than the other, but there are distinct differences you need to be aware of.

Milky Spore is either a powder or a granual you will apply to your yard.  It is designed to kill the beetle in its "grub" stage.  The upside to Milky Spore is that it will last for up to 15 years of control.  The downside is that you will need to make 3 applications a year for two full years for it to be effective.

Japanese Beetle traps are just that.  They contain an attractant for the Japanese Beetle and once they arrive they fly into the trap and die.  The upside, they are quick and very effective.  They will start working immediately and each trap has a season long life span.  The downside, you'll need to use the traps again next year as they don't do anything to kill the grubs that the current crop is laying.  And don't buy into the myth that Beetle traps draw in beetles from everywhere.  The Japanses Beetle seldom travels more than 200 yards so, you're trapping what is there and not bringing in more!

The bottom line?  They both work, but in different ways.  Choose the one that fits your needs the best! 
We're have a Big Sale on Farm Gates!
Check out the Specials page for sale prices and gates available!
Farm Gate Sale!

Stop Mosquitos Now!
Spartan Mosquito Eradicators are the real deal!
Now there is a way to stop mosquitos from ruining your summer!  Spartan Mosquito Eradictors will virtually eliminate the mosquito population around your home.  They are easy to set up and maintain and can give you up to 3 months of protection against mosquitos.

Check out the videos and see how easy it is to finally get rid of mosquitos!
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Richards Brothers is a local farm feed and supply store that serves South Central Missouri and North Central Arkansas.  Started in 1932, the business has served generations of farm families and is still today one of the leading agricultural businesses in the area.   Richards Brothers is one of the top Purina Mills dealers in the country and offers a full product line of Purina products in both bulk and bag.  With our own mill Richards Brothers can also custom mix feed to meet your needs.  We offer a wide range of feed options for all your livestock and also offer on-site visits from our Purina Trained sales force.  Richards Brothers is also your headquarters for fertilizers and seeds.  We offer both custom application or buggies for self-spreading.  Herbicides and pesticides along with other products makes Richards Brothers your complete store for all of your livestock and pasture needs.

Richards Brothers
114 W. 2nd Street
West Plains, MO 65775

It's Hay Season!
Is your Mineral ready for spring?
It's Hay Season in the Ozarks and we have everything you need to have a great hay season.  We carry high quality twines and wraps to make sure your hay bales come out perfect.
Compare our quality and prices and you'll find we're your one stop for twine and wrap!
Spring is here and so is the wacky weather it brings!  High winds and pouring rains can ruin most minerals.  But Purina Storm Formula Wind and Rain Minerals are designed to withstand the harsh elements of spring.  If you aren't using Purina Wind and Rain minerals you could be just watching your mineral dollars being washed away!