Cobalt Sulphate is a rich source of Cobalt for all sorts of feeds. It contains around 20% Cobalt in heptahydrate form and around 34% in monohydrate form. Its crystalline structure makes it easy for consumption by produce and easy absorption by the body.
Cobalt plays a key role in ensuring smoother bodily functions, combined with Vitamin B 12 it promotes the healthy functioning of the nervous system and involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It promotes healthy red blood cell formation and neurological health in humans.
All ruminants (including sheep, cattle, and goats) require cobalt in their diet for the synthesis of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for energy metabolism and the production of red blood cells. Cobalt deficiency in soils can cause vitamin B12 deficiency in livestock. A continued deficiency in cobalt may lead to reduced appetite, ill thrift, anemia, and scaly ears in livestock may it be cattle, poultry, or swine.