Department of Animal Science



Date of this Version



2017 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. University of Nebraska Extension MP104. Lincoln, NE.


© 2016 The Board Regents of the University of Nebraska.

Produced by the Animal Science Department, Agricultural Research Division, and University of Nebraska Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



Cow/Calf: Effect of Heifer Development System on Reproduction and Subsequent Gain as a Pregnant Heifer • Impact of Heifer Development System in Two Breeding Seasons • Timed Insemination vs. Modifi ed Estrus Detection in Beef Heifers • Growth and Reproductive Performance of Yearling Beef Heifers Implanted with Revalor G in the Nebraska Sandhills • Development of Terminal and Maternal Economic Selection Indices in Beefmaster Cattle • Effects of Wintering System on Cow and Calf Performance in a Summer- Calving Intensive Production System • Methods to Increase Productivity of Spring Calving Production Systems in the Nebraska Sandhills

Growing: Effect of Crude Glycerin Concentration on Growing Steer Performance in Forage Diets • Effect of Increasing Supplemental Undegradable Protein (RUP) on Performance of Calves Fed a Silage Growing Diet • Effects of Modifi ed Distillers Grains and Corn Ratios as Supplements in Diets Varying in Forage Quality on Performance of Growing Beef Steers • Rumen Undegradable Protein and Bambermycins Supplementation of Calves Grazing Corn Residue • Pooled Gain Analysis of Steers Grazing Corn Residue and Supplemented with Distillers Grains • Evaluating the Impacts of Field Peas in Growing and Finishing Diets on Performance and Carcass Characteristics • Effects of Field Pea Supplementation on Digestibility and Rumen Volatile Fatty Acid Concentration of Diets Containing High and Low Quality Forages • Effect of Backgrounding System on Steer Performance and Carcass Characteristics

Forage and Residue Resource Management: Nutrient Content of Summer-Planted Oats after Corn Harvest and Grazing Performance • Effect of Corn Residue Grazing or Baling on Subsequent Crop Yield and Nutrient Removal • Effect of Long- Term Corn Residue Grazing on Soil Properties • Effect of Harvest Method on Digestibility of Corn Residue • Summer Cocktail Forage Research in the Panhandle of Nebraska • In Situ Digestibility of Residue Parts of Corn Planted in Different Populations and Row Widths • Corn Residue Quality throughout the Grazing Season • Effect of Harvest Method and Ammoniation of Digestibility and Intake of Corn Residue

Evaluation of Techniques and Procedures Used in Grazing Cattle Research: Comparison of Diets Collected from Esophageally Fistulated Cows to Forage Quality Estimated from Fecal Analysis • Impact of Inoculum Source for in vitro and in situ Digestion Procedures Performed on Corn Residue and Grass Samples • Evaluation of Plant- waxes to Estimate Forage Intake in Grazing Cattle • Delineating Complex Forage Mixtures using Plant-wax Markers

Finishing: Relationship between Dietary Total Digestible Nutrients and Digestible Organic Matter in Beef Cattle Finishing and Growing Diets With or Without Distillers Grains • Comparison of Titanium® 5 PH- M verses Titanium® 5 + NUPLURA® PH with the Presence or Absence of Monensin on Health and Performance of Newly Received Feedlot Calves Fed RAMP® • Effect of Three Initial Implant Programs with a Common Terminal Revalor®- 200 on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Traits of Weaned Steers • Evaluation of 0 or 300 mg of Optaflexx® on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Steers Fed to Different Degrees of Finish • Predicting Feedlot Growth Performance over the Feeding Period Utilizing Steer Age and Body Weight • Evaluation of the Value of Fiber in Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Performance of Finishing Cattle • The Effect of Supplementing Mannan Oligosaccharide or Finely Ground Fiber during the Summer on Body Temperature, Performance, and Blood Metabolites of Finishing Steers • Effects of Distillers Grains or Fiber on Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in Steers

Beef Products: The Influence of Diet and Oxidation on Calcium Retention of the Mitochondria in Fresh Beef • Effect of Feeding Field Peas on Fresh Beef Quality • Fatty Acid Stability of Beef Fed OmniGen- AF at Receiving or Finishing • Organic Acids and Applications used for Reduction of E. coli on Beef Shoulder • Clods used for Ground Beef • Effect of Salt Reduction on the Quality and Shelf Life Characteristics of Deli-Style Roast Beef

Industry Perceptions: Perceptions of Crop Consultants and Producers on Grazing Corn Residue in Nebraska

Explanation of Statistics: Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose