Farmer summary: Cobalt study

Published 26 January 16

Cobalt (Co) is an important mineral for the synthesis of vitamin B12 in the ruminant animal, while vitamin B12 itself is important in its role in energy metabolism in the liver. Animals that are deficient in B12 may be prone to ketosis and fatty liver during periods of negative energy. 

This research looked at the role of supplementary Cobalt and Vitamin B12 on intakes, performance and health.