Category: Animal health issues

Early weaning in dry seasons

With the season turning dry in many regions across Australia, livestock producers are having to assess the carrying capacity of their properties moving forward and be proactive in their decision-making on how they manage their animals’ nutrition requirements. Early weaning is one way to reduce the pressure on stocking rates in dry seasons. Nutritionists and …

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Amino acids the building block of protein

Amino acids are the building block of protein for utilisation of both dry and green feed. There are 10 essential amino acids and 10 known non-essential amino acids that are important for effective livestock production. The body does not produce essential amino acids naturally, so they need to be introduced. Non-essential amino acids can be …

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Fulvic acid: natural electrolyte and chelating agent

For Beachport it was one thing to have mastered the science behind seagrass concentrate, then adjust the formula to include trace elements, but the magic was still to come in the fulvic acid. Fulvic acid is one of nature’s most powerful natural electrolytes and a naturally occurring chelating agent. It stimulates the rumen, is completely …

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Why Seagrass is a vital ingredient to improve livestock production

Beachport Liquid Minerals uses a Seagrass extract base in our liquid supplements as it is a key part of our belief in a sustainable circular economy. Its amino acid content is extremely beneficial for overall production of livestock including improving feed conversion, weight gain, conception, health and the immune system in cattle and sheep. Seagrass …

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Beachport Liquid Minerals // Rumen Protection = Sustainability & Better Feed Conversion

Rumen Protection = Sustainability & Better Feed Conversion for Livestock

The concept of Beachport Liquid Minerals was born nearly two decades ago out of a personal need for a more cost effective, more sustainable and efficient form of livestock supplementation. Today, the livestock producer is under immense pressure from a range of facets in this modern world including the traditional pressures of seasonal conditions and …

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Application is simple, & innovative

Right from the get go, (back in 2006), Beachport have always believed in water medication because every animal has to drink, and that’s why we’re so passionate about our unique 3-in-1 formulation derived from kelp/seagrass extract, fulvic acid, and chelated elements. Beachport products won’t break down or separate when dispensed into water because of the innovative …

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Phosphorus Deficiency is an Australia Wide Issue

Although Phosphorus deficiency is typically known as an issue in Northern Australia, feedback from our Regional Managers and clients suggests it’s very much a deficiency experienced Australia wide. Producers in the temperate climates of Australia have been fighting Phosphorus deficiency for years by applying phosphate fertilisers to pastures and crops. Phosphorus will eventually be available …

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How can I improve dark cutting + shrinkage

How can I improve dark cutting + shrinkage?

Tech Talks with Beachport Green Cap Progressive producers who are focussed on meat quality and animal welfare are consistently looking to re-assess and improve their cattle and sheep transporting practices. On farm we are canvassing a lot of enquiries around how farmers can alleviate the stress from the transport practices that most commonly affect the …

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How to reduce stress with Beachport Liquid Minerals Green Cap.

Considering weaning? How to prevent the stress…

Do you find weaning is a stressful time for mum, progeny and you? You may have experienced stock weight loss, lower immunity/ disease or decreased condition scores as a part of the process. Let Beachport take the stress out of weaning with Green Cap. The aim in a successful weaning is three fold; • Mother …

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Grass Tetany – Prevention is key

Don’t let Grass Tetany be a sudden shock to your herd this winter, Beachport can help! From the break of the season, early winter feed and lush rapid growing feed can cause more problems than over the tougher dry months when we’re supplementary feeding livestock. Grass Tetany can be a problem overnight and unfortunately dead …

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The importance of reducing stress on livestock

Transporting, weaning and inducting livestock can be a stressful time for both the animal and producer. Stress can cause a host of issues such as dehydration, reduced ability of the animal to absorb magnesium, loss of appetite and compromised immune system. It is common to see issues such as shrinkage and ‘dark cutting’ in meat …

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How supplements can help in Drought conditions

As a hands-on stockman for over 40 years, my heartfelt thoughts go out to all that are caught up in these drought conditions, there is nothing more depressing to a livestock person than seeing their livestock that they have put their heart and soul into, slipping right in front of them. My passion is our …

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Why water medication is the answer for livestock supplementation

The issues traditionally argued around water medication have been solved. All stock must drink, so there is continuity in the supply of supplementation in their water supply. As the founder of Beachport Liquid Minerals, the cornerstone of my belief is to keep livestock in their paddocks and don’t stress them unnecessarily. The other strong belief …

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Coastal Cattle – Supplementing Trace Elements

One of our clients recently wrote a blog about using Beachport Liquid Minerals. Read about their experience below. Supplements are another thing I’ve just pushed aside as it all seemed complex and expensive. Recently I’d begun to wonder if I had a deficiency in my herd, as some of the symptoms I was worried about hadn’t …

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Reduce trucking stress

Stress can have a detrimental effect on livestock; reducing meat quality, impacting milk production, ongoing animal health issues and low weight gains can all be caused by stress. In this article, we focus on limiting livestock stress during times of transport. Transporting of livestock between properties, to and from feedlots and to sale yards and …

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