Year: 2016

What you need to know about liquid supplements for livestock

Producers have known for years that one of the best ways to achieve a noticeable improvement in livestock nutrition and health is to use supplements. Seasonal variations in pasture quality mean that using supplements for livestock increases the profitability and performance of farms. Our sales team speaks to a wide variety of producers in Australia, …

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It never rains, but it pours: Managing livestock nutrition from green to dry

As our CEO, Kym, was driving through rural Australia recently, he was struck by how unbelievable the recent season has been. Regular rainfall has benefitted farms and towns across the country, with perfect crops and green pasture to be seen everywhere. Especially for South Australian and Western Australian producers, the 2016 winter season has provided …

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3 Healthy Merino Lambs

When dust turns to puddles – Managing increased lamb worm burdens in the wet

It’s been an especially wet season for many of our clients. Increased pasture levels can be seen in most states across Australia. As a producer, you’ll already know that increased moisture coincides with an increased risk of internal parasites in livestock. Eggs laid predominately by Haemonchus and Trichostrongylus (more commonly known as Black Scour Worm) …

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Selenium deficiency in sheep: causes, symptoms and treatment

Selenium is a crucial element in the diet of animals. It works in conjunction with vitamin E in relation to a variety of important bodily needs, like preventing and repairing cell damage, supporting growth and fertility, and is involved in immune functions. When ewes and lambs aren’t able to get enough selenium or vitamin E …

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Top and Second Top Priced Bulls at Fitzroy Crossing Annual Bull Sale 2016

By the light of a Kimberley moon: Fitzroy Crossing’s Annual Bull Sale.

It was with great pleasure that I returned to one of my favourite places in Australia recently to catch up with some of the most genuine and friendly people I know. The reason for my visit back to this beautiful region was the 10th Annual Bull Sale held at Fitzroy Crossing, now run (very successfully, I might add) …

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Cattle standing around feeding trough in Far North Queensland

Maximising livestock opportunities – Far North Queensland

While some producers around Australia are starting their spring preparations, cattlemen in Far North Queensland know that traditional seasons don’t mean a lot in the top end. Extensive rain is unusual in winter for Queensland, but 2016 has certainly been a change in tradition. Every drought breaks eventually, but it’s impossible to predict when you …

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Merino breeders: Avoid common issues affecting wool production

The standard of Australia’s Merino wool is known as the highest in the world. The excellent quality of Merino wool has been honed by hundreds of years of farming expertise and superior breeding – resulting in the strong, fine wool that has become one of the world’s most useful textiles. To maintain a consistently high …

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An Outback Adventure: The Making of the BLM Corporate Video

In the sunshine state where the fun times await. Ah, for the love of QLD. What a grand state you are. The tropical air hit me like a sugar cane train as the aircraft cabin doors opened. Hello Townsville! Hello humidity! Met with the big smiles of Kym and Chris from Beachport Liquid Minerals as I …

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Riding for Rare – Charlie’s Compass Run

Each day in Australia, people are touched in some way by the tentacles of cancer. For most, that cancer will have a well-known name, a strategy for treatment and a public consciousness that builds a network of support. But for those afflicted with a rare form of the disease, the road can be long, expensive …

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ANZ / UniSA Business Growth Program

In partnership with the University of SA Centre for Business Growth, the ANZ Bank offered us the opportunity to attend a Business Growth Clinic in Adelaide on the 9th May 2016. Kym and I attended to meet with the very knowledgeable and inspirational Jana Matthews from UniSA and Shane Cheek founder of an Australian based …

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Fresh Eyre

Flying in over Boston Bay heading towards Port Lincoln the masses of tuna farm rings stand out in the turquoise blue water. The BLM crew once again have teamed up with Justin O’Brien, Dani Tinker & Mark Cowley from RedBikini Video Content Agency to shoot some merino footage for upcoming advertising campaigns. We arrived in …

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Combating Grass Tetany (Hypomagnesemia)

Many livestock producers face animal health issues associated with trace element deficiencies. One of the most common issues we hear about is low magnesium, resulting in grass tetany. What is Grass Tetany? Grass tetany comes in two forms. The simple form is a magnesium deficiency in the diet. The complex form occurs when other elements …

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2016 CEO Report

With good rains in a lot of regions of Australia and a lift in the value of livestock, our products value is being felt in all sectors of the livestock industry. The Green Cap has shown huge $$$ returns with very little outlay for our clients with the added benefit of the increased value of …

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