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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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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 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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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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Improve profitability in your feedlot

There are many diverse types of feedlots being used in our Australian livestock industry. The full-time feedlot has become a very successful part of both our beef and lamb meat industry, through to the on-farm feedlot, used when seasonal condition dictates or when opportunities may arise to add value on the farm. As all livestock …

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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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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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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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