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.

Forage Storage Strategy: How to Better Plan for the Long Term

Forage Storage Strategy: How to Better Plan for the Long Term

6/19/2017

What is a reasonable value to place on your forage inventory?

A dairy producer recently pointed out the value of his stored forages each year is worth more than the cost to build another freestall barn. Wow can additional storage planning benefit your overall bottom line?

Tags: Forage, Management Tips

Group Housing Systems for Calves

Group Housing Systems for Calves

6/15/2017

Group Housing Systems for Calves by Dr. Bob James from Virginia Tech reviewed trends in the industry with management and feeding systems of calves housed in groups prior to weaning.

Tags: Calves

7 Mistakes to Avoid in Holding-Pen Cooling

7 Mistakes to Avoid in Holding-Pen Cooling

6/14/2017

The holding-pen is one of the places on the farm where the most mistakes are made or shortcuts taken in terms of cooling cows. There are fewer follow-throughs in the holding pen than in other areas of the farm in terms of combating heat stress.

Tags: Management Tips; Heat Stress

Good Dry Cow Management is the Key to Two More Lactations

Good Dry Cow Management is the Key to Two More Lactations

6/12/2017

Eighty percent of all problems arise in the transition period. Problems like milk fever, ketosis and metritis are a direct result of shortcomings in dry cow management. This is cutting cow lives short. So what can you do to take care of your preganant ladies?

Tags: Management Tips, Transition Cows

Tips for Feeding High-Corn Silage Rations

Tips for Feeding High-Corn Silage Rations

6/9/2017
  1. Dairy operations can feed cows economically with high-forage diets using corn silage as the sole source of forage. Whether you are feeding a high-corn silage ration today or are considering it in the future, producers should consider several management factors when feeding high rates of corn silage.

Tags: Corn Silage, Feeding Strategies

You Get the Team You Build

You Get the Team You Build

6/7/2017

Employee management is less about the employee and more about the management. “Your people make your cows, and you make your people."

Tags: Management Tips, Managing Employees

Management tips for healthy animals

Tips for Keeping Animals Healthy

6/6/2017

The livestock industry practices prevention on a regular basis in order to keep animals healthy. Livestock producers prefer to prevent sickness rather than treat sickness.

Tags: Health Tips, Management Tips

Tips to Maintain Dairy Cow Feed Intake During Summer

Tips to Maintain Dairy Cow Feed Intake During Summer

6/5/2017

When the temperature rises, dairy producers often see cows' dry matter intake decline. This can be related to sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA), which can lead to reduced milk production.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Management Tips

dairy cows and farms are growing.

What Will Dairy Cows and Farms Look Like in 50 Years?

6/1/2017

In the future, cows could produce between 37,000 to 78,000 pounds of milk per year. Most projections are indicate an average of 57,500 pounds.

Tags: Farm Management

Ration management

Will Your Bulk Tank Be Big Enough?

5/31/2017

Will your bulk tank be big enough in 5, 10, or 20 years? If you haven’t thought about this before, you might want to get started.

Tags: Management Tips