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.

2012

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

Marketing Source-Verified Beef to Restaurant Patrons, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris Calkins, B. Lynn Gordon, and Wendy I. Umberger

Replacement of Grazed Forage with WDGS and Poor Quality Hay Mixtures, Sandra Villasanti, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Walter Schacht, and Jerry D. Volesky

Protein, Fiber, and Digestibility of Selected Alternative Crops for Beef Cattle, Jennifer A. Walker, Karla H. Jenkins, and Terry Klopfenstein

Supplementing DDGS to Steers Grazing Smooth Bromegrass Pastures, Andrea K. Watson, William A. Griffin, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen Erickson, Kelly R. Brink, and Walter Schacht

Economic Analysis of Supplementing DDGS to Grazing Steers, Andrea K. Watson, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen Erickson, Darrell Mark, and Walter Schacht

Performance of Growing Cattle Fed Corn Silage or Grazing Corn Residue from Second Generation Insect-Protected (MON 89034), Parental, or Reference Corn Hybrids, Barry M. Weber, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Joshua R. Benton, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Feedlot Cattle Performance When Fed Silage and Grain From Second-Generation Insect Protected Corn, Parental Line or Reference Hybrids, Barry M. Weber, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Nutrient Composition of Spoiled and Non-Spoiled Wet Byproducts Mixed and Stored With Straw, Jennifer R. Yelden, Crystal D. Buckner, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Dana I. Christensen, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen Erickson

2010

2010 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Tympanic Temperature of Steers Fed Different Levels of Metabolic Energy Intake During Summer and Winter, Rodrigo A. Arias and Terry L. Mader

Lipid and NDF Analysis of Ethanol Byproduct Feedstuffs, Virgil R. Bremer, Crystal D. Buckner, Andrew W. Brown, Timothy P. Carr, Ruth M. Diedrichsen, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Update: Meta-Analysis of UNL Feedlot Trials Replacing Corn with WDGS, Virgil R. Bremer, Kathy J. Hanford, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Distillers Grains and Livestock are Important to Ethanol Energy and Greenhouse Gas Balance, Virgil R. Bremer, Adam J. Liska, Haishun S. Yang, Daniel T. Walters, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Richard K. Koelsch, and Kenneth G. Cassman

Metabolism Characteristics of Feedlot Diets Containing Different Fat Sources, Virgil R. Bremer, Kelsey Rolfe, Crystal D. Buckner, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Comparing Ensiled or Fresh Mixed Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles with Straw at Two Inclusions in Growing Calf Diets, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, William A. Griffin, and Joshua R. Benton

Fiber Digestibility and Rumen pH for Diets Containing Wet Corn Gluten Feed or Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles, Crystal D. Buckner, Kelsey Rolfe, Nathan Meyer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Alternative Muscles for Traditional Japanese and Korean Beef Recipes, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. deMello, Lasika S. Senaratne, and Kanae Watanabe

Evaluation of Storage Covers When Wet Distillers Byproducts Are Mixed and Stored with Forages, Dana L. Christensen, Kelsey Rolfe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Reproductive Aging Influences Ovarian Function in Beef Cows, Robert A. Cushman, Jennifer R. Wood, Rachael G. Slattery, Debra T. Clopton, Jacqueline Smith, Kevin A. Beavers, William E. Pohlmeier, Jeffrey W. Bergman, Karl V. Moline, and Andrea S. Cupp

Fatty Acid Profile of Beef from Steers Fed Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles (WDGS) and Vitamin E, Amilton S. de Mello, Chris R. Calkins, Kanae Watanabe, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, Galen E. Erickson, and Judy A. Driskell

Effects of Feeding Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Vitamin E on Beef Tenderness and Color Under Different Packaging Systems, Amilton S. de Mello, Kanae Watanabe, Chris R. Calkins, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, and Galen E. Erickson

Factors Associated with Feed Intake of Angus Steers, Marco G. Dib, Jeremy F. Taylor, Robert D. Schnabel, and L. Dale Van Vleck

Genetic Analysis of Mature Size in American Angus Cattle, Marco G. Dib, L. Dale Van Vleck, and Matthew L. Spangler

Forage Quality and Grazing Performance of Beef Cattle Grazing Brown Midrib Grain Sorghum Residue, Jacob R. Geiss, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Josh R. Benton, William A. Griffin, Robert B. Mitchell, and Jeffrey F. Pedersen

Evaluation of Feedlot and Carcass Performance of Steers Fed Different Levels of E-Corn, a Potential New Feed Product from Ethanol Plants, Corineah M. Godsey, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Carlos Ibanez, Pablo Guiroy, Matthew A. Greenquist, and Jeff Kazin

Effect of Calving Season and Wintering System on Cow Performance, William A. Griffin, Don C. Adams, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Richard N. Funston, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Supplementing Dried Distillers Grains to Steers Grazing Cool Season Meadow, William A. Griffin, Brandon L. Nuttleman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, L. Aaron Stalker, Richard N. Funston, and Jacqueline A. Musgrave

Relationship of Metabolizable Protein Balance, Purine Derivative Excretion, and 3-Methyl Histidine Excretion to Feed Efficiency in Individually Fed Finishing Heifers, William A. Griffin, Kelsey Rolfe, Grant I. Crawford, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Phillip S. Miller, and Ruth M. Diedrichsen

Acid Marination for Tenderness Enhancement of the Beef Bottom Round, Jeremy H. Hinkle, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Lasika S. Senaratne, and Siroj Pokharel

Sensory Attributes of Beef from Steers Fed Field Peas, Jeremy H. Hinkle, Judson Vasconcelos, Stephanie A. Furman, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Lasika S. Senaratne, Siroj Pokharel, and Chris R. Calkins

Effects of Time of Transporting Prior to Sale Date on Selling Weight of Weaned Steer Calves, Luke M. Kovarik, Matthew K. Luebbe, Richard J. Rasby, and Galen E. Erickson

Extending Grazing in Heifer Development Systems Decreases Cost Without Compromising Production, Daniel M. Larson, Andrea S. Cupp, and Richard N. Funston

Post Weaning Management of Heifer Calves Impacts ADG and Feed Efficiency as Pregnant Heifers, Daniel M. Larson, Tonya L. Meyer, Leslie Aaron Stalker, James R. Teichert, and Richard N. Funston

Estrous Synchronization Increases Early Calving Frequency, Which Enhances Steer Progeny Value, Daniel M. Larson, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Richard N. Funston

Tympanic Temperature Profiles of Confined Beef Cattle, Terry L. Mader and Leslie J. Johnson

Comparison of Feeding Wet Distillers Grains in a Bunk or on the Ground to Cattle Grazing Native Sandhills Winter Range, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Matthew C. Stockton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Comparison of Revalor XS to a Revalor IS / Revalor S Implant Strategy in Finishing Steers, Cody A. Nichols, Galen E. Erickson, Judson Vasconcelos, Marshall N. Streeter, Bill D. Dicke, D.J. Jordon, Robert J. Cooper, Tony L. Scott, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Comparison of Revalor-XS vs. Two Common Implant Strategies in Finishing Steers, Cody A. Nichols, Galen E. Erickson, Judson T. Vasconcelos, Justin J. Sindt, Robert L. Botts, Bill D. Dicke, D.J. Jordon, Robert J. Cooper, Tony L. Scott, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluation of a New Single Implant Strategy vs. Two Common Implant Strategies in Beef Finishing Steers, Cody A. Nichols, Judson Vasconcelos, Galen E. Erickson, Stephanie A. Furman, Justin J. Sindt, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Supplementing Wet Distillers Grains Mixed with Low Quality Forage to Grazing Cow/Calf Pairs, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walter H. Schacht, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Jerry D. Volesky

Comparing the Energy Value of Wet Distillers Grains to Dry Rolled Corn in High Forage Diets, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Matthew K. Luebbe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Joshua R. Benton, and Galen E. Erickson

Steak-Quality Meat from the Beef Heel, Siroj Pokharel, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Lasika S. Senaratne, and Jeremy B. Hinkle

Vaccination to Reduce the Prevalence of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Feedlot Cattle Fed Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Amy R. Rich, Ashlynn N. Jepson, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, David R. Smith, and Rodney A. Moxley

Feeding Fiber from Wet Corn Gluten Feed and Corn Silage in Feedlot Diets Containing Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Amy R. Rich, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Joshua R. Benton

Effects of Using Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets on Feed Intake, Ruminal pH, and Ruminal Hydrogen Sulfide Concentration, Kelsey Rolfe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Judson Vasconcelos

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

Genetic and Phenotypic Parameter Estimates for Feed Intake and Other Traits in Growing Beef Cattle, Kelsey Rolfe, Merlyn K. Nielsen, Calvin L. Ferrell, and Thomas G. Jenkins

Plant and Animal Responses to Grazing Systems in the Nebraska Sandhills, Walter H. Schacht, Jerry D. Volesky, Mitchell B. Stephenson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Don C. Adams

Wet Distillers Grains Diets Supplemented with Vitamin E Affect Sensory Attributes of Beef m. longissimus lumborum, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., and Galen E. Erickson

Wet Distillers Grains Diets Supplemented with Vitamin E Alter the Mineral Composition of Beef m. longissimus lumborum and m. psoas major, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., and Galen E. Erickson

Intramuscular Tenderness Mapping and Muscle Fiber Directions of Small Muscles in the Beef Round, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Jeremy H. Hinkle, and Siroj Pokharel

Determinants of Profit Variability in Calf-Fed and Yearling Production Systems, Rebecca M. Small, Darrell R. Mark, and Terry J. Klopfenstein