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.

Fresh Cow Nutrition is still a work in progress

Fresh Cow Nutrition is still a work in progress

12/1/2016

Feeding fresh cows has been an ongoing challenge for the dairy industry for many years. The single largest challenge in formulating fresh cow diets is getting cows to consume the levels of feed necessary to sustain a high energy status that will support milk production while at the same time mitigating metabolic diseases and negative energy balance.

Tags: Transition Cows

Nobis Agri Science Tight With The Buck Led To Profit

Tight With The Buck Led To Profit

11/16/2016

It is no secret that the milk price cycle repeats itself every number of years. This is something that dairy farms have come to expect and it is becoming more difficult to for the average dairy farm to stay ahead and or still make a profit.

Tags: Farm Profits

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Feeding Strategies for Winter Weather

11/15/2016

It is that time of the year again when temperatures are beginning to drop. This is when your calves will require a lot more energy.

Tags: Feeding Strategies

Nobis Agri Science FSMA: Impact On The Animal Food Industry

FSMA: Impact On The Animal Food Industry

11/10/2016

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011, and provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with sweeping new authorities and requirements.

Tags: FSMA

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The Ups And Downs Of Silage Digestability

11/9/2016

If you have an operation where you have silage carryover from one crop to the next, then when making these transitions, it's important to keep a close eye on starch content and digestibility. During the course of corn silage storage, the total amount of starch in the pile will not change much. What does change, however, is the digestibility of the starch.

Tags: Silage

Are You Feeding Your Silage Fast Enough?

Are You Feeding Your Silage Fast Enough?

11/7/2016

It's important to feed silage quickly so the forage doesn't mold or heat. With its short shelf life, dairy producers need to monitor their silage for loss of energy and heat associated with the silage.

Tags: Silage

This Trifecta Led To Better Milkout

This Trifecta Led To Better Milkout

11/4/2016

Technology has become an intregal part to dairy operations throughout the United States. With this amount of information available it can be difficult to decide what to focus on. Unfortunately, this amount of data is all to common with the milking center of dairy operations. It can be quite difficult to figure out which milk flow parameters are the most useful.

Tags: Cow Performance, Milk Output

FSMA & VFD?:  More Letters and Regulations

FSMA & VFD?: More Letters and Regulations

11/3/2016

With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), dairy producers are concerned with what potential impact these regulations have on them and their operation. The quick answer to the concern is the impact of the VFD will be felt more than FSMA by dairy producers.

Tags: FSMA, Veterinary Feed Directive

Managing The 2016 Crop

Managing The 2016 Crop

11/2/2016

We have a huge challenge ahead of us. U.S. 2016 production of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum hit an all-time record high 22.1 billion bushels, on top of beginning inventories of 2.9 billion bushels. Elevators and farmers alike will be stretched to house this massive stockpile of 25+ billion bushels, which doesn't include other crops such as barley, rye and oats. USDA last showed on-farm plus commercial storage capacity at 24.2B bushels, and although more bins have been built this year, ground piles and other temporary storage will be a common site this fall.

Tags: Crops, Forage, Silage