New Employee Announcement

Nobis Agri Science would like to welcome Caroline Knoblock to the team.

Caroline was born in Michigan, but grew up in southern Illinois and northwest Iowa. Her family has since moved back to her hometown of Port Austin, Michigan. Through her mother’s career in dairy nutrition and sales and her father’s career as a dairy herd manager, Caroline has grown up in the industry and has gained experience at a variety of dairy production systems. These influences have shaped her passion for dairy cattle and the dairy industry.

Caroline received a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2016. She worked in Dr. Mike Allen’s laboratory throughout college. Caroline then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Dairy Cattle Nutrition from the University of Alberta in 2018. She studied under Dr. Masahito Oba, a former student of Dr. Allen. Caroline’s research focused on the transition period. She studied nutrient digestibility post-calving and the effects of diet on the immune response pre- and post-calving.

Prior to joining Nobis Agri Science, Caroline spent two years as a Dairy Nutrition Specialist for Provimi. Through her role at Provimi she collaborated in the continual development of the AAMPS animal nutrition model and provided nutrition and software support to customers. She also led a project to develop recommendations for increasing milk component production, and managed a project to identify the fit of new products in terms of cow efficacy and mill feasibility.

We are confident that Caroline will be a strong asset to our nutrition team and look forward to the expertise she brings in transition cow management.

Getting to Know Caroline…

What do you love the most about the dairy industry?

What I love the most about the dairy industry is the people, including the producers, vets, nutritionists and other industry professionals who are so willing to share their knowledge and have given me opportunities to earn practical experience.

What do you see as the biggest challenge in today’s industry?

The biggest challenge in today’s dairy industry is margin pressure because of volatile milk prices and increasing production costs. How do we keep costs low while maintaining cow health and production?

What is your favorite dairy product? 

A glass of cold 2% milk.

What is the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.

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