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Apple Cider Vinegar. Warning this amazing product, will reduce somatic cell count and mastitis

Warning— If you use this amazing product, you will reduce your somatic cell count and mastitis

apple cider vinegarAdams Apple Cider Vinegar is a pure supplement made from naturally fermented apples with a natural aerobic acetation process into a high purity apple cider vinegar. The product is neither filtered nor pasteurized, retaining the goodness of the vitamins, enzymes and minerals of the original apples. No chemicals, preservatives or additives are used in the process.

Apple cider vinegar is packed with vitamins, minerals, trace elements and beneficial enzymes that are all indispensable for health.

The primary component in cider vinegar is naturally occurring acetic acid which helps maintain acidity and PH balance in the stomach

It also contains the valuable soluble fibre pectin which aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol.

Apple cider vinegar acts as a general body conditioner and natural antibiotic. It improves the circulatory system, enhances the digestive process and improves the condition of the animal, so its immune system and active defences are more effective against internal and external parasites

Chemical drenches are toxic to specific infestations or in the case of broad spectrum products, general infestations. Although they are effective in dealing with parasites (the symptom), they do not improve the animals lack of condition (the cause), which originally exposed them to infestation. Further pharmaceuticals/chemicals are required to bring the animal back to health.

With Apple Cider Vinegar products, the parasites are not killed but are irritated by it and are released from the intestinal lining and pass out. Because of this, it is important to ensure that infected animal’s under treatment do not regraze the contaminated pasture for at least 3 weeks to make sure that they do not re-infest themselves while being treated.

Once the animal’s condition has been stabilised and maintained through the use of Apple Cider Vinegar, the use of chemical drenches can be minimised, if not totally eliminated. The obvious economic results are increased productivity due to the animal’s better condition and the fact that Apple Cider Vinegar products do not have a withholding period as well as being a natural antibiotic.

Calves, kids, weaners which suffer from diarrhoea during rearing and weaning, can be dosed with Apple Cider Vinegar products to improve and restore a balanced digestive system.

Dairy farmers who use Apple Cider Vinegar in their farm water system report that the Somatic Cell count has dropped by up to 100,000 when first introduced. A direct result of an improvement in the cows immune/ defence system.

Horses, pigs, dogs, cats and poultry also benefit from the inclusion of Cider Vinegar in their diet.

Many farmers will tell you that Apple Cider Vinegar has assisted in the following:

  • Dairy cows and goats
    Increased production, reduces somatic cell counts and mastitis
  • Sheep
    Assists in the control of internal parasites, and improves wool quality and yield
  • Horses
    Lowers stress levels. Gives healthier shinier coat, increases alertness
  • Poultry
    Improves feed utilisation and improves digestion

Read more about Apple Cider Vinegar

 

 

Organic Solution to Bird Problem also a Grape Sunscreen

Many winemakers in one of the main South Australian growing regions, McLaren vale have for many years fought the battle against the local bird population and continually high temperatures. Netting grapes has always be a long time consuming and costly exercise for many, especially when the vineyard is located on sloping or hilly ground!

The cost in the purchase of the nets themselves, is also a problem.

Aloe Vera Juice an organic solution to birds

Now a new natural organically produced local product has come to the rescue. 99% pure aloe vera juice has been used extensively in Europe and California for many years in protecting the grapes not only as a bird repellent but also as a sunscreen spritz. “Being a natural alternative, it doesn’t affect the grape in anyway and because of its bitter taste in its natural form, the birds don’t like it either”—says local producer Jim Seamer from A J Products. It is clean, simple and easy to apply, at various different rates, early trails have been impressive, as more vineyards look at trying to reduce their overall costs but improve their yields.

 

Dear Jim,
Thanks for the prompt delivery of the Aloe Vera juice which enabled us to complete the spraying of the vineyard. As you may be aware I follow where ever possible organic/biodynamic principles within the vineyard operations.

Some four years ago I was introduced to Frank Velperio by a contract wine maker who was working with his group at Ashbourne Hills Wines. In discussions with Frank and after visiting him to see first hand his practices and operations I adopted the practice of spraying Aloe Vera juice as a deterrent to bird attack on ripening grape berries. Previously I had used a bird netting system but the cost to fit and retrieve plus the difficulties of managing irrigation and other factors whilst the nets were in place created many challenges. Having tractor access to the grape rows as a result of the dramatic climate patterns including prolonged heat waves and high rainfall events that have occurred in recent years during ripening has been most beneficial.

We also believe that the Aloe Vera has acted as a sunscreen during days of extreme temperature.

As a small vineyard (by McLaren Vale standards) we have been encouraged by our success in recent wine shows and commercial wine tastings where our 2012 Shiraz was accepted into the Scarce Earth group of wines and awarded a Silver Medal in the McLaren Vale Wine Show.
Kind regards
John Creeper
Creeper Wines SA