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.

Teach Employees What They Don't Know They Need

Teach Employees What They Don't Know They Need

2/19/2018

You’ve probably gone through various training scenarios with your employee teams and feel like your employees have the skills and knowledge to fulfill their job duties. Employees themselves might think they’re prepared as well. But in a study published in Harvard Business Review of employees across an array of industries, between 20% and 40% of employees are actually “unconsciously incompetent.” That is, your employees might think they know what they’re doing, but they actually don’t.

Tags: Management Tips, Managing Employees

Vitamin A & E Costs Skyrocketing

Vitamin A & E Costs Skyrocketing

2/15/2018

Skyrocketing costs of Vitamin A and E—up six times for A and three times for E, and in some areas even multiples of that—mean dairy farmers will likely have to prioritize which cows receive full supplementation.

Tags: Feed Costs

Labor on dairy farms is an issue as farms keep getting bigger.

So You Need Some Extra Labor Force on the Farm?

2/13/2018

As the American farm continues to grow and evolve, the need for extra labor within these operations is also exhibiting the same parallel trend. Unfortunately, many of us as agriculture producers did not sign on to become human resource managers, when we entered into the occupation of agricultural production.

Tags: Labor, Management Tips

Good Mixer Loading, Better TMR Consistency

Good Mixer Loading, Better TMR Consistency

2/5/2018

Proper loading plays a big role in mixing performance.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Management Tips, TMR

2018 Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

2018 Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

1/31/2018

Since 2003, the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) has been dedicated to helping dairy producers learn new ways of increasing their profitability by doing more with less.

February 8-10, 2018    

Soaring Eagle Casino Resort and Conference Center    

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Tags: Conference

Know Your Cost of Production Going Into 2018

Know Your Cost of Production Going Into 2018

1/19/2018

Class III futures are averaging $14.69 through 2018. So this new year doesn’t look anything like 2009, or does it?

Tags: Feed Costs, Management Tips

Focus on Prefresh During Vitamin Shortage

Focus on Prefresh During Vitamin Shortage

1/17/2018

In the past month, news has come out that vitamin A and E shortages will ring in 2018 as vitamin production was interrupted in late 2017. A plant fire in Germany and shifting production in China caused the perfect storm for dramatically rising vitamin costs that may linger into summer of 2018.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Transition Cows

Evaluation of Silages: What a Feed Test Means

Evaluation of Silages: What a Feed Test Means

1/15/2018

There a few factors that are important as producers start to look at the key features in a lab analysis that might be important to help them make decisions about how to use silages in a particular diet and the value of those silages.

Tags: Management Tips

Caring for the Lactating Dairy Herd in Extreme Cold

Caring for the Lactating Dairy Herd in Extreme Cold

1/12/2018

Caring for the lactating dairy herd in extreme cold conditions also has its challenges. If not properly cared for producers may see a decline in performance including total milk production, increasing somatic cell counts due to mastitis, losses in reproductive efficiency and even decreased growth in young first calf heifers if the extreme cold continues for extended periods of time.

Tags: Management Tips; Winter Care

4 Steps to Lower Feed Costs

4 Steps to Lower Feed Costs

1/10/2018

Emotional decisions that impact cash flow can hurt more today than when prices are higher. During low milk prices, decisions are driven with emotion, but today it needs to be different. Decisions must be measured and well thought out.

Because feed costs are typically 50% to 60% of total operating expenses, we need to generate the most milk margin per cow while maintaining health and reproduction. Decisions on how to feed cows should be made with those objectives in mind.

Tags: Feed Costs, Feeding Strategies, Management Tips