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

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

Condensed Distillers Solubles and Beef Shelf Life, Kimberley A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Asia L. Haack, Jerilyn E. Hergenreder, Siroj Pokharel, Lasika S. Senaratne, Anna C. Pesta, and Galen E. Erickson

Supplementing Gestating Beef Cows Grazing Cornstalk Residue, Jason M. Warner, Jeremy L. Martin, Zachary C. Hall, Luke M. Kovarik, Kathryn J. Hanford, Richard J. Rasby, and Mark Dragastin

Feedlot Manure Utilization as Influenced by Application Scheme and Diet, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Richard K. Koelsch, Raymond E. Massey, and Joseph H. Harrison

Research Results are Dependent on Accurate Cattle Weights, Andrea K. Watson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Cody J. Schneider

Effects of Forage Type, Storage Method, and Moisture Level in Crop Residues Mixed with Modified Distillers Grains, Barry M. Webber, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Kelsey R. Rolfe, Cody J. Schneider, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and William A. Griffin

Effect of Post-Weaning Heifer Development System on Average Daily Gain, Reproduction, and Adaptation to Corn Residue During First Pregnancy, Stetson P. Weber, Adam F. Summers, Tonya L. Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

Impact of Post-Weaning Beef Heifer Development System on Average Daily Gain, Reproduction, and Feed Efficiency, Stetson P. Weber, Adam F. Summers, Tonya L. Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

The Simmental Breed: Population Structure and Generation Interval Trends, Lynsey K. Whitacre and Matthew L. Spangler

Factors Influencing Profitability of Calf-Fed Steers Harvested at Optimum Endpoint, Mallorie F. Wilken, Adam L. Shreck, and Larry L. Berger

2011

2011 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report [complete]

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Use of Dry-rolled Corn, Dry or Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles as an Energy Source in High Forage Diets for Growing Cattle, Nerissa A. Ahern, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen Erickson

Review: Lipid Addition to Corn Finishing Diets, Virgil R. Bremer, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Meta-Analysis of Feeding Calf-Feds or Yearlings Wet Distillers Grains with Different Corn Processing Types, Virgil R. Bremer, Kathryn J. Hanford, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Impact of Distillers Grains Moisture and Inclusion Level on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Corn-Ethanol-Livestock Life Cycle, Virgil R. Bremer, Adam Liska, Galen E. Erickson, Kenneth Cassman, Kathryn J. Hanford, and Terry Klopfenstein

Economics for Feeding Distillers Grains to Finishing Cattle, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen Erickson, Virgil R. Bremer, and Darrell Mark

Granulosa Cell Gene Expression is Altered in Follicles from Cows with Differing Reproductive Longevity, Andrea Cupp, Jennifer R. Wood, Renee McFee, Racheal G. Slattery, Kevin A. Beavers, William E. Pohlmeier, Kevin M. Sargent, Ningxia Lu, Jacqueline Smith, Jill G. Kerl, Vanessa M. Brauer, Adam F. Summers, Stetson P. Weber, and Robert A. Cushman

Feeding Strategies of Optaflexx on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Feedlot Steers, Marco G. Dib, William A. Griffin, Joshua R. Benton, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Justin J. Sindt, and W. Travis Choat

Effects Of Feeding A Combination Of Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Wet Corn Gluten Feed to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Marco G. Dib, Kelsey Rolfe, Jhones O. Sarturi, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Ron Lindquist

Relationship Between Morbidity and Performance in Feedlot Cattle, Galen Erickson, Virgil R. Bremer, Terry Klopfenstein, David R. Smith, Kathryn J. Hanford, Robert E. Peterson, Luis O. Burciaga-Robles, Dan B. Faulkner, and Clint R. Krehbiel

Winter Grazing System and Supplementation of Beef Cows During Late Gestation Influence Heifer Progeny, Richard N. Funston, Jeremy L. Martin, Adam F. Summers, Don Adams, Jacqueline Musgrave, T. L. Meyer, and Daniel M. Larson

Effect of Stocking Rate on Animal Performance and Diet Quality While Grazing Cornstalks, Jennifer A. Gigax, Crystal D. Buckner, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, and Simon J. van Donk

Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Steers Fed Low-Fat and Normal-Fat Wet Distillers Grains, Jennifer A. Gigax, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Low-fat Wet Distillers Grains and Beef Quality, Asia L. Haack, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Siroj Pokharel, Lasika Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, Kim Varnold, Chris Calkins, Galen Erickson, Timothy Carr, and D. Dwain Johnson

Mud Effects on Feedlot Cattle, Terry L. Mader

Effects of a Dietary Antioxidant on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Feedlot Cattle With or Without WDGS, Justin P. Moore, Stephanie A. Furman, Galen Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins, Judson Vasconcelos, Martin A. Andersen, and Casey N. Macken

Effects of Glycerin in Steam Flaked Corn Feedlot Diets, Justin P. Moore, Stephanie A. Furman, Galen Erickson, Judson Vasconcelos, William A. Griffin, and Todd Milton

Effect of Corn Hybrid on Amount of Residue Available for Grazing, Jacqueline Musgrave, Jennifer A. Gigax, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Matt Stockton, and Karla H. Jenkins

Effects of Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Yucca Schidigera on Finishing Performance and Carcass Traits of Feedlot Cattle, Cody A. Nichols, Karla H. Jenkins, Judson Vasconcelos, Galen Erickson, Stephanie A. Furman, Richard S. Goodall, and Terry Klopfenstein

Effect of Source and Level of Sulfur on Rumen Metabolism and Finishing Performance, Cody A. Nichols, Kelsey Rolfe, Crystal D. Buckner, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Comparing Dry, Wet, or Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Feedlot Cattle Performance, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Joshua R. Benton, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Comparing Different Drying Methods for Distillers Grains and its Effects on Feedlot Cattle Performance, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

The Effect of Drying Distillers Grains on Nutrient Metabolism, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding High Levels of Wet Distillers Grains and Straw on Beef Quality, Siroj Pokharel, Chris Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Lasika S. Senaratne, Jeremy B. Hinkle, Timothy P. Carr, and Galen Erickson

Effect of Pen Cleaning Frequency and Feeding Distillers Grains and Wheat Straw on Nutrient Mass Balance and Performance of Feedlot Steers, Amy R. Rich, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, and William A. Griffin

Effect of Feeding More Than 70% Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles On Feedlot Cattle Performance, Amy R. Rich, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, William A. Griffin, and Darrell Mark

Supplementing Modified Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles to Long Yearling Steers Grazing Native Range, Kelsey M. Rolfe, William A. Griffin, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen Erickson, and Dennis Bauer

Effects of Sulfur Content of Distillers Grains in Beef Cattle Finishing Diets on Intake, Ruminal pH, and Hydrogen Sulfide, Jhones O. Sarturi, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Judson Vasconcelos, and Kelsey Rolfe

Effects of Sulfur Concentration in Distillers Grains With Solubles in Finishing Cattle Diets, Jhones O. Sarturi, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Judson Vasconcelos, Joshua R. Benton, and William A. Griffin

Effects of Adaptation Diets containing Wet Distillers Grains With Solubles or Wet Corn Gluten Feed on Ruminal pH, Intake and Hydrogen Sulfide, Jhones O. Sarturi, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Judson Vasconcelos, Marco G. Dib, and Kelsey Rolfe

Economic Impact of Sulfur Levels in Distillers Grains Diets Fed to Beef Cattle, Jhones O. Sarturi, Darrell Mark, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Judson Vasconcelos, and Virgil R. Bremer

Intramuscular Tenderness and Muscle Fiber Orientation of Beef Round Muscles, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello, Siroj Pokharel, and Jeremy B. Hinkle

Effects of the Synthetic Antioxidants on Shelf Life of m. psoas major and m. triceps brachii Muscles from Beef Fed Wet Distillers Grains, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris Calkins, Judson Vasconcelos, Amilton S. de Mello, M. A. Andersen, Stephanie A. Furman, and Siroj Pokharel

Shelf Life of m. longissimus lumborum from Beef Fed Antioxidants and Wet Distillers Grains, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris Calkins, Judson Vasconcelos, Amilton S. de Mello, M. A. Andersen, Stephanie A. Furman, and Siroj Pokharel

Digestibility of Crop Residues After Chemical Treatment and Anaerobic Storage, Adam L. Shreck, Crystal D. Buckner, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael J. Cecava

Integration of DNA Marker Information into Breeding Value Predictions, Matthew L. Spangler, Stephen D. Kachman, Kathryn J. Hanford, Mark Thallman, Gary Bennett, Warren Snelling, Larry Kuehn, and John Pollak

Influencing Steer Performance Through Maternal Nutrition, Adam F. Summers, Kenneth H. Ramsay, Jim Teichert, T. L. Meyer, and Rick N. Funston