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.

 6 Tips to Improve Communication with Dairy Employees

6 Tips to Improve Communication with Dairy Employees

1/21/2019

The Best Feed Ingredients: Good People and Good Management

It’s great to have tools that are backed by solid science and research to help your herd. But beyond using the right products and working with a great nutritionist to fine tune your feeding program, what are other factors that can significantly impact on your bottom line? I want to discuss the human side of the equation – proper management of the people involved in feeding the cows can help maximize the value of your feeding program.

Tags: Communication, Employee Management

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading

1/17/2019

When manure is surface applied to snow-covered or frozen ground, there is an increased risk for manure runoff and consequently nutrient runoff into local waters. Due to this increased risk, winter manure application is not recommended.

Tags: Winter

A key part of maintain-ing high levels of milk quality is making sure the facili

How Clean Should Your Milk Parlor Be?

12/5/2018

A key part of maintain-ing high levels of milk quality is making sure the facilities where cows are milked are as sanitary as possible. By controlling the amount of dirt and other organic matter in the parlor, you can limit its access to the udder. Cleaning the parlor is not one of the more enjoyable jobs on the dairy, but it certainly is necessary and can be made easier through some simple innovation.

Tags: Management Tips, Milk Quality

Keeping Aflatoxin Out of Milk

Keeping Aflatoxin Out of Milk

12/3/2018

The carryover of aflatoxin M1 into milk is a major concern in dairy production worldwide. Management of the aflatoxin risk should begin with being selective regarding the source and storage of feed that the cows receive.

Tags: Aflatoxin, Management Tips

A feeding plan that can save you money

A feeding plan that can save you money

10/15/2018

There’s a feeding strategy that allows you to put less feed in front of heifers, improve their feed efficiency, reduce nutrient excretion, and save you money.

Tags: Cost Management, Feeding Strategies, Heifer Management

Here's What Dairy Farmers Do To Secure Labor

Here's What Dairy Farmers Do To Secure Labor

10/10/2018

Employee turnover rates over the last 12 months ranged from 11 percent to 44 percent for the majority of the 200 dairy farms included in the UW Cooperative Extension and UW Center for Dairy Profitability farm labor survey. The goal of the survey was to gather data about the farm labor market in Wisconsin. In particular, we wanted to learn about turnover rates and the current sources of labor.

Tags: Employee Management, Labor Issues

ADSA annual meeting reveals exciting advances in dairy cattle reproduction

9/20/2018

More than 1,800 dairy scientists from 48 countries came together to discuss innovative dairy research at the June 2018 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) annual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tags: Dairy Cow, Genetics, Reproduction

The Double Whammy of Raising Too Many Heifers

9/19/2018

The high cost of feeding excess heifers and the low price for them at the sale barn is a double hit to the pocket book

Tags: Farm Management, Health, Heifers

Veterinary Feed Directive: A year in review

9/18/2018

New Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations were implemented on Jan. 1, 2017, by the FDA and required producers to get authorization from a veterinarian before purchasing and administering antibiotics that can also be used to treat human diseases for livestock.

Tags: Health, Nutrition, Veterinary Feed Directive

'High-yield' farming costs environment less than previously thought

9/17/2018

Best way to meet rising food demand while conserving biodiversity is to "wring as much food as sustainably possible" from land that is farmed.

Tags: Farming, Management, Markets