The latest news from Nobis Agri Science

The latest news from Nobis Agri Science

Nobis Agri Science is dedicated to providing the best, most progressive services in the agricultural industry. From dairy cow feed manufacturing and ruminant nutrition to nutritional consulting and forage sampling, our team seeks to expand their knowledge through continuous learning and ongoing training. To learn more about our team, our mission and our pursuit to provide the industry's best bulk cow feed, view our news articles below.

Do Your Calves Reach Their Full Potential?

Do Your Calves Reach Their Full Potential?

5/25/2017

Raising a calf to become a high-producing cow is critical to a herd’s future. In the last decade, Univeristies and Industries have researched the connection between calf nutrition and lactation performance. This will help dairy producers in their quest to develop more productive animals.

Tags: Calf Nutrition, Management Tips

Tips for Calf Feeding

Tips for Calf Feeding

5/24/2017

During a recent Calf and Heifer VIP event, calf experts offered advice on calf feeding.

Tags: Calf Nutrition

Give Calf Starter Routines a Spring Tune-Up

Give Calf Starter Routines a Spring Tune-Up

5/23/2017

Is your calf starter routine designed to help calves reach their full potential? Are you setting calves up to become high producing cows? Or is there room for improvement?

Tags: Calf Nutrition

What is standing hay worth in 2017?

What's Standing Hay Worth?

5/18/2017

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for grains. So it’s no wonder the price for standing hay can vary greatly between farms, even between fields.

Tags: Silage

Consult with your Nobis Agri Nutritionist ond NDF Matter

Does Particle Size and Source of Undigested NDF Matter?

5/17/2017

Fiber in the diet for cattle is a necessary component for rumen health and has been measured using methods such as crude fiber, neutral detergent fiber (NDF), and acid detergent fiber (ADF). There is limited information on the amount and source of uNDF240om in lactating dairy diets and its effect on performance and chewing behaviors.

Tags: Feeding Strategies

Nobis Agri Nutritionists will use this information to combat heat stress

Using Rumination Sensors to Monitor Heat Stress

5/16/2017

Temperature Humidity Index (THI) combines air temperature and relative humidity to calculate an index value to better represent the environmental conditions a cow or other animal feels. Dairy cows begin to experience heat stress when THI exceeds 68.

Tags: Heat Stress, Management Tips

Manage your silage shrinkage

Silage: Preserve Your Dollars

5/12/2017

There’s a tremendous amount of money invested in silage, from growing the crop to storing it. Yet shrink on dairies ranges from 15 to 25 percent. This level of shrink can equate to a loss of 15 to 25 cents for every dollar invested in putting the silage up.

Tags: Management Tips, Silage

Cow Drinking

Don't Let Profits Dry Up This Summer

5/4/2017

It is time to start preparing management strategies for heat stress. When cows are suffering from heat stress, there are several indicators that can be observed. Often, the first indicator is a reduction in dry matter intake. This can be followed by a change in behaviour, combined with quickened breathing and excessive panting. This leads to difficulties in maintaining efficient rumen function, which results in decreased milk production and longer periods between conception. The cow’s maintenance needs will also increase, as the animal can be at greater risk of contracting diseases, such as subacute ruminal acidosis and laminitis. All of these negative heat stress effects will lower a farm’s ability to maintain efficiency and profitability.

Tags: Management Tips; Heat Stress

Drone

Drone Use on Your Farm

5/3/2017

Agricultural drone use is a cutting edge technology that can be put to use by the average farmer to increase their profitability and save costs and precious time.

 

Tags: Feed Management, Technology

9 Tips for Creating High-Quality Silage

9 Tips for Creating High-Quality Silage

5/1/2017

Legumes and grasses pose unique challenges when fermenting to become a high-quality haylage. Understanding the conversion of the hay crops into a high-quality fermented feed requires attention to a variety of management factors.

Tags: Management Tips; Silage