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March 29, 2006 || 6:04 pm
Adnams the cow

Cow saved by beer - no really, Adnams beer (of which I am so proud to be associated by family) was responsible for saving the life of a cow, who has now given birth to a healthy calf named Adnams in honour of the occasion.

Tony Baskett and his wife Lavender, who are both in their seventies and live in Theberton, Suffolk, feared that their cow, Lottie, would die after she developed a stomach problem.

But a vet suggested treating Lottie with yeast - so Mr Baskett fed her Adnams beer from a bottle. "She was very ill and wouldn't eat or drink", said Mrs Baskett today. "The vet who was treating her said she thought that brewers yeast might help cure the problem. She said she had heard of it being used in other countries and in England many years ago. So Tony approached the local pub and they gave him a barrel of Adnams which just had the dregs of the beer in the bottom. We put it in a bottle and pushed the bottle into Lottie's mouth and got it down her that way. After a few months she made a full recovery and now to show how healthy she is she has given birth to a calf, which we have of course named Adnams.

"We've been farming for 48 years here and I have never heard of beer being used like this before. But apparently it was in the old days."

Fantastic. And how very nice of the pub to give away the beer for free. We always knew that Adnams was good stuff - no additives, the very best malt and yeast and Suffolk water - but now we've got proof for sure.

3 comments

3 Comments:

So it's a cross between Bovril and Marmite, no?

By Blogger A, at 6:19 pm  

That's quick wit!! pretty much to the point and funny with it.

By Blogger HL, at 6:23 pm  

I drink the dregs of beer but have not given birth to a calf. Is it because it is John Smith's? Or because I am male -- or was the last time I looked.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:44 am  

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