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.

2011

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

Routine Hedging of Corn Price for Calf-Fed and Yearling Production Systems, Rebecca M. Small, Darrell R. Mark, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Routine Hedging of Fed Cattle Sales Price for Calf-Fed and Yearling Production Systems, Rebecca M. Small, Darrell R. Mark, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Relating Hydrogen Sulfide Levels to Polioencephalomalacia, Sarah J. Vanness, William A. Griffin, Virgil R. Bremer, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluation of ProTernative Stress Formula and ProTernative Continuous Fed Formula in a High Energy Feedlot Diet, Sarah J. Vanness, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Justin Sindt

The Economic Impact of Feeding Wet Corn Co-Products in Nebraska, Josie A. Waterbury, Darrell R. Mark, and Richard K. Perrin

Supplementing Dried Distillers Grains to Growing Calves on Smooth Bromegrass Pastures, Andrea K. Watson, Matthew K. Luebbe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Walter H. Schacht

Multiple Antimicrobial Interventions for the Control of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Very Small Beef Processing Facilities, Benjamin J. Williams, Dennis E. Burson, Bryce M. Gerlach, Ace F. Van DeWalle, and Harshavardhan Thippareddi

2009

2009 Beef Cattle Report

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Thanks Ivan Rush

Effects of Sorting Cattle by Weight and Time of Year on Finishing Performance, Carcass Characteristics and Economics, Daniel R. Adams, Matthew K. Luebbe, William Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Environmental Factors on Body Temperature of Feedlot Cattle, Rodrigo Arias and Terry L. Mader

Effects of Surface Soil Temperature on Daily Water Intake in Feedlot Cattle, Rodrigo Arias and Terry L. Mader

Effects of Roughage Source and Level with the Inclusion of Wet Distillers Grains on Ruminal Metabolism and Nutrient Digestibility, Josh R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Nathan F. Meyer, and Crystal D. Buckner

Effects of Wet Corn Gluten Feed and Roughage Inclusion Levels in Finishing Diets Containing Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Ronald Lindquist

Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles or Solubles in Feedlot Diets Containing Wet Corn Gluten Feed, Virgil R. Bremer, Joshua R. Benton, Matthew K. Luebbe, Kathryn J. Hanford, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick Stock

Effects of Feeding Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Feedlot Manure Value, Virgil R. Bremer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Richard K. Koelsch, Raymond E. Massey, and Judson Vasconcelos

Fatty Acid Profile of Three Beef Muscles from Yearlings and Calf-Fed Steers Fed Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Chris R. Calkins, Blaine E. Jenschke, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, Galen E. Erickson, and Mike E. R. Dugan

Modified Wet Distillers Grains Finishing Diets May Increase the Levels of Polyunsaturated and Trans Fatty Acids of Beef, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Chris R. Calkins, Lasika S. Senaratne, Timothy P. Carr, Galen E. Erickson, Mike E. R. Dugan, and Blaine E. Jenschke

Effect of Winter Grazing System and Supplementation on Beef Cow and Progeny Performance, Richard N. Funston, Jeremy Martin, Don C. Adams, and Daniel Larson

Cattle Performance and Economic Analysis of Diets Containing Wet Distillers Grains and Dry-Rolled or Steam-Flaked Corn, Corineah Godsey, William Griffin, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of the Grains-to-Solubles Ratio in Diets Containing Wet Distillers Grains ± Solubles Fed to Finishing Steers, Corineah M. Godsey, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Replacing Fertilizer Nitrogen with Dried Distillers Grains Supplement to Yearling Steers Grazing Bromegrass Pastures: Economics and Modeling, Matthew A. Greenquist, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walter H. Schacht, and Galen E. Erickson

Replacing Fertilizer Nitrogen with Dried Distillers Grains Supplement to Yearling Steers Grazing Bromegrass Pastures: Daily Gain and Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Matthew A. Greenquist, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walter H. Schacht, Galen E. Erickson, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Matthew K. Luebbe, Kelly Brink, Andrea K. Schwarz, and Leonard B. Baleseng

Summary of Grazing Trials Using Dried Distillers Grains Supplementation, William Griffin, Virgil R. Bremer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Lyle Lomas, Joe Moyer, and Galen E. Erickson

Using Wet Corn Gluten Feed to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Taia Huls, Matthew K. Luebbe, William Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick Stock

The Effects on Ruminal pH, Feed Intake and Digestibility When Using Wet Corn Gluten Feed to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Taia Huls, Nathan Meyer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick Stock

Feeding Distillers Grains and E. coli O157:H7, Terry J. Klopfenstein, David R. Smith, Galen E. Erickson, and Rodney A. Moxley

Limit Feeding Beef Cows with Bunkered Wet Distillers Grains plus Solubles or Distillers Solubles, Luke M. Kovarik, Matthew K. Luebbe, Richard J. Rasby, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Estrus Synchronization with a Single Injection of Prostaglandin During Natural Service Mating, Daniel Larson, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Richard N. Funston

Composting or Stockpiling Feedlot Manure: Nutrient Concentration and Recovery, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Joshua R. Benton

Effect of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Feedlot Performance, Nitrogen Mass Balance and Manure pH in Open Feedlot Pens, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Matthew A. Greenquist, and Joshua R. Benton

Effect of Dietary Cation-Anion Difference on Intake and Urinary pH in High Concentrate Diets, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Nathan Meyer

Effects of Rumensin® and Tylan® in Finishing Diets with Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Nathan Meyer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Joshua R. Benton, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Scott Laudert

Estimating Livestock Forage Demand: Defining the Animal Unit, Tonya L. Meyer, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jerry D. Volesky, Leslie Aaron Stalker, and Richard N. Funston

Effects of Substituting Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles in a Wet Corn Gluten Feed-Based Diet on Finishing Performance, Cody Nichols, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Rick Stock, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Energy Value of Wet Distillers Grains in High Forage Diets, Brandon Nuttelman, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Leslie Aaron Stalker, and Galen E. Erickson

Level of Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Solubles Ensiled with Wheat Straw for Growing Steers, Megan Peterson, Matthew K. Luebbe, Richard J. Rasby, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Luke Kovarik

Impact of a New Direct-Fed Microbial on Intake and Ruminal pH, Kelsey Rolfe, Nathan Meyer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Ryan Mass

Vitamin E Mitigates the Boost in Lipid Oxidation of Beef Due to Wet Distillers Grains Feeding, Lasika Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., and Galen E. Erickson

A Rapid Method to Evaluate Oxidation Capacity of Fresh Beef, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., and Timothy P. Carr

Fatty Acid Composition of Beef from Cattle Fed Wet Distillers Grains Diets Supplemented with Vitamin E, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Timothy P. Carr, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Wet Distillers Grain Feeding Supplemented with Vitamin E on Case Life of Beef, Lasika S. Senaratne, Chris R. Calkins, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Gary Sullivan, and Galen E. Erickson

Profit Variability for Calf-Fed and Yearling Production Systems, Rebecca Small, Darrell R. Mark, Dillon Feuz, Terry J. Klopfenstein, William Griffin, and Donald Adams

The Effects of Breeding Maturity on Dystocia and Rebreeding of the Primiparous Beef Female, Matthew Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Richard N. Funston

Moving Beyond Weight as the Only Predictor of Breeding Readiness: Using a Breeding Maturity Index, Matthew Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, Richard N. Funston, Leslie Aaron Stalker, and Dillon Feuz

Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Levels Post Feeding, Sarah J. Vanness, Nathan Meyer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson