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.

1999

Steer Performance Within Summer Grazing Systems, D. J. Jordon, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Todd Milton, and Rob Cooper

Predicting Amount of Compensatory Gain, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, Ivan G. Rush, and Todd Milton

Evaluation of Growth-Promoting Systems for Heifer Calves Finished in the Feedlot, Mari Lubberstedt, Terry L. Mader, Jill Heemstra, and Kelly Letchenberg

Evaluation of Revalor®-G as an Initial Implant for Yearling Steers, Terry L. Mader, Jill Heemstra, Robert Brandt Jr., and Gary Sides

Hog Hair Meal as a Protein Source for Ruminants, Amie Mass, Ryan Mass, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and D. J. Jordon

Protein Evaluation of Treated Soybean Meal Products, Ryan Mass, D. J. Jordon, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects on Protein Content and Digestibility of Fall Diets in the Nebraska Sandhills, Trey Patterson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Walter H. Schacht, Patrick E. Reece, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Amy Johnson

Progesterone Metabolism by the Liver and Brain During the Estrous Cycle of Heifers, Jorge Quintal-Franco, Hector Jimenez-Severiano, Eraldo Zanella, Michael Wehrman, Brad Lindsey, Eric Melvin, and Jim Kinder

Performance of Yearling Steers Fed Beet Pulp or Chicory Pulp Rations, Ivan G. Rush and Brad Van Pelt

N-alkane as an Internal Market for Predicting Digestibility of Forages, Russell Sandberg, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rick Grant

Trace Mineral Supplementation and Ovarian and Luteal Function in Pubertal Heifers, Chuck Story, Richard J. Rasby, Dennis R. Brink, Jim Kinder, and Tony Moravek

Effects of Time of Weaning on Cow and Calf Performance, Chuck Story, Richard J. Rasby, Todd Milton, and Mark Dragastin

Crude Protein and Energy Combinations for Finishing Yearling Steers, Burt Weichenthal, Ivan G. Rush, and Brad Van Pelt

Dietary Management for Starting Finishing Yearling Steers on Feed, Burt Weichenthal, Ivan G. Rush, and Brad Van Pelt

Pork Meat and Bone Meal Value Relative to Soybean Meal for Growing Calves, Casey Wilson, Galen E. Erickson, Ryan Mass, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

1998

1998 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

Evaluating Stress in Calves Weaned at Three Different Ages, Andrea Bueno, Todd Cappel, Chuck Story, Richard J. Rasby, Edd Clemens, and Mark Dragastin

Calving Difficulty and Calf Response to Stress, Todd Cappel, Andrea Bueno, and Edd Clemens

Effects of Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone Antagonist On The Bovine Corpus Luteum, Debra T. Clopton, Jorge Quintal, Freddie Kojima, Karol Fike, and Jim Kinder

Observations on Acidosis Through Continual Feed Intake and Ruminal pH Monitoring, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, and Cal Parrott

Effects of Feed Intake Variation on Acidosis and Performance of Finishing Steers, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, Cal Parrott, and Dan Herold

Effect of Summer Grazing on Crude Protein and Digestibility of Winter Diets of Cattle in the Nebraska Sandhills, Dale Downs, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walter H. Schacht, and Patrick E. Reece

Effect of Winter Gain on Summer Rate of Gain and Finishing Performance of Yearling Steers, Dale Downs, Galen E. Erickson, Don C. Adams, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Phosphorus Requirement of Finishing Yearlings, Galen E. Erickson, Mark Klemesrud, Todd Milton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Nutrient Balance of Nitrogen, Organic Matter, Phosphorus and Sulfur in the Feedlot, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Daniel T. Walters, and Gary Lesoing

Evaluation of 1996 NRC for Protein and Phosphorus Requirements of Finishing Cattle, Galen E. Erickson, Todd Milton, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Induction of Estrus in Anestrous Suckled Beef Cows, Karol Fike, Michael Day, Keith Inskeep, James E. Kinder, Paul Lewis, Robert Short, and Harold Hafs

Regulation of LH Secretion by Progesterone in Heifers, Karol Fike, Brad Lindsey, Ellen G. M. Bergfeld, Freddie Kojima, Jorge Quintal, Eraldo Zanella, Eric Melvin, Michael Wehrman, and James E. Kinder

Prolonged Elevated Concentrations of Estradiol Do Not Affect Conception Rates in Beef Cattle, Karol Fike, Michael Wehrman, Ellen G. M. Bergfeld, Freddie Kojima, and James E. Kinder

A Novel Estrous Synchronization Program for Beef Cattle Using Melengestrol Acetate, Karol Fike, Michael Wehrman, Brad Lindsey, Ellen G. M. Bergfeld, Eric Melvin, Jorge Quintal, Eraldo Zanella, Freddie Kojima, and James Kinder

Dietary Calcium and Phosphorous: Relationship to Beef Tenderness and Carcass Maturity, Dana Hanson, Galen E. Erickson, Chris R. Calkins, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Mark Klemesrud

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

Solvent-Extracted Germ Meal for Receiving Calves, Daniel Herold, Mark Klemesrud, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, and Rick Stock

Dried Poultry Waste as a Protein Supplement for Cows Grazing Winter Forages, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jackie Johnson, Mark Klemesrud, and James A. Gosey

Comparative Calf Grazing of Corn and Soybean Residues, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Klemesrud

Evaluation of Feather Meal for Calves Grazing Cornstalks, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Klemesrud

Feather Meal as a Source of Sulfur Amino Acids for Growing Steers, Mark Klemesrud and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Lime Filtrate as a Calcium Source for Finishing Cattle, Mark Klemesrud, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Todd Milton

Nutrient Balance on Nebraska Feedlots, Richard K. Koelsch and Gary Lesoing

Use of the NRC Model for Evaluating Nutrient Balances of Grazing Beef Cattle, Greg Lardy, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Dennis R. Brink

Escape Protein Supplementation and Weaning Effects on Calves Grazing Meadow Regrowth, Greg Lardy, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, June Ueckert, and Richard T. Clark

Spring versus Summer Calving for the Nebraska Sandhills: Production Characteristics, Greg Lardy, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Dick Clark, Jackie Johnson, and Andy Applegarth

Use of the NRC Model for Predicting Nutrient Balances of Finishing Cattle, Greg Lardy, Rob McCoy, Drew Shain, Todd Milton, Dennis R. Brink, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Extended Grazing and Byproduct Diets in Beef Growing Finishing Systems, Ramiro Lucena, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mark Klemesrud, and Rob Cooper

In Situ Method for Estimating Forage Protein Degradability, Ryan Mass, Greg Lardy, Rick Grant, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Tenderness and Retail Stability of Hydrodyne-Treated Beef, Bernadette O'Rourke, Chris R. Calkins, Rose Rosario, Morse Solomon, and John Long

Cull Dry Edible Beans in Growing Calf Rations, Ivan G. Rush, Burt Weichenthal, and Brad Van Pelt

Lipid Sources in Finishing Diets for Yearling Steers, Ivan G. Rush, Burt Weichenthal, and Brad Van Pelt

Metabolism and Digestibility of Corn Bran and Corn Steep Liquor/Distillers Solubles, Tony Scott, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, and Rob Cooper

Summer and Fall Forage Grazing Combinations: Five-Year Summary, Drew Shain, Terry J. Klopfenstein, D. J. Jordon, and Rick Stock

Ruminal Degradation of Rubisco by Beef Cattle Grazing Switchgrass and Big Bluestem, Dan Vaughn, Walter H. Schacht, Lowell E. Moser, Robert Graybosch, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

An Enzyme-Microbial Feed Product for Finishing Steers, Burt Weichenthal, Ivan G. Rush, and Brad Van Pelt

1997

1996 Beef Cattle Report

1997 Beef Cattle Report

Continuous vs Rotational Stocking of Warm-Season Grasses at Three Stocking Rates, Bruce Anderson, Mike Trammell, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Sire EPD, Dam Traits and Calf Traits on Calving Difficulty and Subsequent Reproduction of Two-Year-Old Heifers, Dave Colburn, Gene H. Deutscher, Don C. Adams, Merlyn K. Nielsen, and Pete Olson

Effect of Rumensin and Feed Intake Variation on Ruminal pH, Rob Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, Cal Parrott, and Dan Herold

Supplemental Protein on Performance of Lactating Beef Heifers, Gene H. Deutscher, Don C. Adams, Duane Farthing, Jim Lamb, David Colburn, and Merlyn K. Nielsen

Evaluating Breakeven for Various Management Systems for Different Breed Types from Weaning to Slaughter, Cynthia Hayden, Ivan G. Rush, Burt Weichenthal, and Brad Van Pelt

Effect of Dried Poultry Waste on Performance of Finishing Yearling Steers, Daniel Herold, Dale Downs, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Klemesrud

Effects of Copper and Selenium Injections on Cow Productivity and Concentration of Copper in Liver Biopsy Samples, Jerre Johnson, David Hickok, Pete Olson, and Dennis R. Brink

Grazing Corn Residues in Conventional and Ridge-Till Planting Systems, D. J. Jordon

Cornstalk Grazing in Protected and Unprotected Fields, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, James R. Brandle, and Mark Klemesrud

Comparative Grazing of Corn and Soybean Residue, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mark Klemesrud, and Drew Shain

Evaluation of Feather Meal for Cows Grazing Cornstalks, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mark Klemesrud, and Drew Shain

Synchronizing Micotil Treatment with Time of Sickness in Newly Received Calves, Mark Klemesrud, Michelle Apfel, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Gene White

Cysteine from Feather Meal And Sulfur Amino Acid Requirements for Growing Steers, Mark Klemesrud and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Lysine Requirements for Feedlot Cattle, Mark Klemesrud, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Austin Lewis, and Rick Stock

Seasonal Changes in Protein Degradabilities of Sandhills Native Range and Subirrigated Meadow Diets and Application of a Metabolizable Protein System, Greg Lardy, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Dick Clark, and Jim Lamb

First Limiting Nutrient of Native Range for Summer Calving Cows During the Breeding Season and Late Lactation, Greg Lardy, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jim Lamb, and Dick Clark

Rumen Degradable Protein Requirement of Gestating Summer Calving Beef Cows Grazing Dormant Native Sandhills Range, Greg Lardy, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jim Lamb, and Dick Clark

Effect of Crop Residue Grazing on Crop Production- Update of Research Activities, Gary Lesoing, D. J. Jordon, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Composting of Feedlot Waste-Update of Research Activities, Gary Lesoing, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Daniel Duncan, and Mark A. Schroeder

Cover Crops in Crop/Livestock Production Systems, Gary Lesoing, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Martin Williams, David Mortensen, and D. J. Jordon

Biochemical Characterization of a Peptidase Enzyme from the Ruminal Bacterium Prevotella ruminicola, Humberto Madeira and Mark Morrison

Mutants of Prevotella ruminicolaDefective in Peptidase Activity: Impact on Ammonia Production, Humberto Madeira, Lasha Peng, and Mark Morrison

Time of Feeding Influence on Cattle Exposed to Heat, Terry L. Mader, John Gaughan, Darryl Salvage, and Bruce Young

Effects of Heat Exposure on Adapting Feedlot Cattle to Finishing Diets, Terry L. Mader, John Gaughan, and Bruce Young

Effects of Feeding Level and Diet Energy Density on Cattle Exposed to Heat, Terry L. Mader, Bruce Young, and John Gaughan

Estimating In Situ Degradability of Protein in Forages, Ryan Mass, Greg Lardy, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Digestibility of Dry-Rolled Corn, Wet Corn Gluten Feed, and Alfalfa Hay in Receiving and Finishing Diets, Rob McCoy, Chris Richards, Tony Scott, Rick Stock, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Dan Herold

Effects of Supplementing High Levels of Cu, Co, Mn, and Zn After Calving on Productivity of Two-Year-Old Cows, Pete Olson, Dennis R. Brink, Mike Carlson, Dave Hickok, Norman Shcneider, Gene H. Deutscher, and Dave Colburn

A Low Roughage Diet Alternative for Finishing Cattle, Ivan G. Rush, Burt Weichenthal, and Brad Van Pelt

Evaluation of Corn Bran and Corn Steep Liquor for Finishing Steers, Tony Scott, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mark Klemesrud, and Rick Stock

Wet Corn Gluten Feed as a Source of Rumen Degradable Protein for Finishing Steers, Tony Scott, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Drew Shain, and Mark Klemesrud

A Bacterial Preservative for Ensiled High-Moisture Corn, Burt Weichenthal, Ivan G. Rush, and Brad Van Pelt

Ammonia (NPN) Utilization by Prevotella ruminicola is Affected by the Availability of Peptides, Zezhang Wen and Mark Morrison

1996

Dried Poultry Waste as a Nonprotein Nitrogen Source for Ruminants, Sheri Bierman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, and Dan Herold

Evaluation of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Organic Matter Balance in the Feedlot as Affected by Nutrition, Sheri Bierman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, and Drew Shain

Connective TissueIAcidic Phosphate Preblends In Low Fat, High Added-Water Frankfurters, Christi Calhoun, Scott Eilert, and Roger W. Mandigo

Winter Temperatures May Affect Calf Birth Weights, Dave Colburn, Gene H. Deutscher, and Pete Olson

Mechanically Recovered Neck Bone Lean Alters Textural and Sensory Properties of Ground Beef Patties, Brian Demos and Roger W. Mandigo

Evaluation of Animal Byproducts for Escape Protein Supplementation, Daniel Herold, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Klemesrud

Multi-Elemental Analysis of Sandhills Meadow Hay, David Hickok, Dennis Bauer, Dennis R. Brink, Michael Carlson, and Norm Schneider

Multi-Elemental Analysis of Bovine Liver Biops and Whole Liver, David Hickok, Michael Carlson, Dennis R. Brink, Norm Schneider, Gene H. Deutscher, and Pete Olson

Multi-Elemental Analysis of Liver Biopsies and Serum to Determine Trace Element Status of Cows, David Hickok, Pablo Martin, Dennis R. Brink, Richard J. Rasby, Michael Carlson, and Norm Schneider

Rumen Degradable Protein Requirements of Gestating Beef Cows Grazing Dormant Native Sandhills Range, Karla Hollingsworth-Jenkins, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, and Jim Lamb

Grazing: An Alternative to Haying Subirrigated Meadows in the Nebraska Sandhills, Marc Horney, Don C. Adams, Walter H. Schacht, Steven S. Waller, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Treated Meat and Bone Meal and Rumen Protected Methionine and Tryptophan for Growing Calves, Mark Klemesrud and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Range or Meadow Regrowth Grazing and Weaning Effects on Two Year-Old Cows, James Lamb, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Greg Lardy