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.

Questions to ask when raising heifers.

Are You Asking the Right Questions Regarding Heifer Raising?

9/21/2017

Many agree raising quality, healthy heifers is one of the most important goals for any dairy producer. It is surprising, though, that most discussion regarding heifer raising immediately gravitates toward cost.

Tags: Heifer Management, Heifers, Management Tips

Preserving the Benefits of a Good TMR

Preserving the Benefits of a Good TMR

9/20/2017

Feeding TMR instead of separate silage and grain has several benefits and is a good choice to increase the milk production or daily growth and thus to increase your earnings.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, TMR

Safety First as Silage Harvest Gets Underway

Safety First as Silage Harvest Gets Underway

9/18/2017

In the rush to harvest corn silage, safety often takes a back seat. Don’t let speed compromise safety.

Tags: Silage, Silage Safety

Manage for High Quality Corn Silage

Manage for High Quality Corn Silage

9/14/2017

Producing a consistent, high quality corn silage requires planning and management. The goal is to provide an environment conducive to a quick and favorable anaerobic (without air) fermentation process. To accomplish this requires chopping at the correct moisture content, removing the air as quickly as possible after chopping, and maintaining an air/oxygen limiting environment throughout storage.

Tags: Corn Silage

Forages for the Farm

Forages For the Farm: Building Rations for More Profit, Less Input

9/12/2017

Doing more with less. For dairy producers facing tough market conditions, this adage rings more true now than ever. You are constantly looking for ways to be sustainable while keeping both your herd and bottom line healthy.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Forages

Jersey Nutrition: Small size doesn't mean small appetite

Jersey Nutrition: Small Size Doesn't Mean Small Appetite

9/11/2017

As the saying goes, good things come in small packages. This is especially true when it comes to raising Jersey calves. Just because they are small in stature doesn’t mean we should short-change Jersey calves on nutritional intake.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Jersey Nutrition

The One Number Every Dairy Producer Should Know

The One Number Every Dairy Producer Should Know

9/7/2017

There are plenty of financial indicators of which dairy producers should keep close track. Milk prices, of course. Your income over feed cost is certainly important, and knowing your margins is a key to maintaining healthy liquidity. But if there’s one number that every dairy producer should know, it’s the cost it takes to produce 100 pounds of milk.

Tags: Management Tips

Time to Think Beyond Protein to Amino Acid Balancing

Time to Think Beyond Protein to Amino Acid Balancing

9/6/2017

Amino acids are the building blocks that make up protein, and the actual nutrients that calves require. However, dairy calf nutrition is behind the curve with respect to embracing precise diet formulation by balancing for these key nutrients.

Tags: Calf Nutrition

Good Management Practices Increase Silage Safety

Good Management Practices Increase Silage Safety

9/5/2017

On a farm, even a simple task can turn into danger in an instant. There are many “simple” tasks during annual silage production and harvest that are so familiar we can become distracted and lose the focus required to ensure safety.

Tags: Management Tips, Silage Safety

Dairy Situation Outlook, August 2017

Dairy Situation Outlook, August 2017

9/1/2017

Dairy Situation and Outlook, August 18, 2017

By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tags: Dairy Outlook