Beachport poised to go global with new CEO

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Beachport Liquid Minerals is thrilled to welcome Mount Gambier’s Darryl Starick as its new Chief Executive Officer, as the pioneering liquid livestock supplements company prepares for a push into overseas markets.

Mr Starick’s appointment forms part of a new direction for the Mount Gambier-based company, which has its sights set on international growth as global demand for sustainable food and fibre production peaks.

A former Key Account and Sales Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim for 14 years, Mr Starick brings to his new role more than 30 years of experience in rural sales, management, and consulting.

Since 2006, Beachport Liquid Minerals (‘Beachport’) has been quietly staking a unique claim in the livestock supplements industry with its range of liquid supplements made using the nutritional benefits of seagrass and kelp.

Unlike other supplements, Beachport’s liquid concentrates do not interrupt the gut of the animal.

“We’ve got some unique products that do some unique things,” Mr Starick said.

“Looking after animal wellbeing is something Beachport has always been very much devoted to. A big part of our future is to work closely with vets and nutritionists to demonstrate the proven benefits of Beachport in helping to raise livestock to be calmer, healthier and more productive, without interrupting their natural gut processes.

“Today’s consumers want to know that the food they’re buying at the supermarket is top quality. They also want to know that animal welfare is being considered and prioritised.

“Taking all these crucial considerations on board, we’re looking at how Beachport can be an important part of ensuring sustainability for livestock producers and their rural communities, both here within Australia and beyond.”

In coming weeks Beachport will release results from a trial carried out in partnership with the University of Adelaide, which demonstrates the effectiveness of its supplements in raising livestock sustainably, profitably and with animal welfare front of mind.

Raised on the Yorke Peninsula, Mr Starick has lived in Mount Gambier since 2000. Professionally, most recently he was in a management role at Boehringer Ingelheim. Earlier in his career, he was a rural consultant with Castec Rural Supplies and a branch manager with IAMA/Landmark. He also spent 10 years with Elders.

The Mount Gambier Pioneers basketball club holds pride of place in Mr Starick’s heart beyond his professional life – he is a life member and has been on the club board for 20 years.

In now basing himself in Mount Gambier after many years of travelling for work, Mr Starick is looking forward to spending more time with his wife Megan and two daughters, Amity and Brydee.

Family time is something that he also wants to see more livestock producers enjoy.

“With the shortage of farm workers, we know that more farm owners are having to do more of the hard work themselves again,” Mr Starick.

“If, by using Beachport, a farmer can spend more time with their family than on being out in the paddock supplementing stock, this can only be a win-win. And if we can help them save some dollars too, even better.”


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