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 secret to good marketing: How you think

9/6/2018

Many of the decisions you make on the farm – and in life – are influenced by what you already know and adjusted by whatever new information you can obtain.

Tags: Business, Decisions, Marketing

Fatty acid nutrition: More than bringing added calories into your diet

9/5/2018

Often when nutritionists think of fatty acid nutrition, our minds turn to fat supplements. However, the area is much broader than dairy cattle diet fat supplements and should be recognized as such.

Milkfat concentration has now become a focal point for nutritionists and farms, given the value per pound has eclipsed that of protein and, in some months, accounted for well over half the milk check.

The three nutrition management areas within the fatty acid discipline include TMR fat supplements, milkfat depression and now also milk fatty acid profile.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Nutrition, Transition Cows

Effects from Heat Stress Can Stretch into Fall

Effects from Heat Stress Can Stretch into Fall

8/21/2018

The effects of heat stress can continue long after cooler weather has arrived — even for cows not in milk. In fact, research has shown that proper cooling in the dry period improved subsequent lactation by up to 16 pounds more milk per day and 20 pounds more 3.5-percent fat-corrected milk (FCM) per day.1

Tags: Management Tips; Heat Stress

Recruiting and Retaining Good Employees: Strategies That Work

Recruiting and Retaining Good Employees: Strategies That Work

8/9/2018

Let’s face it, finding and retaining good employees is becoming a major hurdle on many dairy farms. The economy is picking up, which leads to more competition for employees. Baby boomers are retiring at a pace faster than new employees entering the workforce, making the labor pool smaller. Many dairy farms are having a harder time finding Latino labor due to their unease with the current political landscape. These factors, among many others, limit a farm’s ability to find good employees.

Tags: Employee Management, Management Tips

Make a Smooth Transition to New Corn Silage

Make a Smooth Transition to New Corn Silage

7/31/2018

Opening up new silage is commonly associated with a dip in milk production, but the transition can be smoother — and less costly for producers — with a few easy fixes.

Tags: Corn Silage, Management Tips

Be Wary of Cheap Blood Meal

Be Wary of Cheap Blood Meal

7/27/2018

Quality can vary widely, even from the same source.

Tags: Blood Meal, Management Tips

Forages During Extended Milk Price Woes

Forages During Extended Milk Price Woes

7/25/2018

The squeeze on dairy profitability has been getting tighter, and the length of this downturn is exhausting both the financial and emotional state of many farms. “What can I do?” is a common question.

Tags: Forages

Reduce Stress During the Transition Period for Big Returns

Reduce Stress During the Transition Period for Big Returns

7/18/2018

A good dry cow program can result in an additional 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of milk in the next lactation alone. Plus, producers that successfully navigate the period three weeks before and after calving can reduce treatment costs and downtime due to illness and metabolic disorders.

Tags: Transition Cows

Creating High-Quality Corn Silage

Creating High-Quality Corn Silage

7/16/2018

Corn silage is a valuable source of energy for beef and dairy cattle. Managing the process of turning the corn crop into a high-quality fermented feed can be a profitable transaction, or could be financially devastating.

Tags: Corn Silage, Management Tips

"Shrinking" Feed Supplies Could be Bloating Your Expense Ledger

"Shrinking" Feed Supplies Could be Bloating Your Expense Ledger

7/6/2018

Shrink – it’s a silent thief that could be robbing thousands of dollars annually from your farming operation.

Tags: Feed Costs