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Lower the Stress of Weaning Time – Calmer Cattle are More Productive

Weaning is naturally a stressful time for both cows and calves; if high stress is endured throughout the weaning process this can affect the health of the weaner. If a weaner is highly stressed this can compromise their immune system, which may allow bacteria into their systems, resulting in illness and disease.  Another important factor …

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Creating your best beef herd for the future

It’s that time of year again – calving time! Well, it is for producers who calve in autumn… Even though most producers would be busy checking calving mob, you should have already been thinking about what sire/sires you plan on using to join to in the coming weeks. Sire selection for the future As a …

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Announcing the launch of our new Organic Liquid Supplements!

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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2017 CEO Report

I can’t help reflecting on a year, that for the livestock industry in general, has been a year to remember. As always there are exceptions, with the dairy industry under immense pressure with very unfair pricing structures for them. Grain prices are low because of excellent harvest all over Australia. That brings me to our …

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Why BLM Horse Supplements Are Now More Accessible Than Ever

Whether you’re campdrafting, mustering or riding for pleasure, you’ll understand the importance of giving your horse a chance to recover. Long days of exercise can take their toll on your horses, and can result in dehydrated and stressed animals. BLM’s Red Cap product is a horse supplement that is specially designed to provide the trace …

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Compass Run – 19,208km over 54 days

– Article written by Charlie Crossley, Beachport Liquid Minerals NT/QLD Regional Manager – To say this was a small ride for charity is an understatement. The ride was challenging from the outset and even before we started. Leaving Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane on 28th October at 8am, we then made our way to Princess Alexander …

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What you need to know about liquid supplements for livestock

New Liquid Organic Supplements For Livestock Now Available! Click here to find out more and enter our competition to win one of three prizes with a total value of $1,100! 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 …

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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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Selenium deficiency in sheep: causes, symptoms and treatment

Selenium is a crucial element in the diet of animals. It works in conjunction with vitamin E in relation to a variety of important bodily needs, like preventing and repairing cell damage, supporting growth and fertility, and is involved in immune functions. When ewes and lambs aren’t able to get enough selenium or vitamin E …

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Top and Second Top Priced Bulls at Fitzroy Crossing Annual Bull Sale 2016

By the light of a Kimberley moon: Fitzroy Crossing’s Annual Bull Sale.

It was with great pleasure that I returned to one of my favourite places in Australia recently to catch up with some of the most genuine and friendly people I know. The reason for my visit back to this beautiful region was the 10th Annual Bull Sale held at Fitzroy Crossing, now run (very successfully, I might add) …

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Maximising livestock opportunities – Far North Queensland

While some producers around Australia are starting their spring preparations, cattlemen in Far North Queensland know that traditional seasons don’t mean a lot in the top end. Extensive rain is unusual in winter for Queensland, but 2016 has certainly been a change in tradition. Every drought breaks eventually, but it’s impossible to predict when you …

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Merino breeders: Avoid common issues affecting wool production

The standard of Australia’s Merino wool is known as the highest in the world. The excellent quality of Merino wool has been honed by hundreds of years of farming expertise and superior breeding – resulting in the strong, fine wool that has become one of the world’s most useful textiles. To maintain a consistently high …

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An Outback Adventure: The Making of the BLM Corporate Video

In the sunshine state where the fun times await. Ah, for the love of QLD. What a grand state you are. The tropical air hit me like a sugar cane train as the aircraft cabin doors opened. Hello Townsville! Hello humidity! Met with the big smiles of Kym and Chris from Beachport Minerals as I …

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