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.

2015

Stocking Rate Effects on Forage Nutrient Composition in Early Summer Pastures, Jared V. Judy, Jacki A. Musgrave, L. Aaron Stalker Stalker, K. H. Jenkins, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Diet on the Rumen Microbial Community Composition of Growing Cattle and the Role It Plays in Methane Emissions, Allison L. Knoell, Christopher L. Anderson, Anna C. Pesta Pesta, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Samodha C. Fernando

The Effects of Source and Amount of Nitrite on Quality Characteristics of All-Beef Frankfurters, Eric Miller, Chad G. Bower, Amy L. Redfield Redfield, and Gary A. Sullivan

Effects of Ingestion and Collection Bag Type on Nutrient Composition of Forage Samples from Esophageally Fistulated Cattle, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Jared Judy, Aaron Stalker Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, and Karla Jenkins

Impact of Heifer Development System on Subsequent Gain and Reproduction, Hazy R. Nielson, John D. Harms, Adam F. Summers Summers, Rebecca A. Vraspir, and Rick N. Funston

A Comparison of Two Implant Protocols: Synovex-Choice/Synovex-Plus vs. Synovex-S/Revalor-S on Steer Feedlot Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Hazy R. Nielson, Adam F. Summers, and Rick N. Funston Funston

Effects of Dietary Fat Source and Monensin on Methane Emissions, VFA Profile, and Performance of Finishing Steers, Anna C. Pesta, Andrea K. Watson, Robert G. Bondurant Bondurant, Samodha C. Fernando, and Galen E. Erickson

Digestibility of Calcium Oxide Treated Corn Residue with De-Oiled Distillers Grains, Sarah J. Peterson, Meredith L. Bremer, Adam L. Shreck Shreck, James C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Corn Plant Maturity on Yield and Nutrient Quality of Corn Plants, Cassandra A. Row, Adam L. Shreck, Robert G. Bondurant Bondurant, Curtis J. Bittner, Jana L. Harding, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Estimation of British- and Continental-Specific Heterosis Effects for Birth, Weaning, and Yearling Weight in Cattle, Lauren N. Schiermiester, R. Mark Thallman, Larry A. Kuehn Kuehn, and Matthew L. Spangler

Effect of Harvest Method on In Vitro Digestibility of Corn Residues, Janessa J. Updike, Jana L. Harding, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and James C. MacDonald

Evaluation of the Impact of an Alternative Corn Residue Harvest Method on Performance and Methane Emissions from Growing Cattle, Janessa J. Updike, Anna C. Pesta, Robert G. Bondurant Bondurant, James C. MacDonald, Samodha Fernando, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Post-Weaning Management and Age at Weaning on Calf Growing and Finishing Performance, Jason M. Warner, Curtis J. Bittner, Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins, Rick J. Rasby, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Calf Age at Weaning on Cow and Calf Performance and Feed Utilization in an Intensive Production System, Jason M. Warner, Curtis J. Bittner, Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins, Rick J. Rasby, Matt K. Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Supplementing Cow-Calf Pairs Grazing Smooth Bromegrass, Jason M. Warner, Annie J. Doerr, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, Rick J. Rasby, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

An Economic Analysis of Conventional and Alternative Cow-Calf Production Systems, Jason M. Warner, Andrea K. Watson, K. H. Jenkins Jenkins, Rick J. Rasby, Kate Brooks, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Mineral Composition of Beef Cattle Carcasses, Andrea K. Watson, Jana L. Harding, Matt P. McCurdy Curdy, Matt J. Hersom, Kristin E. Hales, Clint R. Krehbiel, and Galen E. Erickson

Mineral Composition of Serial Slaughter Holstein Carcasses, Andrea K. Watson, Trent J. McEvers, Lee-Anne J. Walter Walter, Nathan D. May, Jacob A. Reed, N. Andy Cole, Ty E. Lawrence, James C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Anaerobic Digestion of Feedlot Manure, Andrea K. Watson, Adam L. Shreck, Amy M. Schmidt Schmidt, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

2014

2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report

2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report -- Frontmatter & Contents

Differences in Fecal Bacterial Community Composition Between Beef Steers which are High-Shedders and Low-Shedders of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Nirosh D. Aluthge, Yoshitha A. Wanniarachchi, Brandon L. Nuttelman Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Samodha C. Fernando

Effects of Dietary Change on Viral-Bacterial Interactions in the Rumen of Cattle, Christopher L. Anderson, Melissa L. Jolly, Adam L. Shreck Shreck, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Samodha C. Fernando

Effects of Feeding Next Enhance® in Finishing Diets on Performance and Carcass Characteristics, Curtis J. Bittner, Galen E. Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins, Matt K. Luebbe, and Troy J. Wistuba

Energy Value of De-Oiled Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles in a Forage-Based Diet, Meredith L. Bremer, Andrea K. Watson, Dirk B. Burken Burken, James C. MacDonald, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Feeding Different Types of Byproducts and Concentrations Throughout a Beef Growing System on Ground Beef Color and Lipid Oxidation, Joe O. Buntyn, Brandy D. Cleveland, Amy L. Redfield Redfield, James C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Tommi F. Jones, Ty B. Schmidt, and Gary A. Sullivan

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

Effect of Feeding Distillers Grains and Supplementing with Dietary Antioxidants on Ground Beef Color During Retail Display, Brandy D. Cleveland, Chad G. Bower, Amy L. Redfield Redfield, and Gary A. Sullivan

Effect of Natural Antioxidant Concentration on Lipid Oxidation of Ready-to-Eat Ground Beef Links from Cattle Fed Distillers Grains in Different Phases of Production, Brandy D. Cleveland, Joe O. Buntyn, Amy L. Redfield Redfield, James C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Tommi F. Jones, Ty B. Schmidt, and Gary A. Sullivan

Lipid Oxidation in Cooked Ground Beef Links from Cattle Fed Distillers Grains in Different Phases of Production, Brandy D. Cleveland, Joe O. Buntyn, Amy L. Redfield Redfield, James C. MacDonald, Galen E. Erickson, Tommi F. Jones, Ty B. Schmidt, and Gary A. Sullivan

Impact of Feeding Alkaline-Treated Corn Stover at Elevated Amounts in Commercial Feedlot Cattle, Rob Cooper, Bill Dicke, D. J. Jordon Jordon, Tony Scott, Casey Macken, and Galen E. Erickson

Shelf Life of Cooked Ground Beef Patties From Cattle Fed Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles, Nathan T. Dierks, Tommi F. Jones, Kimberly A. Varnold Varnold, Derek J. Schroeder, Amy L. Redfield, and Gary A. Sullivan

Effect of Feeding De-oiled Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Beef Fatty Acid Profiles, Katherine I. Domenech, Kim A. Varnold, Michelle E. Semler Semler, Michael D. Chao, Tommi F. Jones, Galen E. Erickson, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Feeding De-oiled Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Beef Oxidation and Tenderness, Katherine I. Domenech, Kim A. Varnold, Michelle E. Semler, Michael D. Chao, Tommi F. Jones, Galen E. Erickson, and Chris R. Calkins

Effect of Winter Supplementation Level on Yearling System Profit Across Economic Scenarios, Kari L. Gillespie, Terry J. Klopfenstein, James C. MacDonald Donald, Brandon L. Nuttelman, and Cody J. Schneider

Economics of Distillers Grains Supplementation in a Forage System with Spayed Heifers, Kari L. Gillespie, Terry J. Klopfenstein, James C. MacDonald Donald, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Galen Erickson, and J. D. Volesky

Distillers Grains Supplementation in a Forage System with Spayed Heifers, Kari L. Gillespie, Terry J. Klopfenstein, James C. MacDonald Donald, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Cody J. Schneider, Jerry D. Volesky, and Galen Erickson

Replacement of Grazed Forage and Animal Performance when Distillers Grains are Fed in a Bunk or on the Ground on Summer Range, Kari L. Gillespie, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Jerry D. Volesky, and Jacki A. Musgrave

Using Enspira™ to Improve Fiber Digestion, Jana L. Harding, Galen E. Erickson, and James C. MacDonald Donald

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, 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