Category: Sheep

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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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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The importance of trace elements in cattle & sheep

As livestock producers, we understand the fundamental importance of the health of our livestock; which can be presented through performance indicators such as wool growth, milk production, and weight gain. Essential minerals are often passed off as a trivial aspect in the scheme of livestock nutrition. However, they are a massive player when it comes …

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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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Eliminate the stress on your livestock when going to an event

It is important to eliminate factors that can make your animals stress during the show season. Whether your animal is seasoned to the show circuit or if it is their first time stepping out in the show ring, stress can affect your animal’s performance in a negative way. Travelling to a field day, show or …

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Drought in Northern Australia

Where is the rain? Whilst many Southern areas in Australia are waiting for their winter rains, approximately 66% of Queensland remains drought-declared. 2017 has seen the second driest June to be recorded for Australia; which has had an impact on the quality of grasses available for cattle in Northern Australia. With limited rains, producers need …

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Phosphorus deficiency in livestock

Phosphorus deficiency is a major problem in Australia, especially Northern Australia where it has been estimated that 70% of the soils are deficient in Phosphorus. It has been found that soils, where phosphorus is most commonly deficient, are in tropic and sub-tropic environments. Here at Beachport Liquid Minerals, we understand the importance of phosphorus in …

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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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Certified Organic Liquid Supplement for Livestock

As consumers demand green options at the supermarket, the food production industry is seeing a natural progression towards natural ingredients. With more and more producers asking us about organic supplementation options for their livestock, Beachport Liquid Minerals is proud to announce our new premium organic range! What’s different about the new organic range? There is …

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A rare green tinge: How a wet season can affect your livestock

I have been in the Australian livestock industry for over 45 years. During that time, I’ve been very fortunate to have travelled extensively throughout Australia. Though, in the past February, I’ve noticed something that I’ve never before seen at this time of year. In the middle of February, myself and Beachport Liquid Minerals new WA Regional …

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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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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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