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.

Milk your corn silage for all it's worth

MILK YOUR CORN SILAGE FOR ALL IT'S WORTH

10/3/2022

Corn silage is a staple in dairy and beef animal diets across the US, providing valuable nutrients for growth and performance. As summer is rolling by and the new crop is beginning to mature, taking some time to think through the harvest timing and process could prove valuable in strategizing to put the most digestible forage in front of your animals over the coming year. Unlike alfalfa, we typically aren’t looking to feed corn silage for the protein content, but rather as an energy source. As we look at the needs of a dairy cow in particular, the greatest nutrient need, next to water, is energy. I recommend a few key harvest planning points as farms start itching to get the new crop corn silage harvested and into storage for fermentation to do its work.

Tags: Corn Silage, Nutrition

Creating Long Term Employees

Creating Long Term Employees

9/27/2022

According to research by Brandon Hall Group, “organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82 percent and productivity by over 70 percent.”  Additional research from Gallup found that, “only 12% of employees strongly agree that their organization does a great job onboarding new employees.”  In a previous article, we discussed the importance of onboarding.  This month, we revisit this topic again.  Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to develop an onboarding program, but in reality, it doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective.  

Tags: Employee Management, Management Tips

Keeping Silage Season Safe

Keeping Silage Season Safe

9/8/2022

According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, corn silage production increased by almost 4.3 million tons over the last five years. That is a lot of silage and a lot of work. Many farmers devote a substantial amount of time and labor into making silage every year. The process can be grueling and sometimes dangerous, especially during hot weather. 

As we enter the silage season, let us pause to identify and acknowledge potential safety hazards. Discussing safety is not “fun,” but it is a necessity for everyone. Safety hazards happen on a 20-cow dairy just as easily as on a 30,000-cow dairy. By the same token, safety hazards affect a farmer with decades of farming experience just as easily as a new employee with no farming experience. Being safe is everyone’s responsibility.

Tags: Corn Silage, Employee Management

2022 Corn Silage Considerations

2022 Corn Silage Considerations

9/7/2022

Across the country, producers harvest millions of tons of corn silage annually, but several factors can affect the quality of corn silage harvested. Ensiling and successful fermentation can help preserve forage and grains, but there are several factors to keep in mind during the harvest and ensiling procvess. 

This article contains a few check points and considerations for caution regarding this year's corn crop.

Tags: Corn Silage

Welcome to the team, Leon!

New Employee Announcement

8/29/2022

Nobis Agri Science is pleased to welcome Leon Thelen as a Dairy Technical Specialist. Leon joins the team with a background in field crops and a strong passion for drone technology.

Tags: Company News

Put a True Value on Corn Silage

Put a True Value on Corn Silage

8/3/2022

When corn silage is grown to be sold, it is understandable that an agreed-upon price is essential. However, putting a value on corn silage, even when it never leaves the farm is also necessary. Independent business financial consultant, Gary Sipiorski, says that most farms do not put any kind of a cost on planting corn for silage or alfalfa for hay – and they really ought to.

Tags: Corn Silage

Three Financial Tips to Capitalize on Record Milk Prices

Three Financial Tips to Capitalize on Record Milk Prices

8/2/2022

With near-record milk prices this spring, it certainly appears to be a good time to be a dairy producer. The long over-due market turnaround has dairy farmers across the country smiling, but financial experts advise producers to sit down and look through their profit and loss statements to truly understand the strength of their farm’s financial portfolio.

Tags: Cost Management, Farm Management

Overcoming Dairy’s People Problem

Overcoming Dairy’s People Problem

8/1/2022

Dairy farm’s size continues to grow in the U.S., and this means that the total numbers working in global farming have never been smaller. Farming is hard work and when contrasted with more regular office or industry jobs, many potential farm workers are thinking again. Agriculture is also experiencing its own ‘great resignation’.

So how can we find, train, motivate and keep the best workers to manage our cows?

Tags: Employee Management

Summer is a great time to do a mid-year check on your financial & business goals

It’s Not Too Early to Think About Year End

7/26/2022

Summer is a great time to do a mid-year check on your financial and business goals.

Its suggested to do mid-year planning in June or July.  You can review the overall performance of your company, progress of your strategies, team development, and plan for a good year end.

Tags: Farm Management

Effective Employee Management

Effective Employee Management

6/29/2022

The average number of dairy cows per farm continues to increase.

Ironically, as dairy profit margins become tighter, many farms add cows and production to generate minimum levels of income needed to stay in business.

As cow numbers increase, so do labor needs and as a result, most dairy farm owners find themselves in the position of managing employees.

Tags: Employee Management