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 Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need

Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need

12/6/2017

One the more common questions with regard to analytical testing of forages and other feedstuffs is, “I have the sample, now what do I test for or what analysis package should I select?”

Tags: Forage, Management Tips

hat Cows are Telling Us at the Feed Bunks

What Cows are Telling Us at the Feed Bunks

12/4/2017

The use of time-lapse cameras have addressed ways to reduce variation of TMR (total mixed rations) prior to delivery to the cow. Time-lapse video cameras can be hung above feed bunks to observe feeding behavior and feed push-up activity for close-up dry cows, fresh cows, and groups of high-producing cows. By focusing on feed bunk management, cameras will help optimize this area of management.

Tags: Feeding Strategies

Five Steps to Winter Farm Prep

Five Steps to Winter Farm Prep

11/29/2017

Winter brings frozen water buckets, mounds of snow, slippery ice and cold temperatures. These conditions can make it a challenging season for you and your animals. Before old man winter starts knocking on your door, take advantage of the remaining fall days to prepare your farm for winter’s chill.

Tags: Management Tips

6 Tips to Improve Feeding Accuracy

6 Tips to Improve Feeding Accuracy

11/28/2017

Feed is the single largest cost on a dairy. So why, then, do we settle for such low levels of accuracy when loading feed ingredients into the TMR mixer?

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Management Tips

Aspects to Consider Before Using Byproducts and Alternative Feeds to Save Money

Aspects to Consider Before Using Byproducts and Alternative Feeds to Save Money

11/22/2017

Milk prices have always fluctuated and recently have stayed in a near break-even range. Dairy producers are almost always interested in cost cutting strategies to improve profitability. Therefore, feed costs are oftentimes a prime candidate for reducing expenses since feed costs typically make up about 50 percent of total cash outlay on most dairy farms.

Fortunately, commodity and feed prices have been average or below lately, and it appears they will stay this way for the near term. However, we still need to ask, “Is there any way to save more on feed costs?”

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Management Tips

Managing Feed Inventories

Managing Feed Inventories

11/20/2017

Spring and summer growing conditions have ranged widely across the country and, subsequently, so have yields and feed quality. Variations in yields and feeding quality are leading to some challenges in feeds and feeding management. With fall harvest wrapping up or in final stages, now is the time to take inventory of the feeds you have in storage or available for the feeding season.

Tags: Feed Management

Sorting Profits: Cows are Picky Eaters

Sorting Profits: Cows are Picky Eaters

11/17/2017

Dairy cows selectively consume their rations, generally sorting longer particles in favor of finer particles. Feed sorting decreases fiber intake while increasing the consumption of grains and co-products. It also creates instances where cows eat different rations throughout the day.

Tags: Nutrition, Profits

Winter Calf Housing: 6 Ways to Prepare Now

Winter Calf Housing: 6 Ways to Prepare Now

11/16/2017

It’s official – fall is heading out, and winter is around the corner. With a million other things going on, planning for winter calf housing might not be top of mind. However, making winter prep a priority will ensure you and your calves are ready to handle cold weather challenges.

Tags: Calf Health, Winter

Are You Keeping A Close Eye To Your Transition Cows?

Are You Keeping A Close Eye To Your Transition Cows?

11/13/2017

The transition period for dairy cows is characterized by a number of metabolic changes and management practices that impact health and productivity. Monitoring strategies minimize negative effects.

Tags: Feeding Strategies; Transition Cows

Nutrition's Effect on Reproduction

Nutrition's Effect on Reproduction

11/8/2017

The amount of research examining the effects of nutrition on reproduction in high producing dairy cattle is daunting. But here is a condensed summary:  Amino acids Methionine is well-known as a limiting amino acid in dairy cattle, and recent research indicates it plays a broader role in reproduction.

Tags: Nutrition, Reproduction