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.

2002

Implant Programs for Feedlot Heifers using Synovex® Plus™, Revalor®-H, or Finaplix®-H with MGA, Casey Macken, Todd Milton, and Bill Dicke

Summary of Implant Programs for Feedlot Heifers using Synovex® Plus™ or Finaplix®-H with MGA, Casey Macken, Todd Milton, Bill Dicke, and Dave McClellan

Metabolizable Protein Requirements of Lactating Two-Year-Old Cows, Tray Patterson, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Amelia Hopkin

Effects of Rumensin Level During an Acidosis Challenge, Trey Patterson, Todd Milton, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, M. Blackford, and Cal Parrott

Use of Sodium Citrate to Enhance Tenderness and Palatability of Pre-Rigor Beef Muscles, Christian Perversi, Chris R. Calkins, and Jesus Velazco

Supplementing Yearling Summer Grazing Cattle with Fat and Protein and Subsequent Feedlot Performance, Ivan G. Rush

Forage Quality and Animal Performance of Steers Grazing Smooth Bromegrass/Legume Pastures, Mark Ullerich, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Bruce Anderson, and Michael Trammell

Effect of Fiber Level in Finishing Diets on Diet Digestibility and Corn Silage Impact on Bacterial Crude Protein Production, Kyle Vander Pol, Galen E. Erickson, Ryan Mass, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Windrow Grazing and Baled-Hay Feeding Strategies for Wintering Calves, Jerry D. Volesky, Don C. Adams, and Richard T. Clark

Longitudinal Patterns of Fecal Shedding of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by Feedlot Cattle, Spring Younts, David R. Smith, Jeffrey Folmer, Rodney A. Moxley, Suzanne Hinkley, Jeff Gray, Laura Hungerford, Margaret Khaitsa, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

2001

2001 Beef Cattle Report

June Versus March Calving for the Nebraska Sandhills: Production Traits, Don C. Adams, Dick Clark, Russ Sandberg, Gordon Carriker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Todd Milton

Evaluation of 1996 Beef Cattle NRC Model and Development of Net Energy Modifiers, Hushton Block, Trey Patterson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and John Moore

June versus March Calving for the Nebraska Sandhills: Economic Comparisons, Gordon Carriker, Dick Clark, Don C. Adams, and Russ Sandberg

June Versus March Calving for the Nebraska Sandhills: Economic Risk Analysis, Gordon Carriker, Dick Clark, Don C. Adams, and Russ Sandberg

High Moisture and Dry-Rolled High-Oil Corn for Finishing Feedlot Steers, Wanda Cerkoney, Terry L. Mader, and Fred Owens

Effect of Corn Processing on Degradable Intake Protein Requirement of Finishing Cattle, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Doug Jordan, and Todd Milton

Economic Evaluation of Corn Processing for Finishing Cattle, Rob Cooper, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Dick Clark

Undegradable Intake Protein Supplementation of Compensating, Grazing Steers, Kelly Creighton, Mark Ullerich, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding Regimen on Performance, Behavior and Body Temperature of Feedlot Steers, Shane Davis, Terry L. Mader, and Wanda Cerkoney

Managing Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle Using Sprinklers, Shane Davis, Terry L. Mader, and Wanda Cerkoney

Phosphorus and Nitrogen-Based Beef Cattle Manure or Compost Application to Corn, Bahman Eghball

Impact of Grazing Corn Stalks in the Spring on Crop Yields, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, Walker Luedtke, and Gary Lesoing

Composting of Feedlot and Dairy Manure: Compost Characteristics and Impact on Crop Yields, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walker Luedtke, Mark Schroeder, Chuck Francis, and Gary Lesoing

Utilization of Bt Corn Hybrids in Growing Beef Steers, Jeffrey Folmer, Galen E. Erickson, D. J. Jordan, Todd Milton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

The Effects of Post-Harvest Time and Temperature on Glycolytic Potential of Beef Muscle, Dana J. Hanson and Chris R. Calkins

The Role of Muscle Glycogen in Dark Cutting Beef., Dana J. Hanson, Kevin Kirchofer, and Chris R. Calkins

Protein Supplements and Performance of Cows and Calves in June-Calving Production Systems, Amelia Hopkin, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Dick Clark

Wet Corn Gluten Feed Supplementation of Calves Grazing Corn Residue, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Todd Milton

Compensatory Growth and Slaughter Breakevens of Yearling Cattle, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Rob Cooper

Consumer Acceptance and Value of Strip Steaks Differing in Marbling and Country-of-Origin, K. M. Killinger, W. J. Umberger, Chris R. Calkins, Kent M. Eskridge, and D. Feuz

Fiber Type Composition of the Beef Chuck and Round, Kevin Kirchofer and Chris R. Calkins

Influence of Restricted Intake and Reduced Dietary Starch on Colonic pH and E. coli Prevalence, Tim Loy, Casey Wilson, Doreen Baily, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rodney A. Moxley, David R. Smith, and Spring Younts

Implant Programs for Feedlot Heifers Using Synovex® Plus™, Casey Macken, Todd Milton, Bill Dicke, Dave McClellan, and Frank Prouty

Restricted Feeding Strategies for Reducing Heat Load of Yearling Steers, Terry L. Mader, Simone Holt, Tony Scott, and Shane Davis

Changes to the Purine Assay Improve Purine Recovery and Assay Precision, Ryan Mass, Kelly Creighton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Urinary Allantoin Excretion of Finishing Steers: Effects of Grain Adaptation and Wet Milling Byproduct Feeding, Ryan Mass, D. J. Jordon, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick Stock

Urinary Allantoin Excretion as a Marker of Microbial Crude Protein Supply for Cattle, Ryan Mass, D. J. Jordon, Tony Scott, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and David Harmon

Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA) and Body Fat Changes, Jess L. Miner, Chris Cederberg, Merlyn K. Nielsen, Xiaoli Chen, and Clifton Baile

The Effect of Feeding Pressed Sugar Beet Pulp in Beef Cattle Feedlot Finishing Diets, Jessica Park, Ivan G. Rush, Burt Weichenthal, and Todd Milton

Forage Intake and Nutrient Balance of Heifers Grazing Sandhills Winter Range, Trey Patterson, Don C. Adams, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Performance and Economics of Winter Supplementing Pregnant Heifers Based on the Metabolizable Protein System, Trey Patterson, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Richard T. Clark, and Burke Teichert

Summer Grazing and Fall Grazing Pressure Effects on Protein Content and Digestibility of Fall Range Diets, Trey Patterson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Walter H. Schacht, Patrick E. Reece, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Amy Herron

Undegradable Intake Protein Content of Corn Steep Compared to Soybean Meal, Trey Patterson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, Casey Wilson, Ryan Mass, and Rick Stock

Economic Returns of Wet Byproducts as Cattle Feed, Richard K. Perrin and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Programmed Gain Finishing Systems In Yearling Steers Fed Dry-rolled Corn Or Wet Corn Gluten Feed Finishing Diets, Tony Scott, Todd Milton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Corn Processing Method in Finishing Diets Containing Wet Corn Gluten Feed, Tony Scott, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick Stock

The Relationship of the Characteristics of Feedlot Pens to the Percentage of Cattle Shedding Escherichia coli O157:H7 Within the Pen, David R. Smith, Mark Blackford, Spring Younts, Rodney A. Moxley, Jeff Gray, Laura Hungerford, Todd Milton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

A Diagnostic Strategy to Classify Pens of Feedlot Cattle by the Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Fecal Shedding, David R. Smith, Spring Younts, Mark Blackford, Todd Milton, Rodney A. Moxley, Jeff Gray, Laura Hungerford, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

A Comparison of Beef Cattle Crossbreeding Systems Assuming Value-Based Marketing, U. Jon Tomsen, D. Kirk Darnell, and Merlyn K. Nielsen

Annual Forage Production and Quality Trials, Burt Weichenthal, David Baltensperger, and Kenneth P. Vogel

2000

2000 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

Effects of Increasing Rumensin Level During a Potential Acidosis Challenge, Mark Blackford, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, Rob Cooper, Tony Scott, N. A. Singari, and Cal Parrott

Copper Levels and Sources in Pre- and Post-calving Diets of First-Calf Cows, Dennis R. Brink, Gene H. Deutscher, and Erick Muehlenbein

Sorting or Topping-off Pens of Feedlot Cattle, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Todd Milton

Phase-feeding Metabolizable Protein for Finishing Steers, Rob Cooper, Todd Milton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Replacement Heifer Development Programs, Gene H. Deutscher, Andy Applegarth, Dave Colburn, and Rex Davis

Refinement of the MGA/PGF Synchronization Program for Heifers Using a 19-day PGF Injection, Gene H. Deutscher, Rex Davis, Dave Colburn, and Doug O'Hare

Effect of Increasing Dietary Corn Silage on Performance, Digestibility and Nitrogen Mass Balance in the Feedlot, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Ryan Mass

Dietary Phosphorus Effects on Waste Management and Nutrient Balance in the Feedlot, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Daniel T. Walters

The Effects of Induced Stress and Supplemental Chromium on Meat Quality of Finishing Heifers, Dana Hanson, Chris R. Calkins, and Todd Milton

Solvent-Extracted Germ Meal as a Component of Wet Corn Gluten Feed: Effect on Ruminal Acidosis, Daniel Herold, Rob Cooper, Ryan Mass, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Rick Stock

Adding Value to Low-Quality Beef Muscles through Glycolytic Inhibition in Pre-rigor Muscle, Nancy Jerez, Chris R. Calkins, and Jesus Velazco

Compensatory Growth Response and Breakeven Economics of Yearling Steers on Grass, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Rob Cooper

Effects of Length of Grain Feeding and Backgrounding Programs on Beef Carcass Characteristics, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rob Cooper, D. J. Jordon, Drew Shain, Todd Milton, Chris R. Calkins, and Carlo Rossi

Effects of Length of Grain Feeding and Backgrounding Programs on Beef Carcass Characteristics, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rob Cooper, D. J. Jordon, Drew Shain, Todd Milton, Chris R. Calkins, and Carlo Rossi

Feed Program Impact on Land Requirements for Managing Manure Nutrients from a Feedlot, Richard K. Koelsch

Exporting Feedlot Manure to Off-Farm Users, Richard K. Koelsch, Keith Glewen, Tom Trewhitt, and Daniel T. Walters

Growth Implants for Heifers, Terry L. Mader

Metabolizable Protein Estimates of Treated Soybean Meal Products, Ryan Mass, D. J. Jordon, Tony Scott, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Delayed Implant Strategies Using Synovex® Plus™ on Performance and Carcass Characteristics in Finishing Yearling Steers, Todd Milton, Rob Cooper, D. J. Jordon, and Frank Prouty

Effect of DiaFil (Diatomaceous Earth) Fed With or Without Rumensin® and Tylan®, on Performance, Internal Parasite and Coccidiosis Control in Finishing Cattle, Todd Milton and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Dry, Wet, or Rehydrated Corn Bran on Performance of Finishing Yearling Steers, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, Rob Cooper, and Rick Stock

Sugar Beet Pulp and Corn Silage for Growing Yearling Steers, Jessica Park, Ivan G. Rush, and Burt Weichenthal

Supplementing Metabolizable Protein to Yearling Heifers Grazing Winter Range, Trey Patterson, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Andy Applegarth

Evaluation of the 1996 Beef Cattle NRC Model Predictions of Intake and Gain for Calves Fed Low or Medium Energy Density Diets, Trey Patterson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Dennis R. Brink

Age of Calf at Weaning of Spring-Calving Beef Cows and the Effect on Production Economics, Richard J. Rasby, Chuck Story, Richard T. Clark, Todd Milton, and Mark Dragastin

Whole or Cracked Corn in Growing Rations for Steer Calves, Ivan G. Rush, Burt Weichenthal, and Brad Van Pelt

Protein Evaluation of Porcine Meat and Bone Meal Products, Tony Scott, Ryan Mass, Casey Wilson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Austin Lewis

The Effect of V-Max® on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Cattle Fed Corn and Corn By-product Finishing Diets, Tony Scott, Todd Milton, Bill Dicke, Pete Poppert, and Larry Hollis

Effects of Programmed Gain Feeding Strategies on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Yearling Steers, Tony Scott, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Terry L. Mader, and Simone Holt

Influence of Diet on Total and Acid Resistant E. coli and Colonic pH, Tony Scott, Casey Wilson, Doreen Bailey, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, Rodney A. Moxley, David R. Smith, Jeff Gray, and Laura Hungerford

Cleaning Coliform Bacteria from Feedlot Water Tanks, David R. Smith, Todd Milton, Rodney A. Moxley, Jeff Gray, Laura Hungerford, Doreen Bailey, Tony Scott, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Escape Protein Supplementation of Yearling Steers and Summer Born Calves on Native Sandhills Range, Casey Wilson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Don C. Adams

1999

1999 Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports

Glycolytic Inhibition in Pre-rigor Muscle: An Alternative Method to Improve Beef Tenderness, Chris R. Calkins, Nancy Jerez, and Jesus Velazco

Optimal Conditions of Cooler Aging for Beef, Chris R. Calkins and Rosemarie Rosario

Use of Neutral Detergent Insoluble Protein in Omasal Samples to Estimate Escape Protein, Abdullah Can, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Ryan Mass

Feedlot Marketing/Sorting Systems to Reduce Carcass Discounts, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Dillon Feuz

Implant Strategies on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Steers, Rob Cooper, Todd Milton, and Frank Prouty

Effects of Programmed Gain on Performance and Carcass Characteristics in Calves, Rob Cooper, Tony Scott, Todd Milton, Terry L. Mader, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Climate Affects Calf Birth Weights and Calving Difficulty, Gene H. Deutscher, Dave Colburn, and Rex Davis

Effects of Matching Protein to Requirements on Performance and Waste Management in the Feedlot, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Dan Herold

Effects of Rumensin Level and Bunk Management Strategy on Finishing Steers, Ki Fanning, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, Rob Cooper, and Cal Parrott

Corn and Sorghum Distillers Grains for Finishing Cattle, Ki Fanning, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Klemesrud

The Relationship of Beef Primal Cut Composition to Overall Carcass Composition, Dana Hanson, Chris R. Calkins, Bucky Gwartney, John Forrest, and Ron Lemenager

Fat Addition and Restricted Feeding of Corn Gluten Feed Diets For Cattle Exposed to Environmental Stress, Jill Heemstra, Terry L. Mader, Tony Scott, and John Gaughan

Corn Bran, Solvent-Extracted Germ Meal, and Steep Liquor Blends for Finishing Yearlings, Daniel Herold, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Rick Stock

Hormonal Influence on Fat Synthesis in Cattle, Sheila Jacobi and Jess L. Miner

Calf Performance Grazing Crop Residues in Combination with Rye in Fall and Winter, D. J. Jordon, Mark Blackford, Todd Milton, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rob Cooper