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Cobalt Supplementation in Sheep

Cobalt is an important mineral that's required by sheep and is used by the bugs in the rumen to metabolize vitamin B12 which is important for lamb thrive. Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep with Teagasc runs through best practice for supplementing with cobalt

In this video, Michael Gottstein, Head of Sheep Programme, Teagasc gives advice on cobalt supplementation in sheep. Michael explains the importance of cobalt for lamb thrive, and the signs of cobalt deficiencies in lambs. Michael identifies the different sources of cobalt supplementation as well as the timely supplementation of cobalt, which is decided by the level of cobalt deficiency on the farm.