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.

2018

2018 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (complete)

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Evaluation of Revalor-XH for beef heifers fed different days on feed, Robert G. Bondurant, Marshall N. Streeter, Galen E. Erickson, James C. MacDonald, and Matt K. Luebbe

Field Evaluations of Insecticide Modes of Action Classes for Control of Horn Flies in Nebraska, David J. Boxler, Gary J. Brewer, Richard N. Funston, and Jacqueline A. Musgrave

Effects of Late Gestation Supplementation, Synchronization, and Creep Feeding in a Spring Calving Beef Herd in the Nebraska Sandhills, Devin Broadhead, L. A. Stalker, Jacki A. Musgrave, and Richard N. Funston

Impact of Corn Oil Removal from Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Supplemental Corn Oil on Finishing Cattle Performance, Jordan E. Burhoop, Curtis J. Bittner, F. Henry Hilscher, Matt K. Luebbe, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Impact of Feeding Distillers Grains With or Without Oil Removal As Well As Supplemental Corn Oil on Nutrient Digestibility by Finishing Cattle, Jordan E. Burhoop, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Jana L. Gramkow, Matthew K. Luebbe, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Production of High-Quality Beef–The Nebraska Advantage, Chris R. Calkins

Potential Variation in Determination of Longissimus Muscle Area in Carcasses from Heifers Fed With or Without Zilpaterol Hydrochloride, Chris R. Calkins, Jenna J. O'Daniel, Govindarajan Konda Naganathan, Kellen B. Hart, Katherine I. Domenech-Perez, and T.B. Schmidt

Evaluation of Protein from Distillers Grains in Finishing Diets on Nutrient Digestibility, Zachary E. Carlson, Jana L. Gramkow, Hannah C. Wilson, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Galen E. Erickson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Matt K. Luebbe

The Effect of Harvest Method and Ammoniation of Corn Residue on Growing Calf Performance, Ashley C. Conway, Robert G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mary Drewnoski

Analyses of Birthdate and Growth in Beef Heifers Categorized by Puberty and Pregnancy Status, Aline Gomes da Silva, Andy Roberts, T. L. Meyers, and Richard N. Funston

Effects of Production System and Post-weaning Management on Finishing Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Steer and Heifer Calves, Shelby E. Gardine, Bradley M. Boyd, Curtis J. Bittner, F. Henry Hilscher, Karla H. Jenkins, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Production System on Cow and Calf Performance, Shelby E. Gardine, Jason M. Warner, Robert G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, Karla H. Jenkins, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Ingredients and Packaging on Color of High Pressure Processed Ground Beef, Jhinuk Gupta, Chad G. Bower, George A. Cavender, and Gary A. Sullivan

Effect of Myoglobin State on Color Stability of High Pressure Processed Ground Beef, Jhinuk Gupta, Chad G. Bower, George A. Cavender, and Gary A. Sullivan

Evaluation of Corn Distillers Solubles on Finishing Steer Performance, Benjamin H. Hansen, Curtis J. Bittner, Bradley M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of Corn Distillers Solubles on Growing Steer Performance, Benjamin H. Hansen, Robert G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, Galen E. Erickson, and Jim C. MacDonald

The Relationship between Marbling, Superoxide Dismutase, and Beef Tenderness, Nicolas J. Herrera, Emery K. Wilkerson, Katherine I. Domenech-Perez, Felipe A. Ribeiro, Michael D. Chao, and Chris Calkins

Evaluation of Brown Midrib Corn Silage for Growing and Backgrounding Beef Steers, F. Henry Hilscher, Curtis J. Bittner, John N. Anderson, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of Corn Silage Hybrids with the Brown Midrib Trait and Silage Inclusion for Finishing Cattle, F. Henry Hilscher, Curtis J. Bittner, John N. Anderson, and Galen E. Erickson

Nutrient Digestibility and Fermentation of Brown Midrib Corn Fed to Growing Beef Steers, F. Henry Hilscher, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Jana L. Gramkow, Hannah C. Wilson, Mitch M. Norman, John N. Anderson, and Galen E. Erickson

Chopped Sugar Beets as a Component of Beef Cow Diets, Karla H. Jenkins and Jacob A. Hansen

Impact of Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn on Finishing Cattle Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Curtis J. Bittner, F. Henry Hilscher, Galen E. Erickson, James C. MacDonald, and Matt K. Luebbe

Steer Performance Grazing Corn Residue and Supplemented with Modified Distillers Grains plus Solubles with or without Urea, Robert M. Jones, Robby G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, and Jim C. MacDonald

Comparison of Two Alternate Prostaglandin Products in Yearling Beef Heifers, Alicia C. Lansford, Tonya L. Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

Effect of Supplementation during the Breeding Season on a May-calving Herd in the Nebraska Sandhills, Alicia C. Lansford, Jacki A. Musgrave, and Richard N. Funston

Late Summer Planted Oat-Brassica Forage Quality Changes during Winter Grazing, Mary E. Lenz, Jordan L. Cox, Kristin E. Hales, Hannah C. Wilson, and Mary E. Drewnoski

Antimicrobial Interventions and Application Time Effects on Ground Beef Quality, Ashley R. McCoy, Dennis E. Burson, and Gary A. Sullivan

Impact of Pre-and Postpartum Nutrition on March-calving Cow and Progeny Productivity, Jacki A. Musgrave, Devin L. Broadhead, L. A. Stalker, and Richard N. Funston

Effect of Revalor-XR and Revalor-XH on Heifer Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Caitlin A. Ohnoutka, Bradley M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher, Grant I. Crawford, Brandon L. Nuttleman, and Galen E. Erickson

Rumen Undegradable Protein Content and Digestibility of Corn Silage and High-moisture Corn, Colton R. Oney, Jana L. Gramkow, F. Henry Hilscher, Elizabeth Schumacher, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

The Effect of Inoculants on Nutrient Losses of Corn Silage and High-moisture Corn Stored in Mini Silos, Colton R. Oney, Jana L. Gramkow, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Jim C. MacDonald, and M. K. Biddlecome

Effects of Kernel Processing at Harvest of Brown Midrib Corn Silage on Finishing Performance of Steers, Lauren A. Ovinge, F. Henry Hilscher, Curtis J. Bittner, Bradley M. Boyd, John N. Anderson, and Galen E. Erickson

Repeated Calm Handling Can Lead to More Docile Cattle, Jamie T. Parham, Amy E. Tanner, Mark L. Wahlberg, W. S. Swecker Jr., and Ronald M. Lewis

Using a Cured Meat Model System to Investigate Factors that Influence Cured Color Development, Jennifer A. Posthuma, Faith D. Rasmussen, and Gary A. Sullivan

Experience Improves the Reliability of Subjective Measurements of Temperament in Beef Cattle, Jaime T. Praham, Amy E. Tanner, Mark L. Wahlberg, W. S. Swecker Jr., and Ronald M. Lewis

Impact of Dietary Fat Source on Beef Display Life, Felipe A. Ribeiro, Katherine I. Domenech-Perez, Emery K. Wilkerson, Hope Voegele, Nicolas J. Herrera, Kellen B. Hart, and Chris R. Calkins

Letrozole: A Steroid-Free Estrous Synchronization Method, Sarah M. Romereim, Sarah C. Tenley, Mohamed A. Abedal-Majed, Jeffrey W. Bergman, Scott G. Kurz, John S. Davis, Jennifer R. Wood, and Andrea S. Cupp

Evaluating Methods of Estimating Forage Intake by Grazing Cattle, Aaron J. Shropshire, Walter H. Schacht, and Jerry D. Volesky

Impact of Winter Supplementation of May Calving Cows and Heifer Development System in Two Different Breeding Seasons on Subsequent Growth and Reproduction, Shelby A. Springman, Alicia C. Lansford, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, John Nollette, Andy Applegarth, and Richard N. Funston

Effect of Injectable Trace Mineral on Reproductive Performance in Beef Heifers, Shelby A. Springman, John Maddux, Mary E. Drewnoski, and Richard N. Funston

Effects of Movement and Activity Behavior in a Pasture System Compared to Time, Jace R. Stott, Mitchell B. Stephenson, and Kathryn J. Hanford

Supplementing Rumen Undegradable Protein to Grazing Cattle, Braden C. Troyer, Bradley M. Boyd, Andrea K. Watson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Continuous or Rotational Grazing on Growing Steer Performance and Land Production, Cody A. Welchons, Robby G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Andrea K. Watson, and Jim C. MacDonald

Effect of Backgrounding System on Performance and Profitability of Yearling Beef Steers, Cody A. Welchons, Robby G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, and Jim C. MacDonald

Impact of Ramaekers Immune Primer on Finishing Beef Cattle Performance and Liver Abscess Rate, Hannah C. Wilson, F. Henry Hilscher, Bradley M. Boyd, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Impact of Intake on Methane Production in Growing Steers, Tom M. Winders, Bradley M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher, Samodha C. Fernando, Richard Stowell, and Galen E. Erickson

2017

2017 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (complete)

Acknowledgements

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Predicting Feedlot Growth Performance over the Feeding Period Utilizing Steer Age and Body Weight, Curtis J. Bittner, Andrea K. Watson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Crude Glycerin Concentration on Growing Steer Performance in Forage Diets, Robert G. Bondurant, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and James C. MacDonald

Effect of Salt Reduction on the Quality and Shelf Life Characteristics of Deli-Style Roast Beef, Chad G. Bower, Regan E. Stanley, Samodha Fernando, and Gary A. Sullivan

The Effect of Supplementing Mannan Oligosaccharide or Finely Ground Fiber, during the Summer on Body Temperature, Performance, and Blood Metabolites of Finishing Steers, Bradley M. Boyd, Terry L. Mader, Curtis J. Bittner, Henry Hilscher, Gene Wijffels, John B. Gaughan, Megan Sullivan, Judy Cawdell- Smith, and Galen E. Erickson

Methods to Increase Productivity of Spring Calving Production Systems in the Nebraska Sandhills, Devin Broadhead, L. A. Stalker, Jacki A. Musgrave, and Rick N. Funston

Evaluation of the Value of Fiber in Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Performance of Finishing Cattle, Jordan E. Burhoop, Liesel J. Schneider, Curtis J. Bittner, F. Henry Hilscher, Jim C. MacDonald, Rodney A. Moxley, David R. Smith, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Harvest Method and Ammoniation on Digestibility and Intake of Corn Residue, Ashley C. Conway, Tasha M. King, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Jim C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mary E. Drewnoski

Effect of Backgrounding System on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Jordan L. Cox, Kristin E. Hales, Kristen M. Ulmer, Richard J. Rasby, Steven D. Shackleford, Chad Engle, John Rieckman, Harvey C. Freetly, and Mary Drewnoski

Perceptions of crop consultants and producers on grazing corn residue in Nebraska, Jordan L. Cox, Kristen M. Ulmer, Manir Rakkar, Lisa Franzen-Castle, Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Mary Drewnoski, Jim C. MacDonald, and Richard J. Rasby

Fatty Acid Composition of Beef Fed OmniGen- AF at Receiving or Finishing, Katherine I. Domenech, Michael D. Chao, Joe O. Buntyn, Ty B. Schmidt, and Chris Calkins

Effects of Modified Distillers Grains and Corn Ratios as Supplements in Diets Varying in Forage Quality on Performance of Growing Beef Steers, Viviane B. Ferrari, Robert G. Bondurant, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jim C. MacDonald

In Situ Digestibility of Residue Parts of Corn Planted in Different Populations and Row Widths, Viviane B. Ferrari, Janessa J. Updike, Jana Harding, Keith Glewen, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jim C. MacDonald

Corn Residue Quality throughout the Grazing Season, Shelby E. Gardine, Gavin L. Harsh, Robert G. Bondurant, Jana L. Gramkow, Andrea K. Watson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Wintering System on Cow and Calf Performance in a Summer- Calving Intensive Production System, Shelby E. Gardine, Jason M. Warner, Curtis J. Bittner, Robert G. Bondurant, Karla Jenkins, Richard J. Rasby, Matt K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Field Pea Supplementation on Digestibility and Rumen Volatile Fatty Acid Concentration of Diets Containing High and Low Quality Forages, Hannah L. Greenwell, Jana L. Gramkow, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Jim C. MacDonald, and Karla Jenkins

Evaluating the Impacts of Field Peas in Growing and Finishing Diets on Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Hannah L. Greenwell, Karla Jenkins, Jim C. MacDonald, and Matt K. Luebbe

Relationship between Dietary Total Digestible Nutrients and Digestible Organic Matter in Beef Cattle Finishing and Growing Diets With or Without Distillers Grains, Hannah C. Hamilton, Jana L. Gramkow, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Andrea K. Watson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Impact of Inoculum Source for in vitro and in situ Digestion Procedures Performed on Corn Residue and Grass Samples, Hannah C. Hamilton, Jana L. Harding, Jim C. MacDonald, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluation of Plant- waxes to Estimate Forage Intake in Grazing Cattle, Hannah C. Hamilton, Jerry D. Volesky, and Robert M. Lewis

Summer Cocktail Forage Research in the Panhandle of Nebraska, Karla H. Jenkins, Cody Creech, Robert Higgins, and Josh Buttle

Comparison of diets collected from esophageally fistulated cows to forage quality estimated from fecal analysis, Bethany M. Johnston, Jay D. Jenkins, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, L. A. Stalker, and Mitchell B. Stephenson

Evaluation of 0 or 300 mg of Optaflexx® on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Steers Fed to Different Degrees of Finish, Robert M. Jones, Curtis J. Bittner, F. Henry Hilscher, Mallorie F. Wilken, and Galen E. Erickson

Comparison of Titanium® 5 PH- M versus Titanium® 5 plus NUPLURA® PH with the Presence or Absence of Monensin on Health and Performance of Newly Received Feedlot Calves Fed RAMP®, Robert M. Jones, Curtis J. Bittner, F. Henry Hilscher, Mallorie F. Wilken, Rick Stock, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Harvest Method on Digestibility of Corn Residue, Tasha M. King, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Jana L. Gramkow, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Jim C. MacDonald

The Influence of Diet and Oxidation on Calcium Retention of the Mitochondria in Fresh Beef, Emery K. Kunze, Nicolas J. Herrera, Katherine I. Domenech-Perez, Michael D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

Organic Acids and Applications used for Reduction of E. coli on Beef Shoulder Clods used for Ground Beef, Kelly A. McCarty, Gary A. Sullivan, and Dennis E. Burson

Development of Terminal and Maternal Economic Selection Indices in Beefmaster Cattle, Kathleen P. Ochsner, Michael D. MacNeil, Ronald M. Lewis, and Matthew L. Spangler

Effect of Three Initial Implant Programs with a Common Terminal Revalor®- 200 on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Traits of Weaned Steers, Colton R. Oney, Galen E. Erickson, Andrea K. Watson, Marshall N. Streeter, Robert J. Cooper, Bill D. Dicke, D. J. Jordon, and Tony L. Scott

Effect of Increasing Supplemental Rumen Undegradable Protein (RUP) on Performance of Calves Fed a Silage Growing Diet, Colton R. Oney, F. Henry Hilscher, Robert G. Bondurant, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Long- Term Corn Residue Grazing on Soil Properties, Manbir K. Rakkar, Humberto Blanco, Mary E. Drewnoski, Jim C. MacDonald, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Shelf Life of Ground Beef from Cattle Fed Distillers Grains Containing Different Amounts of Oil, Faith D. Rasmussen, Chad G. Bower, and Gary A. Sullivan

Effects of Distillers Grains or Fiber on Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in Steers, Liesel G. Schneider, Curtis J. Bittner, Jordan E. Burhoop, F. Henry Hilscher, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rodney A. Moxley, and David R. Smith

Effect of Heifer Development System on Reproduction and Subsequent Gain as a Pregnant Heifer, Shelby A. Springman, Hazy Rae Nielson, Tonya L. Meyer, Mike Kirby, Jim Teichert, and Richard N. Funston

Impact of Heifer Development System in Two Different Breeding Seasons, Shelby A. Springman, Hazy Rae Nielson, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, John Nollette, Andy Applegarth, and Richard N. Funston

Timed Insemination vs. Modified Estrus Detection in Beef Heifers, Benjamin T. Tibbitts, Tonya L. Meyer, Dan J. Kelly, and Richard N. Funston

Growth and Reproductive Performance of Yearling Beef Heifers Implanted with Revalor G in the Nebraska Sandhills, Benjamin T. Tibbitts, Hazy Rae Nielson, K. H. Ramsay, and Richard N. Funston

Nutrient Content of Summer-Planted Oats after Corn Harvest and Grazing Performance, Kristen M. Ulmer, Robert G. Bondurant, Jana L. Gramkow, Mary E. Drewnoski, and James C. MacDonald

Effect of Corn Residue Grazing or Baling on Subsequent Crop Yield and Nutrient Removal, Kristen M. Ulmer, Jordan L. Cox, Manbir K. Rakkar, Robert G. Bondurant, Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Mary Drewnoski, Karla H. Jenkins, James C. Macdonald, and Rick J. Rasby

Delineating Complex Forage Mixtures Using Plant-Wax Markers, Napoleón Vargas Jurado, Hannah C. Hamilton, and Ronald M. Lewis

Effect of Feeding Field Peas on Fresh Beef Quality, Hope R. Voegele, Katherine I. Domenech, Emery K. Kunze, Felipe A. Ribeiro, Karla H. Jenkins, Jim C. MacDonald, and Chris R. Calkins

Rumen Undegradable Protein and Bambermycins Supplementation of Calves Grazing Corn Residue, Cody A. Welchons, Robert G. Bondurant, F. Henry Hilscher, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Pooled Gain Analysis of Steers Grazing Corn Residue and Supplemented with Distillers Grains, Cody A. Welchons and Jim C. MacDonald

2016

2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (complete)

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Table of Contents 2016 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

Effect of Crude Glycerin Concentration on Forage Digestion Parameters in Beef Calves, Robert G. Bondurant, Jana L. Harding, Melissa L. Jolly- Breithaupt, James C. MacDonald, Andrea R. McCain, and Samodha C. Fernando

Carcass Gain, Efficiency, and Profitability of Steers at Extended Days on Feed, Robert G. Bondurant, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Kate Brooks, Rick N. Funston, and Kelly Bruns

Effect of Winter Distillers Grains Supplementation Level on Spayed Heifer Performance, Robert G. Bondurant, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Curtis J. Bittner, James C. MacDonald, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Producer Concerns and Perceptions Regarding the Effect of Methane on Cattle Production and the Environment, Bradley M. Boyd, Amanda Burken, Lisa Franzen- Castle, Karla Jenkins, Richard J. Rasby, Matt K. Luebbe, Rick Stowell, Samodha C. Fernando, and Galen E. Erickson