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.

Maximizing Feed Intake: Key for Transition Cow Success

Maximizing Feed Intake: Key for Transition Cow Success

11/13/2019

The transition period, known as the three weeks before and after parturition, is one of the most challenging times for dairy cows, since they face numerous physiological challenges such as increased energy demands, decreased dry matter intake and impaired immune system, among others. These challenges make cows highly susceptible to metabolic (e.g., hypocalcemia and ketosis) and infectious (e.g., metritis) diseases. Ketosis and hypocalcemia are prevalent metabolic diseases affecting dairy cattle that are known as “gateway” diseases, because they increase the risk of other diseases and losses by affecting cow dry matter intake and impairing immune system functions. Therefore, efforts in transition cow management should be primarily aimed at preventing and monitoring these two conditions.

Tags: Feeding Strategies; Transition Cows

This Is Not A Typical Year For Corn Silage

This Is Not A Typical Year For Corn Silage

10/16/2019

Climate change or weather cycles drive nutrition at the farm level.  This year’s spring was wetter than usual causing crop planting dates to be from on the early side to very late depending on where you farm.  Often the weather extremes have been in the same area, or even on the same farm.  

Tags: Corn Silage

Dairy Markets are healthier than years past

Dairy Markets are healthier than years past

10/11/2019

Tighter global milk supplies will provide a firm floor under dairy product prices over the next 12 months. Class III and Class IV contracts are unlikely to spend much — if any — time below $16 per cwt. 

However, the ceiling may not be lofty. The global economy appears to be softening, and a strong currency and eradic trade policy have put U.S. dairy exports at a disadvantage. As long as these factors remain in play, demand will fade noticeably as prices rise, keeping rallies in check. 

Tags: Markets

Dry Cow Management Basics 101

Dry Cow Management Basics 101

9/10/2019

It’s pretty basic stuff: The next lactation starts at the end of the previous lactation.

But what does that actually mean: “Dry cow and pre-freshening feeding and management programs directly impact post-calving health, production, reproduction and profitability,” says Donna Amaral-Phillips, a dairy specialist with the University of Kentucky.

“We are even learning that these feeding and management programs can affect the fetus and the fetus’ future performance,” she says.

Tags: Management Tips; Transition Cows

Country music star Luke Bryan heading to Michigan’s Stafford Farms

Country music star Luke Bryan heading to Michigan’s Stafford Farms

9/4/2019

Richland is home to one traffic light, one grocery store and fewer than 1,000 residents. A Farm Tour scout contacted Stafford Farms in November of last year looking for a farmer in the area to host a show. According to Lori, the Staffords chose Bob and Kay Willmarth’s land, which the family rents, to host the concert. 

Tags: Other

Dealing with 2019 Corn Silage Crop

Dealing with 2019 Corn Silage Crop

8/30/2019

The spring of 2019 was, in many areas, one of the wettest recorded. This was on top of saturated grounds from record rainfall in the months before. As a result, there will be lots of immature corn silage to deal with this harvest season. 

Tags: Corn Silage

10 Ways to Improve Early Lactation Performance and Peak Milk Yield

10 Ways to Improve Early Lactation Performance and Peak Milk Yield

8/26/2019

Peak milk is the highest recorded test day milk production in a cow’s first 150 days in milk (DIM). Historically, producers used peak milk as a measure of the success of dry period and early lactation nutrition and management. Peak milk indicates how well the cow responds to feeding practices during the dry period, calving and early lactation periods.

Tags: Management Tips; Milk Yield; Transition Cows

Top 3 Ways Delayed Planting Can Effect Silage Quality

Top 3 Ways Delayed Planting Can Effect Silage Quality

8/12/2019

The effects of delayed planting are still being felt, and silage quality may be another potential victim. The good news is producers can make adjustments during harvest and ensiling to maximize the quality and quantity of silage available to feed.

Tags: Management Tips; Silage

Body condition score changes affect pregnancy rates

The High Fertility Cycle

8/6/2019

Over the past two decades, a reproduction revolution has occurred in the dairy industry. The development of fertility programs and their adoption by the dairy industry over the past decade has largely driven this reproduction revolution. Yet reproductive performance can vary dramatically among herds that use the exact same fertility programs. Although variation among herds in protocol compliance remains an issue, it cannot explain all of this variation.

Tags: Reproduction

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Nobis Agri Marketplace: First Time Download & Login

7/31/2019

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to download, install and login to Nobis Agri Marketplace for the first time. 

Tags: Company News