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.

What Happened to Your Herd Last Summer?


If there was a way to review your dairy’s results last summer and then make proactive changes to your heat abatement program before the dog days of summer arrive, would you do it?

Tags: Heat Stress

Will Higher Feed Prices Mean Higher Milk Prices?

Will Higher Feed Prices Mean Higher Milk Prices?


Markets always have a tendency to fall faster than they increase. That was very evident again recently as Class III futures plummeted over a three-day period. Another aspect of the market that has really moved to the forefront is the concern over high feed prices and what the impact will have on milk production. 

Tags: Feed Costs, Milk Check

the reason behind soaring component levels

The Reason Behind Soaring Component Levels


Over the past two months, a number of consultants asked why some of their Holstein herds’ milkfat and protein concentrations are well above historic levels. These herds are located from Michigan to New York and have produced historic butterfat and protein levels, without sacrificing overall milk production.

Tags: milk fat, Milk Protein

Specific sugar types and sources for dairy cows


Today’s dairy farms typically feed a large amount of fermented forages and processed feeds which contain little sugar, but sugar can help the rumen microbes caputure and use nitrogen.

Tags: Nutrition

Fly Control is Key to Preventing Mastitis


Mastitis is one of the most common diseases affecting dairy operations, and one potential cause that is overlooked is fly control.

Tags: Fly Control

Manipulating Milk Protein Percentage and Production in Multiparous Lactating Dairy Cows


The protein content of milk has become much more important in recent years. This reflects its higher value to dairy farmers due to the continued high consumption of cheese. There are a number of factors that affect production of milk protein by dairy cows. These largely reflect inherent characteristics of the cows and the diets that they are fed. 

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Productivity

Feed mixing and delivery: The importance of maximizing accuracy


Feed mixing and delivery is one of the most important activities on the dairy. Mixing and feeding a total mixed ration (TMR) is a multiple-times-per-day activity. Doing this job accurately and consistently time and time again, batch after batch and day after day is critical to production, animal health and overall farm economics.

Tags: Feed Management

On-farm employee trainings available for Michigan dairy farms


The MSU Extension dairy team has multiple employee training programs available for dairy farms in Michigan.

Tags: Employee Management, Farm Management

Tri-State Dairy Conference 2021 Now Virtual


The Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference is virtual April 19-21, 2021. The conference will cover a range of topics from farm risk management to cow immune health.

Tags: Conference

Fighting the Tide of High Feed Commodities


A lot of volatility has been occurring in the commodity markets during the last couple of months. The question is whether we can do something to put up a fight in this situation.

Tags: Feed Costs