The effect of form of dietary copper on dairy cow performance, health and indicators of copper status in dairy cows

Aims & Objectives
To determine the effect of different forms of dietary copper (inorganic vs. organic) on dairy cow performance and health.

Expected Outcomes

  • To improve the efficiency of utilisation of dietary copper in a variety of dietary conditions to improve cow performance and health.

Start Date          
October 2012   

Completion Date
August 2013

Lead Contractor
University of Nottingham - Research Partnership study 

Other Delivery Partners
University of Reading, Harper Adams University, SRUC, Royal Veterinary College, Aberystwyth University

AHDB Dairy

Scientific literature

Download the report on: Effect of copper source and copper antagonist level on the performance and indicators of copper status in dairy cows

For further information please contact: or call 024 7647 8632