2012 Beef Cattle Report

Published 2011
Cover Display for MP95

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2011 Beef Cattle Report features articles on research results and program updates in four areas: cow/calf production, growing, finishing, beef products and analytical methods.


Supplementing Gestating Beef Cows Grazing Cornstalk Residues
Effect of Corn Stalk Grazing and Baling on Cattle Performance and Irrigation Needs
Nutritive Value and Amount of Corn Plant Parts1
Wheat Straw, Distillers Grains, and Beet Pulp for Late Gestation Beef Cows
Influence of Weaning Date and Pre-partum Nutrition on Cow-Calf Productivity
Effect of Calving Period on Heifer Progeny
Evaluating Conventional and Sexed Semen in a Commercial Beef Heifer Program
Late Gestation Supplementation Impacts Primiparous Beef Heifers and Progeny
Nutritional Regime and Antral Follicle Count Impact Reproductive Characteristics in Heifers
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A(VEGFA) in Ovulatory Follicles
Oocyte mRNA and Follicle Androgen Levels Associate with Fertility
The Simmental Breed: Population Structure and Generation Interval Trends
Association of Myostatin on Performance and Carcass Traits in Crossbred Cattle
Economic Analysis of Keeping a Nonpregnant Cow5
Effect of Post-Weaning Heifer Development System on Average Daily Gain, Reproduction, and Adaptation to Corn Residue During First Pregnancy
Impact of Post-Weaning Beef Heifer Development System on Average Daily Gain, Reproduction, and Feed Efficiency
Heifer Development: Think Profit, Not Just Cost or Revenues
Beef Heifer Development and Profitability


Research Results are Dependent on Accurate Cattle Weights
Forage Availability and Quality of No-till Forage Crops for Grazing Cattle
Strategies of Supplementing Dried Distillers Grains to Yearling Steers on Smooth Bromegrass Pastures
Comparison of Feeding Dry Distillers Grains in a Bunk or on the Ground to Cattle Grazing Subirrigated Meadow
Byproducts with Low Quality Forage to Grazing Cattle
Effects of Forage Type, Storage Method, and Moisture Level in Crop Residues Mixed with Modified Distillers Grains
Effect of Storage Method on Nutrient Composition and Dry Matter Loss of Wet Distillers Grains
Spoilage of Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles and Feed Value


Increasing Levels of Condensed Distillers Solubles and Finishing Performance
Feeding Condensed Distillers Solubles in Finishing Diets Containing WDGS or Synergy
Metabolism of Finishing Diets Containing Condensed Distillers Solubles and WDGS
Wet Distillers Grains and Ratios of Steam-Flaked and Dry-Rolled Corn
Effect of Corn Processing on Feedlot Steers Fed Sugarbeet Pulp
Distillers Grains with Solubles and Ground Ear Corn in Feedlot Diets
Feeding Field Peas in Finishing Diets Containing Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles
Ruminal Degradable Sulfur and Hydrogen Sulfide in Cattle Finishing Diets
Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Dietary Sulfur on Feedlot Health
Complete-feed Diet RAMPTM in Grain Adaptation Programs
Use of Complete-feed Diets RAMPTM and Test Starter for Receiving Cattle
Effects of RAMP on Feed Intake and Ruminal pH During Adaptation to Finishing Diets
Potassium for Feedlot Cattle Exposed to Heat Stress
Feeding Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles and Wet Corn Gluten Feed (Synergy) to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets
Using Beet Pulp to Adapt Cattle to Finishing Diets
Effect on Performance and Nutrient Mass Balance of Feeding Micro-Aid in Wet Distillers Grains Plus Solubles Diets
Effects of Barley Diets with Distillers Grains Plus Solubles on Feedlot Performance and N and P Balance
Feedlot Manure Utilization as Influenced by Application Scheme and Diet
Chemical Treatment of Low-quality Forages to Replace Corn in Cattle Finishing Diets
Reducing Particle Size Enhances Chemical Treatment in Finishing Diets
Factors Influencing Profitability of Calf-Fed Steers Harvested at Optimum Endpoint
Grazing Supplementation and Subsequent Feedlot Sorting of Yearling Cattle
Impact of Sorting Prior to Feeding Zilpaterol Hydrochloride on Feedlot Steers

Beef Products

Condensed Distillers Solubles and Beef Shelf Life
Effects of Antioxidants on Beef in Low and High Oxygen Packages
Dietary Antioxidants and Beef Tenderness During Retail Display in High O2
Effects of Freezing and Thawing Rates on Tenderness and Sensory Quality of Beef Subprimals
Subprimal Freezing and Thawing Rates Affect Beef at Retail

Statistics Used in the Nebraska Beef Report and Their Purpose

Publication Details


Dennis R. Brink


Animal Agriculture


Publication Date October 19, 2011
Last Revision Date October 19, 2011
Language English

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