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Tracesure Sheep With Copper
Tracesure Sheep With Copper

Tracesure Sheep With Copper

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Tracesure Sheep With Copper is a supplementary bolus that supplies sheep and lambs with cobalt, selenium, iodine and copper. The boluses are designed to use a unique slow release leeching system that will slowly release the minerals over a six month period.

Tracesure Sheep With Copper  boluses are ideal for supplementing sheep that require copper and must not be used for copper sensitive breeds as it can be fatal.
These boluses can improve your flocks health, performance, vitality and reduce your concentrate use.
Tracesure Sheep With Copper is perfect for use to meet the new sheep scheme pre weaning mineral requirements. These boluses should be administered using the Allsure Sheep Metal Balling Gun.

Active Substance
Cobalt, Iodine, Selenium and Copper

Target Species
Sheep and lambs

Treats and Controls
An imbalance in available minerals as well as iodine. Slow release over 6 months

Application Method
Allsure Sheep Metal Balling Gun.

Withdrawal Period

1 Bolus and 1 Capsule per animal.

What does Tracesure Sheep With Copper Contain?

Content Per Bolus Supplied per Day
Cobalt 185 mg 1.03mg
Iodine 660 mg 3.67mg
Selenium 100 mg 0.56mg
Copper 4 g 19.33


Why use boluses over drenches?

There are significant advantages to using boluses over drenches. Drenches have to be administered every few weeks where as a single bolus can last up to four months. This fact alone can save time, effort and money for the farmer. Drenches can also cause a sudden spike in the minerals being administered which in some cases can be damaging to the animal, boluses use a slow release system which ensures the animal is only being administered the correct daily amount of cobalt, selenium and iodine.

Iodine Deficiency in Sheep:

A severe deficiency of iodine causes a lack of essential thyroid hormone production and the thyroid gland enlarges. The enlarged thyroid gland is called goitre. The swelling occurs in the throat area and can be as large as an orange. Goitre is mainly a disease of lambs and kids, it rarely occurs in calves. Goats have a higher requirement for iodine than other livestock. Supplementing ewes with the trace element iodine can prevent goitre and potentially fatal deficiency complications.

Cobalt Deficiency in Sheep:

Cobalt has an important biological role as a constituent of vitamin B12 which is manufactured by micro-organisms in the first stomach (rumen). Cobalt deficiency (pine) occurs where there are low soil cobalt concentrations which may be further complicated by PGE which causes diarrhoea thereby interfering with the absorption of vitamin B12.

Signs of cobalt deficiency are most commonly observed in weaned lambs at pasture during late summer/autumn, and include lethargy, reduced appetite, poor quality wool with an open fleece, small size and poor body condition despite adequate nutrition. There may be tear staining of the cheeks, and pale mucous membranes (eyes) develop after several months.

Cobalt-deficient sheep may fail to respond well to vaccinations and be more susceptible to clostridial diseases (for example pulpy kidney) and pasteurellosis (pneumonia).In severe cases of cobalt deficiency (referred to as ovine white liver syndrome) lambs present with nervous signs including depression, head pressing, and aimless wandering. Cobalt deficiency is much less common in adults but is reported to cause reduced fertility and poor mothering ability but these signs may be more related to generalised low body condition scores.

Selenium Deficiency in Sheep:

Often referred to as white muscle disease, nutritional muscular dystrophy, and stiff lamb disease. White muscle disease occurs in the UK with recognised risk factors such as feeding home grown cereals and root crops, and incorrectly mineralised rations. Selenium deficiency occurs in soils of certain geographic areas world-wide leading to pasture/crop deficiency. Certain root crops are known to be low in both selenium and vitamin E. Feeding grain treated with propionic acid may increase the risk of white muscle disease.

Copper Deficiency in Sheep:
Copper deficiency in sheep is a problem that happens when sheep don't get enough copper in their food. Copper is a special kind of mineral that the body needs just a little bit of. It helps with important things like making blood cells, strong bones, and fighting off diseases.

When sheep don't have enough copper, they can face several issues:

Not Enough Blood: Without enough copper, sheep might not have enough healthy blood cells, which can make them feel tired and weak.

Bones and Hooves Trouble: Copper is like a building block for bones and hooves. When there's not enough, their bones and hooves might become weak and cause problems when they walk.

Having Babies Problems: Copper is important for making babies and helping them grow inside the mommy sheep. If there's not enough copper, sheep might have trouble having babies or the babies might not grow properly.

Getting Sick Easier: Copper also helps sheep stay healthy by fighting off sickness. When they don't have enough, they can get sick more easily.

Changing Looks: Copper even helps give sheep their colour and wool quality. Not enough copper can make their coats look different.

Features of the Tracesure Sheep With Copper :

  • For supplementing sheep and lambs
  • Supplies lamb with Cobalt, Selenium, Iodine and Copper
  • Slow release leeching system
  • Lasts up to six months
  • Meets Sheep Scheme mineral requirements
  • Give lambs the best start
  • Hit target weights earlier
  • For growth and vitality
  • Hit fertility targets
  • Support ovarian function
  • For healthy immune responses
  • For improved vigour and cell function
  • Save on feed costs and get more from grass

Sheep Bolus

The administration technique is a vital part of ensuring that the bolus does its job effectively.
Make sure that the sheep are properly restrained and cannot leap around when they are being given the bolus so that they are able to swallow correctly.
Sheep can also suffer serious injury, or even death, if they are unrestrained and the gun penetrates the tissues at the back of the mouth.
Place a hand under the head and tilt slightly to the side.
Slot the nozzle in the gap between molar and incisor teeth and then over the back of the tongue.
If the operative just puts the bolus into the mouth, it may be rejected by the sheep.

Delivery Information

Delivery Service

Here at Agridirect we have joined forces with DPD to ensure all packages are delivered promptly and safely to you. We ship to all mainland countries within the EU. Deliveries take place Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse you will be notified by email. If there is a delay with your order for any reason you will be contacted immediately. 

Due to Brexit we are temporarily unable to ship to the UK. Shipping to Northern Ireland will remain in place.

Delivery Times
Ireland (ROI & NI) EU (Mainland Only)
2-4 Working Days 4-6 Working Days

Some products have an extended delivery time, this is noted on the products.

Delivery Rates

Country Orders Under €129 Orders Over €129
Ireland (ROI & NI) €7.99 €0.00
Austria €24.99 €17.00
Belgium €21.99 €14.00
Czech Republic €24.99 €17.00
Denmark €24.99 €17.00
Finland €36.99 €29.00
France €21.99 €14.00
Germany €21.99 €14.00
Hungary €28.99 €21.00
Italy €34.99 €23.00
Luxenburg €21.99 €14.00
Netherlands €21.99 €14.00
Poland €21.99 €17.00
Portugal €36.99 €29.00
Slovakia €28.99 €21.00
Slovenia €28.99 €21.00
Spain €34.99 €27.00
Sweden €34.99 €27.00


A selection of the products we sell are only licensed for sale within the Republic Of Ireland and can not be shipped outside of the country. These products are noted as only being available within the Republic of Ireland on the individual product pages.

There may be an addition charge on certain bulky items. This charge will be clearly marked on an applicable products and will be explained on the checkout page before payment has been made.

Agridirect Returns Policy

We’re sorry your purchase didn’t work out. But don’t worry; we have a great returns policy to help you out.

All purchases can be returned to us within 14 days of delivery and returned goods must be received within 14 days from the date you informed us of the return.

Purchases may be opened for inspection but must not be used and must be repackaged securely in the original packaging if you wish to return it.

If we discover goods have been used or there has been a loss in value of the goods due to damage to the goods, while in your care or whilst being returned to us, we will reduce the amount refunded, which may amount to the full cost of the product, to cover loss of value of goods.

All returns should be complete which includes boxes, manuals and accessories that may have been included with the order.

All returns must be packaged appropriately for shipping, we will not accept responsibility for damages or loss which occur during shipping of a return product.

We accept no responsibility for goods damaged or lost while in transit to us. 

How do I return a product?

We have partnered with DPD to make your returns process easy and secure. simply follow the steps below and bring your package to an official DPD pickup point.

1) All returns must be accompanied with a fully filled out returns form which can be downloaded here.

2) To print off your return label click here or visit and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure and use your order number as your reference.

  • Select “Continue as Guest”
  • Select “Agridirect” from the drop-down menu
  • Select your reason for returning
  • Select the size of the package you wish to return
  • Accept DPD’s terms and conditions
  • Fill in your payment details
  • Fill in your own details
  • Follow the instructions to print off your label

3) Bring your package to a DPD pickup point. To find your nearest drop off point here.

Once the returned product has been received into our warehouse and been fully inspected a refund will be issued.

If you choose not to use the DPD returns service we recommend that you use a method that can be tracked.

For the return of bulk products please contact us at

I have received a damaged product from you, what should I do?

First off, if you have received a damaged electrical product from us, do not plug it in. Any electrical products that are plugged in are deemed ‘as used and accepted’ and are not accepted as returns. All damages must be reported to us via phone or email within 24hours of receipt of goods. Please ensure you check your items upon delivery.

How do I begin the returns process?

If you wish to begin the return process, please email us at and ensure the following information is included in your email. Your name, phone number, Order id, the item you wish to return, reason for return and if the product is damaged we require photos of the product.

Once you have sent us all required information a member of our team will assess your claim and will contact you as soon as possible. Please hold off on returning products until a member of our team has called you to confirm.


Once the returned product has been returned to us and fully inspected a refund will be issued.

Please Note: A typical timeline for a refund to show in your account is up to 10 working days from the date processed, depending on your bank.



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