Category: BLM News & Media

Sights set on livestock welfare, education & research in ’24

Beachport Liquid Minerals has set ambitious goals for this new year, prioritising our livestock welfare message, industry education and ongoing scientific research amid challenging conditions across the livestock sector. The South Australian family-owned company, known for our innovative 3-in-1 liquid supplements, is poised for further growth after a significant increase in sales in 2023. Beachport’s …

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Lower block & lick costs in dry times

Hot and dry conditions in many regions of Australia means many livestock producers are turning to traditional supplements like blocks and lick for what could be a lengthy period, while battling with lower livestock prices. In these dry periods, the cumulative costs of traditional supplementation, labour, transport, and time will be significant. Beachport Liquid Minerals …

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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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Beachport poised to go global with new CEO

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 …

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PCAS approval welcomed by Certified Pasturefed producers

Australian producers in favour of simpler and more sustainable livestock supplementation now have access to a unique Australian-made liquid concentrate range that is wholly Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) approved.   Family-owned Beachport Liquid Minerals has received approval under PCAS for the company’s entire high performance supplements range. The recognition gives Australian producers running Certified …

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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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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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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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Out of Kimberley hardship comes great success

I have returned to a region of Australia, the Kimberley, that as a stockman is dear to my heart, sure the region itself is truly beautiful but the people of this whole region truly deserve the term “salt of the earth”. The livestock producers in this area have done so much in the last 20 …

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The world’s strongest insect – the hidden paddock workers

The dung beetle! You wouldn’t believe how strong these little paddock workers are and the truly remarkable benefits above and below the ground. These little critters have great effects on your soil, pasture, global warming, reducing the population of bush fly and improving cattle grazing and nutrient recycling. 2 common types of dung beetles in …

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Drones in farming – Imagine the endless opportunities

A drone can be used in multiple farming scenarios; from creating a video during mustering to using it as a marketing tool for an up-and-coming bull or ram sale. Using a DJI Phantom 4 drone can assist you in checking water points, calving cows or lambing ewes, and all from the comfort of your vehicle …

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Beachport Liquid Mineral’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is held by businesses, individuals and community groups throughout May and June annually. This event is an opportunity for family, friends, work mates and community members to come together over a cup of tea and piece of cake, whilst raising money to support the work of the Cancer Council. The funds …

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The 6 Australian Organic Certification Bodies

Who do you contact to become organically certified in Australia? The Australian government has an Organic & Biodiversity Standard and gives authority to 6 certification bodies in Australia to administer certification to the national organic standard. The 6 certification bodies all use the national organic standard as a base standard. The organic certification bodies currently …

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Queensland Country Life article ‘Quilpie works mulga magic’

It’s been a long time since substantial rain fell on Stewart and Tracy Sargent’s 49,000-hectare beef property Granville, 65km north of Quilpie. With just 150mm of their 325mm average annual recorded in 2013, the Sargents are certainly living in one of the regions hardest hit by the current drought. But the ability of their Droughtmaster …

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Campdrafting in Australia

What is Campdrafting? “What’s that?” is usually the question fired back at me when I tell people that I’m off to spend the weekend watching my family and friends campdraft. My initial explanation, just to keep it simple, is “It’s like barrel racing, but with a cow out on course”. However, the sport itself is …

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