Browsing Cattlemen's Day, 2008 by Published Date "2008"

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Browsing Cattlemen's Day, 2008 by Published Date "2008"

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  • Daniel, M.J.; Arnett, A.M.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Because the beef industry commonly uses marbling as an indicator of meat palatability, determining the most cost effective methods of increasing quality grade in cattle is a high priority. Previous research showed that ...
  • Uwituze, S.; Parsons, G.L.; Shelor, M.K.; Karges, K.K.; Gibson, M.L.; Depenbusch, Brandon E.; Drouillard, James S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Rapid expansion of fuel ethanol production in the High Plains, where feedlots commonly use steam-flaked corn diets, has popularized substituting dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) for a portion of the ...
  • Arnett, A.M.; Daniel, M.J.; Dikeman, Michael E. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Marbling continues to be a major factor affecting profitability for beef producers, processors, retailers, and restaurateurs. However, feeding animals to ‘fatten’ is quite inefficient, requiring about 2.25 times more energy ...
  • Anglin, C.O.; Epp, M.P.; Derstein, R.D.; Barnhardt, B.B.; Blasi, Dale A.; Olson, K. C.; Reinhardt, Christopher D. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Beef stocker operators are margin-operators, and rising feed costs force them to consider alternative feeding strategies to reduce production costs. Limit-feeding is a management technique that has positive implications ...
  • Thomas, M.D.; Stevenson, Jeffrey S.; Bolte, J.W.; Sproul, N.A.; Linden, D.A.; Olson, K. C.; Jaeger, John R. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Fat supplementation before calving (i.e., prepartum) can alter reproductive performance of beef cows. These effects do not seem to be related to energy or protein content of the supplement. Chemical structures of some ...
  • Grobbel, J.P.; Dikeman, Michael E.; Milliken, George A.; Hunt, Melvin C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Case-ready meat provides many benefits, including quality and safety. Meat packaged in high-oxygen (HiO2) modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) has a desirable bright red display color but may have increased off- flavors ...
  • Grobbel, J.P.; Dikeman, Michael E.; Milliken, George A.; Hunt, Melvin C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Several meat quality traits affect consumers’ overall purchase decisions and satisfaction with meat products, but color is the major factor affecting purchasing decisions. According to some researchers, tenderness is the ...
  • Raines, C.; Hunt, Melvin C.; Unruh, John A. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    It is widely accepted that meat color is the most important influencer of consumers’ meat purchasing decisions. Understanding how ground cow meat discolors is, and will continue to be, very important as a large influx of ...
  • Jones, S.Q.; Ham, J.M.; DeRouchey, Joel M. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    The ability to develop nutrient balance for a livestock operation is important for maintaining a long-term sustainable production system and for compliance with current and future environmental regulations. Producers invest ...
  • Bolte, J.W.; Olson, K. C.; White, Bradley J.; Larson, Robert L.; Milliken, George A.; Sproul, N.A.; Thomas, M.D.; Jaeger, John R.; Thomson, Daniel U. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most economically devastating feedlot disease. Risk factors associated with incidence of BRD include: 1) stress associated with maternal separation; 2) stress associated with ...
  • Bolte, K.; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C.; Schroeder, Ted C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is a federal-level voluntary program that uses a streamlined information system designed to help animal health officials and producers respond to animal health threats in a ...
  • Minick Bormann, J.; Moser, Daniel W.; Marston, T.T. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Feed is one of the largest costs in a cow/calf or feedlot operation. However, very little data is available to aid producers in genetically improving their herd for feed efficiency. In Australia, bull tests record individual ...
  • Linden, D.R.; Anderson, David E.; Pacheco, L.A.; Bolte, J.W.; Sproul, N.A.; Thomas, M.D.; Olson, K. C.; Jaeger, John R.; Holcomb, Kelsey L. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Forage dry matter intake by mature cows usually decreases during the final 4 to 8 weeks of gestation and then increases dramatically during the first 4 to 8 weeks of lactation. Rapid fetal growth during late pregnancy ...
  • Uwituze, S.; Parsons, G.L.; Shelor, M.K.; Karges, K.K.; Gibson, M.L.; Depenbusch, Brandon E.; Drouillard, James S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) are the main byproduct of dry milling, the process used most frequently for fuel ethanol production. DDGS consist of the spent grains following ethanol distillation and are ...
  • Baxa, T.J.; Hutcheson, J.P.; Miller, M.F.; Nichols, W.T.; Streeter, M.N.; Yates, D.A.; Johnson, B.J. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Zilpaterol-HCl (Zilmax) is a β2-adrenergic receptor agonist approved as a growth promotant in feedlot cattle for use during the last 20 to 40 days prior to harvest. It is orally active and improves performance and total ...
  • May, M.L.; Hands, M.L.; Quinn, M.J.; Wallace, J.O.; Karges, K.K.; Gibson, M.L.; Depenbusch, Brandon E.; Reinhardt, Christopher D.; Drouillard, James S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Distiller’s grains have been used extensively in the U.S. Corn Belt, where producers commonly feed dry-rolled or highmoisture corn. Fuel ethanol production is expanding into the High Plains, where most feedlots flake ...
  • May, M.L.; Quinn, M.J.; Karges, K.K.; Gibson, M.L.; Depenbusch, Brandon E.; Drouillard, James S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Distiller’s grains are the primary coproduct derived from fuel ethanol production. As the fuel ethanol industry expands into the High Plains, distiller’s grains are becoming increasingly available as an alternative ...
  • Van Winkle, T.W.; Schroeder, Ted C. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    The substantial increase in corn use by the ethanol refinery industry (Figure 1) has resulted in livestock producers, especially cattle feeders, substituting distiller’s grain (DG) for corn in feed rations. DG futures ...
  • May, M.L.; Hands, M.J.; Quinn, M.J.; Wallace, J.O.; Murray, Leigh W.; Reinhardt, Christopher D.; Drouillard, James S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    In previous experiments, we observed that the nutritional value of dried distiller’s grains is less when added to finishing diets made of steam-flaked corn than when added to diets of dry-rolled corn. We hypothesized that ...
  • May, M.L.; Quinn, M.J.; Depenbusch, Brandon E.; Drouillard, James S. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2008)
    Escalating costs of natural gas and electrical utilities have greatly increased the cost of flaking grain for feedlots. Energy demand for flaking is inversely related to bulk density of flaked grain; the lighter, more ...