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.

Managing your employees

Top 3 Reasons Why Workers Leave Your Dairy

8/11/2017

If your farm experiences high turnover on a constant basis, it may be time for a self-evaluation to address the reasons why this is occurring.

Tags: Management Tips, Managing Employees

Feeding Fat: A Complex Subject

Feeding Fat: A Complex Subject

8/9/2017

Feeding fat and fat products to dairy cows is common on most, if not all, dairies. Understanding how to properly feed fats and fat products is another story and seems to change daily.

Tags: Feeding Strategies

Fly Control Tips

Fly Control Tips

8/7/2017

Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that have to be done to “gear” up for the upcoming season, including fly control. Fly infestation reduces performance and the economic loss from each horn fly biting an animal 30 times/day can also be substantial.

Tags: Fly Control

The TMR Mineral Mismatch

The TMR Mineral Mismatch

8/3/2017

Frequent forage testing and regular updates to diets help achieve precision feeding.  Ration formulation has come a long way with advanced computer models and balancing requirements based on many details related to the animal and the feeds. To reap the benefits of the nutritional research conducted over the past decades good feeding management practices are needed. It still boils down to how well the ration is being implemented on farm, which in some cases may vary greatly from the formulated diet.

Tags: Feeding Strategies

Dairy Heifer Feed Cost Budget

Dairy Heifer Feed Cost Budget

8/1/2017

Today’s successful dairy operators recognize that heifers are an important investment in the future of the dairy business .The cost of raising dairy calves and replacement heifers is very significant.

Tags: Feed Costs, Feeding Strategies, Heifers

Dairy Economics Report (July 2017)

Dairy Economics Report (July 2017)

7/31/2017

If milk continues to increase less than 2% and exports continue to improve, the Class III price could be back to near $16.50 by August and reaching the low $17’s for October and November with an average for the year $16.45 to $16.75 compared to $14.87 in 2016. The August Class IV price could be near $16.60 and in the $17’s September through November and averaging $15.90 to $16.10 for the year compared to $13.75 in 2016. But, any changes in milk production or exports could push these prices either higher or lower.

Tags: Dairy Prices, Reports

Help Cows Rise to the Challenge of Increased Temperatures

Help Cows Rise to the Challenge of Increased Temperatures

7/28/2017

As we get into the warmer weather, dairy producers and their consultants should be on the lookout for subtle changes in cow behavior, along with changes in forage and feedbunk stability. These changes are a result of increases in both the environmental temperature and relative humidity, as measured by the temperature-humidity index (THI).

Tags: Management Tips; Heat Stress

Make Every Bite Count

Make Every Bite Count

7/27/2017

The most profitable dairies all have one thing in common – they are really good at getting milk components from cows. They recognize the real value of milk lies in the fat and protein components and to get the best return on investment, they focus on feeding their cows for the most efficient component production, not just the highest milk production.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Milk Production

Factors Controlling Silage Quality

Factors Controlling Silage Quality

7/21/2017

Key factors to making excellent-quality silage are forage quality at time of harvest, suitability of forage for ensiling, harvest and preservation techniques and storage methods. But how do you control these factors?

Tags: Management Tips; Silage

Forage Quality Drives Milk Production

Forage Quality Drives Milk Production

7/20/2017

Forage quality is key to high levels of milk production in these herds that surpass 30,000 lb/milk/cow.

Tags: Forage Quality, Milk Production