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.

Congress Introduces Bill to Address Feed Shortages After Disasters

6/13/2019

The legislation provides greater flexibility to farmers and ranchers during this planting season when high levels of prevent plant are happening because of extreme moisture or drought.

Tags: Feed Management

Managing Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

6/11/2019

Whenever feed intake drops due to heat stress, nutrient concentration should increase to maintain adequate intake of all required nutrients. Low-quality "stemmy" forages generate more heat by fermentation inside the rumen. High-quality forages are digested faster and result in less heat being produced.

Tags: Management Tips; Heat Stress

Five Keys To A Strong Relationship With Your Calf Grower

6/7/2019

Your heifers are the future of your herd. If you’re having someone else raise them you need to establish an open, honest relationship with your grower.

Tags: Business Relations

Know your cows before using technology

6/5/2019

Dairy farms are becoming larger and this challenges the craftsmanship of dairy farmers to keep the cows healthy and productive. An increasing amount of technology and tools are coming to market that help dairy farmers to do just that and help them to get the best out of the animals.

Tags: Management

MSU researchers awarded $2 million to reduce feed costs for milk production

6/4/2019

Dairy farmers could significantly reduce their expenses by selecting cows with the highest feed efficiency, which are the cows that produce the same or more milk while consuming less feed.

Tags: Feed Costs

Understanding Wet Hay

6/3/2019

Heat damage causes hay to be less digestible, especially the protein. Cows often readily eat this hay, but because of the heat damage, its nutritional value might be quite low.

Tags: Hay Harvest

Watch High-Performing Cows for Early Signs of Heat Stress

5/31/2019

Losses from heat stress can start when the Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) is above 68 for a majority of the day. THI can be used to quantify the risk, and ultimately the production losses, associated with heat-stressed dairy cows.

Tags: Heat Stress Management

Time To Replenish Working Capital

5/30/2019

As milk prices are hopeful to recover this summer and fall, now is the time to start thinking about replenishing your working capital. Shoot for at least $4oo of working capital per cow. 

Tags: Management

A Perspective on 2018 Dairy Financial Performance

5/28/2019

"Dairy producers have experienced financial stress the last four years with 2018 being compared to 2009. The Extension Dairy Business Management team has been working intensively with a group of farms for the past three years to summarize their financial information."

Tags: Dairy Market Trend

Keys to Unlocking Milk Income Potential

5/23/2019

When margins are tight, it’s tempting to take short cuts. But dairy cows have long memories, and shortcuts taken today can have impacts that might not be seen for months or even into the next lactation.

Tags: Management Tips