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The Australian Women’s Land Army: ensuring food security in World War II

By |2020-04-24T10:41:52+10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In this COVID-19 world, food security has become very topical! With ANZAC Day tomorrow, it's an opportune time to write about the Australian Women’s Land Army  (AWLA). This was formed to ensure the supply of food and other vital produce during World War II. My Grandmother Marian was a member of the AWLA, so I

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Colostral vaccines: Scourshield vs Rotavec Corona

By |2020-02-04T15:03:52+11:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: CalfWise, General Health, HerdWise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Colostral vaccines are an important tool for managing calf scours caused by Rotavirus, Coronavirus and E. coli. These vaccines are given to cows and heifers prior to calving and the antibodies the cows produce are concentrated into their colostrum. The calf still needs to be fed this first-milking colostrum soon after birth so that the

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Of poppies and pigeons…

By |2019-11-11T05:52:08+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Zoe Vogels It's always nice to see a good news story, and this week's one comes from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. A pigeon was caught stealing poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, using them to make a beautiful red nest. Given it's the 11th of November, how about a departure from

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