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.

2009

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

Frontmatter and Contents

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

The Effects of Supplementing Wet Distillers Grains Mixed With Wheat Straw to Growing Steers, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, William A. Griffin, and Matthew K. Luebbe

Forage Quality and Grazing Performance of Beef Cattle Grazing Brown Mid-rib Grain Sorghum Residue, Andrea K. Schwarz, Corineah M. Godsey, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Robert B. Mitchell, and Jeffrey F. Pedersen

Pre and Peri-pubertal Feeding of Melengesterol Acetate (MGA) Alters Testis Characteristics in Bulls, Racheal G. Slattery, Shantille G. Kruse, Jeremy L. Martin, Michelle M. Baltes-Breitwisch, Debra T. Clopton, Karl V. Moline, Jeffrey W. Bergman, and Andrea S. Cupp

Price Discovery in North and West Central Nebraska Livestock Auction Markets, Matthew C. Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Leslie Aaron Stalker

The Cattle Price Cycle: Revisited Again, Matthew C. Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Leslie Aaron Stalker

Analysis of Veal Shoulder Muscles for Chemical Attributes, Gary A. Sullivan, Chris R. Calkins, D. Dwain Johnson, and Brian G. Sap

Effects of Aging on Veal Shoulder Muscles, Gary A. Sullivan, Chris R. Calkins, D. Dwain Johnson, and Brian G. Sapp

Effect of Backgrounding Gain, Grazing Length and Dry Distillers Grain Consumption on Performance and Carcass Traits of June Born Cattle, J. Alan Taylor, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, and William A. Griffin

Evaluation of Methods for Dry Matter Determination of Ethanol Byproducts, Mallorie F. Wilken, Galen E. Erickson, Joshua R. Benton, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kip Karges, and Matt Gibson

2007

Frontmatter and Contents

Nebraska 2007 Beef Cattle Report

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Environmental Factors Affecting Water Intake in Steers Finishing in Feedlots, Rodrigo A. Arias and Terry L. Mader

Replacement of Forage with Dried Distillers Grains Reduces Ruminal Methane Production, Eric J. Behlke, Tim Sanderson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jess L. Miner

Chronic Exposure of Ruminal Fluid Cultures to Treatments That Inhibit Methanogenesis, Eric J. Behlke, James M. Takacs, Stephen W. Ragsdale, Clayton McNeff, Peter Newsome, and Jess L. Miner

Effects of Roughage Source and Level with the Inclusion of Wet Distillers Grains on Finishing Cattle Performance and Economics, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kyle J. Vander Pol, and Matthew A. Greenquist

Evaluation of Excede® Given at Either Initial Processing or Revaccination on Bovine Respiratory Disease and Pasture vs. Feedlot Receiving Systems, Virgil R. Bremer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Matthew A. Greenquist, David R. Smith, Dee Griffin, Gary E. Sides, and Lonty Bryant

Effect of Feeding a By-product Combination at Two Levels or By-product Alone in Feedlot Diets, Crystal D. Buckner, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick A. Stock, and Kyle J. Vander Pol

Optimum Levels of Dry Distillers Grains with Solubles for Finishing Beef Steers, Crystal D. Buckner, Galen E. Erickson, Terry L. Mader, Sheryl L. Colgan, Kip K. Karges, and Matthew L. Gibson

Using a Modified In-Vitro Procedure to Measure Corn Bran Buoyancy, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, James C. MacDonald, and Joshua R. Benton

Comparing a Modified Dry By-product to Dry Distillers Grains with Solubles in Growing Calf Diets, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Kip K. Karges, and Matthew L. Gibson

Feeding Potassium Bicarbonate and Sodium Chloride in Finishing Diets, Sheryl Colgan and Terry L. Mader

Effect of Corn Processing and Wet Distillers Grains Inclusion Level in Finishing Diets, Mark E. Corrigan, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Matthew A. Greenquist, and Matthew K. Luebbe

Effect of Distillers Grains Composition and Level on Steers Consuming High-Quality Forage, Mark E. Corrigan, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Matthew A. Greenquist, Matthew K. Luebbe, Kip Karges, and Matt L. Gibson

Diurnal and Dietary Impacts on Purine Derivative Excretion from Spot Samples of Urine, Grant I. Crawford, Kyle Vander Pol, Jim MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluating Use of Urinary Purine Derivative to Creatinine Ratio as an Estimate of Microbial Protein Production in Steers, Grant Crawford, Matthew K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Manipulates Follicles in Beef Females, Robert A. Cushman, Debra T. Clopton, Mark F. Allan, S. E. Echternkamp, and Andrea S. Cupp

Dried Distillers Grains as Creep Feed for Yearling Beef Cattle Grazing Sandhill Range, Richard N. Funston, Don C. Adams, Matt Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, Rex Davis, and James R. Teichert

Comparison of In Vivo Digestibility to In Vitro Digestibility of Five Forages Fed to Steers, Bobbi Gene Geisert, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, and Jim C. MacDonald

Dried Distillers Grains Substitute for Forage and Nitrogen on Pasture: N Dynamics and Use Efficiency, Matthew A. Greenquist, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Leonard Baleseng, and Walter H. Schacht

Performance Profile and Carcass Characteristics of Steers Fed Optaflexx, Matthew A. Greenquist, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Galen E. Erickson, William J. Platter, and Michael T. Van Koevering

Comparison of a Long Yearling System and Calf-fed Performance and Economics, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Dillon M. Feuz, and Jim C. MacDonald

Effect of Sorting and Feeding Optaflexx on Performance and Economics of Long Yearling Steers, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Dillon M. Feuz, Kyle J. Vander Pol, and Matthew A. Greenquist

Hyperspectral Imaging: A Non-Invasive Technique to Predict Beef Tenderness, Lauren Grimes, Govindarajan Konda Naganathan, Jeyamkondan Subbiah, and Chris R. Calkins

Effects of Aging on Beef Chuck and Round Muscles Enhanced with Ammonium Hydroxide and Salt, Adam E. Hamling and Chris R. Calkins

Enhancement of Beef Chuck and Round Muscles with Ammonium Hydroxide, Adam E. Hamling and Chris R. Calkins

Identification of Off-Flavor Compounds in Beef Round and Chuck Muscles, Jennie M. Hodgen, Susan L. Cuppett, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Feeding DAS-59122-7 Corn Grain and Non-transgenic Corn Grain to Finishing Feedlot Steers, Taia J. Huls, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Matthew K. Luebbe, Kyle J. Vander Pol, David W. Rice, Brenda Smith, Mark Hinds, Fred Owens, and Matthias Leibergesell

Fatty Acids and Minerals Affect the Liver-Like Off-Flavor in Cooked Beef, Blaine E. Jenschke, Jennie M. Hodgen, and Chris R. Calkins

Summary Analysis of Grazing Yearling Response to Distillers Grains, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Lyle Lomas, Dale Blasi, Marc Epp, Don C. Adams, Walter H. Schacht, Sarah Morris, Kristin Gustad, Matt Greenquist, Jim MacDonald, and Richard N. Funston

Evaluation of Synovex Choice Versus Revalor Implant Strategies in Beef Finishing Steers, Pablo L. Loza, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Bill Dicke, Robert J. Cooper, D. J. Jordon, J. Drouillard, and Court Campbell

Effects of Different Inclusion Levels of Wet Distiller Grains in Feedlot Diets Containing Wet Corn Gluten Feed, Pablo L. Loza, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Matthew A. Greenquist, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick A. Stock

Changes in Gain Through the Feeding Period, Jim C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Kyle Vander Pol

Pen Density and Straw Bedding During Feedlot Finishing, Terry L. Mader and Sheryl L. Colgan

Utilization of Dried Distillers Grains for Developing Beef Heifers, Jeremy L. Martin, Andrea S. Cupp, Richard J. Rasby, Karl V. Moline, Jeffrey W. Bergman, Mark Dragastin, and Richard N. Funston

Effect of CRINA RUMINANTS AF, a Mixture of Essential Oil Compounds, on Finishing Beef Steer Performance, Nathan F. Meyer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Matthew A. Greenquist, Peter Willams, and Ricardo Losa

Effect of CRINA RUMINANTS AF, a Mixture of Essential Oil Compounds, on Ruminal Fermentation and Digestibility, Nathan F. Meyer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Matthew K. Luebbe, Peter Willams, and Riccardo Losa