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.

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

Drought Increases Aflatoxin Risk

9/14/2018

Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a known carcinogen, can harm livestock if fed and can lead to rejection at the elevator if abundant in a load.

Tags: Beef Health, Dairy Cow Diets, Swine Health

The future of your herd will be determined before the calf is born

9/13/2018

As a dairy producer, ensuring your calves have the best start to life begins before the calf is born. The care and nutrition you provide the cow while its calf is in utero can set that calf up for life.

Tags: Calf Health, Health, Herd, Nutrition

MicroRNAs may predict lifelong cattle health, productivity

9/12/2018

Scientists found that microRNA levels in blood could be used to predict future health and productivity of dairy cattle.

Tags: Health, Herd, Productivity

First Ever Licensed Vaccine for Klebsiella Mastitis in Dairy Cattle

9/11/2018

Dairy producers and veterinarians now have another tool in the prevention and reduction in antibiotic use with the debut of the first vaccine licensed for dairy cattle to prevent mastitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. AgriLabs announced on July 23 that KLEBVax SRP was now available on the market.

Tags: Health, Mastitis, Milk Production, Vaccine