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.

2010

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

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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

Sulfur in Distillers Grains, Sarah Vanness, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Kip Karges

Ruminal Sulfide Levels in Corn Byproduct Diets with Varying Roughage Levels, Sarah Vanness, Nathan Meyer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

An Economic Budget for Determining Co-Product Storage Costs, Josie Waterbury, Darrell R. Mark, Richard J. Rasby, and Galen E. Erickson

An Economic Overview of Ethanol Co-Product Utilization in Nebraska, Josie Waterbury, Darrell R. Mark, Sarah Thoms, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding High Levels of Byproducts in Different Combinations to Finishing Steers, Mallorie Wilken, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Joshua R. Benton

Feeding Corn Distillers Solubles or Wet Distillers Grains plus Solubles and Cornstalks to Growing Calves, Mallorie Wilken, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Joshua R. Benton

Comparison of Dry Distillers or Modified Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles in Wet or Dry Forage Based Diets, Mallorie Willken, Terry L. Mader, Galen E. Erickson, and Leslie J. Johnson

2008

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Nebraska Beef Cattle Report 2008

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Sorting Steers by Weight into Calf-Fed, Summer Yearlings and Fall Yearling Feeding Systems, Daniel R. Adams, Matthew K. Luebbe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of Storage Methods for Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles with Added Forages, Daniel R. Adams, Mallorie F. Wilken, Brandon L. Nuttleman, Luke M. Kavorik, Joshua R. Benton, Matthew A. Greenquist, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Richard J. Rasby

Modeling Daily Water Intake in Cattle Finished in Feedlots, Rodrigo A. Arias and Terry L. Mader

Ruminal Methane Production Following the Replacement of Dietary Corn with Dried Distillers Grains, Eric J. Behlke, Tim G. Sanderson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jess L. Miner

Effect of Excede® Administered to Calves at Arrival in the Feedlot on Performance and Respiratory Disease, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Matthew K. Luebbe, David R. Smith, Gary E. Sides, and Lonty Bryant

Total and Water Soluble Phosphorus Content of Feedlot Cattle Feces and Manure, Virgil R. Bremer, Crystal D. Buckner, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Meta-Analysis of UNL Feedlot Trials Replacing Corn with WCGF, Virgil R. Bremer, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

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

Effects of Distillers Grains and Manure Management on Nutrient Management Plans and Economics, Virgil R. Bremer, Richard K. Koelsch, Raymond E. Massey, and Galen E. Erickson

Cattle CODE: An Economic Model for Determining Byproduct Returns for Feedlot Cattle, Crystal D. Buckner, Virgil R. Bremer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Darrell R. Mark

Sampling Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles to Determine Nutrient Variability, Crystal D. Buckner, Sarah J. Vanness, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Joshua R. Benton

Effect of Distillers Grains Fat Level on Digestibility, Mark E. Corrigan, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Nathan F. Meyer

Effects of Corn Processing and Wet Distillers Grains on Nutrient Metabolism, Mark E. Corrigan, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Nathan F. Meyer

Microbial Characteristics, Microbial Nitrogen Flow, and Urinary Purine Derivative Excretion in Steers Fed at Two Levels of Feed Intake, Grant I. Crawford, Matthew K. Luebbe, Joshua R. Benton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Relationship Between Metabolizable Protein Balance and Feed Efficiency of Steers and Heifers, Grant I. Crawford, Stephanie A. Quinn, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Wet Distillers Grains Finishing Diets on Fat Content and Marbling Score in Steers, Amilton S. de Mello Jr. and Chris R. Calkins

Influence of Feeding Wet Distillers Grains on Fatty Acid Composition of Beef, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Blaine E. Jenschke, and Chris R. Calkins

Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles Affect Lipid Oxidation and Objective Color of Beef Steaks, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Blaine E. Jenschke, and Chris R. Calkins

Comparison of Crude Protein and Digestibility of Diets of Grazing Cattle at Different Sandhills Range Sites, Bobbi Gene Geisert, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jackie A. Musgrave, and John Maddux

Determination of Diet Protein and Digestibility of Native Sandhills Upland Range, Bobbi Gene Geisert, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jackie A. Musgrave, and Walter H. Schacht

Dried Distillers Grains Supplementation to Yearling Cattle Grazing Smooth Bromegrass: Response and Performance Profile Summary, Matthew A. Greenquist, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Matthew K. Luebbe

The Effect of Delaying Initial Feedlot Implant on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Calf-fed Steers, William A. Griffin, Don C. Adams, and Richard N. Funston

Performance and Economics of Two Calf Wintering Systems, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of Calf-fed and Long Yearling Production with Increasing Corn Price, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Darrell R. Mark

Mapping Tenderness of the Serratus Ventralis, Lauren M. Grimes and Chris R. Calkins

Predicting Aged Beef Tenderness with a Hyperspectral Imaging System, Lauren M. Grimes, Govindarajan Konda Naganathan, Jeyamkondan Subbiah, and Chris R. Calkins

Use of Dried Distiller’s Grains to Extend Range Capacity, Kristin H. Gustad, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walter H. Schacht, Don C. Adams, Jackie A. Musgrave, and Jerry D. Volesky

Supplementing Beef Cows Grazing Cornstalk Residue with a Distillers Based Cube, Zachary Hall, Richard J. Rasby, and Mark Dragastin

Oral Dosage with NutroCALTM (Calcium Propionate) to Enhance Beef Tenderness, Dana Hanson, Chris R. Calkins, and Johnny Horton

Influence of Corn Hybrid, Kernel Traits, and Growing Location on Digestibility, Flint W. Harrelson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, David S. Jackson, and Wayne A. Fithian

Influence of Corn Hybrid and Processing Method on Finishing Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Flint W. Harrelson, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Wayne A. Fithian

Influence of Corn Hybrid and Processing Method on Ruminal and Intestinal Digestion, Flint W. Harrelson, Nathan F. Meyer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Wayne A. Fithian

Factors that Influence Consumers’ Overall Sensory Acceptance of Strip Steaks, Jennie M. Hodgen, Bethany M. Johnston, Blaine E. Jenschke, Kent M. Eskridge, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Inclusion Level of Modified Distillers Grains plus Solubles in Finishing Steers, Taia J. Huls, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Characteristics of Beef Finished on Wet Distillers Grains with Varying Types and Levels of Roughage, Blaine E. Jenschke, Joshua R. Benton, Chris R. Calkins, Timothy P. Carr, Kent M. Eskridge, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Tenderness, Sensory, and Color Attributes of Two Muscles from the Beef Knuckle, Blaine E. Jenschke, Brittni J. Swedberg, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Wintering System and Nutrition around Breeding on Gain and Reproduction in Heifers, Daniel M. Larson, Jeremy L. Martin, and Richard N. Funston

Aerobic Composting or Anaerobic Stockpiling of Feedlot Manure, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Matthew A. Greenquist

Nutrient Mass Balance and Performance of Feedlot Cattle Fed Wet Distillers Grains, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Matthew A. Greenquist

Climate Conditions in Bedded Confinement Buildings, Terry L. Mader, Leslie J. Johnson, and Sheryl L. Colgan

Effect of Pre-breeding Weight and MGA Supplementation on Heifer Performance, Jeremy L. Martin, Kelly W. Creighton, Jacquelin A. Musgrave, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Richard T. Clark, Don C. Adams, and Richard N. Funston

Effects of Summer Climatic Conditions on Body Temperature in Beef Cows, Darci A. McGee, Richard J. Rasby, Merlyn K. Nielsen, and Terry L. Mader

Vaccination for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Feedlot Cattle, Rodney A. Moxley, David R. Smith, Karen Hansen, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Dragan Rogan