Green Cap

A calmer animal performs better

Green Cap is a natural formulation aimed at naturally calming livestock to improve ways of coping with stress during weaning, introduction and exit from feedlots, unfamiliar surrounds of yarding and transportation in both shorthaul and longhaul trips.

Blended in conjunction with trace elements the Green Cap helps livestock lower stress naturally and utilize the numerous natural occurring effects of electrolytes and amino acids in cattle and sheep.

Benefits of Green Cap

  • One dose application
  • Feed conversion of both dry and green feed
  • High amino acid content (the building block of protein)
  • Readily absorbed by the rumen
  • Nil withholding period
  • 3-year shelf life

TRANSPORTATION BENEFITS:

  • Natural formulation aids in helping lower stress levels. A calmer animal travels better.
  • Decrease shrinkage during transportation
  • The animals don’t ‘empty out’ on the truck as much.
  • Application flexibility – for best results use in water supply but can be mixed with feed.
  • May help reduce dark cutters and assists with improving MSA grading.
  • Aids with ‘dead gut’ with animals going back onto feed and water more efficiently. Animals remain hydrated and retain moisture.

WEANING BENEFITS:

  • Animals cope better with separation and are easier to handle when stress levels are lowered.
  • Animals spend less time “Sulking” and return to feed and water sooner.
  • Helps reduces weaning time and stimulates the rumen.

FEEDLOT BENEFITS:

  • Smoother induction
  • Animals go back onto feed & water quicker with less downtime.
  • Increases feed conversion and helps animals cope with change of feed by stimulating the rumen.

Transport Guidelines

  • Never pour all the required amount of BLM Green Cap into the water trough in one application. The Aniseed in Green Cap attracts animals but too much may in some cases make it too sweet and they won’t drink. Also be aware that if you put it all in at once you take the risk of only the lead getting the product.
  • Always check that cattle are drinking the water after dosing water with green cap.
  • It takes Green Cap at least 12 hours to get into the system of the animal and to ensure that all stock get an even amount of Green Cap at least another 12 hours on dosed water.
  • NOTE: Don’t give first dose of Green Cap under 24 hours of trucking, it won’t work.

 

Dose with BLM Dispenser over 3 day period or for a shorter period of time split the dose evenly and refer manual trough application instructions.

EXAMPLE: If trucking 9.00 am Monday pour full amount in to tank Friday morning.

Pour required dose amount directly into tank at least 3 days before trucking. Make sure tank doesn’t overflow (green cap will be lost via overflow) and allow tank to refill normally. This can be done up to a week before transport.

 

The more spread out the better.

EXAMPLE: If the numbers in the yard dictate that you need 9 litres of product, then pour 3ltrs in trough initially (afternoon), followed by a second dose of 3ltrs the next morning, followed by a third dose of 3ltrs later that afternoon. Ensure Cattle are drinking.

Can be dosed up to a week before with excellent results.

If treating a trough in a yard prior to trucking or with weaners just after separation and you are using a jug to pour the BLM (Green Cap) into the trough it is critical that you DO NOT overdose the trough. It will have NO negative effect medically but you may risk having too much product available initially and the increased Aniseed smell and taste may reduce their water consumption.

Split into at least thirds and pour into trough in the early morning, late evening and early the next morning.

 

This application can be started up to a week before trucking with excellent results.

EXAMPLE: If trucking at 9.00am Monday, pour the green cap mixture onto hay Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a third of Beachport each day.

Mix the required amount of product with a volume of water that is sufficient enough to be able to evenly pour onto the hay that’s been fed out.  Add an extra 10% of product to allow for wastage. Spread out the application over three day period prior to trucking.

 

 


Weaning Guidelines

Treat all animals (Cows & Calves OR Ewes & Lambs) 48 to 72 hours prior to yarding using the dispenser OR Treat weaners in the yards post weaning.

If you are treating both cows and calves prior to weaning in the paddock determine how many cows you have and determine how many calves you have and treat according to their weights.

EXAMPLE: 200 weaners & 200 cows
200 weaners at 250kg at 30mls per head = 6ltrs
200 cows at over 400kg at 50mls per head   = 10ltrs
TOTAL = 16ltrs

  • Put 16ltrs into a clean empty 20L drum
  • Screw the BLM Dispenser tightly onto the top of the drum.
  • Ensure the trough has been cleaned thoroughly prior to placing the floating drum and dispenser into the water to prevent the inlet on the dispenser blocking when water is being sucked back into the drum.
  • Drop the drum with dispenser into the trough, it will automatically right itself into the correct position with the stainless steel dispenser under water.
  • Let the drum move freely around the trough, the stock will not knock it out.
  • Leave the drum dispensing in the trough for at least three days then return and empty the water left in drum into trough (may be a weak tea colour)  and take drum and dispenser to another trough or back to the shed – Jobs Done!
  • 6 Weeks later you can treat them again with either White Cap, Blue Cap or Black Cap dependent on your area.

If you have bigger mobs consider manually dosing the troughs.

For dosing weaners in the yards post weaning, put the product and dispenser into the trough as they go into the yards. Don’t put it in before, as the dispenser will be dispensing out and the water may become too sweet if there are no animals in there to drink it.

EXAMPLE:
200 weaners at 250kg is 30mls per head = 6 ltrs.

  • Measure out how much product you require.
  • Put 6 ltrs into a clean empty 10L drum
  • Screw the BLM Dispenser tightly onto the top of the drum.
  • Ensure the trough has been cleaned thoroughly prior to placing the floating drum and dispenser into the water to prevent the inlet on the dispenser blocking when water is being sucked back into the drum.
  • Drop the drum with dispenser into the trough, it will automatically right itself into the correct position with the stainless steel dispenser under water.
  • Let the drum move freely around the trough, the stock will not knock it out.
  • Leave the drum dispensing in the trough for at least three days then return and empty the water left in drum into trough (may be a weak tea colour)  and take drum and dispenser to another trough or back to the shed – Jobs Done!
  • 6 Weeks later you can treat them again with either White Cap, Blue Cap or Black Cap dependent on your area.

If you have bigger mobs consider manually dosing the troughs.


Feedlot Guidelines

Due to the variations associated with feedlotting we believe a tailored approach would be more beneficial. To find out how Green Cap can best fit into your feedlot situation please contact your nearest Regional Manager or contact our Head Office.

Key times of use

TRUCKING:

Ideal time is 1 week to 3 days prior to trucking. To be dosed no less than 24hrs prior to trucking.

WEANING:

Add to water as soon as entry to yards or weaning paddock.

FEEDLOTS:

For feedlots add to water as soon as entry to yards.

Cattle

Calculated on animal’s weight.

DOSE RATES: Per head
100 – 200 kgs = 20mls
201 – 300 kgs = 30mls
301 – 400 kgs = 40mls
401kg plus = 50mls

 

For best results use 1 week to 3 days prior to trucking but can be used NO LESS than 24hrs before transport.

These amounts per head last for a 6 week period.

Drum SizePer 50ml dose
10L Drum$1.17
20L Drum$1.02
200L Drum$0.98
1000L IBC$0.91

DOSE RATES: Per head for 6 weeks
100 – 200 kgs = 20mls
201 – 300 kgs = 30mls
301 – 400 kgs = 40mls
401kg plus = 50mls

For feedlots and weaning add to water as soon as entry to yards or feedlot as per dose rates for cattle or sheep.

These amounts per head last for a 6 week period.

Drum SizePer 30ml dose
10L Drum$0.70
20L Drum$0.61
200L Drum$0.59
1000L IBC$0.54

Sheep

For Sheep & Prime lambs dose NO LESS than 24 hrs before transport. For best results use 1 week to 3 days prior to trucking.

AgeDose Volume (mls)
Young or very light store lambs5 mls
Weaned lambs10 mls
Heavy lambs10 mls
Hoggetts10 mls
Adult Sheep10 mls

 

WARNING! If orally dosing (which is not recommended with the Green Cap) DO NOT administer at the same time with other products that may contain selenium.

AgeDose Volume (mls)
Young or very light store lambs5 mls
Weaned lambs10 mls
Heavy lambs10 mls
Hoggetts10 mls
Adult Sheep10 mls

 

WARNING! If orally dosing (which is not recommended with the Green Cap) DO NOT administer at the same time with other products that may contain selenium.

Drum SizePer 10ml Dose
10L Drum$0.23
20L Drum$0.20
200L Drum$0.19
1000L IBC$0.18

Target Analysis

Every batch of Beachport Liquid Minerals product has an individual analysis by a NATA accredited Laboratory available. The table below are the target analysis results.

Essential ElementsTarget ResultUnit
Cobalt2600mg/L
Copper1500mg/L
Manganese1900mg/L
Zinc2500mg/L
Magnesium3600mg/L
Selenium2100mg/L
Potassium200mg/L
Sodium2000mg/L
Sulphur13,000mg/L

This product also contains fulvic acid & kelp/seagrass extract.

There may have been to higher concentration of the product poured straight into the trough if not using the BLM Dispenser. If not using the dispenser we recommend to split the dose amount equally over 3 days.

Green Cap has more electrolytes (Fulvic Acid) which is the best electrolyte known to man, and also high amino acid level which stimulate the rumen and calms them down.

The White Cap + Phos has all seven essential trace elements, phosphorus and sulphur, as well as all 10 essential amino acids for feed conversion and production and aids in trace element deficiencies.

We recommend our Red Cap supplement for horses as it is specifically designed for their general health and faster recovery after strenuous exercise.
However, the Green Cap can be beneficial for schooling and transporting untrained or stressed horses for a calming effect.

 

Dave Goodwin, Narounyah Alpha, Queensland

By using Beachport Liquid Minerals we found that it has helped steady the intake of lick blocks.

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George King, Coombing Park The Whitney Pastoral Company, NSW

We had 90% of the calves lying down in the yard prior to processing and barely had a single calf jump at the cradle

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Sean Dillon, Surbiton Station Alpha, QLD

There were less (if any) of the “poor doers” or straggly calves and they all appeared to be stronger, better developed calves

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