Category: Cattle

Q&A With Founders & Owners Kym & Chris Sutherland

There have been many changes over the past few months for all of us, and as we’ve looked into ways to continue to adapt to the current climate, it has also given us some time to reflect on our journey, and where it all began over 14 years ago. We’ve taken this opportunity to sit …

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Radical Weaning in Northern Australia

In recent years producers have been facing harsh seasons head on, developing practices to rise above the seasonal challenges thrown their way. Radical Weaning in Northern Australia is one of those and is arguably the most effective strategy to help combat feed shortfalls in some of the harshest country in Australia. It is all about …

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Mag March // Magnesium is Key for Autumn Calving & Lambing

It’s Mag March! Annually, this time of year usually presents a break in season, so we have dedicated a whole month to bring you information on Magnesium availability in short green feed at Autumn calving and lambing. Printer Friendly   What steps can you take to prevent metabolic diseases during this critical time of production?  …

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Transition From Dry Feed to Fresh Green Pick

My Pa used to say when the Galahs start talking, rain is on the way. It may be an old farmers’ tale but last week we noticed a familiar sort of chatting, one we hadn’t heard in a while… This week, on our farm, it rained… But I know we are among the lucky ones. …

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Managing Livestock After Bushfires

We have been receiving a lot of questions from many of you who are looking for ways to move forward, and while many of you are still battling the conditions we hope the following information will be helpful to aid you in the recovery process. We also hope to help guide you in taking steps …

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Let’s talk joining…

The feel this month from farmers has been very reflective. With joining done in some parts of Australia and yet to happen in others, it is a patient wait to see if all of the hard work will be returned in healthy conception rates for both sheep and cattle breeders. With so many varying factors …

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How can I improve dark cutting + shrinkage

How can I improve dark cutting + shrinkage?

Tech Talks with Ash Hunt and BLM 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 …

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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 BLM Green Cap. The aim in a successful weaning is three fold; • …

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Grass Tetany – Prevention is key

Don’t let Grass Tetany be a sudden shock to your herd this winter, BLM 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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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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Beef Australia 2018, Rockhampton QLD – it’s going to be huge!

One of the world’s great beef cattle events will soon be upon us in Rockhampton, QLD; and we are excited to be introducing something new to our Beachport Liquid Minerals product range. Beef Australia is a fantastic opportunity to learn about improvements and updates in the Agricultural industry and to meet key contacts in the …

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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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