Apple Cider Vinegar: A complete, organic stock drench

The awesome health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar aren’t for people alone. Animals benefit too from this natural health tonic and is a safe, organic and cost-effective stock drench.

CoralTree Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is produced from organically-grown apples (with most even being biodynamically grown). It comes to you in its purest form – without agricultural chemical contaminants, filtration or heat treatment, therefore ensuring a natural product rich in health giving bacteria, enzymes, acids and minerals (including selenium – a mineral lacking in New Zealand soils and deficient in stock).

ACV as a complete, organic stock drench

As a stock drench, Apple Cider Vinegar has a reputation for:

  • aiding digestion,
  • building resistance to parasites and infection,
  • helping to prevent and cure mastitis, grass staggers and anaemia and
  • increasing wool yields and milk production.

The unique qualities of our Organic Apple Cider Vinegar makes it a complete stock drench in itself to be administered in the following recommended dosages:

Dogs 10ml
Lambs 10ml
Hoggetts 20ml
Calves 25ml
Cattle 100ml
Goats 10ml
Ewes 20ml
Pigs 20ml
Deer 50ml
Horses 150ml

Monthly doses are adequate to keep your stock in prime condition.

Where stock condition has deteriorated extra doses will assist in recovery.

As this is a natural and safe product, there are no dangers to your stock if you exceed these recommended doses.

CoralTree Organic Apple Cider Vinegar can also be sprayed on hay, added to drink troughs and combined with medicinal herbs. It is also an excellent tonic for humans.

Click here to see recipes for Herbal Stock Drench

Biodynamics: The best of nature for the best apple cider vinegar

We are on a bit of a mission at CoralTree. We are driven to help humanity tune into nature. We produce the very best organic apple cider vinegar and organic fruit juices by essentially bottling sunshine. That is capturing the very best of natural processes and making sure they get to you in the most natural state possible.

Everything we do is driven by this mission. And so we want to give you a bit of a glimpse at how we run the organic, biodynamic orchard, that supplies the fruit, that produces the very fine CoralTree Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Biodynamics: Going beyond organic at CoralTree

Organics growing is great. We want to limit the amount of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides used in the production of our food. But here at CoralTree we are striving to capture the very best of nature, so we go further.

Biodynamics is a step further on from Organics. It is a way of concentrating on the life-force that produces all living things and ensuring we are doing everything to enhance the life-giving properties. We ensure our management techniques support these processes. This philosophy fits in well with the fermentation process used in creating vinegar.

That also means that our growing techniques must compliment the environment. While it is organically acceptable to mow the orchards, we choose the biodynamic approach. To add another layer of life forces into the chain, we use stock to control the grass. This both shortens the grass, manures the trees and keeps the black spot and codlin moth to a minimum, all without the use of chemicals.

Permaculture: Natural whole-systems thinking

I am also committed to the principles of Permaculture. When you do something, make sure it achieves a number of benefits (not just one). So using the example of stock to control the grass, we achieve a number of advantages in our overall management of the orchard, which are all adding to the overall life force.

To help reduce my carbon footprint, I run all of my vehicles on bio-fuel, produced from recycled cooking oils. And sometimes, I smell a bit like a pickle in a fish and chip shop.

Want to know more?

Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association NZ

The NZ Biodynamic Calendar