The Nebraska Beef Reports contain a summary of research conducted by scientists and graduate students in the Animal Science Department. The target audience for these reports are livestock producers, extension educators, and people in agri-business. The articles are written in a format and style with our Nebraska clientele in mind that is easy to read and understand.

2013

2013 Beef Cattle Report (Whole Report)

Cover-Acknowledgements -Index

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

The Effect of Commensal Microbial Communities on the Fecal Shedding of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) in Beef Cattle, Nirosh D. Aluthge, Yoshitha A. Wanniarachchi, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Jayne E. Stratton, and Samodha C. Fernando

Including NEXT ENHANCE® Essential Oils in Finishing Diets on Performance With or Without Rumensin® and Tylan®, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Karla Jenkins, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Troy Wistuba

Utilization of Soybean Hulls When Fed in Combination with MDGS in Finishing Diets, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Terry L. Mader, and Leslie J. Johnson

Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Soyhulls in Finishing Diets with WDGS, Curtis J. Bittner, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Dirk Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of a New Chemistry for Rangeland Grasshopper Control, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Karla Jenkins, Sean Doyle Whipple, and Rick Patrick

Effects of Corn Hybrid, Plant Density, and Harvest Time on Yield and Quality of Corn Plants, Dirk B. Burken, Jana L. Harding, Adam L. McGee, Thomas C. Hoegemeyer, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Economics of Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets Containing MDGS, Dirk Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets Containing MDGS, Dirk Burken, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Winter Supplementation Level on Yearling System Profitability, Kari L. Gillespie, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Replacement of Grazed Forage and Animal Performance When Distillers Grains are Fed in a Bunk or on the Ground, Kari L. Gillespie, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Jerry D. Volesky, and Jacqueline Musgrave

Nitrogen Fertilization and DDGS Supplementation Reduces Annual Weeds in Pastures, John A. Guretzky, Laura K. Snell, John C. Soper, Walter Schacht, Terry Klopfenstein, and Stephanie K. Pruitt

Effect of Two Estrus Synchronization Protocols on Reproductive Performance of May Calving Cows, John D. Harms, Adam F. Summers, Jacqueline Musgrave, and Rick Funston

Development of 2-Rib and 3-Rib Beef Chuck Subprimal, Justine J. Hosch, Kim A. Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

An Evaluation of Pelvic Bone Shape in Beef Carcasses, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, and Chris R. Calkins

Variation in Composition and Sensory Properties for Beef Short Ribs, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, Michelle E. Semler, M.D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

An Evaluation of the Extended Sirloin Cap Coulotte, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne, Michelle E. Semler, M.D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

Efficacy of Newborn Bovine DNA Samples Taken Via Different Mediums in Assigning Paternity, Jeremy T. Howard, Lynsey K. Whitacre, and Matthew L. Spangler

Effect of Feeding Greater Amounts of Calcium Oxide Treated Corn Stover and Micro-Aid® on Performance and Nutrient Mass Balance, Joel Johnson, Dirk Burken, William A. Griffin, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Michael J. Cecava, and Mike J. Rincker

Effects of Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Condensed Distillers Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Finishing Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Cody J. Schneider, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Feeding Condensed Distillers Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Growing Cattle Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effect of Lameness on Average Daily Gain in Feedlot Steers, Giselle T. Kruse, Richard R. Randle, Douglas E. Hostetler, Gary K. Tibbetts, Dicky D. Griffin, Kathryn J. Hanford, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, and David R. Smith

Effects of Feeding Microbial Feed Additives on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Steers Fed Steam-Flaked Corn-Based Diets with Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Matthew K. Luebbe, Karla Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, and Kelly K. Kreikemeier

Hormonal Residues in Feedlot Pens and Runoff, Terry L. Mader, Leslie J. Johnson, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Daniel D. Snow, William L. Kranz, Charles A. Shapiro, Simon van Donk, David P. Shelton, David Tarkalson, and Tian Zhang

Effect of Stocking Rate on Cow Performance and Grain Yields When Grazing Corn Residue, Adam L. McGee, Jana L. Harding, Simon van Donk, Terry Klopfenstein, and Leslie Aaron Stalker

Effect of Grazing Corn Residue on Corn and Soybean Yields, Adam L. McGee, Terry Klopfenstein, Leslie Aaron Stalker, and Galen E. Erickson

Strategic Supplementation of Dried Distillers Grains Plus Solubles to Yearling Steers Grazing Smooth Bromegrass, Stephanie K. Moore, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Kelly R. Brink, and Walter H. Schacht

Association of Inactive Myostatin in Piedmontese-Influenced Steers and Heifers on Performance and Carcass Traits at Different Endpoints, Stephanie K. Moore, Cody J. Schneider, Kelsey Rolfe, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, William A. Griffin, Josh R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Matthew L. Spangler

Economic Analysis Update: Supplementing Distillers Grains to Grazing Yearling Steers, Stephanie K. Moore, Andrea K. Watson, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Walter H. Schacht

Influence of Pre-Collection Diet and Preparation Technique on Nutrient Composition of Masticate Samples, Jacqueline Musgrave, Kari L. Gillespie, Stephanie K. Moore, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Cody J. Schneider, Jana L. Harding, and Brandon L. Nuttelman

Comparing Wet and Dry Distillers Grains Plus Solubles for Yearling Finishing Cattle, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, C.J. Schneider, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding 44 g/ton Rumensin® During Grain Adaptation on Animal Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Cody J. Schneider, Matthew K. Luebbe, Karla Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, and Galen E. Erickson

Rapidly Transitioning Cattle to a Finishing Diet with RAMP®, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet With or Without an Adaptation Period, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Using RAMP® for Receiving Cattle Compared to Traditional Receiving Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Dirk Burken, David R. Smith, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Abruptly Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Ruminal pH and Feed Intake, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Differences in Beef Strip Loin Steaks of Steers Due to the Inactive Myostatin Mutation, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Nutrient Differences of Beef from Steers with Different Genotypes for Myostatin, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Color and Sensory Properties of Beef Steaks Treated with Antimicrobial Sprays, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Justine J. Hosch, Lasika S. Senaratne, Kim Varnold, and Chris R. Calkins

Evaluation of Rumen Metabolism and Digestibility when Treated Crop Residues are Fed in Cattle Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Jana L. Harding, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael Cecava

Varying Proportions and Amounts of Distillers Grains and Alkaline-Treated Forage as Substitutes for Corn Grain in Finishing Cattle Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael Cecava

Heifers with Low Antral Follicle Counts Have Low Birth Weights and Produce Progeny with Low Birth Weights, Adam F. Summers, Robert A. Cushman, Karl Moline, Jeff Bergman, and Andrea S. Cupp

Effect of Development System on Heifer Performance and Primiparous Heifer Grazing Behavior, Adam F. Summers, T.L. Meyer, Jacqueline Musgrave, Stetson P. Weber, and Rick N. Funston

Effect of Beef Heifer Development System on ADG, Reproduction, and Feed Efficiency During First Pregnancy, Adam F. Summers, T.L. Meyer, Stetson P. Weber, and Rick N. Funston

Field Peas as a Binder for Dried Distillers Grains-Based Range Cubes, Alex H. Titlow, Jacob A. Hansen, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Karla Jenkins

Replacing Steam-Flaked Corn and Dry Rolled Corn With Condensed Distillers Solubles In Finishing Diets, Alex H. Titlow, Adam L. Shreck, Stephanie A. Furman, Karla Jenkins, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Galen E. Erickson

Applying Corn Condensed Distillers Solubles to Hay Windrows Prior to Baling: I. Procedure and Effects on Bale Temperature and Nutrient Composition, Jason M. Warner, Rick J. Rasby, and Mark Dragastin

Applying Corn Condensed Distillers Solubles to Hay Windrows Prior to Baling: II. Effects on Growing Cattle Performance, Jason M. Warner, Cody J. Schneider, Richard J. Rasby, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Dragastin

Anaerobic Digestion of Finishing Cattle Manure, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Samodha C. Fernando, and Jana L. Harding

Corn Residue Removal Effects On Subsequent Yield, Brian J. Wienhold, Gary E. Varvel, Virginia L. Jin, Rob B. Mitchell, and Kenneth P. Vogel

2012

2012 Beef Cattle Report: Table of Contents

2012 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (complete)

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Economic Analysis of Keeping a Nonpregnant Cow, Trenton Bohling, Darrell R. Mark, Richard Rasby, and David R. Smith

Effects of Antioxidants on Beef in Low and High Oxygen Packages, Spencer W. Bolte, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Chris R. Calkins, Siroj Pokharel, and Kimberley A. Varnold

Feeding Modified Distillers Grains With Solubles and Wet Corn Gluten Feed (Synergy) to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Marco G. Dib, Jhones O. Sarturi, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Ron Lindquist

Effect on Performance and Nutrient Mass Balance of Feeding Micro-Aid in Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles Diets, Annie J. Doerr, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Joshua R. Benton, and Mike J. Rincker

Byproducts with Low Quality Forage to Grazing Cattle, Annie J. Doerr, Sandra Villasanti, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Walter H. Schacht

Effect of Calving Period on Heifer Progeny, Richard N. Funston, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Tonya L. Meyer, and Dan M. Larson

Effect of Storage Method on Nutrient Composition and Dry Matter Loss of Wet Distillers Grains, Jana L. Harding, Jessica E. Cornelius, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Spoilage of Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Feed Value, Jana L. Harding, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Freezing and Thawing Rates on Tenderness and Sensory Quality of Beef Subprimals, Jerilyn E. Hergenreder, Justine J. Hosch, Kimberley A. Varnold, Asia L. Haack, Lasika S. Senaratne, Siroj Pokharel, Catie Beauchamp, Brandon Lobaugh, and Chris R. Calkins

Subprimal Freezing and Thawing Rates Affect Beef at Retail, Justine J. Hosch, Jerilyn E. Hergenreder, Kim A. Varnold, Asia L. Haack, Lasika S. Senaratne, Siroj Pokharel, Chris R. Calkins, Catie Beauchamp, and Brandon Lobaugh

Impact of Sorting Prior to Feeding Zilpaterol Hydrochloride on Feedlot Steers, Erin M. Hussey, Galen E. Erickson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Kyle J. Vander Pol

Effects of Barley Diets with Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Feedlot Performance and N and P Balance, Erin M. Hussey, Galen E. Erickson, Robert E. Peterson, and Luis O. Burciaga-Robles

Wheat Straw, Distillers Grains, and Beet Pulp for Late Gestation Beef Cows, Karla H. Jenkins, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Oocyte mRNA and Follicle Androgen Levels Associated with Fertility, Ningxia Lu, Jacqueline Smith, Vanessa Brauer, Adam Summers, William E. Pohlmeier, Kevin A. Beavers, Renee M. McFee, Kevin Sargent, Jill Kerl, Robert A. Cushman, Andrea S. Cupp, and Jennifer R. Wood

Distillers Grains With Solubles and Ground Ear Corn in Feedlot Diets, Terry L. Mader

Potassium for Feedlot Cattle Exposed to Heat Stress, Terry L. Mader and Leslie J. Johnson

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (VEGFA) in Ovulatory Follicles, Renee M. McFee, Robin A. Artac, William E. Pohlmeier, Jill G. Kerl, Vanessa M. Brauer, Robert A. Cushman, and Andrea S. Cupp

Nutritive Value and Amount of Corn Plant Parts, Adam L. McGee, Mackenzie Johnson, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Jana L. Harding, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluating Conventional and Sexed Semen in a Commercial Beef Heifer Program, Tonya L. Meyer, Richard N. Funston, Kelly Ranch, James M. McGrann, Sexing Technologies, and ABS Global

Comparison of Feeding Dry Distillers Grains in a Bunk or on the Ground to Cattle Grazing Subirrigated Meadow, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jerry D. Volesky

Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Dietary Sulfur on Feedlot Health, Cody A. Nichols, Virgil R. Bremer, Andrea K. Watson, Crystal D. Buckner, Jana L. Harding, David R. Smith, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Wet Distillers Grains and Ratios of Steam-Flaked and Dry-Rolled Corn, Cody A. Nichols, Karla H. Jenkins, Galen E. Erickson, Matthew K. Luebbe, Stephanie A. Furman, Brandon L. Sorensen, Kathryn J. Hanford, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Corn Processing on Feedlot Steers Fed Sugarbeet Pulp, Cody A. Nichols, Matthew K. Luebbe, Karla H. Jenkins, Galen E. Erickson, Stephanie A. Furman, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Feeding Field Peas in Finishing Diets Containing Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Anna C. Pesta, Stephanie A. Furman, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Karla H. Jenkins

Feeding Condensed Distillers Solubles in Finishing Diets Containing WDGS or Synergy, Anna C. Pesta, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Increasing Levels of Condensed Distillers Solubles and Finishing Performance, Anna C. Pesta, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Metabolism of Finishing Diets Containing Condensed Distillers Solubles and WDGS, Anna C. Pesta, Adam L. Shreck, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Association of Myostatin on Performance and Carcass Traits in Crossbred Cattle, Stephanie K. Pruitt, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Brandon Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Matthew L. Spangler

Strategies of Supplementing Dried Distillers Grains to Yearling Steers on Smooth Bromegrass Pastures, Stephanie K. Pruitt, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Brandon Nuttelman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, William A. Griffin, and Walter H. Schacht

Grazing Supplementation and Subsequent Feedlot Sorting of Yearling Cattle, Kelsey M. Rolfe, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Darrell R. Mark, Galen E. Erickson, and Dennis E. Bauer

Influence of Weaning Date and Prepartum Nutrition on Cow-Calf Productivity, Kelsey M. Rolfe, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Richard N. Funston

Ruminal Degradable Sulfur and Hydrogen Sulfide in Cattle Finishing Diets, Jhones O. Sarturi, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Crystal C. D. Buckner, and Matthew K. Luebbe

Using Beet Pulp to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Matthew K. Luebbe, Karla H. Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Use of Complete-feed Diets RAMP™ and Test Starter for Receiving Cattle, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon J. Nuttelman, Kelsey M. Rolfe, William A. Griffin, David R. Smith, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Complete-feed diet RAMP™ in Grain Adaptation Programs, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Kelsey M. Rolfe, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of RAMP™ on Feed Intake and Ruminal pH During Adaptation to Finishing Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Dietary Antioxidants and Beef Tenderness During Retail Display in High O2, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Chris R. Calkins, Siroj Pokharel, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Martin A. Andersen, and Stephanie A. Furman

Chemical Treatment of Low-quality Forages to Replace Corn in Cattle Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Michael J. Cecava

Reducing Particle Size Enhances Chemical Treatment in Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Michael J. Cecava

Beef Heifer Development and Profitability, Matthew C. Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Richard N. Funston

Heifer Development: Think Profit, Not Just Cost or Revenues, Matthew C. Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Richard N. Funston

Nutritional Regime and Antral Follicle Count Impact Reproductive Characteristics in Heifers, Adam F. Summers, Robert A. Cushman, Stetson P. Weber, Karl V. Moline, Jeffrey W. Bergman, Matthew L. Spangler, and Andrea S. Cupp

Late Gestation Supplementation Impacts Primiparous Beef Heifers and Progeny, Adam F. Summers, Stetson P. Weber, Tonya L. Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

Forage Availability and Quality of No-till Forage Crops for Grazing Cattle, Alex H. Titlow, Karla H. Jenkins, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Drew J. Lyon

Effect of Corn Stalk Grazing and Baling on Cattle Performance and Irrigation Needs, Simon van Donk, Adam L. McGee, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and L. Aaron Stalker