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.

Reducing Milk's Carbon Footprint Through Feeding Strategies

3/13/2017

Farmers often must bear the financial burden of mitigating the environmental footprint of producing food. Agriculture accounts for 9 percent of the total anthropogenic (associated with human activity) greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

The trends for the last 60 years have seen animal agriculture produce more food for human consumption with fewer farms and fewer animals. In fact, the carbon footprint of milk per unit has been reduced due to improved efficiency.

Tags: Feeding Strategies

High Moisture Corn in Bunker

Maximize Value of On-Farm High Moisture Corn Grain Products

3/9/2017

In many parts of North America, there can be a surplus of whole-plant corn acres left over for corn grain harvesting once the silage tonnage requirements are met. For dairy and beef operations, this grain fraction does not have to be taken as dried shell corn.

Instead, there is the option to take high-moisture corn (HMC) grain crops, using available field harvesting equipment and eliminating costs incurred during artificial drying, allowing harvest two to three weeks earlier and reducing field and harvesting dry matter compared to corn harvested for dry storage. There are a wide variety of HMC grain-type products stored on-farm depending on the harvest method chosen. All have one thing in common: They are stored by ensiling and are prone to aerobic instability if they are not ensiled, stored and fed out correctly.

Tags: Grain Products, High Moisture Corn

Udder prep for milking efficiency

Milking the Most Out of Udder Prep

3/8/2017

Are you milking your cows efficiently while optimizing milk yield and milk quality? The goal in any milking routine is to synchronize timing between milk letdown and unit attachment.

Tags: Milk Production, Milk Quality

Examine Cow Performance with Data Monitoring

3/6/2017

With all of today’s technology, data is readily available. Too many producers adapt the technology – but don’t utilize the data. But that data can offer valuable insight into cow performance.

Tags: Cow Performance

Dairy feed Veterinary Feed Directive

Top 3 Questions Following the NEW Veterinary Feed Directive

3/3/2017

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) has caused many changes for farmers, ranchers and their dealers this year, both in how they feed their animals and in how they keep track of their records. It is important that the industry as a whole maps out the issues and works together more closely to reduce any risk of errors or additional challenges in this process.

Tags: Veterinary Feed Directive

Producing quality milk starts by making sure that parlor protocols are in place.

Use Protocols and Metrics for Milk Quality Success

3/2/2017

With everything you have going on with managing your dairy operation, how can you be sure milk quality is where it needs to be? Producing quality milk starts by making sure that parlor protocols are in place and being followed.

Tags: Milk Quality

dairy cow diets with nitrogen

Improving Nitrogen Efficiency in Dairy Diets

2/27/2017

Nitrogen (N) utilization is becoming a central component in ration balancing as dairy producers try to maximize milk protein yields, decrease feed costs and conform to environmental standards

Tags: Dairy Cow Diets

Keep Purchased Fede Costs In Perspective

Keep Purchased Feed Costs In Perspective

2/1/2017

Feeding cows is very similar to conducting a financial assessment in respect to “What is the return on investment?”  

Tags: Feed Costs

Prevent Milk Fever

Prevent Milk Fever

1/26/2017

Fresh cows that have been on a diet of forages high in calcium and potassium often are in for a rude awakening at freshening: hypocalcemia, also referred to as parturient paresis or “milk fever.” According to Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, clinical milk fever costs producers about $334 per case.

Tags: Milk Fever

Herd - Wide Strategies For Transition Success

Herd - Wide Strategies For Transition Success

1/24/2017

With more research focusing on transition health in dairy cows, producers are realizing its critical impact on milk production, return to fertility and culling risk.

Tags: Transition Cows