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.

9 Tips for Creating High-Quality Haylage

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. Some of the management factors to be considered when creating a high-quality haylage include: Harvest at the correct stage of maturity. Harvest…


The key as a manager is to find or construct seats where an individual’s three circles line up with the needs and responsibilities of that seat. If you have the right person on the bus, but they’re in the wrong seat, they will fail or they’ll certainly struggle.

KPI alphabet soup: Defining acronyms of high-performance dairies

Four KPIs that have considerable impact on dairy productivity and profitability are income over feed cost, dollars per pound of dry matter, energy-corrected milk efficiency and money-corrected milk.

Interpreting dairy key performance indicators (KPIs) have you feeling like eating an alphabet soup sandwich? While there are hundreds of ways to slice and dice dairy metrics, this article will define and explore several KPIs that have a substantial impact on dairy productivity and profitability. Don’t let the ostensible letter jumble deter you – the following KPIs can serve as a quick gauge and provide clarity to a mishmash of dairy data.


With the benefit of hindsight, USDA now believes there were many fewer dairy heifers on hand at the beginning of 2023 than previously thought. In its biannual Cattle inventory report, the agency slashed its estimate of the dairy heifer headcount on January 1, 2023 by 263,600 head.


2024 Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

A conference focused on profitability, cow care and labor management to prepare producers for dairying in the future! Our team will be attending the conference be on the lookout for us in Nobis Agri Science gear. We will aslo have a tradeshow booth, be sure to stop by to learn how our full farm approach can deliver a high performing herd and a profitable business! Our nutrition consulting team will be available if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you. 

The top five reasons for investing in automation

Automation is transforming the way we live and work. The more we understand automation, the better equipped we are to make it work for us. Let’s explore the top five reasons for automating the milking routine on a dairy, in no particular order.

Planning for success: Team dynamics and herd management

Prioritize both animal and human welfare to retain great teammates and maintain a high-quality, safe and efficient production facility.

Feed efficiency gains rule the day

Business-focused dairies are wired to think in terms of controlling costs per hundredweight. This mindset is no different than those managing businesses that manufacture tractors, air conditioners, or sneakers. Producing more is irrelevant if we’re not economically efficient in doing so.

Growing Hope Globally

Growing Hope Globally

Nobis Agri Science is proud to support Growing Hope Globally, a Christian response to hunger. They link the grassroots energy and commitment of rural communities in the U.S. with the capability and desire of smallholder farmers in developing countries to grow lasting solutions to hunger

Happy cows are healthy cows: Why Michigan’s cows produce the most milk

Michigan ranks No. 1 in the country for producing the most milk per cow — and has been for the past few years. 

Although not the nation’s biggest overall milk producer, the state’s specialty in dairy has led farmers to find the most efficient way to get more milk from their herds.

Cows produce more milk because of three main factors: their feed, their environment and how comfortable they are. Fortunately, Michigan farms excel in all three, according to Michigan State University animal science professor Adam Lock.

Two basic management practices that impact dairy cow performance and profitability

Regardless of markets or economic conditions in the dairy industry, dairy owners and managers should continually ask themselves these questions:

How can we improve feed efficiency?

How can we increase components and milk production?

How can we decrease feed cost?

How can we minimize stress?

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Give Your Farm Employees the Boost They Need

Reshaping how we view training can give employees the boost they need. Penn State Dairy Extension encourages producers to view their training programs not as “once and done” and instead take a broader view to reenergize and empower the workforce.

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