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The role of cobalt supplementation

Michael Gottstein Head of Sheep in Teagasc joins Ciarán Lynch on this week’s OviCast to discuss the role of cobalt supplementation in lambs.

Michael starts by describing how cobalt supplementation helps lamb performance and he moves on to discuss some of the typical signs of cobalt deficiency in lambs.

They discuss supplementation strategies and the pros and cons of each and how the type of cobalt contained in the supplement may affect the lamb’s ability to absorb it.

Finally, Michael encourages producers to check whether they are getting a performance benefit from supplementation with minerals.

For more episodes from the OviCast podcast, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/ovicastpodcast