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.

2014

Effects of Winter Supplementation on Cow Performance and Post-Weaning Management on Steer and Heifer Progeny in a Late Spring Calving System, John D. Harms, Rick N. Funston, L. Aaron Stalker Stalker, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Andrew F. Applegarth, and Adam F. Summers

Evaluating Corn Condensed Distillers Solubles Concentration in Steam-Flaked Corn Finishing Diets on Cattle Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Marie E. Harris, Galen E. Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins, and Matt K. Luebbe

Effect of Distillers Grains Plus Solubles Supplementation on Grazing Cattle Performance, Tyler L. Hasenauer, Terry J. Klopfenstein, James C. MacDonald Donald, Cody J. Schneider, and Dirk B. Burken

Effect of Irrigation Allocation on Perennial Grass Production and Quality, Gary W. Hergert, Karla H. Jenkins, James Margheim Margheim, Alex Pavlista, Rex Nielsen, and Murali Darapuneni

Effects of a Terminal Sorting System with Zilpaterol Hydrochloride on Feedlot Steers, F. Henry Hilscher, Dirk B. Burken, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, Kathy Hanford, Kyle J. Vander Pol, and John P. Hutcheson

Effects of Increasing Inclusion of Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Finishing Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken Burken, Cody J. Schneider, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Distillers Grains Supplementation on Calves Grazing Irrigated or Non-Irrigated Corn Residue, Mandi Jones, James C. MacDonald, Galen Erickson Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Andrea K. Watson

Effects of Grazing on Nebraska Sandhills Meadow Forage Nutrient Content, Jared V. Judy, Jacki A. Musgrave, L. Aaron Stalker Stalker, Karla H. Jenkins, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluation of Genomic Predictors for Red Angus Cattle, Stephen D. Kachman and Matthew L. Spangler

Optimal Marketing Date of Steers Depends on Marketing Strategy, James C. MacDonald, Cody J. Schneider, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, Stephen D. Kachman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Follicular Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A Expression Before and After the LH Surge, Renee M. McFee, Robin A. Artac, Adam F. Summers Summers, William E. Pohlmeier, Vanessa M. Brauer, Scott G. Kurz, Robert A. Cushman, Jennifer R. Wood, and Andrea S. Cupp

Effects of Forage Quality, MDGS, and Monensin on Performance, Methane Concentration, and Ruminal Fermentation of Growing Cattle, Anna C. Pesta, Andrea K. Watson, Samodha Fernando Fernando, and Galen E. Erickson

Use of Treated Corn Residues in Growing Diets, Sarah J. Peterson, Dirk B. Burken, James C. MacDonald Donald, and Galen E. Erickson

Use of a Pelleted Corn Residue Complete Feed in Receiving Diets, Sarah J. Peterson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken Burken, James C. MacDonald, Matt K. Luebbe, and Galen E. Erickson

Optimum Inclusion of Alkaline-Treated Cornstalks and Distillers Grains Fed to Calf-fed Steers, Sarah J. Peterson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider Schneider, Dirk B. Burken, James C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Feedlot Performance and Feed Intake Variance, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken Burken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Feed Intake and Ruminal pH, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Nutrient and Tenderness Differences of Beef from Heifers Due to Mutation of the Myostatin Genehypothesized, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson Erickson

Vein Steak Differences in Strip Loins of Heifers Due to Mutation of the Myostatin Gene, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson Erickson

Alkaline Treated Wheat Straw or Corn Stover Fed to Growing Calves, Adam L. Shreck, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider Schneider, Dirk B. Burken, Casey N. Macken, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding Distillers Grains in a Yearling Beef System on Meat Quality, Kelby M. Sudbeck, Kimberly A. Varnold, James C. MacDonald Donald, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson

Preconception Distillers Grains Supplementation Improves Mature Beef Cow Return to Estrous, Adam F. Summers, Daniel M. Larson, and Andrea S. Cupp Cupp

Impact of Supplemental Protein Source on Pregnant Beef Heifers, Adam F. Summers, T. L. Meyer, Michael F. Kirby Kirby, Jim R. Teichert, and Rick N. Funston

Androgen Excess in Beef Cows Results in Altered Theca Cell Gene Expression and Fertilityand, Adam F. Summers, William E. Pohlmeier, Vanessa M. Brauer Brauer, Kevin M. Sargent, Renee M. McFee, Scott G. Kurz, Robert A. Cushman, Jennifer R. Wood, and Andrea S. Cupp

Dryland Cover Crops as a Grazing Option for Beef Cattle, Alex H. Titlow, Jake A. Hansen, Matt K. Luebbe Luebbe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Karla H. Jenkins

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Effects of Diet and Cooler Aging on Consumer Panel Scores for Beef, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Rhonda K. Miller Miller, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effects of Diet and Cooler Aging on Specific Flavor Notes in Beef, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Rhonda K. Miller Miller, and Galen E. Erickson

Grass Type, Grazing Supplementation, and Finishing Diets Affect Beef Fatty Acids, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Tommi F. Jones, Timothy P. Carr, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effects of Diet on the Biochemical Constituents of Beef, Kimberly A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Justine J. Stevenson, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Tommi F. Jones, and Galen E. Erickson

Comparison of Long-term Progestin-Based Synchronization Protocols on Fixed-time AI Pregnancy Rate in Beef Heifers, Rebecca A. Vraspir, Adam F. Summers, Doug O'Hare Hare, Larry D. Rowden, and Rick N. Funston

Effect of Pubertal Status and Number of Estrous Cycles Prior to the Breeding Season on Pregnancy Rate in Beef Heifers, Rebecca A. Vraspir, Adam F. Summers, Andrew J. Roberts Roberts, and Rick N. Funston

Effects of Calf Age at Weaning on Cow and Calf Performance and Efficiency in a Drylot/Confinement Production System, Jason M. Warner, Karla H. Jenkins, Rick J. Rasby, Matt K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Micro-Aid® Supplementation on Nitrogen Losses from Manure, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and Mike J. Rincker

2013

2013 Beef Cattle Report (Whole Report)

Cover-Acknowledgements -Index

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

The Effect of Commensal Microbial Communities on the Fecal Shedding of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) in Beef Cattle, Nirosh D. Aluthge, Yoshitha A. Wanniarachchi, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Jayne E. Stratton, and Samodha C. Fernando

Including NEXT ENHANCE® Essential Oils in Finishing Diets on Performance With or Without Rumensin® and Tylan®, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Karla Jenkins Jenkins, Matt K. Luebbe, and Troy Wistuba

Utilization of Soybean Hulls When Fed in Combination with MDGS in Finishing Diets, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Terry L. Mader Mader, and Leslie J. Johnson

Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Soyhulls in Finishing Diets with WDGS, Curtis J. Bittner, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider Schneider, Dirk Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Evaluation of a New Chemistry for Rangeland Grasshopper Control, Jeffrey Bradshaw, Karla Jenkins, Sean Doyle Whipple Whipple, and Rick Patrick

Effects of Corn Hybrid, Plant Density, and Harvest Time on Yield and Quality of Corn Plants, Dirk B. Burken, Jana L. Harding, Adam L. McGee Gee, Thomas C. Hoegemeyer, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Economics of Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets Containing MDGS, Dirk Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson Erickson

Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets Containing MDGS, Dirk Burken, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Winter Supplementation Level on Yearling System Profitability, Kari L. Gillespie, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider Schneider, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Replacement of Grazed Forage and Animal Performance When Distillers Grains are Fed in a Bunk or on the Ground, Kari L. Gillespie, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Jerry D. Volesky, and Jacqueline Musgrave

Nitrogen Fertilization and DDGS Supplementation Reduces Annual Weeds in Pastures, John A. Guretzky, Laura K. Snell, John C. Soper Soper, Walter H. Schacht, Terry Klopfenstein, and Stephanie K. Pruitt

Effect of Two Estrus Synchronization Protocols on Reproductive Performance of May Calving Cows, John D. Harms, Adam F. Summers, Jacqueline Musgrave Musgrave, and Rick Funston

Development of 2-Rib and 3-Rib Beef Chuck Subprimal, Justine J. Hosch, Kim A. Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala Lenagala, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

An Evaluation of Pelvic Bone Shape in Beef Carcasses, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, and Chris R. Calkins

Variation in Composition and Sensory Properties for Beef Short Ribs, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, Michelle E. Semler, M.D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

An Evaluation of the Extended Sirloin Cap Coulotte, Justine J. Hosch, Kim Varnold, Lasika S. Senaratne Senaratne, Michelle E. Semler, M.D. Chao, and Chris R. Calkins

Efficacy of Newborn Bovine DNA Samples Taken Via Different Mediums in Assigning Paternity, Jeremy T. Howard, Lynsey K. Whitacre, and Matthew L. Spangler Spangler

Effect of Feeding Greater Amounts of Calcium Oxide Treated Corn Stover and Micro-Aid® on Performance and Nutrient Mass Balance, Joel Johnson, Dirk Burken, William A. Griffin Griffin, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Michael J. Cecava, and Mike J. Rincker

Effects of Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Condensed Distillers Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Finishing Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken Burken, Cody J. Schneider, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Feeding Condensed Distillers Solubles With and Without Oil Extraction on Growing Cattle Performance, Melissa L. Jolly, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

The Effect of Lameness on Average Daily Gain in Feedlot Steers, Giselle T. Kruse, Richard R. Randle, Douglas E. Hostetler Hostetler, Gary K. Tibbetts, Dicky D. Griffin, Kathryn J. Hanford, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, and David R. Smith

Effects of Feeding Microbial Feed Additives on Growth Performance and Carcass Traits of Steers Fed Steam-Flaked Corn-Based Diets with Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Matt K. Luebbe, Karla H. Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman Furman, and Kelly K. Kreikemeier

Hormonal Residues in Feedlot Pens and Runoff, Terry L. Mader, Leslie J. Johnson, Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt Hunt, Daniel D. Snow, William L. Kranz, Charles A. Shapiro, Simon van Donk, David P. Shelton, David Tarkalson, and Tian Zhang

Effect of Stocking Rate on Cow Performance and Grain Yields When Grazing Corn Residue, Adam L. McGee, Jana L. Harding, Simon van Donk Donk, Terry Klopfenstein, and Leslie Aaron Stalker

Effect of Grazing Corn Residue on Corn and Soybean Yields, Adam L. McGee, Terry Klopfenstein, Leslie Aaron Stalker Stalker, and Galen E. Erickson

Strategic Supplementation of Dried Distillers Grains Plus Solubles to Yearling Steers Grazing Smooth Bromegrass, Stephanie K. Moore, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Dirk B. Burken, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Kelly R. Brink, and Walter H. Schacht

Association of Inactive Myostatin in Piedmontese-Influenced Steers and Heifers on Performance and Carcass Traits at Different Endpoints, Stephanie K. Moore, Cody J. Schneider, Kelsey Rolfe Rolfe, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, William A. Griffin, Josh R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Matthew L. Spangler

Economic Analysis Update: Supplementing Distillers Grains to Grazing Yearling Steers, Stephanie K. Moore, Andrea K. Watson, Terry Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Walter H. Schacht

Influence of Pre-Collection Diet and Preparation Technique on Nutrient Composition of Masticate Samples, Jacqueline Musgrave, Kari L. Gillespie, Stephanie K. Moore Moore, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Cody J. Schneider, Jana L. Harding, and Brandon L. Nuttelman

Comparing Wet and Dry Distillers Grains Plus Solubles for Yearling Finishing Cattle, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, C.J. Schneider Schneider, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Effects of Feeding 44 g/ton Rumensin® During Grain Adaptation on Animal Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Cody J. Schneider, Matt K. Luebbe, Karla Jenkins Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, and Galen E. Erickson

Rapidly Transitioning Cattle to a Finishing Diet with RAMP®, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken Burken, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet With or Without an Adaptation Period, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Dirk Burken Burken, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Using RAMP® for Receiving Cattle Compared to Traditional Receiving Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Dirk Burken, David R. Smith, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Abruptly Transitioning Cattle from RAMP® to a Finishing Diet on Ruminal pH and Feed Intake, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Differences in Beef Strip Loin Steaks of Steers Due to the Inactive Myostatin Mutation, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson Erickson

Nutrient Differences of Beef from Steers with Different Genotypes for Myostatin, Michelle E. Semler, Chris R. Calkins, and Galen E. Erickson Erickson

Color and Sensory Properties of Beef Steaks Treated with Antimicrobial Sprays, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Justine J. Hosch Hosch, Lasika S. Senaratne, Kim Varnold, and Chris R. Calkins

Evaluation of Rumen Metabolism and Digestibility when Treated Crop Residues are Fed in Cattle Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Jana L. Harding, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael Cecava

Varying Proportions and Amounts of Distillers Grains and Alkaline-Treated Forage as Substitutes for Corn Grain in Finishing Cattle Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Dirk Burken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Michael Cecava

Heifers with Low Antral Follicle Counts Have Low Birth Weights and Produce Progeny with Low Birth Weights, Adam F. Summers, Robert A. Cushman, Karl Moline Moline, Jeff Bergman, and Andrea S. Cupp

Effect of Development System on Heifer Performance and Primiparous Heifer Grazing Behavior, Adam F. Summers, T. L. Meyer, Jacqueline Musgrave Musgrave, Stetson P. Weber, and Rick N. Funston

Effect of Beef Heifer Development System on ADG, Reproduction, and Feed Efficiency During First Pregnancy, Adam F. Summers, T. L. Meyer, Stetson P. Weber Weber, and Rick N. Funston

Field Peas as a Binder for Dried Distillers Grains-Based Range Cubes, Alex H. Titlow, Jacob A. Hansen, Matt K. Luebbe Luebbe, and Karla Jenkins

Replacing Steam-Flaked Corn and Dry Rolled Corn With Condensed Distillers Solubles In Finishing Diets, Alex H. Titlow, Adam L. Shreck, Stephanie A. Furman Furman, Karla Jenkins, Matt K. Luebbe, and Galen E. Erickson

Applying Corn Condensed Distillers Solubles to Hay Windrows Prior to Baling: I. Procedure and Effects on Bale Temperature and Nutrient Composition, Jason M. Warner, Rick J. Rasby, and Mark Dragastin Dragastin

Applying Corn Condensed Distillers Solubles to Hay Windrows Prior to Baling: II. Effects on Growing Cattle Performance, Jason M. Warner, Cody J. Schneider, Richard J. Rasby Rasby, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Mark Dragastin

Anaerobic Digestion of Finishing Cattle Manure, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Samodha C. Fernando, and Jana L. Harding

Corn Residue Removal Effects On Subsequent Yield, Brian J. Wienhold, Gary E. Varvel, Virginia L. Jin Jin, Rob B. Mitchell, and Kenneth P. Vogel

2012

2012 Beef Cattle Report: Table of Contents

2012 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report (complete)

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Economic Analysis of Keeping a Nonpregnant Cow, Trenton Bohling, Darrell R. Mark, Richard Rasby, and David R. Smith

Effects of Antioxidants on Beef in Low and High Oxygen Packages, Spencer W. Bolte, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Chris R. Calkins Calkins, Siroj Pokharel, and Kimberley A. Varnold

Feeding Modified Distillers Grains With Solubles and Wet Corn Gluten Feed (Synergy) to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Marco G. Dib, Jhones O. Sarturi, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Ron Lindquist

Effect on Performance and Nutrient Mass Balance of Feeding Micro-Aid in Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles Diets, Annie J. Doerr, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Joshua R. Benton, and Mike J. Rincker

Byproducts with Low Quality Forage to Grazing Cattle, Annie J. Doerr, Sandra Villasanti, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Walter H. Schacht

Effect of Calving Period on Heifer Progeny, Richard N. Funston, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Tonya L. Meyer, and Dan M. Larson

Effect of Storage Method on Nutrient Composition and Dry Matter Loss of Wet Distillers Grains, Jana L. Harding, Jessica E. Cornelius, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Spoilage of Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Feed Value, Jana L. Harding, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Cody J. Schneider Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Freezing and Thawing Rates on Tenderness and Sensory Quality of Beef Subprimals, Jerilyn E. Hergenreder, Justine J. Hosch, Kimberley A. Varnold Varnold, Asia L. Haack, Lasika S. Senaratne, Siroj Pokharel, Catie Beauchamp, Brandon Lobaugh, and Chris R. Calkins

Subprimal Freezing and Thawing Rates Affect Beef at Retail, Justine J. Hosch, Jerilyn E. Hergenreder, Kim A. Varnold Varnold, Asia L. Haack, Lasika S. Senaratne, Siroj Pokharel, Chris R. Calkins, Catie Beauchamp, and Brandon Lobaugh

Impact of Sorting Prior to Feeding Zilpaterol Hydrochloride on Feedlot Steers, Erin M. Hussey, Galen E. Erickson, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Kyle J. Vander Pol