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.

Using a Feed Additive Audit to Control Feed Costs

When starting the audit, take each ingredient and look at it through a magnifying glass. Be careful not to forget that many feed additives have become key to maintaining profitability on the dairy, so these audits are not just about lowering costs. Auditing a ration is more about ensuring a balance between price and performance. Here is the step-by-step audit process.

New Employee Announcement

Nobis Agri Science is pleased to welcome Logan Zanzalari as a Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant. Logan joins the team with a background in dairy nutrition and forage management (field to feed bunk).

Inflation, interest rates, labor and logistics will marginalize higher milk prices

While the market outlook for U.S. dairy prices looks promising, American Farm Bureau Chief Economist Roger Cryan says higher milk prices won’t look as good as they have in the past, as rising costs and difficulties in processing and marketing continue through the new year.

The ability to change - that is the secret sauce

Running a dairy farm means there is a lot to think about… animal health and welfare, nutrition and production, labor, finances, operation efficiency and crop programs and rotations.

Facility Focus: Back to the Curtain Management Basics

We’ve reached the time of year when weather conditions once again become cool and damp, causing dairy producers to run toward their facility’s curtains and close buildings up tight. While it might be tempting to batten down the hatches to keep cold air from coming in, lowering ventilation and reducing air exchange is one of the worst things a farmer can do for their animals.

Don't Lead Feed Prices Shortchange Peak Milk

With livestock feed prices on the rise, many farmers will be looking for ways to reduce input costs. While there may be opportunities to trim unnecessary spending, University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens cautioned farms against making cuts that will impact milk production.

Winterizing Calves

The cooler days and nights are here, and a good reminder of taking steps to winterize the things in our lives: vehicles, homes, and wardrobes. Winterizing is a proactive solution that helps us avoid problems associated with dropping temperatures and is a tactic that can also be applied to your calves.

How to keep calves growing when the weather turns cold.

Imagine that your car will go 60 miles per hour in the summer but only 30 mph when the temperature is freezing, and it will not run at all when the temperature falls to 0ºF. This is an accurate illustration of how cold temperature adversely affects rate of gain in calves.

Jon Gordon's 3 Things Positive Leaders Do (To Get Positive Results)

When many first hear the term “positive leadership” they assume that I’m just talking about a nice ideal way to lead that sounds great in theory but doesn’t address reality. I assure you this couldn’t be further from the truth. Positive leadership is not pollyana, impractical or theoretical. Positive leadership is powerful, real and practical. In this spirit I want to share 3 ways positive leaders lead:

Keep Your Feeding Program Priorities Straight this Fall/Winter

The busyness of the summer season is finally over, but it has some producers staring out into their fields wondering what they need to do to help stretch their feed inventories throughout the fall and winter.

Fit in 2022:12 Financial Benchmarks to Help Manage Your Dairy’s Future

With a new year on the horizon, you might be thinking about personal goals. For many, fitness is a resolution to drop some pounds or improve blood pressure or cholesterol levels. However, financial experts strongly encourage producers to use the new year as a time to evaluate the financial health of your farm, too.

Assessing the True Cost of TMR Variability

Total mixed ration (TMR) variability: We know it exists, but evaluating the true extent and impact of this phenomenon can be a daunting task. Cows love consistency, so when looking at inherent TMR variability, we may often wonder about the impact on animal performance.

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