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.

Does your teat dip protect against harsh winter conditions?

Does your teat dip protect against harsh winter conditions?

2/13/2019

Several factors can affect teat skin condition. These include weather, housing conditions, teat disinfectant chemistry, milking system settings and micro-organisms. Adverse weather conditions (cold, wind, humidity, direct sun, etc.) can negatively affect teat-end and skin integrity.

Tags: Management Tips; Winter Care

Dairy Farm Winter Preparedness

Dairy Farm Winter Preparedness

2/8/2019

Weather this time of year can change in a hurry. Are dairy producers ready for winter?

Tags: Management Tips; Winter Care

Is Your TMR Getting Weighed Accurately?

Is Your TMR Getting Weighed Accurately?

2/4/2019

When it comes to mixer maintenance, the accuracy of the TMR mixer wagon’s load cells is critical but often overlooked. Random checks of load cell accuracy on dairies over the past few years have raised concern about load cell accuracy in mixer wagons.

Tags: Feed Management, TMR

Are Your Farm Employees Prepared for Winter Conditions?

Are Your Farm Employees Prepared for Winter Conditions?

2/1/2019

Knowledge and prevention are keyCold and snow create challenges for everyone, especially for immigrant workers who may not be familiar with extreme cold.

Tags: Employee Management, Management Tips; Winter Care

Scrutinize Heifer Rearing Costs

Scrutinize Heifer Rearing Costs

1/30/2019

Replacement heifer rearing costs are second only to feed costs as the largest economic input on a dairy. Many producers are scrutinizing feed costs to eliminate unnecessary components of the ration or ingredients where cost outweighs the benefit.

Tags: Heifer Management

 6 Tips to Improve Communication with Dairy Employees

6 Tips to Improve Communication with Dairy Employees

1/21/2019

The Best Feed Ingredients: Good People and Good Management

It’s great to have tools that are backed by solid science and research to help your herd. But beyond using the right products and working with a great nutritionist to fine tune your feeding program, what are other factors that can significantly impact on your bottom line? I want to discuss the human side of the equation – proper management of the people involved in feeding the cows can help maximize the value of your feeding program.

Tags: Communication, Employee Management

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Manure Spreading

1/17/2019

When manure is surface applied to snow-covered or frozen ground, there is an increased risk for manure runoff and consequently nutrient runoff into local waters. Due to this increased risk, winter manure application is not recommended.

Tags: Winter

A key part of maintain-ing high levels of milk quality is making sure the facili

How Clean Should Your Milk Parlor Be?

12/5/2018

A key part of maintain-ing high levels of milk quality is making sure the facilities where cows are milked are as sanitary as possible. By controlling the amount of dirt and other organic matter in the parlor, you can limit its access to the udder. Cleaning the parlor is not one of the more enjoyable jobs on the dairy, but it certainly is necessary and can be made easier through some simple innovation.

Tags: Management Tips, Milk Quality

Keeping Aflatoxin Out of Milk

Keeping Aflatoxin Out of Milk

12/3/2018

The carryover of aflatoxin M1 into milk is a major concern in dairy production worldwide. Management of the aflatoxin risk should begin with being selective regarding the source and storage of feed that the cows receive.

Tags: Aflatoxin, Management Tips

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