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.

2005

Vaccination for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Market Ready Feedlot Cattle, Robert E. Peterson, David R. Smith, Rodney A. Moxley, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Susan Hinkley

Effect of Corn Bran and Corn Steep Inclusion in Finishing Diets on Diet Digestibility and Fiber Disappearance, Kristi M. Sayer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Tim W. Loy

Effects of Corn Bran and Corn Steep Inclusion in Finishing Diets on Cattle Performance and Nitrogen Mass Balance, Kristi M. Sayer, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Kyle J. Vander Pol, and Casey N. Macken

Effect of Clinoptilolite Zeolite on Cattle Performance and Nitrogen Volatilization Loss, Dawn M. Sherwood, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry Klopfenstein

Pre-rigor Water Injection and Post-rigor Sodium Citrate Treatment on Beef Tenderness, Bethany M. Sitz, Pennapa Matayompong, Christian D. Perversi, and Chris R. Calkins

Effects of Supplemental Protein During Gestation and Grazing Sub-irrigated Meadow During the Postpartum Interval on Pregnancy Rates of Spring Calving Cows and Calf Growth, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Don C. Adams, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Dried Distillers Grains Supplementation Frequency on Heifer Growth, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Don C. Adams

Degradable Intake Protein In Finishing Diets Containing Dried Distillers Grains, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Physical and Chemical Properties of 39 Muscles from the Beef Chuck and Round, Drew D. Von Seggern and Chris R. Calkins

Composting of Feedlot Manure: Compost Characteristics, Crop Yields and Application Rates, Casey B. Wilson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Walker Luedtke, and Mark A. Schroeder

2004

Nebraska 2004 Beef Cattle Report (complete volume)

An Evaluation of Economic Efficiencies of Two Beef Systems from Calving to Harvest, Rosemary V. Anderson, Richard J. Rasby, Dick Clark, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Casey Macken

Carcass Traits and Palatability Attributes of Herdmates Finished as Calves or Yearling Steers, Perry S. Brewer, Chris R. Calkins, Richard J. Rasby, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Rosemary V. Anderson

Cow Muscle Profiling: A Comparison of Chemical and Physical Properties of 21 Muscles from Beef and Dairy Cow Carcasses, Mike L. Buford, Chris R. Calkins, D. Dwain Johnson, and Bucky L. Gwartney

Wet Corn Gluten Feed and Alfalfa Hay Levels in Dry-Rolled Corn Finishing Diets, Travis B. Farran, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Casey N. Macken, and Ronald U. Lindquist

Evaluation of Initial Implants for Finishing Heifers, Travis B. Farran, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Gary Sides, Chris Reinhardt, Bill Dicke, and Jim S. Drouillard

Basis Variability on the Feeder Cattle Contract Versus the Failed Stocker Contract, Dillon Feuz, Sebastian Perversi, and Wendy Umberger

Vaccination and Direct Fed Microbials as Intervention Strategies for Reduction of E. coli O157:H7 in Feedlot Steers, Jeffrey D. Folmer, Casey N. Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rodney A. Moxley, David R. Smith, Susanne Hinkley, Andrew A. Potter, and B. Brett Finley

Delayed Implanting Improves Quality Grade in Steer Calves, Richard N. Funston, Don C. Adams, Rex Davis, and James R. Teichert

Phosphorus Requirement for Finishing Heifers, Bobbi Gene Geisert, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Casey N. Macken

Crop Performance and Soil Properties of Sites Previously Used for Production of Beef Cattle Manure Compost, Daniel Ginting, Bahman Eghball, Daniel T. Walters, Charles Francis, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Casey Wilson, and Galen E. Erickson

Conjugated Linoleic Acid Metabolism and Body Fat Loss in Mice, Kim Hargrave, Brett Meyer, and Jess L. Miner

Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Cell Death in Adipose Tissue, Kim M. Hargrave, Brett J. Meyer, and Jess L. Miner

Influence of Implant Regimen on Performance and Carcass Characteristics in Feedlot Steers, Heather L. Haugen, Galen E. Erickson, Court G. Campbell, and Casey G. Macken

The Influence of Corn Kernel Traits on Feedlot Cattle Performance, Stephanie L. Jaeger, Casey N. Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Wayne A. Fithian, and David S. Jackson

Hydrogen Sulfide Concentration in Vicinity of Beef Cattle Feedlots, Richard K. Koelsch, Bryan L. Woodbury, David E. Stenberg, Daniel N. Miller, and Dennis D. Schulte

A System for Wintering Spring-Calving Bred Heifers Without Feeding Hay, Tim W. Loy, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Dillon Feuz, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Burke Teichert

Effect of Gestation and Supplementation on Intake of Low-Quality Forage, Tim W. Loy, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Andrew F. Applegarth

Effect of Distillers Grains or Corn Supplementation Frequency on Forage Intake and Digestibility, Tim W. Loy, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Dried Distillers Grains as a Grazed Forage Supplement, James C. MacDonald and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Corn Bran and Degradable Protein Source on Finishing Heifer Performance and Estimates of Microbial Protein Supply in High Moisture Corn Finishing Diets, R. Allen MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Casey N. Macken, and Kimberly M. Whittet

Prediction of Net Energy Adjuster for Feedlot Cattle When Using the 1996 Beef Cattle NRC Model, Casey N. Macken, Rob J. Cooper, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Galen E. Erickson

Effects of Corn Bran and Degradable Protein Source on Microbial Protein Estimated From Spot Urine Samples in Heifers, R. Allen McDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Tim W. Loy, and Kimberly M. Whittet

Consumer Acceptance and Value of Beef from Various Countries of Origin, Bethany M. Sitz, Chris R. Calkins, Wendy J. Umberger, and Dillon M. Feuz

Consumer Acceptance and Value of Wet Aged and Dry Aged Beef Steaks, Bethany M. Sitz, Chris R. Calkins, Wendy J. Umberger, and Dillon M. Feuz

Consumer Preference and Value of Beef with Country-Of-Origin Labeling, Bethany M. Sitz, Chris R. Calkins, Wendy J. Umberger, and Dillon M. Feuz

Urea Inclusion in Forage Based Diets Containing Dried Distillers Grains, Leslie Aaron Stalker, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Wet and Dry Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Supplemental Fat Level on Performance of Yearling Finishing Cattle, Kyle J. Vander Pol, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Casey N. Macken

Feed Values for Annual Forages in Western Nebraska, Burton A. Weichenthal, David D. Baltensperger, and Kenneth P. Vogel

Effect of Age, Pregnancy, and Diet on Urinary Creatinine Excretion in Heifers and Cows, Kimberly M. Whittet, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Tim W. Loy, and R. Allen McDonald

A Review of Corn Stalk Grazing on Animal Performance and Crop Yield, Casey B. Wilson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Richard J. Rasby, Don C. Adams, and Ivan G. Rush

Impact of Cleaning Frequency on Nitrogen Balance in Open Feedlot Pens, Casey B. Wilson, Galen E. Erickson, Casey N. Macken, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Sodium Chloride Levels for Finishing Feedlot Heifers, Casey B. Wilson, Galen E. Erickson, Casey N. Macken, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

2003

2003 Beef Cattle Report

Effect of Organic Matter Addition to the Pen Surface on Feedlot Nitrogen Balance, Julie Adams, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Casey Macken, and Casey Wilson

Evaluation of Cow and Calf Performance and Profit Potential in Beef Systems, Rosemary Anderson, Richard J. Rasby, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Casey Macken

Ingredient Opportunities for Case-Ready Beef, Mike Baczwaski and Roger W. Mandigo

The Effects of Tumbler Volume on Roasted Beef Quality, Mike Baczwaski, Roger W. Mandigo, and Jesus Velazco

Carcass and Palatability Characteristics of Calf-fed and Yearling Finished Steers, Perry Brewer, Rosemary Anderson, Chris R. Calkins, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Richard J. Rasby

Quality Traits of Grain- and Grass-Fed Beef: A Review, Perry Brewer and Chris R. Calkins

Cow Muscle Profiling: Processing Traits of 21 Muscles from Beef and Dairy Cow Carcasses, Mike Buford, Chris R. Calkins, Dwaine Johnson, and Bucky Gwartney

Adjustments for Wind Speed and Solar Radiation to the Temperature-Humidity Index, Shane Davis and Terry L. Mader

Carbon Sequestration Following Beef Cattle Feedlot Manure, Compost, and Fertilizer Applications, Bahman Eghball and Daniel Ginting

Evaluation of Buffering Agents in Feedlot Diets for Cattle, Travis Farran, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Intervention Strategies for Reduction of E. coli O157:H7 in Feedlot Steers, Jeffrey Folmer, Casey Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mindy Brashears, Rodney A. Moxley, David R. Smith, and Suzanne Hinkley

Impact of Manure Application on Phosphorus in Surface Runoff and Soil Erosion, Christina Gossin, Gregory J. Teichmeier, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Daniel T. Walters

Estimating Rumen Undegradable Protein in, Heather Haugen, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Mark Ullerich, Casey Macken, Kimberly Whittet, and Tim Loy

Summer vs. Winter Growth Promotant Strategies for Intact Yearling Heifers, Wanda Kreikemeier and Terry L. Mader

Feeding Kelp Meal in Feedlot Diets, Wanda Kreikemeier, Terry L. Mader, Shane Davis, and Dan Colling

Estimation of Rumen Undegradable Protein in Forages by Using Neutral Detergent Insoluble Nitrogen at a Single In Situ Incubation Time Point, Mariela Lamothe and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Microbial Protein Production in Gestating Cows Supplemented with Different Sources of Rumen Degradable Protein Grazing Dormant Range, Mariela Lamothe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Galen E. Erickson

Microbial Protein Synthesis and Efficiency in Nursing Calves, Mariela Lamothe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Galen E. Erickson

Comparison of Two Heifer Development Systems on a Commercial Nebraska Ranch, Tim Loy, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Dillon Feuz, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Burke Teichert

Value of Dry Distillers Grains in High-Forage Diets and Effect of Supplementation Frequency, Tim Loy, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Casey Macken

Relationships of Chute-Side Measurements to Carcass Measurements, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Casey Macken, and Jeffrey Folmer

Sorting Strategies for Yearlings, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, Casey Macken, Jeffrey Folmer, and Mark Blackford

Amino Acid Supplementation to Growing Heifers Fed Soypass®, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Casey Macken

Corn Steep and Bran:Germ Meal Ratio in Steam-flaked Corn Based Finishing Diets, Casey Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rob Cooper, and Rick Stock

Wet Corn Gluten Feed Levels for Steam-flaked Corn Based Finishing Diets, Casey Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rob Cooper, and Rick Stock

Effects of Corn Processing Method and Crude Protein Level with the Inclusion of Wet Corn Gluten Feed on Finishing Steer Performance, Casey Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rick Stock, and Stephanie Jaeger

Body Temperature Changes Associated with Moving Feedlot Cattle, Terry L. Mader

Feeding Transgenic (Bt Corn Rootworm Protected and Roundup-Ready®) Corn to Feedlot Cattle, Kyle Vander Pol, Jon Simon, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Edward Stanisiewski, and Gary Hartnell

Influence of Rinsing Technique and Sample Size on In situ Protein Degradation, Kimberly Whittet, Kelly Creighton, Kyle Vander Pol, Galen E. Erickson, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Effects of Grazing Corn Stalks in the Spring on Subsequent Crop Yields, Casey Wilson, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Walter Luedtke

Utilization of Genetically Enhanced Corn Residue on Grazing Steer Performance, Casey Wilson, Casey Macken, Casey Macken, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and Edward Stanisiewski

2002

2002 Beef Cattle Report

The Effects of Marination and Cook Cycles on High and Low pH Beef Muscles, Ryan Baumert and Roger W. Mandigo

Crude Protein and Wet Corn Gluten Feed Levels for Steam Flaked Corn Finishing Diets, Hushton Block, Casey Macken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Rob Cooper, and Rick Stock

Weaning Date for Spring Calving Cows Grazing Sandhills Range, Lane Ciminski, Don C. Adams, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Dick Clark, Andy Applegarth, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Russ Sandberg

Effect of Altered Feeding and Sprinkling on Performance and Body Temperature of Steers Finished in the Summer, Shane Davis and Terry L. Mader

Effect of Sprinkling on Heat Stressed Heifers, Shane Davis, Terry L. Mader, and John Gaughan

Use of Sexed (Female) Sperm is Successful in Yearling Heifers, Gene H. Deutscher, Rex Davis, George Seidel, Zell Brink, and John Schenk

Replacement Heifer Development for Spring and Summer Calving Herds, Gene H. Deutscher, Brent Plugge, Andy Applegarth, and Rex Davis

Estrous Synchronization Programs for Lactating Cows, Gene H. Deutscher, Brent Plugge, and Rex Davis

Liming Effects of Beef Cattle Feedlot Manure and Composted Manure, Bahman Eghball

Phosphorus Requirement of Finishing Feedlot Calves, Galen E. Erickson, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, Dennis R. Brink, Michael Orth, and Kim Whittet

A Simulated Economic Analysis of Altering Days on Feed and Marketing Cattle on Specific Value-Based Pricing Grids, Dillon Feuz

Evaluation of Calcium Propionate as a Nutrient to Prevent Dark Cutting Beef, Juan Garza, Dana Hanson, Kevin Kirchofer, Chris R. Calkins, and Johnny Horton

Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid on Insulin Sensitivity, Kim Hargrave and Jess L. Miner

Influence on Body Fat of Linoleic Acid Isomers, Kim Hargrave, Kristin Nollette, Merlyn K. Nielsen, and Jess L. Miner

Subsequent Summer Forage Intake Following Winter Gain Restriction, D. J. Jordon, Dale Downs, Galen E. Erickson, Don C. Adams, and Terry J. Klopfenstein

Economic Analysis of Calf Versus Yearling Finishing, D. J. Jordon, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Todd Milton, Rob Cooper, Tony Scott, Galen E. Erickson, and Richard T. Clark

Factors Influencing Color Development in Beef, Kevin Kirchofer, Chris R. Calkins, Dennis E. Burson, and Kent M. Eskridge

Using Lean Color and Marbling Score to Sort Beef Carcasses into Tenderness Groups, Kevin Kirchofer, Chris R. Calkins, and Dana Hanson

Corn Bran Level in Finishing Diets and N Losses from Open-Dirt Pens, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Todd Milton

Urinary Allantoin as an Estimate of Microbial Protein Synthesis, Mariela Lamothe, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Don C. Adams, Jacqueline A. Musgrave, and Galen E. Erickson

Effect of Sawdust or Acid Application to Pen Surfaces on Nitrogen Losses from Open-Dirt Feedlots, John Lory, Julie Adams, Bahman Eghball, Terry J. Klopfenstein, and J. F. Powers

Sorting Strategies in an Extensive Forage Utilization Beef Production System, James C. MacDonald, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Casey Macken, Jeffrey Folmer, Mark Blackford, and D. J. Jordon

Type of Corn Bran and Corn Processing Method in Beef Finishing Diets, Casey Macken, Terry J. Klopfenstein, Galen E. Erickson, and Rick Stock

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