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2008 Beef Cattle Report, Dennis R. Brink Jan 2008

2008 Beef Cattle Report, Dennis R. Brink

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

2008 compilation of articles on University of Nebraska–Lincoln beef cattle research in four areas: cow/calf, growing, beef feedlot, beef products and analytical methods.


2007 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report Summaries, Dennis R. Brink Jan 2007

2007 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report Summaries, Dennis R. Brink

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide briefly summarizes recent beef research reported on in the 2007 Beef Cattle Report.


2006 Beef Cattle Report, Dennis R. Brink Jan 2006

2006 Beef Cattle Report, Dennis R. Brink

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication was prepared by the Animal Science staff, research technicians, unit managers, and crew involved in research programs at various locations across Nebraska. It deals with the results that were done in cow/calf, growing, beef feedlot (finishing) and beef products research.


G05-425 2005 Beef Report Summaries, James A. Gosey Jan 2005

G05-425 2005 Beef Report Summaries, James A. Gosey

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Reports on recent beef research are briefly summarized.


G05-1573 Meat And Fabrication-Room Temperatures For Food Safety, Alejandro Amezquita, L. Wang, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Dennis E. Burson, Curtis Weller Jan 2005

G05-1573 Meat And Fabrication-Room Temperatures For Food Safety, Alejandro Amezquita, L. Wang, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Dennis E. Burson, Curtis Weller

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Within the last 20 years, several meat-borne pathogenic microorganisms have emerged in the United States, causing numerous outbreaks of disease and death, as well as drastic economical losses.

Guidelines in this NebGuide are suggested for controlling temperature of meat and meat products in fabrication rooms so as to prevent detrimental growth of meat-borne pathogens.


Ec05-185 Grazing Winter Wheat In Nebraska, Tom Holman, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ivan G. Rush, Ray Weed Jan 2005

Ec05-185 Grazing Winter Wheat In Nebraska, Tom Holman, Drew J. Lyon, David D. Baltensperger, Ivan G. Rush, Ray Weed

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grazing cattle on winter wheat, often prior to grain harvest, is common throughout the southern Great Plains. Grazing generates about $50 million in income for Texas wheat producers and reduces the risk of growing wheat by providing a substantial income source other than grain. Benefits can be realized by grazing prior to the primary environmental risk period for drought, heat stress, and hail, all of which frequently reduce grain yield while having limited impact on forage production. Cattle also are grazed on winter wheat fields in western Nebraska and the surrounding region. Typically in Nebraska, fall forage would be used ...


Beef Quality And Yield Grading, Dale Zobell, Lyle Holmgren, Dick Whittier Jan 2005

Beef Quality And Yield Grading, Dale Zobell, Lyle Holmgren, Dick Whittier

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No abstract provided.


Applying Principles Of Crossbreeding, Dale Zobell, C. Kim Chapman May 2004

Applying Principles Of Crossbreeding, Dale Zobell, C. Kim Chapman

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Crossbreeding can be a powerful tool to improve the productivity and profitability of a beef cattle operation when it is used correctly. This fact sheet explains considerations that need to be made for successful production and profitability.


Trich Regulations Update, Clell Bagley Apr 2004

Trich Regulations Update, Clell Bagley

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Fact sheet highlighting an update on trich regulations for bulls.


Nf04-605 Smoking Meat And Poultry, Julie A. Albrecht Jan 2004

Nf04-605 Smoking Meat And Poultry, Julie A. Albrecht

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Where there's smoke, there's well-flavored meat and poultry. Using a smoker is one method of imparting natural smoke flavor to large cuts of meat, whole poultry and turkey breasts. This slow cooking technique keeps them tender, too.

Smoking is slowly cooking food indirectly in the presence of a fire. This can be done by using a "smoker," which is an outdoor cooker especially designed for this purpose. Use these simple guidelines for smoking food safely.


Comparative Productivity Of Five Cool-Season Pasture Grasses Under Intermittent Flood Irrigation Grazed By Beef Cow-Calf Pairs Using Management Intensive Grazing Practices, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier Jan 2004

Comparative Productivity Of Five Cool-Season Pasture Grasses Under Intermittent Flood Irrigation Grazed By Beef Cow-Calf Pairs Using Management Intensive Grazing Practices, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier

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Utah State University is engaged in studies to determine management practices that can be employed under intensive irrigated pasture to increase productivity and viability of beef and dairy producers in Utah. One of these initiatives was a study comparing five cool-season grasses grazed by beef cow-calf pairs over a 4-year period.


Studies On Feeding Wheat Middlings To Beef Heifers And Growing And Finishing Beef Steers, Dale Zobell, K. C. Olson, C. A. Stonecipher, R. D. Wiedmeier, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler May 2003

Studies On Feeding Wheat Middlings To Beef Heifers And Growing And Finishing Beef Steers, Dale Zobell, K. C. Olson, C. A. Stonecipher, R. D. Wiedmeier, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler

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The type and amount of concentrate included in beef cattle diets can greatly influence production and profitability. Small grains are typically fed in these rations, but the inclusion of by-product feeds, such as wheat middlings (WM), in growing and finishing diets have recently been studied (Dalke et al., 1997; Blasi et al., 1998).


How To Start Growing Beef Calves On Feed, Dale Zobell May 2003

How To Start Growing Beef Calves On Feed, Dale Zobell

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A well developed feeding program will reduce stress on newly weaned beef calves resulting in lower costs of gain. In consultation with a veterinarian and nutritionist effective processing and feeding can be achieved.


G03-1527 Annual Forages For The Nebraska Panhandle, Burt A. Weichenthal, David D. Baltensperger, K. P. Vogel, S. D. Masterson, J.M. Blumenthal, J.M. Krall Jan 2003

G03-1527 Annual Forages For The Nebraska Panhandle, Burt A. Weichenthal, David D. Baltensperger, K. P. Vogel, S. D. Masterson, J.M. Blumenthal, J.M. Krall

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Annual forages have value as pasture, green chop, silage, and hay. With adequate soil moisture, these forages grow very rapidly during their appropriate growing seasons. Advantages and disadvantages of various annual forages, results of dryland and irrigated forage trials, tips for achieving quality forage, and issues related to animal health and feeding forages are discussed in this NebGuide.


Food Safety Of Beef - From The Farm To The Table, Charlotte Brennand, Kevin Heaton May 2002

Food Safety Of Beef - From The Farm To The Table, Charlotte Brennand, Kevin Heaton

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No abstract provided.


Ec02-1550 Nebraska Management Guide For Arthropod Pests Of Livestock And Horses, John B. Campbell Jan 2002

Ec02-1550 Nebraska Management Guide For Arthropod Pests Of Livestock And Horses, John B. Campbell

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Understanding the differences in insecticide formulations is important to selecting the right one for the job. This publication discusses the different insecticides and ways of treating your animals. They include: dusts, emulsifiable concentrates, emulsifiable livestock insecticides, flowables (thick fluids mixed with water), soluble powders, wettable powders, and water dispersible liquids. Insecticides listed in this publication are considered safe when used according to label directions.


Video Ordering Information For Realizing The Impact Of Injection Site Lesions, Clell Bagley Jun 2001

Video Ordering Information For Realizing The Impact Of Injection Site Lesions, Clell Bagley

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Injection of almost any drug or solution into the muscles of a food animal will result in scar tissue formation and some residual lesion in those muscle tissues. These lesions are very displeasing to consumers if found in meat products. Their presence also contributes to loss of tenderness for much of the remainder of the cut of meat. If found during processing, the lesions can be trimmed out but this still results in trim loss and increased labor costs for the processor.


Vaccination Programs For Dairy Young Stock, Clell Bagley Mar 2001

Vaccination Programs For Dairy Young Stock, Clell Bagley

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Vaccines are an important tool to use in herd health programs for the protection of animal health. However, vaccines often do not protect health by themselves, and should be used in conjunction with good management practices. The timing of vaccination and selection of product type are important considerations.


G1420 Direct Sales Of Beef, Paul Swanson Jan 2001

G1420 Direct Sales Of Beef, Paul Swanson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide offers producers suggestions for selling beef directly to consumers.

Successful direct selling of beef to consumers requires a different mind-set from our traditional sale of commodity beef to processors, wholesalers and retailers. The much closer relationship of the beef producer to the actual consumer creates many opportunities to provide more income from each individual animal and for the consumer to receive a product which is generally not available in the store. A growing number of consumers are interested in purchasing beef that is produced locally, on small farms or ranches, humanely raised, without implants, without the feeding of ...


G1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification,, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters Jan 2000

G1374 Escherichia Coli: Testing For Process Control Verification,, Mindy Brashears, Dianne Peters

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide was developed to help processors correctly perform carcass sampling in meat and poultry operations and interpret the results.

In July 1996, the U.S.D.A. published the Final Rule on Pathogen Reduction for meat and poultry processing facilities. Its goal is to reduce the occurrence of food-borne pathogens in meat and poultry products. The rule requires carcass sampling for "generic" E. coli in meat and poultry slaughter operations. The U.S.D.A. has developed guidelines for acceptable, marginal and unacceptable amounts of E. coli to be used by the processor to determine if their process is ...


Ec00-281 Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows: A Tool For Managing The Nutrition Program For Beef Herds, Richard J. Rasby, James A. Gosey, Don C. Adams Jan 2000

Ec00-281 Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows: A Tool For Managing The Nutrition Program For Beef Herds, Richard J. Rasby, James A. Gosey, Don C. Adams

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Body condition scores (BCS) describe the relative fatness of a cow through the use of a nine-point scale and is an effective management tool to evaluate nutrition status of the herd.

This extension circular describes the nine-point body condition scoring system, relationship between body condition and productivity of the cow herd, and use of body condition as a management tool to develop and monitor nutritional programs. Incorporation of body condition scoring as a management tool can increase the profit potential of the cow/calf enterprise.


Ec00-279 Synchronizing Esetrus In Beef Cattle, Richard J. Rasby, Gene H. Deutscher Jan 2000

Ec00-279 Synchronizing Esetrus In Beef Cattle, Richard J. Rasby, Gene H. Deutscher

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Synchronization of estrus (heat) involves manipulating the estrous cycle of beef females in a herd so they can be bred at approximately the same time. There are several traditional protocols available for synchronizing estrus among beef females.

This extension circular discusses the programs and protocols used in synchronizing estrus in the beef cow.


Factors Influencing Grazing Tolerance, Behave Jan 2000

Factors Influencing Grazing Tolerance, Behave

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This publication discusses the different factors that influence grazing intolerance.


Helping Dairy Producers Reduce The Scc, Clell Bagley Jan 2000

Helping Dairy Producers Reduce The Scc, Clell Bagley

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Practicing veterinarians are in an excellent position to help dairy producers recognize and deal with the problem of elevated somatic cell counts (SCC). Yet they are seldom asked to assist. A high SCC is an indication of chronic, subclinical mastitis in the herd and is also an indication of significant economic losses.


G99-1393 Grazing Alfalfa, Jerry D. Volesky, Bruce Anderson Jan 1999

G99-1393 Grazing Alfalfa, Jerry D. Volesky, Bruce Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grazing alfalfa may be a cost efficient means of harvest for some producers. This NebGuide explores alfalfa and alfalfa/grass options, varieties and stand establishment, and grazing and bloat management.

Alfalfa is the most productive and versatile forage legume grown in Nebraska. Cutting for hay or silage has been the traditional method of harvest, but many opportunities and options exist for grazing. With current technology and proper management, beef gain can exceed 1,000 pounds per acre with acceptable stand persistence.


Nf99-403 Livestock Waste Management Act (Revised March 2001), J. David Aiken Jan 1999

Nf99-403 Livestock Waste Management Act (Revised March 2001), J. David Aiken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The Livestock Waste Management Act requires all livestock operations with 300 animal units or more to be inspected by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to determine whether livestock wastes contaminate surface or ground water. This NebFact discusses the following parts of the Livestock Waste Management Act: Act (how cited); Terms (defined); Livestock operation, exemption, livestock waste control facility, permit, restriction; Construction permit or operating permit (when required), livestock waste control facilities, classification, restrictions; Section (how construed); Cold water class A streams (designation); Permit (acknowledgment required); Livestock operation (request inspection, when, fees, department, duties); Permits (duration, modification); Permit (application ...


Mp99-40 The Economics And Control Of Insects Affecting Beef Cattle In Nebraska (Northern Great Plains), John B. Campbell, Gustave D. Thomas Jan 1999

Mp99-40 The Economics And Control Of Insects Affecting Beef Cattle In Nebraska (Northern Great Plains), John B. Campbell, Gustave D. Thomas

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Livestock insect control should be considered an integral part of an efficient beef herd health program.

This extension circular discusses the behavior and control of these major insect parasites of range and pasture cattle in Nebraska: stable fly, horn fly, face fly, cattle grubs, cattle lice, cattle scabies, horse and deer flies, mosquito, black fly, and biting midges (gnats).


Nf99-401 Nebraska Competitive Livestock Markets Act, J. David Aiken Jan 1999

Nf99-401 Nebraska Competitive Livestock Markets Act, J. David Aiken

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers the text of the Nebraska Competitive Livestock Markets Act.


G98-1351 Proper Injection Procedures For Cattle, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith, Dale M. Grotelueschen Jan 1998

G98-1351 Proper Injection Procedures For Cattle, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith, Dale M. Grotelueschen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes methods to maximize the effectiveness of injectable medications for cattle, while minimizing potential risks for the animal, the operator and the consumer. The key elements to giving proper injections are knowing why, when, where and how injectable medications should be used. Medications are commonly given to cattle as part of regular husbandry practices to improve health, control disease or increase productivity. Medications may be given by injection, by mouth (orally) or through the skin as a pour-on (topically). Injections are commonly given into the muscle (intramuscularly, or IM), under the skin (subcutaneously, or SC) or into the ...


G98-1353 Fed Cattle Pricing, Dillon M. Feuz, Ted C. Schroeder, Clement E. Ward Jan 1998

G98-1353 Fed Cattle Pricing, Dillon M. Feuz, Ted C. Schroeder, Clement E. Ward

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses pricing alternatives for fed cattle, including live weight, dressed weight and grid pricing.

Pricing fed cattle is becoming more complex, requiring more time to evaluate pricing alternatives and marketing cattle. Is there one best pricing method? How are live weight, dressed weight, and grid or formula prices related? This NebGuide will provide answers to these and other questions about fed cattle pricing.