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.

2013

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

Effects of Barley Diets with Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Feedlot Performance and N and P Balance, Erin M. Hussey, Galen E. Erickson, Robert E. Peterson Peterson, and Luis O. Burciaga-Robles

Wheat Straw, Distillers Grains, and Beet Pulp for Late Gestation Beef Cows, Karla H. Jenkins, Matt K. Luebbe, and Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein

Oocyte mRNA and Follicle Androgen Levels Associated with Fertility, Ningxia Lu, Jacqueline Smith, Vanessa Brauer Brauer, Adam Summers, William E. Pohlmeier, Kevin A. Beavers, Renee M. McFee, Kevin Sargent, Jill Kerl, Robert A. Cushman, Andrea S. Cupp, and Jennifer R. Wood

Distillers Grains With Solubles and Ground Ear Corn in Feedlot Diets, Terry L. Mader

Potassium for Feedlot Cattle Exposed to Heat Stress, Terry L. Mader and Leslie J. Johnson

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (VEGFA) in Ovulatory Follicles, Renee M. McFee, Robin A. Artac, William E. Pohlmeier Pohlmeier, Jill G. Kerl, Vanessa M. Brauer, Robert A. Cushman, and Andrea S. Cupp

Nutritive Value and Amount of Corn Plant Parts, Adam L. McGee, Mackenzie Johnson, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, Jana L. Harding, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Evaluating Conventional and Sexed Semen in a Commercial Beef Heifer Program, Tonya L. Meyer, Richard N. Funston, Kelly Ranch Ranch, James M. McGrann, Sexing Technologies, and ABS Global

Comparison of Feeding Dry Distillers Grains in a Bunk or on the Ground to Cattle Grazing Subirrigated Meadow, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and Jerry D. Volesky

Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Dietary Sulfur on Feedlot Health, Cody A. Nichols, Virgil R. Bremer, Andrea K. Watson Watson, Crystal D. Buckner, Jana L. Harding, David R. Smith, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Wet Distillers Grains and Ratios of Steam-Flaked and Dry-Rolled Corn, Cody A. Nichols, Karla H. Jenkins, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, Matt K. Luebbe, Stephanie A. Furman, Brandon L. Sorensen, Kathryn J. Hanford, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effect of Corn Processing on Feedlot Steers Fed Sugarbeet Pulp, Cody A. Nichols, Matt K. Luebbe, Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins, Galen E. Erickson, Stephanie A. Furman, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Feeding Field Peas in Finishing Diets Containing Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles, Anna C. Pesta, Stephanie A. Furman, Matt K. Luebbe Luebbe, Galen E. Erickson, and Karla H. Jenkins

Feeding Condensed Distillers Solubles in Finishing Diets Containing WDGS or Synergy, Anna C. Pesta, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Increasing Levels of Condensed Distillers Solubles and Finishing Performance, Anna C. Pesta, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Metabolism of Finishing Diets Containing Condensed Distillers Solubles and WDGS, Anna C. Pesta, Adam L. Shreck, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Association of Myostatin on Performance and Carcass Traits in Crossbred Cattle, Stephanie K. Pruitt, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Brandon Nuttelman Nuttelman, William A. Griffin, Joshua R. Benton, Galen E. Erickson, and Matthew L. Spangler

Strategies of Supplementing Dried Distillers Grains to Yearling Steers on Smooth Bromegrass Pastures, Stephanie K. Pruitt, Kelsey M. Rolfe, Brandon Nuttelman Nuttelman, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, William A. Griffin, and Walter H. Schacht

Grazing Supplementation and Subsequent Feedlot Sorting of Yearling Cattle, Kelsey M. Rolfe, William A. Griffin, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Darrell R. Mark, Galen E. Erickson, and Dennis E. Bauer

Influence of Weaning Date and Prepartum Nutrition on Cow-Calf Productivity, Kelsey M. Rolfe, L. Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and Richard N. Funston

Ruminal Degradable Sulfur and Hydrogen Sulfide in Cattle Finishing Diets, Jhones O. Sarturi, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, Crystal C. D. Buckner, and Matt K. Luebbe

Using Beet Pulp to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Matt K. Luebbe, Karla H. Jenkins Jenkins, Stephanie A. Furman, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Use of Complete-feed Diets RAMP™ and Test Starter for Receiving Cattle, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon J. Nuttelman, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, William A. Griffin, David R. Smith, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Complete-feed diet RAMP™ in Grain Adaptation Programs, Cody J. Schneider, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Kelsey M. Rolfe Rolfe, William A. Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of RAMP™ on Feed Intake and Ruminal pH During Adaptation to Finishing Diets, Cody J. Schneider, Adam L. Shreck, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Dietary Antioxidants and Beef Tenderness During Retail Display in High O2, Lasika S. Senaratne-Lenagala, Chris R. Calkins, Siroj Pokharel Pokharel, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Martin A. Andersen, and Stephanie A. Furman

Chemical Treatment of Low-quality Forages to Replace Corn in Cattle Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Michael J. Cecava

Reducing Particle Size Enhances Chemical Treatment in Finishing Diets, Adam L. Shreck, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Michael J. Cecava

Beef Heifer Development and Profitability, Matthew C. Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Richard N. Funston Funston

Heifer Development: Think Profit, Not Just Cost or Revenues, Matthew C. Stockton, Roger K. Wilson, and Richard N. Funston Funston

Nutritional Regime and Antral Follicle Count Impact Reproductive Characteristics in Heifers, Adam F. Summers, Robert A. Cushman, Stetson P. Weber Weber, Karl V. Moline, Jeffrey W. Bergman, Matthew L. Spangler, and Andrea S. Cupp

Late Gestation Supplementation Impacts Primiparous Beef Heifers and Progeny, Adam F. Summers, Stetson P. Weber, Tonya L. Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

Forage Availability and Quality of No-till Forage Crops for Grazing Cattle, Alex H. Titlow, Karla H. Jenkins, Matt K. Luebbe Luebbe, and Drew J. Lyon

Effect of Corn Stalk Grazing and Baling on Cattle Performance and Irrigation Needs, Simon van Donk, Adam L. McGee, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, and L. Aaron Stalker

Condensed Distillers Solubles and Beef Shelf Life, Kimberley A. Varnold, Chris R. Calkins, Asia L. Haack Haack, Jerilyn E. Hergenreder, Siroj Pokharel, Lasika S. Senaratne, Anna C. Pesta, and Galen E. Erickson

Supplementing Gestating Beef Cows Grazing Cornstalk Residue, Jason M. Warner, Jeremy L. Martin, Zachary C. Hall Hall, Luke M. Kovarik, Kathryn J. Hanford, Richard J. Rasby, and Mark Dragastin

Feedlot Manure Utilization as Influenced by Application Scheme and Diet, Andrea K. Watson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Richard K. Koelsch, Raymond E. Massey, and Joseph H. Harrison

Research Results are Dependent on Accurate Cattle Weights, Andrea K. Watson, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Terry J. Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Cody J. Schneider

Effects of Forage Type, Storage Method, and Moisture Level in Crop Residues Mixed with Modified Distillers Grains, Barry M. Webber, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Kelsey R. Rolfe Rolfe, Cody J. Schneider, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and William A. Griffin

Effect of Post-Weaning Heifer Development System on Average Daily Gain, Reproduction, and Adaptation to Corn Residue During First Pregnancy, Stetson P. Weber, Adam F. Summers, Tonya L. Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

Impact of Post-Weaning Beef Heifer Development System on Average Daily Gain, Reproduction, and Feed Efficiency, Stetson P. Weber, Adam F. Summers, Tonya L. Meyer Meyer, and Richard N. Funston

The Simmental Breed: Population Structure and Generation Interval Trends, Lynsey K. Whitacre and Matthew L. Spangler

Factors Influencing Profitability of Calf-Fed Steers Harvested at Optimum Endpoint, Mallorie F. Wilken, Adam L. Shreck, and Larry L. Berger Berger

2011

2011 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report [complete]

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Use of Dry-rolled Corn, Dry or Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles as an Energy Source in High Forage Diets for Growing Cattle, Nerissa A. Ahern, Brandon L. Nuttelman, Crystal D. Buckner Buckner, Terry Klopfenstein, and Galen Erickson

Review: Lipid Addition to Corn Finishing Diets, Virgil R. Bremer, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein Klopfenstein

Meta-Analysis of Feeding Calf-Feds or Yearlings Wet Distillers Grains with Different Corn Processing Types, Virgil R. Bremer, Kathryn J. Hanford, Galen Erickson Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Impact of Distillers Grains Moisture and Inclusion Level on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Corn-Ethanol-Livestock Life Cycle, Virgil R. Bremer, Adam Liska, Galen E. Erickson Erickson, Kenneth Cassman, Kathryn J. Hanford, and Terry Klopfenstein

Economics for Feeding Distillers Grains to Finishing Cattle, Crystal D. Buckner, Terry Klopfenstein, Galen Erickson Erickson, Virgil R. Bremer, and Darrell Mark

Granulosa Cell Gene Expression is Altered in Follicles from Cows with Differing Reproductive Longevity, Andrea Cupp, Jennifer R. Wood, Renee McFee Fee, Racheal G. Slattery, Kevin A. Beavers, William E. Pohlmeier, Kevin M. Sargent, Ningxia Lu, Jacqueline Smith, Jill G. Kerl, Vanessa M. Brauer, Adam F. Summers, Stetson P. Weber, and Robert A. Cushman

Feeding Strategies of Optaflexx on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Feedlot Steers, Marco G. Dib, William A. Griffin, Joshua R. Benton Benton, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, Justin J. Sindt, and W. Travis Choat

Effects Of Feeding A Combination Of Modified Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Wet Corn Gluten Feed to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets, Marco G. Dib, Kelsey Rolfe, Jhones O. Sarturi Sarturi, Galen Erickson, Terry Klopfenstein, and Ron Lindquist

Relationship Between Morbidity and Performance in Feedlot Cattle, Galen Erickson, Virgil R. Bremer, Terry Klopfenstein Klopfenstein, David R. Smith, Kathryn J. Hanford, Robert E. Peterson, Luis O. Burciaga-Robles, Dan B. Faulkner, and Clint R. Krehbiel

Winter Grazing System and Supplementation of Beef Cows During Late Gestation Influence Heifer Progeny, Richard N. Funston, Jeremy L. Martin, Adam F. Summers, Don Adams, Jacqueline Musgrave, T. L. Meyer, and Daniel M. Larson

Effect of Stocking Rate on Animal Performance and Diet Quality While Grazing Cornstalks, Jennifer A. Gigax, Crystal D. Buckner, L. Aaron Stalker Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, and Simon J. van Donk

Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Steers Fed Low-Fat and Normal-Fat Wet Distillers Grains, Jennifer A. Gigax, Brandon L. Nuttelman, William A. Griffin Griffin, Galen Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Low-fat Wet Distillers Grains and Beef Quality, Asia L. Haack, Amilton S. de Mello Jr., Siroj Pokharel Pokharel, Lasika Senaratne, Jerilyn Hergenreder, Kim Varnold, Chris Calkins, Galen Erickson, Timothy Carr, and D. Dwain Johnson

Mud Effects on Feedlot Cattle, Terry L. Mader

Effects of a Dietary Antioxidant on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Feedlot Cattle With or Without WDGS, Justin P. Moore, Stephanie A. Furman, Galen Erickson Erickson, Karla H. Jenkins, Judson Vasconcelos, Martin A. Andersen, and Casey N. Macken

Effects of Glycerin in Steam Flaked Corn Feedlot Diets, Justin P. Moore, Stephanie A. Furman, Galen Erickson Erickson, Judson Vasconcelos, William A. Griffin, and Todd Milton

Effect of Corn Hybrid on Amount of Residue Available for Grazing, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, Jennifer A. Gigax, L. Aaron Stalker Stalker, Terry Klopfenstein, Matt Stockton, and Karla H. Jenkins