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2014

2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report -- Frontmatter & Contents

Differences in Fecal Bacterial Community Composition Between Beef Steers which are High-Shedders and Low-Shedders of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Nirosh D. Aluthge, Yoshitha A. Wanniarachchi, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Samodha C. Fernando

Effects of Dietary Change on Viral-Bacterial Interactions in the Rumen of Cattle, Christopher L. Anderson, Melissa L. Jolly, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Samodha C. Fernando

Effects of Feeding Next Enhance® in Finishing Diets on Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins, Matt K. Luebbe, and Troy J. Wistuba

Energy Value of De-Oiled Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles in a Forage-Based Diet, Meredith L. Bremer, Andrea K. Watson, Dirk B. Burken, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Feeding Different Types of Byproducts and Concentrations Throughout a Beef Growing System on Ground Beef Color and Lipid Oxidation, Joe O. Buntyn, Brandy D. Cleveland, Amy L. Redfield, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Tommi F. Jones, Ty B. Schmidt, and Gary A. Sullivan

Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage and MDGS in Finishing Diets, Dirk B. Burken, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Natural Antioxidant Concentration on Lipid Oxidation of Ready-to-Eat Ground Beef Links from Cattle Fed Distillers Grains in Different Phases of Production, Brandy D. Cleveland, Joe O. Buntyn, Amy L. Redfield, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Tommi F. Jones, Ty B. Schmidt, and Gary A. Sullivan

Lipid Oxidation in Cooked Ground Beef Links from Cattle Fed Distillers Grains in Different Phases of Production, Brandy D. Cleveland, Joe O. Buntyn, Amy L. Redfield, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Tommi F. Jones, Ty B. Schmidt, and Gary A. Sullivan

Impact of Feeding Alkaline-Treated Corn Stover at Elevated Amounts in Commercial Feedlot Cattle, Rob Cooper, Bill Dicke, D. J. Jordon, Tony Scott, Casey Macken, and Galen E. Erickson

Shelf Life of Cooked Ground Beef Patties From Cattle Fed Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles, Nathan T. Dierks, Tommi F. Jones, Kimberly A. Varnold, Derek J. Schroeder, Amy L. Redfield, and Gary A. Sullivan

Effect of Feeding De-oiled Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Beef Fatty Acid Profiles, Katherine I. Domenech, Kim A. Varnold, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Tommi F. Jones, Galen E. Erickson, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Feeding De-oiled Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Beef Oxidation and Tenderness, Katherine I. Domenech, Kim A. Varnold, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Tommi F. Jones, Galen E. Erickson, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Winter Supplementation Level on Yearling System Profit Across Economic Scenarios, Kari L. Gillespie, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jim C. MacDonald, Brandon L. Nuttelman, and Cody J. Schneider

Economics of Distillers Grains Supplementation in a Forage System with Spayed Heifers, Kari L. Gillespie, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jim C. MacDonald, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Galen Erickson, and J. D. Volesky

Distillers Grains Supplementation in a Forage System with Spayed Heifers, Kari L. Gillespie, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jim C. MacDonald, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Jerry Volesky, and Galen Erickson

Replacement of Grazed Forage and Animal Performance when Distillers Grains are Fed in a Bunk or on the Ground on Summer Range, Kari L. Gillespie, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jerry D. Volesky, and Jacki A. Musgrave

Using Enspira™ to Improve Fiber Digestion, Jana L. Harding, Galen E. Erickson, and Jim C. MacDonald

Effects of Winter Supplementation on Cow Performance and Post-Weaning Management on Steer and Heifer Progeny in a Late Spring Calving System, John D. Harms, Rick N. Funston, L. Aaron Stalker, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Andrew F. Applegarth, and Adam F. Summers

Evaluating Corn Condensed Distillers Solubles Concentration in Steam-Flaked Corn Finishing Diets on Cattle Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Marie E. Harris, Galen E. Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins, and Matt K. Luebbe

Effect of Distillers Grains Plus Solubles Supplementation on Grazing Cattle Performance, Tyler L. Hasenauer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jim MacDonald, Cody J. Schneider, and Dirk B. Burken

Effect of Irrigation Allocation on Perennial Grass Production and Quality, Gary W. Hergert, Karla H. Jenkins, James Margheim, Alex Pavlista, Rex Nielsen, and Murali Darapuneni

Effects of a Terminal Sorting System with Zilpaterol Hydrochloride on Feedlot Steers, F. Henry Hilscher, Dirk B. Burken, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, Kathy Hanford, Kyle J. Vander Pol, and John P. Hutcheson

Effects of Increasing Inclusion of Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Finishing Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Cody J. Schneider, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Distillers Grains Supplementation on Calves Grazing Irrigated or Non-Irrigated Corn Residue, Mandi Jones, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Andrea K. Watson

Effects of Grazing on Nebraska Sandhills Meadow Forage Nutrient Content, Jared V. Judy, Jacki A. Musgrave, L. Aaron Stalker, Karla H. Jenkins, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluation of Genomic Predictors for Red Angus Cattle, Stephen D. Kachman and Matthew L. Spangler

Optimal Marketing Date of Steers Depends on Marketing Strategy, Jim C. MacDonald, Cody J. Schneider, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Stephen D. Kachman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Follicular Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A Expression Before and After the LH Surge, Renee M. McFee, Robin A. Artac, Adam F. Summers, William E. Pohlmeier, Vanessa M. Brauer, Scott G. Kurz, Robert A. Cushman, Jennifer R. Wood, and Andrea S. Cupp

Effects of Forage Quality, MDGS, and Monensin on Performance, Methane Concentration, and Ruminal Fermentation of Growing Cattle, Anna C. Pesta, Andrea K. Watson, Samodha Fernando, and Galen E. Erickson

Use of Treated Corn Residues in Growing Diets, Sarah J. Peterson, Dirk B. Burken, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Use of a Pelleted Corn Residue Complete Feed in Receiving Diets, Sarah J. Peterson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Jim C. MacDonald, Matt K. Luebbe, and Galen E. Erickson

Optimum Inclusion of Alkaline-Treated Cornstalks and Distillers Grains Fed to Calf-fed Steers, Sarah J. Peterson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Dirk B. Burken, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Feedlot Performance and Feed Intake Variance, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Feed Intake and Ruminal pH, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Nutrient and Tenderness Differences of Beef from Heifers Due to Mutation of the Myostatin Genehypothesized, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Vein Steak Differences in Strip Loins of Heifers Due to Mutation of the Myostatin Gene, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Alkaline Treated Wheat Straw or Corn Stover Fed to Growing Calves, Adam L. Shreck, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Dirk B. Burken, Casey N. Macken, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding Distillers Grains in a Yearling Beef System on Meat Quality, Kelby M. Sudbeck, Kimberly A. Varnold, Jim C. MacDonald, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Preconception Distillers Grains Supplementation Improves Mature Beef Cow Return to Estrous, Adam F. Summers, Daniel M. Larson, and Andrea S. Cupp

Impact of Supplemental Protein Source on Pregnant Beef Heifers, Adam F. Summers, T. L. Meyer, Michael F. Kirby, Jim R. Teichert, and Rick N. Funston

Androgen Excess in Beef Cows Results in Altered Theca Cell Gene Expression and Fertilityand, Adam F. Summers, William E. Pohlmeier, Vanessa M. Brauer, Kevin M. Sargent, Renee M. McFee, Scott G. Kurz, Robert A. Cushman, Jennifer R. Wood, and Andrea S. Cupp

Dryland Cover Crops as a Grazing Option for Beef Cattle, Alex H. Titlow, Jake A. Hansen, Matt K. Luebbe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Karla H. Jenkins

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Effects of Diet and Cooler Aging on Consumer Panel Scores for Beef, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Rhonda K. Miller, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effects of Diet and Cooler Aging on Specific Flavor Notes in Beef, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Rhonda K. Miller, and Galen E. Erickson

Grass Type, Grazing Supplementation, and Finishing Diets Affect Beef Fatty Acids, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Tommi F. Jones, Timothy P. Carr, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effects of Diet on the Biochemical Constituents of Beef, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Justine J. Stevenson, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Tommi F. Jones, and Galen E. Erickson

Comparison of Long-term Progestin-Based Synchronization Protocols on Fixed-time AI Pregnancy Rate in Beef Heifers, Rebecca A. Vraspir, Adam F. Summers, Doug O'Hare, Larry D. Rowden, and Rick N. Funston

Effect of Pubertal Status and Number of Estrous Cycles Prior to the Breeding Season on Pregnancy Rate in Beef Heifers, Rebecca A. Vraspir, Adam F. Summers, Andrew J. Roberts, and Rick N. Funston

Effects of Calf Age at Weaning on Cow and Calf Performance and Efficiency in a Drylot/Confinement Production System, Jason M. Warner, Karla H. Jenkins, Rick J. Rasby, Matt K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Micro-Aid® Supplementation on Nitrogen Losses from Manure, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mike J. Rincker

2013

2013 Beef Cattle Report (Whole Report)

Cover-Acknowledgements -Index

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

The Effect of Commensal Microbial Communities on the Fecal Shedding of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) in Beef Cattle, Nirosh D. Aluthge, Yoshitha A. Wanniarachchi, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Jayne E. Stratton, and Samodha C. Fernando

Including NEXT ENHANCE® Essential Oils in Finishing Diets on Performance With or Without Rumensin® and Tylan®, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Karla Jenkins, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Troy Wistuba

Utilization of Soybean Hulls When Fed in Combination with MDGS in Finishing Diets, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Terry L. Mader, and Leslie J. Johnson

Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Soyhulls in Finishing Diets with WDGS, Curtis J. Bittner, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Dirk Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of a New Chemistry for Rangeland Grasshopper Control, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Karla Jenkins, Sean Doyle Whipple, and Rick Patrick

Effects of Corn Hybrid, Plant Density, and Harvest Time on Yield and Quality of Corn Plants, Dirk B. Burken, Jana L. Harding, Adam L. McGee, Thomas C. Hoegemeyer, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Economics of Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets Containing MDGS, Dirk Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets Containing MDGS, Dirk Burken, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Winter Supplementation Level on Yearling System Profitability, Kari L. Gillespie, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Replacement of Grazed Forage and Animal Performance When Distillers Grains are Fed in a Bunk or on the Ground, Kari L. Gillespie, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Jerry D. Volesky, and Jacqueline Musgrave

Nitrogen Fertilization and DDGS Supplementation Reduces Annual Weeds in Pastures, John A. Guretzky, Laura K. Snell, John C. Soper, Walter Schacht, Terry Klopfenstein, and Stephanie K. Pruitt

Effect of Two Estrus Synchronization Protocols on Reproductive Performance of May Calving Cows, John D. Harms, Adam F. Summers, Jacqueline Musgrave, and Rick Funston

Development of 2-Rib and 3-Rib Beef Chuck Subprimal, Justine J. Hosch, Kim A. Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

An Evaluation of Pelvic Bone Shape in Beef Carcasses, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, and Chris R. Calkins

Variation in Composition and Sensory Properties for Beef Short Ribs, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, Michelle E. Semler, M.D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

An Evaluation of the Extended Sirloin Cap Coulotte, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne, Michelle E. Semler, M.D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

Efficacy of Newborn Bovine DNA Samples Taken Via Different Mediums in Assigning Paternity, Jeremy T. Howard, Lynsey K. Whitacre, and Matthew L. Spangler

Effect of Feeding Greater Amounts of Calcium Oxide Treated Corn Stover and Micro-Aid® on Performance and Nutrient Mass Balance, Joel Johnson, Dirk Burken, William A. Griffin, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Michael J. Cecava, and Mike J. Rincker

Effects of Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Condensed Distillers Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Finishing Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Cody J. Schneider, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Feeding Condensed Distillers Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Growing Cattle Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effect of Lameness on Average Daily Gain in Feedlot Steers, Giselle T. Kruse, Richard R. Randle, Douglas E. Hostetler, Gary K. Tibbetts, Dicky D. Griffin, Kathryn J. Hanford, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, and David R. Smith

Effects of Feeding Microbial Feed Additives on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Steers Fed Steam-Flaked Corn-Based Diets with Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Matthew K. Luebbe, Karla Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, and Kelly K. Kreikemeier

Hormonal Residues in Feedlot Pens and Runoff, Terry L. Mader, Leslie J. Johnson, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt, Daniel D. Snow, William L. Kranz, Charles A. Shapiro, Simon van Donk, David P. Shelton, David Tarkalson, and Tian Zhang

Effect of Stocking Rate on Cow Performance and Grain Yields When Grazing Corn Residue, Adam L. McGee, Jana L. Harding, Simon van Donk, Terry Klopfenstein, and Leslie Aaron Stalker

Effect of Grazing Corn Residue on Corn and Soybean Yields, Adam L. McGee, Terry Klopfenstein, Leslie Aaron Stalker, and Galen E. Erickson

Strategic Supplementation of Dried Distillers Grains Plus Solubles to Yearling Steers Grazing Smooth Bromegrass, Stephanie K. Moore, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Kelly R. Brink, and Walter H. Schacht

Association of Inactive Myostatin in Piedmontese-Influenced Steers and Heifers on Performance and Carcass Traits at Different Endpoints, Stephanie K. Moore, Cody J. Schneider, Kelsey Rolfe, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, William A. Griffin, Josh R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Matthew L. Spangler

Economic Analysis Update: Supplementing Distillers Grains to Grazing Yearling Steers, Stephanie K. Moore, Andrea K. Watson, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Walter H. Schacht

Influence of Pre-Collection Diet and Preparation Technique on Nutrient Composition of Masticate Samples, Jacqueline Musgrave, Kari L. Gillespie, Stephanie K. Moore, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Cody J. Schneider, Jana L. Harding, and Brandon L. Nuttelman

Comparing Wet and Dry Distillers Grains Plus Solubles for Yearling Finishing Cattle, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, C.J. Schneider, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding 44 g/ton Rumensin® During Grain Adaptation on Animal Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Cody J. Schneider, Matthew K. Luebbe, Karla Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, and Galen E. Erickson

Rapidly Transitioning Cattle to a Finishing Diet with RAMP®, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet With or Without an Adaptation Period, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Using RAMP® for Receiving Cattle Compared to Traditional Receiving Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Dirk Burken, David R. Smith, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Abruptly Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Ruminal pH and Feed Intake, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Differences in Beef Strip Loin Steaks of Steers Due to the Inactive Myostatin Mutation, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Nutrient Differences of Beef from Steers with Different Genotypes for Myostatin, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Color and Sensory Properties of Beef Steaks Treated with Antimicrobial Sprays, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Justine J. Hosch, Lasika S. Senaratne, Kim Varnold, and Chris R. Calkins

Evaluation of Rumen Metabolism and Digestibility when Treated Crop Residues are Fed in Cattle Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Jana L. Harding, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael Cecava

Varying Proportions and Amounts of Distillers Grains and Alkaline-Treated Forage as Substitutes for Corn Grain in Finishing Cattle Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael Cecava

Heifers with Low Antral Follicle Counts Have Low Birth Weights and Produce Progeny with Low Birth Weights, Adam F. Summers, Robert A. Cushman, Karl Moline, Jeff Bergman, and Andrea S. Cupp

Effect of Development System on Heifer Performance and Primiparous Heifer Grazing Behavior, Adam F. Summers, T.L. Meyer, Jacqueline Musgrave, Stetson P. Weber, and Rick N. Funston

Effect of Beef Heifer Development System on ADG, Reproduction, and Feed Efficiency During First Pregnancy, Adam F. Summers, T.L. Meyer, Stetson P. Weber, and Rick N. Funston

Field Peas as a Binder for Dried Distillers Grains-Based Range Cubes, Alex H. Titlow, Jacob A. Hansen, Matthew K. Luebbe, and Karla Jenkins