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.

2019

The Effect of Cow Udder Score on Subsequent Calf Performance in the Nebraska Sandhills, Joslyn K. Beard, Jacki A. Musgrave, Rick N. Funston Funston, and J. Travis Mulliniks

The Effect of Cow Udder Score on Subsequent Calf Performance in the Nebraska Sandhills, Joslyn K. Beard, Jacki A. Musgrave, Rick N. Funston Funston, and J. Travis Mulliniks

Impact of Cow Size on Cow-Calf and Subsequent Steer Feedlot Performance, Molly Benell, Jacki A. Musgrave, Rick N. Funston Funston, and J. Travis Mulliniks

Effect of Adding Urea to Finishing Diets Containing Two Different Inclusions of Distillers Grains on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Bradley M. Boyd, James C. MacDonald, Matthew K. Luebbe Luebbe, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Urea and Distillers Inclusion in Finishing Diets on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Bradley M. Boyd, James C. MacDonald, Matthew K. Luebbe Luebbe, and Galen E. Erickson

Impact of Grazing Spring Rye on Subsequent Crop Yields and Profitability, Ashley C. Conway, Robert G. Bondurant, Fred H. Hilscher Hilscher, Jay Parsons, Daren Redfearn, and Mary E. Drewnoski

Confined Cow-Calf Production System and Post-Weaning Management Impact on Calf Production, Shelby E. Gardine, Brad M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher Hilscher, Galen E. Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins, Andrea K. Watson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluation of Corn Bran Plus Solubles on Performance and Carcass Characteristics in Finishing Diets, Shelby A. Garland, Bradley M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher Hilscher, Galen E. Erickson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Ryan A. Mass

Evaluation of Fractionated Distillers Grains (High Protein and Bran Plus Solubles) on Performance and Carcass Characteristics in Finishing Diets, Shelby A. Garland, Bradley M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher Hilscher, Galen E. Erickson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Ryan A. Mass

Evaluation of the Energy Value and Nutrient Digestibility of Distillers Grains That Have Undergone a Fiber Separation Process in Finishing Diets, Shelby A. Garland, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Hannah C. Hamilton Hamilton, Galen E. Erickson, James C. MacDonald, and Ryan A. Mass

Impact of Corn Silage Inclusion on Finishing Cattle Performance, Hannah C. Hamilton, F. Henry Hilscher, Zachary E. Carlson Carlson, Brad M. Boyd, Andrea K. Watson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Impact of Corn Silage Inclusion on Nutrient Digestion and Rumen Fermentation in Finishing Cattle, Hannah C. Hamilton, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Andrea K. Watson Watson, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Quality Effects on Beef from Cattle Fed High-Protein Corn Distillers Grains and Other Ethanol By-Products, Kellen B. Hart, Felipe A. Ribeiro, Morgan L. Henriott Henriott, Nicolas J. Herrera, and Chris R. Calkins

Three Year Summary: Comparison of Diets Collected from Esophageally Fistulated Cows to Forage Quality Estimated from Fecal Analysis, Bethany M. Johnston, Jay D. Jenkins, Jacki A. Musgrave Musgrave, J. Travis Mulliniks, Mitchell B. Stephenson, James C. MacDonald, and L. Aaron Stalker

Effects of Isolated Nutrients in Distillers Grains on Total Tract Digestibility and Digestible Energy in Forage Diets, Tasha M. King, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Hannah C. Hamilton Hamilton, Galen E. Erickson, and Jim C. MacDonald

Prediction of Energy Value (TDN) in Grazed and Hayed Forages, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mary E. Drewnoski, and Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins

Economic Analysis of Beef Systems, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Shebly E. Loeffelholz, Karla H. Jenkins PAS, Andrea K. Watson, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Maternal Late Gestation Nutrition on May-Born Heifer Progeny, Alicia C. Lansford, Jacki A. Musgrave, and Rick N. Funston Funston

Effects of Backgrounding and Feedlot System Strategies on May-Born Steer Performance, Alicia C. Lansford, Jacki A. Musgrave, T. L. Meyer Meyer, and Rick N. Funston

Effects of Maternal Late Gestation Nutrition on May-Born Steer Progeny, Alicia C. Lansford, Jacki A. Musgrave, T. L. Meyer Meyer, and Rick N. Funston

Effects of Prepartum Nutrition on May-Calving Cows and Progeny, Alicia C. Lansford, Jacki A. Musgrave, T. L. Meyer Meyer, and Rick N. Funston

Nitrate Concentrations of Annual Forages Grown for Grazing in Nebraska, Mary E. Lenz, Rebecca J. Kern, Carrie E. Orvis Orvis, and Mary E. Drewnoski

Impact of Shade in Beef Feedyards on Performance, Body Temperature, and Heat Stress Measures, Brett A. Melton, Bradley M. Boyd, Casey Macken Macken, Andrea K. Watson, James C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Pooled Analysis of Individually Fed Finishing Trials, Brett A. Melton, James C. MacDonald, Andrea K. Watson Watson, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of Lactation Demands on Nutrient Balance in Two Calving Seasons in Range Cows Grazing Sandhills Upland Range, Travis Mulliniks and Don C. Adams

Evaluation of an Algal Biomass as an Ingredient in Cattle Feed, Mitchell M. Norman, Zachary E. Carlson, F. Henry Hilscher Hilscher, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Bruce W. Brodersen, J. Dustin Loy, and Jonathan W. Wilson

Evaluation of Reimplant Window with Revalor-200 ® on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Caitlin A. Ohnoutka, Brad M. Boyd, F. Henry Hilscher Hilscher, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Grant I. Crawford, Jim C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Varying Levels of Silage Inclusion and Brown Midrib Corn Silage on Finishing Performance of Steers, Lauren A. Ovinge, F. Henry Hilscher, Brad M. Boyd Boyd, John N. Anderson, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Brown Midrib Corn Silage Hybrids with or without Kernel Processing at Harvest on Nutrient Metabolism in Beef Steers, Lauren A. Ovinge, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Hannah C. Hamilton Hamilton, John N. Anderson, and Galen E. Erickson

Comparison of Traditional and Alternative Curing Ingredients on Curing Reactions in a Model Meat System, Faith D. Rasmussen and Gary A. Sullivan

Impact of Dietary Fat Source on Beef Tenderness, Felipe A. Ribeiro, Katherine I. Domenech-Perez, Nicolas J. Herrera Herrera, Kellen B. Hart, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Rapeseed Inclusion in Late-Summer Planted Oats Pasture on Growing Performance of Beef Steers, Hannah E. Riley, Kristin E. Hales, Steven D. Shackelford Shackelford, Harvey C. Freetly, and Mary E. Drewnoski

A Comparison of Synovex ONE® Alone to Synovex Choice® Followed by Synovex Plus® as Implant Strategies for Finishing Heifers, Elizabeth A. Schumacher, Galen E. Erickson, D. J. Jordon Jordon, Robert J. Cooper, Tony L. Scott, Sheri Bundy, Gary Sides, and Ralph M. Cleale

Effects of Supplemental SoyPass in Forage-Based Diets Containing Distillers Grains on Performance of Growing Steers, Tyler J. Spore, Zachary E. Carlson, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Andrea K. Watson

Economics of Field Pea Supplementation for Cattle Grazing Crested Wheatgrass, Braden C. Troyer, Hannah L. Greenwell, Andrea K. Watson Watson, James C. MacDonald, and Karla H. Jenkins

Impacts of 40 Years of the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory on Beef Cattle and Range Systems, Jack C. Whittier, Kelly W. Bruns, Rick N. Funston Funston, Jerry D. Volesky, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Don C. Adams

Corn Oil Supplementation on Performance and Methane Production in Finishing Steers, Tommy M. Winders, Brad M. Boyd, Henry F. Hilscher Hilscher, Samodha C. Fernando, Rick R. Stowell, and Galen E. Erickson

Biochar Supplementation in Growing and Finishing Diets, Tommy M. Winders, Collin B. Freeman, Brittney A. Mark Mark, Melissa L. Jolly-Breithaupt, Hannah C. Hamilton, Jim C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, and Andrea K. Watson

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Cavender, and Gary A. Sullivan

Evaluation of Corn Distillers Solubles on Finishing Steer Performance, Benjamin H. Hansen, Curtis J. Bittner, Bradley M. Boyd 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Funston

Late Summer Planted Oat-Brassica Forage Quality Changes during Winter Grazing, Mary E. Lenz, Jordan L. Cox, Kristin E. Hales 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 Sullivan

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

Experience Improves the Reliability of Subjective Measurements of Temperament in Beef Cattle, Jaime T. Praham, Amy E. Tanner, Mark L. Wahlberg 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hanford

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