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.

4 Tips to Jump-Start Your Winter Calf Feeding Program

4 Tips to Jump-Start Your Winter Calf Feeding Program

10/11/2017

We might not want to admit it, but winter will be here before we know it. And for most of the country, this means plunging temperatures, bringing cold stress and increased maintenance needs for young calves.

Tags: Calf Nutrition, Winter Feeding Strategies

Use Feed Space to Determine Stocking Ratio

Use Feed Space to Determine Stocking Ratio

10/9/2017

When thinking about stocking density, most dairy farmers will look at the number of cows in a pen and then the number of freestalls in that pen. That ratio of cows to stalls becomes the pen’s stocking density, but might woefully understate what is actually occurring in the pen.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Management Tips

5 Tips for Building a Team

5 Tips for Building a Team

10/6/2017

"You get the team you build." The only person who can build your farm's culture is you.

Tags: Management Tips, Team Building

Milk Fat Adds $2.2 Billion to Farmers' Milk Checks

Milk Fat Adds $2.2 Billion to Farmers' Milk Checks

10/4/2017

An analysis of recent trends in dairy consumption suggests increased use of butter and other higher-fat dairy products has added $2.2 billion to dairy farmers’ milk checks, say officials with Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF).

Tags: Milk Prices, Milk Production

Butterfat is Driving Your Milk Price

Butterfat is Driving Your Milk Price

9/28/2017

The pricing signal has now changed. Protein is no longer the most valuable milk component; butterfat is now milk’s most valuable component. Skim and the components in the skim, protein and other solids, are now the minority value.

Tags: Milk Prices

Manage Fiber Digestion to Maximize Milk Yield

Manage Fiber Digestion to Maximize Milk Yield

9/27/2017

Nutritionists and dairy producers need a lot of information about forage inputs to formulate a workable ration. Among the most critical is neutral detergent fiber (NDF) analysis.

Tags: Fiber Digestion, Milk Yield

Tips for Harvesting Low Dry Matter Corn Silage

Tips for Harvesting Low Dry Matter Corn Silage

9/25/2017

In many regions, corn silage harvest is delayed by weeks, which forces producers to make a decision: Harvest wet, immature corn or delay and take a risk on the weather.

Tags: Corn Silage, Harvest

Questions to ask when raising heifers.

Are You Asking the Right Questions Regarding Heifer Raising?

9/21/2017

Many agree raising quality, healthy heifers is one of the most important goals for any dairy producer. It is surprising, though, that most discussion regarding heifer raising immediately gravitates toward cost.

Tags: Heifer Management, Heifers, Management Tips

Preserving the Benefits of a Good TMR

Preserving the Benefits of a Good TMR

9/20/2017

Feeding TMR instead of separate silage and grain has several benefits and is a good choice to increase the milk production or daily growth and thus to increase your earnings.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, TMR

Safety First as Silage Harvest Gets Underway

Safety First as Silage Harvest Gets Underway

9/18/2017

In the rush to harvest corn silage, safety often takes a back seat. Don’t let speed compromise safety.

Tags: Silage, Silage Safety