Alfredo DiCostanzo - Publications

Refereed Articles

Nelson, M., J. Johnston, A. DiCostanzo, and R. Cox. 2016. Effects of varying corn or soybean co-product inclusion in finishing diets of feedlot heifers on carcass characteristics, fresh and processed meat quality. Meat Sci. Vol. 112, p144-145.

Ceconi, I., M.J. Ruiz-Moreno, N. DiLorenzo, A. DiCostanzo, and G.I. Crawford. 2015. Effect of slow-release urea inclusion in diets containing modified corn distillers grains on total tract digestibility and ruminal fermentation in feedlot cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 93:4058-4069.

Ceconi, I., M.J. Ruiz-Moreno, N. DiLorenzo, A. DiCostanzo, and G.I. Crawford. 2015. Effect of urea inclusion in diets containing corn dried distillers grains on feedlot cattle performance, carcass characteristics, ruminal fermentation, total tract digestibility, and purine derivatives-to-creatinine index. J. Anim. Sci. 93:357-369.

Hales, K.E., J.P. Jaderborg, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, M.J. Spiehs, T.M. Brown-Brandl, and H.C. Freetly. 2015. Effects of dry-rolled or high-moisture corn with twenty-five or forty-five percent wet distillers' grains with solubles on energy metabolism, nutrient digestibility, and macromineral balance in finishing beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 93:4995-5005.

Millen, D.D., R.D.L. Pacheco, N. DiLorenzo, C.L. Martins, C.T. Marino, J.P.S.T. Bastos, T.M. Mariani, R.S. Barducci, L.M.N. Sarti, A. DiCostanzo, P.H.M. Rodrigues, and M.D.B. Arrigoni. 2015. Effects of feeding a spray-dried multivalent polyclonal antibody preparation on feedlot performance, feeding behavior, carcass characteristics, rumenitis, and blood gas profile of Brangus and Nellore yearling bulls. J. Anim. Sci. 93:4387-4400.

Nelson, M., J. Johnston, A. DiCostanzo, and R. Cox. 2015. Effects of varying corn or soybean co-product inclusion in finishing diets of feedlot heifers on carcass characteristics and fresh meat quality. Midwest Section ASAS Annual Mtg., Des Moines, IA. March 16-18.

Bjorklund, E.A., B.J. Heins, A. DiCostanzo, and H. Chester-Jones. 2014. Fatty acid profiles, meat quality, and sensory attributes of organic versus conventional dairy beef steers. J. Dairy Sci. 97:1828-1834.

Bjorklund, E.A., B.J. Heins, A. DiCostanzo, and H. Chester-Jones. 2014. Growth, carcass characteristics, and profitability of organic versus conventional dairy beef steers. J. Dairy Sci. 97:1817-1827.

Fink, R.C., J.M. Popowski, J.L. Dahlberg, S. Kalyanikutty, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, R.B. Cox, and F. Diez- Gonzalez. 2013. Impact of management practices and distillers' grains feeding on the prevalence of Escherichia coli O157 in feedlot cattle in Minnesota. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 10:559-565.

Paulus Compart, D.M., A.M. Carlson, G.I. Crawford, R.C. Fink, F. Diez-Gonzalez, A. DiCostanzo, and G.C. Shurson. 2013. Presence and biological activity of antibiotics used in fuel ethanol and corn co-product production. J. Anim. Sci. 91:2395-2404.

Spiehs, M.J., T.M. Brown-Brandl, E.D. Berry, J.E. Wells, D.B. Parker, D.N. Miller, J.P. Jaderborg, and A. DiCostanzo. 2013. Use of wood-based materials in beef bedded manure packs: 2. Effect on odorous volatile organic compounds, odor activity value, Escherichia coli, and nutrient concentrations. J. Environ. Qual. doi:10.2134/jeq2013.05.0165.

Spiehs, M.J., T.M. Brown-Brandl, D.B. Parker, D.N. Miller, J.P. Jaderborg, A. DiCostanzo, E.D. Berry, and J.E. Wells. 2013. Use of wood-based materials in beef bedded manure packs: 1. Effect on ammonia, total reduced sulfide, and greenhouse gas concentrations. J. Environ. Qual. doi:10.2134/jeq2013.05.0164.

Otero, W.G., C.T. Marino, C. Barreto, V.H. Pellizari, D.D. Millen, R.D.L. Pacheco, F.L. Ferreira, A. DiCostanzo, M.D.B. Arrigoni, and P.H.M. Rodrigues. 2012. Rumen microbial diversity under influence of a polyclonal antibody preparation against lactate-producing and proteolytic bacteria in cows fed different energy sources. Rev. Bras. Saúde Prod. Anim. 13:491-502.

Pacheco, R.D.L., D.D. Millen, N. DiLorenzo, C.L. Martins, C.T. Marino, M.V. Fossa, S.L. Beier, A. DiCostanzo, P.H.M. Rodrigues, and M.D.B. Arrigoni. 2012. Effects of feeding a multivalent polyclonal antibody preparation on feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, rumenitis and blood gas profile in Bos indicus biotype yearling bulls. J. Anim. Sci. doi:10.2527/jas.2010-3521.

Rodgers, J.C., S.L. Bird, J.E. Larson, N. DiLorenzo, C.R. Dahlen, A. DiCostanzo, and G.C. Lamb. 2012. An economic evaluation of estrous synchronization and timed artificial insemination in suckled beef cows. J. Anim. Sci. 90:4055-4062.

Marino, C.T., W.G. Otero, P.H.M. Rodrigues, A. DiCostanzo, D.D. Millen, R.L.D. Pacheco, N. DiLorenzo, C.L. Martins, and M.B. Arrigoni. 2011. Effects of adding polyclonal antibody preparations on ruminal fermentation patterns and digestibility of cows fed different energy sources. J. Anim. Sci. May 6, 2011 jas.2010-3062; published ahead of pritn May 2, 2011, doi:10./2527/jas.2010-3062-2955.

DiCostanzo, A. 2010. Beef symposium – Population data analyses to evaluate trends in animal production systems. J. Anim. Sci. April 2010 88:E1-E2; published ahead of print Mar. 26, 2010, doi:10.2527/jas.2010.

Zehnder, C.M., T.D. Maddock, A. DiCostanzo, L.R. Miller, J.M. Hall, and G.C. Lamb. 2010. Using alfalfa leaf meal as a supplement in late-gestation beef heifer and nursing beef calf diets. J. Anim. Sci. June 2010 88:2132-2138; published ahead of print Feb. 12, 2010, doi:10.2527/jas.2009-2592.

Blanch, M., S. Calsamiglia, N. DiLorenzo, A. DiCostanzo, S. Muetzel, and R.J. Wallace. 2009. Physiological changes in rumen fermentation during acidosis induction and its control using a multivalent polyclonal antibody preparation in heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 87:1722-1730.

Cassady, J.M., T.D. Maddock, A. DiCostanzo, and G.C. Lamb. 2009. Body composition and estrous cyclicity responses of heifers of distinct body conditions to energy restriction and repletion. J. Anim. Sci. 87:2255-2261.

Cassady, J.M., T.D. Maddock, A. DiCostanzo, and G.C. Lamb. 2009. Initial body condition score affects hormone and metabolite response to nutritional restriction and repletion in yearling postpubertal beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 87:2262-2273.

Cooke, R.F., N. DiLorenzo, A. DiCostanzo, J.V. Yelich, and J.D. Arthington. 2008. Effects of Fermenten® supplementation to beef cattle. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2008.08.011.

DiLorenzo, N., C.R. Dahlen, F. Diez-Gonzalez, G.C. Lamb, J.E. Larson, and A. DiCostanzo. 2008. Effects of feeding polyclonal antibody preparations on rumen fermentation patterns, performance, and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers. J. Anim. Sci. 2008: jas. 2007-0859v1-20070859.

Gill, R.K., D.L. VanOverbeke, B. Depenbusch, J.S. Drouillard, and A. DiCostanzo. 2008. Impact of beef cattle diets containing corn or sorghum distillers grains on beef color,fatty acid profiles, and sensory attributes. J. Anim. Sci. 86:923-935.

Lamb, G., D. Brown, J. Larson, C. Dahlen, N. DiLorenzo, J. Arthington, and A. DiCostanzo. 2008. Effect of organic or inorganic trace mineral supplementation on follicular response, ovulation, and embryo production in superovulated Angus heifers. Anim. Repro. Sci. Vol. 106, Issue 3-4, pp. 221-231.

DiLorenzo, N., F. Diez-Gonzalez, and A. DiCostanzo. 2006. Effects of feeding polyclonal antibody preparations on ruminal bacteria populations and rumen pH of steers fed high-grain diets. J. Anim. Sci. 84:2178-2185.

Larson, J.E., G.C. Lamb, J.S. Stevenson, S.K. Johnson, M.L. Day, T.W. Geary, D.J. Kesler, J.M. DeJarnette, F.N. Schrick, A. DiCostanzo, and J.D. Arseneau. 2006. Synchronization of estrus in suckled beef cows for detected estrus and artificial insemination and timed artificial insemination using gonadotropin-releasing hormone, prostaglandin F2α, and progesterone. J. Anim. Sci. 84: 332-342.

Dahlen, C.R., C.M. Zehnder, K.A. Hachmeister, M.E. Dikeman, A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, L.R. Miller, and H. Chester-Jones. 2005. Effects of including malting industry byproducts in feedlot diets on performance and beef quality. Prof. Anim. Sci. 21:22-29.

Roeber, D.R., R.K. Gill, and A. DiCostanzo. 2005. Meat quality responses to feeding distillers grains to finishing Holstein steers. J. Anim. Sci. 83:2455-2460.

Dahlen, C.R., G.C. Lamb, C.M. Zehnder, L.R. Miller, and A. DiCostanzo. 2003. Fixed-time artificial insemination in peripubertal, lightweight replacement heifers after estrous synchronization with PGF2 and GnRH. Theriogenology 59:1827-1838.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.M. Zehnder. 2000. Estimation of protein requirements of feedlot steers. Prof. Anim. Sci. 15:11-123.

Zehnder, C.M., A. DiCostanzo, K. Thate, R. Gilland, M.J. Murphy, and T.R. Halbach. 2000. Health and environmental implications of using composted municipal solid waste as bedding in cattle feedlots. J. Anim. Sci. 78:495-503.

DiCostanzo, A., J.E. Williams, and D.H. Keisler. 1999. Effects of short- or long-term infusions of acetate or propionate on luteinizing hormone, insulin and metabolite concentrations in beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 77:3050.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.M. Zehnder. 1999. Estimation of protein requirements of feedlot steers. Prof. Anim. Sci. 15:116.

Johnson, B.J., N. Halstead, M.E. White, M.R. Hathaway, A. DiCostanzo, and W.R. Dayton. 1998. Activation state of muscle satellite cells isolated from steers implanted with a combined trenbolone acetate and estradiol implant. J. Anim. Sci. 76:2779-2786.

DiCostanzo, A., L. Johnston, H. Windels, and M. Murphy. 1996. A review of effects of molds and mycotoxins on ruminants. Prof. Anim. Sci. 12:138.

DiCostanzo, A., R.J. Lipsey, M.G. Siemens, J.C. Meiske, and H.B. Hedrick. 1995. Prediction of carcass and empty body composition of steers by 40K emission detection. J. Anim. Sci. 73:2882.

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Invited Papers and Conference Proceedings

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Building, retro-fitting, and managing confinement facilities. MN Cattle Feeder Days, Burtrum, MN. Dec. 8.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Corn crop endpoint determinants of net return to corn acres in feeder-farmer operations. MN Cattle Feeder Day, Rochester, MN. Dec. 8.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Corn crop endpoint determinants of net return to corn acres in feeder-farmer operations. Minnkota Cattle Feeder Day (A partnership between SDSU and UMN), Sioux Falls, SD. Dec. 11.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Detalles prácticos en el establecimiento de una recría exitosa. In: First Internatl. BIOFARMA Anim. Nutr. Symp., Rosario, Argentina. Nov. 18-19.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Fertilizer value of manure. Indiana Indoor Cattle Finishing Mtg., Purdue University, Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. and Indiana Soybean Alliance, Thorntown, IN. June 10.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Future of the new beef industry. MN Cow-Calf Days. Ten locations: Mora, Willmar, Pipestone, Rochester, Montgomery, Bagley, Staples, Lancaster, Warroad, Grand Rapids, MN. Feb. 9-13 and Feb. 23-27.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Integrity of liquid feed premix. AFIA Liquid Feed Symp., Minneapolis, MN. Sep. 15.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Nutritionist in-service training. Dekalb Feeds Professional Mtg., Galena, IL. June 17-19.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Programs and tools to retain efficiency in the feedlot. Northern States Beef Conf. (A joint partnership between NDSU, SDSU and UMN), Redwood Falls, MN. Jan. 5-6.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Research program review for stakeholders. UMN Beef Team Industry Partners Conf., Deerwood, MN. June 5.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Structure and future of the U.S. Beef Industry. Teknal—Univ. of Florida U.S. Feedlot Tour, Omaha, NE. June 21.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Structure and future of the U.S. Beef Industry. USDA Sponsored China Delegation Visit, St. Paul, MN. Aug. 12.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Supplementation strategies to reduce feed waste in beef cattle systems. Proc. 26th Florida Ruminant Nutr. Symp., Gainesville, FL. Feb. 2-4.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Utilización de la recría para mejorar la terminación y el retorno a la inversión en engorde. In: First Internatl. BIOFARMA Anim. Nutr. Symp., Rosario, Argentina. Nov. 18-19.

DiCostanzo, A. 2015. Value of manure as a fertilizer. MN Ag Expo, MN Corn Growers Assoc., Mankato, MN. Jan. 28.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Best management practices in Minnesota cow-calf operations. MN State Cattlemen's Conv., Hinckley, MN. Dec. 6.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Fertilizer price, manure value and farm sustainability. Iowa Cattle Industry Conv., Iowa Cattlemen's Assoc., Des Moines, IA. Dec. 8.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Fertilizer value of manure and farm sustainability. Fertilizer Value of Manure Field Days. Six locations: Farragut, IA; Albia, IA; Vermont, IL; Elkton, SD; Lamberton, MN; Rosemount, MN. Aug. 18-27.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Key management issues, building design considerations and value of manure from confinement structures. Managing Beef Cattle in Confinement, UKY and KY Beef Producers Network, Lexington, KY. Nov. 24.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Managing herd profitability through alternative feeds. MN Cow-Calf Days. Ten locations: Mora, Willmar, Pipestone, Rochester, Montgomery, Bagley, Staples, Lancaster, Warroad, Grand Rapids, MN. Feb. 11-21.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Reduced-oil distillers grains in feedlot diets. MN Cattle Feeders Days, Morris, Luverne, Tracy and Rochester, MN. Dec. 9-11.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Respiratory disease in the feedlot. Boehringer Ingelheim, Roseville, MN. Feb. 26.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Science and solutions meeting. Consultant Meeting. Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN. June 25-26.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. University of Minnesota research review. Consultants Mtg., Purina Animal Nutrition, Cedar Falls, IA. April 8.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Use of distillers grains in beef cattle diets—current situation and future direction. MN Ag Expo, MN Corn Growers Assoc., Mankato, MN. Jan. 8.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Using reduced fat distillers grains and solubles in beef and dairy cattle diets. MN Nutrition Conf., U of MN, Prior Lake, MN. Sep. 19.

DiCostanzo, A. 2014. The value of cattle manure to the grain farmer. Illinois Cattle Feeders Mtg, U of IL and IL Beef Assoc., Dixon, IL. March 5.

Ceconi, I., A. DiCostanzo, and G.I. Crawford. 2012. Effect of urea inclusion in diets containing distillers grains on feedlot cattle performance and carcass characteristics. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1207.

Crawford, G.I., J.M. Kelzer, J.P. Jaderborg, and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Effects of dietary inclusion of manganese oxide in beef cattle feedlot diets containing high dietary concentrations of sulfur. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1208.

DiCostanzo, A., G.I. Crawford, and R.B. Cox. 2012. Distillers grains research results at University of Minnesota—A Review. In Proc. Plains Nutrition Conference. Texas Agri Life Pub AREC 2012-26. pp 108-120. April 12-13, San Antonio, TX.

Huber, G.M., A. DiCostanzo, and G.I. Crawford. 2012. Interaction of dietary roughage and sulfur concentration on performance of beef feedlot cattle. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1206.

Jaderborg, J.P. and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Managing feed storage, mixing and delivery for efficiency. In: Proc. 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Sep 18-19. Owatonna, MN.

Jaderborg, J.P., D.M. Paulus, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Substitution of distillers grains and glycerin for steam flaked corn in finishing cattle diets on performance and carcass characteristics. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1209.

Paulus, D.M., R. Fink, F. Diez-Gonzalez, J.P. Jaderborg, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Impact of corn processing method and soy glycerin on fecal shedding from cattle inoculated with Escherichia coli O157:H7. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1204.

Paulus, D.M., J.M. Kelzer, J.P. Jaderborg, M.V. Fossa, M. Ruiz Moreno, C. Belknap, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Effect of inclusion of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product in beef cattle feedlot diets with two different sulfur concentrations on nutrient metabolism. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1205.

Popowski, J.M., J.M. Kelzer, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, and R.B. Cox. 2012. Effect of feeding high protein dried distillers grains in beef cattle finishing diets on carcass characteristics, shear force, moisture loss, and sensory attributes. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1210.

Popowski, J.M., J.M. Kelzer, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, and R.B. Cox. 2012. Effect of feeding high protein dried distillers grains in beef cattle finishing diets on fatty acid profile and retail shelf life of fresh and further processed beef products. Univ. of MN Beef Res. Rep. BR-1211.

Jaderborg, J.P., G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2011. Access time to hay feeder by gestating beef cows affects dry matter intake and hay waste. 2011 MN Cow-Calf Rep. / 2010 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. BR-1103. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Kelzer, J.M., J.M. Popowski, S. Bird, R.B. Cox, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2011. Effects of including low fat, high protein dried distillers grains in finishing diets on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of beef steers. 2011 MN Cow-Calf Rep. / 2010 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. BR-1104. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

McClelland, K.M., J.P. Jaderborg, D.M. Paulus, J.M. Popowski, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, and R.B. Cox. 2011. Effect of modified distillers grains with solubles and crude glycerin in finishing diets on beef quality. Proc. 72nd Minnesota Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. p. 64.

Paulus, D.M., J.P. Jaderborg, C. Belknap, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2011. Effect of inclusion of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product in feedlot diets with two different sulfur concentrations. 2011 MN Cow-Calf Rep. / 2010 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. BR-1105. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Fink, R.C., J.M. Popowski, S. Kalyanikutty, J.L. Dahlberg, E. Zaremba, J.P. Jaderborg, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, R.B. Cox, and F. Diez-Gonzalez. 2010. Prevalence of Escherichia coli 0157 in Minnesota fed cattle. Proc., 71st Minnesota Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. p. 49.

Kelzer, J.M., C.R. Dahlen, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2010. Assessment of the value of spayed heifers for marketing. 2010 MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. / 2009 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Kelzer, J.M., M.V. Fossa, M. Ruiz Moreno, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2010. Effect of dehydrated yeast culture on in vitro gas and hydrogen sulfide production in cultures using low- or high-sulfer feedlot diets as substrate. 2010 MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. / 2009 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Kelzer, J.M., T.D. Maddock, M. Ruiz Moreno, A. DiCostanzo, G.I. Crawford, and G.C. Lamb. 2010. Use of manganese oxide to attenuate negative effects of high sulfur concentrations in distillers grains-based finishing rations. 2010 MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. / 2009 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Kelzer, J.M, J. Popowski, S.L. Bird, R. Cox, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2010. Effect of finishing cattle with low soluble distillers grains on animal performance and carcass and meat characteristics. 2010 MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. / 2009 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Kelzer, J.M., J. Popowski, S. Bird, R. Cox, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2010. Effects of low solubles distillers grains in diets for feedlot cattle. Proc., 71st MN Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. p. 48.

Crawford, G.I., J.M. Kelzer, M.V. Fossa, M. Ruiz-Moreno, T.D. Maddock, G.C. Lamb, and A. DiCostanzo. 2009. Reducing negative effects of sulfur in beef cattle diets. Proc., 70th MN Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. p. 90.

DiCostanzo, A. 2009. Formulation of diets and receiving nutrition challenges. Land O'Lakes Alpharma Symp. July.

DiCostanzo, A. 2009. Managing diets in receiving cattle. Alpharma Feedlot Symp., Des Moines, IA. Sep.

DiCostanzo, A. 2009. Nutritional effects on cow size. Proc., MN Cow-Calf Days and MN Cattle Feeder Days. CD format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

DiCostanzo, A. 2009. Stepping cattle up on feed and effects of diet (intake) changes on performance. 95th Annual Mtg., Lewis and Clark Conf., Interstate Vet. Med. Assoc., Inc., Sioux City, NE. Oct.

DiCostanzo, A. 2009. Variables affecting beef profits: What's changed and what's not. Interstate Land O'Lakes-Quality Liquid Feeds Feedlot Symp., Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs, IA, and Sioux Falls, SD. March.

Jaderborg, J., S. Bird, G. Crawford, R. Walker, B. Lovaas, and A. DiCostanzo. 2009. Managing hay and supplement intake in wintering beef cows. Proc., 70th MN Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. p. 93.

Jaderborg, J.P., G.I. Crawford, C. Lahr, H. Blalock, and A. DiCostanzo. 2009. Nutrient concentration as affected by supplement form (liquid vs. dry) in a high moisture finishing ration. 2009 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

Jaderborg, J., A. DiCostanzo, R. Walker, G. Crawford, L. Weddle-Schott, and B. Lovaas. 2009. Managing feed intake in beef cattle herds to reduce tb transmission risk and to enhance profitability. 2009 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

DiCostanzo, A. 2008. Feedlot facilities and management: Design, retrofitting and maintenance. Proc. 69th MN Nutrition Conf., Owatonna, MN. Sep. 16-17. p. 178-186.

DiCostanzo, A. 2008. Formulating diets to meet rumen degradable and metabolizable protein requirements. Proc., MN Cow-Calf Days and MN Cattle Feeder Days. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Does feeding distillers grains to cattle affect carcass quality? Distillers Grains Technology Council Conf., Louisville, KY.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Experiencias practicas en el uso de granos de destileria en bovinos de engorde y lecheros. Biocyclos Conf., Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Feeding distillers grains to the cow-calf herd. In: Proc. MN Cow-Calf Days. pp. 6-14.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Feeding to meet protein fractions and amino acid needs in feedlot cattle. In: Proc. 68th MN Nutrition Conf. pp. 109-120. Brooklyn Center, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Formulating feedlot diets to meet metabolizable and rumen-degradable protein fractions. MN Cattle Feeder Days. Rep. No. B-505. CD Format. Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Minnesota.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Formulating to meet protein needs of beef cattle. Land O' Lakes Technical Service Personnel Training, Fairmont, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Implications of balancing feedlot diets for protein fractions (RDP and RUP) or amino acids. In: Proc. 22nd Annual SW Nutrition and Management Conf. pp. 37-48. Tempe, AZ.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Manipulation of rumen metabolism to minimize problems. Rumen Health. 1st Brazilian Ruminant Nutrition Conf., Botucatu, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Rumen health. 1st Brazilian Ruminant Nutrition Conf., Botucatu, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Seminario Producción de Carne Alimental. Universidad Católica de Buenos Aires Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

DiCostanzo, A. 2007. Uso de granos de destileria en engorde. U.S. Grains Council Trade Mission to Torreon, Mexico.

DiCostanzo, A. 2006. Building and retro-fitting feedlot facilities and management. MN Cattle Feeder Rep., University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

DiCostanzo, A. 2006. University of Minnesota research report. In: Proc. Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conf. Texas A&M University, San Antonio, TX. pp. 66-70.

DiCostanzo, A. and N. DiLorenzo. 2006. Strategic manipulation of RDP and RUP suplí to meet the protein needs of beef cows. In: Proc. Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symp. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. pp. 1-9.

Lamb, G.C., and A. DiCostanzo. 2006. Current and future trends of marketing cattle. MN Cow-Calf Day Rep., University of Minnesota, Grand Rapids. pp. 6-14.

DiCostanzo, A. 2004. Fatores nutricionais e de manejo que afetam a qualidad de carcaça. Proc., VIII Curso Novos Enfoques Na Produção e Reprodução de Bovinos. CONAPEC, Jr. (UNESP-Botucatu). Uberlândia-Minas Gerais. pp. 231-241.

DiCostanzo, A. 2004. Sire selection to target specific markets. Minnesota Beef Cow-Calf Day Rep., University of Minnesota. pp. 16-24.

DiCostanzo, A. 2004. Suplementação para recria e terminação de bovines a pasto. Proc., VIII Curso Novos Enfoques Na Produção e Reprodução de Bovinos. CONAPEC, Jr. (UNESP-Botucatu). Uberlândia-Minas Gerais. pp. 199-210.

DiCostanzo, A. 2004. Suplementação para vacas de corte a pasto. Proc., VIII Curso Novos Enfoques Na Produção e Reprodução de Bovinos. CONAPEC, Jr. (UNESP-Botucatu). Uberlândia-Minas Gerais. pp. 189-194.

DiCostanzo, A. and S. Steffen. 2004. Quality control of feeding and management processes. Minnesota Cattle Feeder Day Rep. B-497, University of Minnesota.

DiLorenzo, N., C.R. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2004. Modification of rumen bacterial populations for enhanced performance and health. Proc., 65th Minnesota Nutrition Conference, St. Paul, MN. Sep. 21-22. pp. 172-185.

DiCostanzo, A. 2003. Use of byproducts to meet the nutritional needs of the cowherd. 2003 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 13-27.

DiCostanzo, A. 2003. Use of corn distillers' grains in feedlot cattle diets. 2003 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-493.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.R. Dahlen. 2003. Making breeding decisions based on production goals. In: Proc. 3rd Annual Florida Cow/Calf Seminars. University of Florida. IFAS. pp. 1-10.

Lamb, G.C., D.R. Brown, R. Wasson, J.E. Larson, C.R. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2003. Preliminary Report: Effect of trace mineral nutrition on follicular response, ovulation, and embryo production in superovulated Angus heifers. 2003 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 88-93.

DiCostanzo, A. 2002. Feeding and managing calves according to market endpoint. 2002 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 59-71.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.R. Dahlen. 2002. Adequacy of the 1996 Beef NRC model to predict feedlot performance. Plains Nutrition Council. Spring Conference. San Antonio, TX. pp. 125.

DiCostanzo, A., D. Putnam, A. Cansler, and R. Gilland. 2002. Report of Progress: Effects of feeding protected choline on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle reared under commercial conditions. 2002 MN Cattle Feeders Rep. B-489.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.R. Dahlen. 2001. From the grid to the breed. 2001 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 39-50.

DiCostanzo, A., L.R. Miller, and W.A. Head. 2001. Fate of nitrogen in ruminant feeding operations. Proc. 62nd MN Nutrition Conf. and MN Corn Growers Association Technical Symposium. Bloomington, MN. September 11-12, 2001. pp. 169-181.

Miller, L.R., A. DiCostanzo, C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, and L. Smith. 2001. Effects of two protein supplementation systems on performance and nitrogen output of feedlot steers. Proc., 2001 Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference. Pub. No. AREC 01-23:90. Texas A&M Res. Ext. Center, Amarillo.

Miller, L.R., W.A. Head, N.C. Hansen, C.R. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. The impact of dietary protein manipulation on feedlot nitrogen balance. In: Proc. 2nd International Nitrogen Conf. Bolger Conference Center, Potomac, MD. p. 40.

DiCostanzo, A. 2000. Economic of making vs buying hay. In: Proc. 25th Annual Minnesota Forage Conference, January 11-12, Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 2000. Evaluating cow-calf nutrition: Where to start? MN Cow Calf Rep. pp 25-31.

DiCostanzo, A. 2000. Feedlot management techniques. Tri-State Beef Days. Dubuque, IA and Spring Grove, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 2000. Out of season calving patterns. Tri-State Beef Days. Dubuque, IA and Spring Grove, MN.

DiCostanzo A. and C.R. Dahlen. 2000. Grid pricing as a fed cattle marketing strategy. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-470.

Head Jr., W.A, H. Chester-Jones, A. DiCostanzo, and D.G. Johnson. 2000. Supplementing grazing livestock. Proc. MN Nutrition Conf. p. 114.

DiCostanzo, A. 1999. Strategies for profitable breeding, managing and marketing of feeder calves. MN Cow-Calf Rep. pp. 6-17.

DiCostanzo, A. 1999. Using alfalfa leaf meal in ruminant diets. In: Proc. 61st Minnesota Nutrition Conference. Bloomington, MN.

DiCostanzo, A., C.M. Zehnder, J.M. Akayezu, M.A. Jorgensen, J.M. Cassady, D.M. Allen, D.G. Standorf, J.G. Linn, H. Jung, L.J. Smith, G.C. Lamb, D. Johnson, H. Chester-Jones, and G. Robinson. 1999. Use of alfalfa leaf meal in ruminant diets. Proc. 60th MN Nutrition Conf. And IPC Technical Symposium. Bloomington, MN.

Chester-Jones, H., A. DiCostanzo, T.M. Peters, H. Rebhan, D. Schafer, and D. Vermeire. 1998. Now there's dairy steers on the farm: What do you feed them? Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. pp. 129-152. Fort Wayne, IN.

DiCostanzo, A., C.M. Zehnder, and H. Chester-Jones. 1998. Economics of feeding corn silage in feedlot diets. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-456.

Kuehn, C., J.G. Linn, A. DiCostanzo, and H. Chester-Jones. 1998. Corn silage hybrids for dairy and beef cattle. In: Proc. 59th Minnesota Nutrition Conference and IPC Technical Symposium. Bloomington, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 1997. Alfalfa Leaf Meal Feeding Research. In: Proc. 22nd Annual Minnesota Forage Conference, February 5-6. Holiday Inn, Willmar, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 1997. Least cost rations for beef cows. MN Cow-Calf Rep. C-136.

DiCostanzo, A. 1997. Strategies for the next beef cattle price cycle. MN Cow-Calf Rep. C-137.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.M. Zehnder. 1997. Effects of growth stimulants on protein requirements of feedlot cattle. In: Proc. Impact of Implants on Performance and Carcass Value of Beef Cattle Symposium. Oklahoma State Univ. P-957, Tulsa, OK.

Zehnder, C.M. and A. DiCostanzo. 1997. Estimating feedlot nutrient budgets and managing manure output. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-450.

DiCostanzo, A. 1996. Protein requirements of feedlot cattle. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-432.

DiCostanzo, A., J.M. Cassady, and C.M. Zehnder. 1996. Utilization of approved feed additives in growing, finishing and replacement beef cattle diets. In: Proc. 57th Minnesota Nutrition Conference and Alltech, Inc. Technical Symposium. Pp. 81-96. Bloomington, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 1995. Evaluation of alternative livestock enterprise profit indicators. In: Proc. Alternative Livestock Conference. Pp. 33-41. Earle Brown Center, St. Paul, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 1995. Protein nutrition of feedlot cattle. In: Proc. 56th Minnesota Nutrition Conference and Alltech, Inc. Technical Symposium. Pp. 69-79. Bloomington, MN.

DiCostanzo, A. 1995. Supplementing beef cow rations. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-112.

DiCostanzo, A., L. Johnston, L. Felice, and M. Murphy. 1995. Mycotoxins: What do we know, what can we do? In: Proc. Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. Pp. 1-28. Fort Wayne, IN.

DiCostanzo, A., J.C. Meiske, and H. Chester-Jones. 1995. Strategies for reducing feed cost of gain. MN Cattle Feeders Rep. B-421.

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Experiment Station Reports

DeJarnette, J.M., D.G. Landblom, R. Wasson, D.R. Brown, and A. DiCostanzo. 2004. Estrus synchronization of replacement beef heifers using GnRH, prostaglandin F2α (PG), and progesterone (CIDR): A multi-location study. Minnesota Beef Cow-Calf Day Rep., University of Minnesota. pp. 33-37.

Larson, J.E., G.C. Lamb, J.S. Stevenson, T.W. Marston, S.K. Johnson, M.L. Day, T.W. Geary, D.J. Kesler, J.M. DeJarnette, F.N. Schrick, J.D. Arseneau, R. Wasson, D.R. Brown, and A. DiCostanzo. 2004. Estrus synchronization of suckled beef cows using GnRH, prostaglandin F2α (PG), and progesterone (CIDR): A multi-location study. Minnesota Beef Cow-Calf Day Rep., University of Minnesota. pp. 33-37.

Chester-Jones, H., R. Hall, B. Perry, D. Ziegler, J. Linn, and A. DiCostanzo. 2003. Effects of early calf nutrition on Holstein steer performance and carcass effects of early calf nutrition on Holstein steer performance and carcass characteristics. 2003 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-494.

Dahlen, C.R., L.J. Smith, N. DiLorenzo, and A. DiCostanzo. 2003. Effects of polyclonal antibody preparations against Streptococcus bovis and fusobacterium necrophorum on performance and carcass characteristics of steers fed high-grain diets. 2003 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-495.

Lamb, G.C., D.R. Brown, R. Wasson, J. Larson, C. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2003. Preliminary report: Effect of trace mineral nutrition on follicular response, ovulation, and embryo production in superovulated Angus heifers. 2003 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 94-100.

Dahlen, C.R., G.C. Lamb, B. Lindsay, A. DiCostanzo, D.R. Brown, R. Spell, and L.R. Miller. 2002. Pregnancy rates in recipients after receiving either two identical demi-embryos or a single embryo. 2002 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 95-99.

Dahlen, C.R., G.C. Lamb, L.R. Smith, A. DiCostanzo, R. Ethington, and T. Durham. 2002. Forage sources for finishing diets containing wet corn gluten feed. 2002 MN Cattle Feeders Rep. B-488.

Dahlen, C.R., K. Hachmeister, C.M. Zehnder, M. Dikeman, G.C. Lamb, L.R. Miller, H. Chester-Jones, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Influence of feeding malting industry byproducts to feedlot cattle on longissimus muscle sensory traits and tenderness. 2001 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-482.

Dahlen, C.R., A.F. Kayser, L.R. Miller, G.C. Lamb, L.R. Smith, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Effects of lowering dietary CP content on steer performance and carcass characteristics. 2001 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-483.

Dahlen, C.R., G.C. Lamb, C.M. Zehnder, L.R. Miller, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Fixed-time insemination in peripuberal, lightweight replacement heifers synchronized with PGF2 and GnRH. MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 81-86.

DiCostanzo, A., L.R. Miller, and W.A. Head. 2001. The nitrogen cycle in ruminant feeding operations. 2001 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-480.

Lamb, G.C., J.S. Stevenson, C.R. Dahlen, C.M. Zehnder, L.R. Miller, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Resetting of follicular waves for resynchronization of repeat estrus and AI in suckled beef cows after previous synchronization of ovulation and timed insemination. 2001 MN Beef Cow/Calf Rep. pp. 65-73.

Miller, L.R., A. DiCostanzo, C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, and L. Smith. 2001. Effects of two protein supplementation systems on performance and nitrogen output of feedlot steers. 2001 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-481.

Miller, L.R., W.A. Head, N.C. Hansen, C.R. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. The impact of dietary protein manipulation on feedlot nitrogen balance. 2001 MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-479.

Lamb, G.C., L.R. Miller, C.M. Zehnder, J.M. Cassady, and A. DiCostanzo. 2000. Fixed-time insemination versus insemination after estrus in replacement beef heifers. MN Cow-Calf Rep. pp 63-70.

Miller, L.R., C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, A. DiCostanzo, and A. Miron. 2000. Evaluation of alfalfa leaf meal in creep feed supplements. MN Cow-Calf Rep. pp 74-76.

Standorf, D.G., M. Encinias, A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, G. Lardy, and A. Miron. 2000. Alfalfa leaf meal in late gestation beef cow diets. MN Cow-Calf Rep. pp 77-81.

Dahlen, C.R., C.M. Zehnder, D. Ziegler, A. DiCostanzo, L.R. Miller, H. Chester-Jones, G.C. Lamb, and D. Westlund. 2000. Utilization of malting industry byproducts in feedlot diets. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-473.

Miller, L.R., A. DiCostanzo, C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, and L.R. Smith. 2000. Effects of two protein supplementation systems on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-474.

Brown, D.R., J.B. Hall, A. DiCostanzo, and J. Cassady. 1999. Comparison of estrous synchronization system in postpartum beef cows. MN Cow-Calf Rep. pp. 53-55.

Cassady, J.M., J.E. Wheaton, A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, and B.E. Seguin. 1999. Estrous synchronization in beef heifers using MGA and prostaglandin F2Alpha or GnRH and prostaglandin F2Alpha. MN Cow-Calf Rep. pp. 40-45.

DiCostanzo, A. 1999. Minnesota carcass merit program: Another tool to improve your enterprise bottom line. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-466.

DiCostanzo, A. and C.M. Zehnder. 1999. Estimation of protein requirements of feedlot steers. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-465.

Standorf, D.G., A. DiCostanzo, C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, and A. Miron. 1999. Effects of alfalfa leaf meal in finishing steer diets on liver abscess incidence. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-467.

Zehnder, C.M., J.M. Hall, D.B. Brown, and A. DiCostanzo. 1999. Alfalfa leaf meal in wintering beef cow diets. MN Cow-calf Rep. pp. 34-39.

DiCostanzo, A., C.M. Zehnder, J.M. Cassady, H. Chester-Jones, D. Ziegler, and R. Greenwald. 1998. Effects of corn silage hybrid or dietary proportion on yearling steer performance. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-451.

Zehnder, C.M. and A. DiCostanzo. 1998. Alfalfa leaf meal in receiving steer diets. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-452.

Zehnder, C.M., A. DiCostanzo, and L.R. Smith. 1998. Alfalfa leaf meal in finishing steer diets. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-453.

DiCostanzo, A., C.M. Zehnder, H. Chester-Jones, D. Ziegler, and R. Greenwald. 1997. Effect of dietary corn silage proportion on yearling steer performance and economic returns. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-442.

Hall, J.B., A. DiCostanzo, J. Cassady, and D.R. Brown. 1997. Effects of two alternate estrous synchronization systems for early postpartum beef cows. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-142.

Hall, J.B., A. DiCostanzo, B. Woodward, and D. Brown. 1997. Progress report: Effect of pattern of post-weaning body weight gain on age at puberty, reproduction and milk production in Angus heifers. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-140.

Zehnder, C.M., A. DiCostanzo, J.B. Hall, and L.B. Smith. 1997. Alfalfa leaf meal in finishing steer diets. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-441.

Zehnder, C.M., A. DiCostanzo, J.B. Hall, and L.B. Smith. 1997. Alfalfa leaf meal in receiving steer diets. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-440.

Zehnder, C.M., A. DiCostanzo, K. Thate, R. Gilland, M.J. Murphy, and T.R. Halbach. 1997. Utilization of municipal solid waste compost as bedding material for cattle feedlots. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-443.

Cassady, J.M. and A. DiCostanzo. 1996. Effects of body weight and condition on the reproductive response of beef heifers to energy restriction and refeeding. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-131.

Cassady, J.M., J.B. Hall, A. DiCostanzo, and D.R. Brown. 1996. Progress report: Effect of energy intake and progestin on reproduction in postpartum beef cows. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-132.

DiCostanzo, A. L.J. Johnston, B.W. Woodward, J.M. Cassady, and H. Chester-Jones. 1996. Evaluation of various ionophore inclusion strategies on steer performance during the growing phase. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-426.

DiCostanzo, A., L.J. Johnston, B.W. Woodward, J.M. Cassady, C.M. Zehnder, and H. Chester-Jones. 1996. Evaluation of implant and feeding strategies on feedlot performance of medium-frame steers. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-428.

DiCostanzo, A. L.J. Johnston, B.W. Woodward, C.M. Zehnder, and H. Chester-Jones. 1996. Evaluation of various ionophore inclusion strategies on steer performance during the finishing phase. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-427.

Fernandez, M.I., B.W. Woodward, B.E. Stromberg, A. DiCostanzo, W.C. Koskinen, and J.F. Anderson. 1996. Progress report: Meat quality and cost of production comparison of sustainable and conventional beef production systems. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-130.

Windels, H.F., A. DiCostanzo, R.D. Goodrich, and D.E. Otterby. 1996. Effect of combined use of trenbolone acetate and estradiol implants on response of large-frame crossbred steers to dietary energy sources. MN Cattle Feeder Rep. B-425.

Cassady, J. and A. DiCostanzo. 1995. Influence of body condition on the reproductive performance of beef heifers during energy restriction. MN Beef Cow-Calf Rep. C-119.

DiCostanzo, A., J.C. Meiske, M. Murphy, R. Epley, L. Felice, L. Johnston, and H. Chester-Jones. 1995. Effects of feeding vomitoxin-contaminated barley on performance of feedlot steers. MN Cattle Feeders Rep. B-418.

DiCostanzo, A., B. Woodward, J.C. Meiske, L. Johnston, and H. Chester-Jones. 1995. Determination of implant strategies for medium-frame steers under two feeding systems. MN Cattle Feeders Rep. B-419.

Windels, H.F., A. DiCostanzo, and R.D. Goodrich. 1995. Effect of deoxynivalenol from barley on performance and health of large-frame crossbred steers. MN Cattle Feeders Rep. B-417.

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Abstracts

Ceconi, I., A. DiCostanzo, and G.I. Crawford. 2012. Effect of urea inclusion in diets containing distillers grains on feedlot cattle performance and carcass characteristics. J. Anim. Sci. J. Anim. Sci. 90:(Suppl. 2). Abstr. 113.

Crawford, G.I., J.M. Kelzer, J. Jaderborg, and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Effects of dietary inclusion of manganese oxide in beef cattle feedlot diets containing high concentrations of sulfur. J. Anim. Sci. 90:(Suppl. 2). Abstr. 114.

Huber, G.M., A. DiCostanzo, and G.I. Crawford. 2012. Interaction of dietary roughage and sulfur concentration on performance of beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 90:(Suppl. 2). Abstr. 117.

Kelzer, J.M., M. Ruiz-Moreno, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, and G.C. Lamb. 2012. Effects of supplemental manganese oxide on ruminal hydrogen sulfide concentration, ruminal pH, and feedlot performance of beef cattle fed high-sulfur finishing diets. J. Anim. Sci. 90:(Suppl. 2). Abstr. 116.

McClelland, K.M., J.P. Jaderborg, D.M. Paulus, J.M. Popowski, G.I. Crawford, A. DiCostanzo, and R.B. Cox. 2012. Effect of modified distillers grains with solubles and crude glycerin in finishing diets on fatty acid composition and oxidation of fresh beef. J. Anim. Sci. 90:(Suppl. 2). Abstr. 242P.

Paulus, D.M., J.M. Kelzer, M.V. Fossa, C. Belknap, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2012. Effect of inclusion of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product in beef cattle feedlot diets with two different sulfur concentrations on nutrient metabolism. J. Anim. Sci. 90:(Suppl. 2). Abstr. 18.

Kelzer, J.M., C.R. Dahlen, G.I. Crawford, and A. DiCostanzo. 2009. Timing of Optaflexx inclusion in feedlot diets on performance and carcass characteristics of beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 87 (E-Suppl. 3):79-80.

Crawford, G.I., and A. DiCostanzo. 2008. Effect of Optaflexx inclusion on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of yearling steers. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (Suppl. 3):113.

Dahlen, C.R., N. DiLorenzo, and A. DiCostanzo. 2008. Efficacy of a polyclonal antibody preparation against respiratory disease pathogens on cattle morbidity and performance during the step-up period. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):195.

Dahlen, C.R., G. Marquezini, A. DiCostanzo, S. L. Bird, and G. C. Lamb. 2008. Administering human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) 7 d prior to initiating a CO-Synch protocol. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):249.

DiLorenzo, N., C.R. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2008. Effects of feeding a polyclonal antibody preparation against Escherichia coli O157:H7 on performance, carcass characteristics and E. coli O157:H7 fecal shedding of feedlot steers. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):281.

Fossa, M.V., R.D.L. Pacheco, D.D. Millen, T.M. da Cunha Leme, M.P. de Oliveira, C.R. de Oliveira, A.E. Mathias, J.C. Hadlich, A. DiCostanzo, N. DiLorenzo, M. De Beni Arrigoni, C.L. Martins, M. Parrili, and S.A. Matsuhara. 2008. Fatty acid profile, meat cholesterol and total lipids of Bos indicus based types bullocks fed monensin or polyclonal antibodies against lactate-producing rumen bacteria. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):200.

Millen, D.D., R.D.L. Pacheco, M. De Beni Arrigoni, A. DiCostanzo, N. DiLorenzo, C.T. Marino, S.A. Matsuhara, M. Parrili, L.M.N. Sarti, M.V. Fossa, H.N. de Oliveira, S.L. Beier, C.L. Martins, T.M. Mariani, and J.P.S.T. Bastos. 2008. Intake fluctuations of feedlot cattle supplemented with monensin or polyclonal antibodies preparations against lactate producing rumen bacteria during diet step-up. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):285.

Millen, D.D., R.D.L. Pacheco, M. De Beni Arrigoni, A. DiCostanzo, C.T. Marino, N. DiLorenzo, S.A. Matsuhara, M. Parrili, M.V. Fossa, L.M.N. Sarti, S.L. Beier, H.N. de Oliveira, C.L. Martins, T.M. Mariani, and J.P.S.T. Bastos. 2008. Blood metabolic profile of feedlot cattle supplemented with monensin or polyclonal antibodies preparations against lactate producing rumen bacteria during diet step-up. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):285.

Pacheco, R.D.L., D.D. Millen, T.M. da Cunha Leme, C.R. de Oliveira, A.E. Mathias, J.C. Hadlich, A. DiCostanzo, N. DiLorenzo, M. De Beni Arrigoni, C.L. Martins, S.A. Matsuhara, M. Parrili, M.V. Fossa, J.P.S.T. de Bastos, and T.M. Mariani. 2008. Evaluation of growth, carcass characteristics and meat tenderness of bullocks fed monensin or polyclonal antibodies against lactate-producing rumen bacteria. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 86 (E-Suppl. 2):200.

DiLorenzo, N., C.R. Dahlen, J.E. Larson, R.K. Gill, and A. DiCostanzo. 2007. Effects of feeding a polyclonal antibody preparation against selected rumen bacteria on rumen pH of lactating dairy cows. J. Anim. Sci. 85 (Suppl. 2):135.

DiLorenzo, N. and A. DiCostanzo. 2007. In vitro release of ammonia nitrogen from various nitrogen sources in batch culture. J. Anim. Sci. 85 (Suppl. 2):138.

Gill, R.K., C.R. Dahlen, N. DiLorenzo, and A. DiCostanzo. 2007. Effects of feeding protected choline on arrival or during Optaexx feeding on performance or carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 85 (Suppl. 1):355.

Nash, D., S. MacGregor, M. Wray, T. Edwards, and A. DiCostanzo. 2007. Efficacy of an intranasal delivery of an avian-derived antibody preparation against respiratory pathogens in prevention of morbidity and mortality of newly received feedlot cattle. Amer. Assoc. Bovine Pract. Poster 06.

Reinhardt, C.D., A. DiCostanzo, and G. Milliken. 2007. Distillers byproducts alters carcass fat distribution of feedlot cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 85(Suppl. 2):132.

Blanch, M., S. Calsamiglia, N DiLorenzo, and A. DiCostanzo. 2006. Effects of feeding a polyclonal antibody preparation against Streptococcus bovis on rumen fermentation of heifers switched from a high forage to a high concentrate diet. J. Anim. Sci. 84(Suppl. 1):128.

Gill, R.K., D.L. VanOverbeke, and A. DiCostanzo. 2006. Impacts of beef cattle diets containing corn or sorghum distillers grains on beef color, fatty acid profiles, and sensory attributes. J. Anim. Sci. 84(Suppl. 1):114.

Pacheco, R.D.L., D.D. Millen, N.DiLorenzo, and A. DiCostanzo. 2006. In vitro evaluation of various energy supplements for tropical and temperate forages. J. Anim. Sci. 84(Suppl. 1):23.

Dahlen, C.R., N. DiLorenzo, A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, and L.J. Smith. 2004. Effects of feeding a polyclonal antibody preparation against Streptococcus bovis or Fusobacterium necrophorum on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers. J. Anim. Sci. 82(Suppl. 1):270.

Dahlen, C.R., N. DiLorenzo, A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, and L.J. Smith. 2004. Effects of feeding a polyclonal antibody preparation against Streptococcus bovis or Fusobacterium necrophorum on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers. Plains Nutr. Conf. TAMU Pub. No. AREC 04-14. p. 95.

Gill, R., D.L. Roeber, and A. DiCostanzo. 2004. Impact of feeding distillers grains on beef tenderness and sensory traits. Reciprocal Meats Conference, Lexington, KY. June 20-23.

Gill, R.K., D.L. Roeber, and A. DiCostanzo. 2004. Impact of feeding distillers grains to dairy-beef steers on beef color, tenderness and sensory traits. Plains Nutrition Conference, San Antonio, TX. TAMU Pub. No. AREC 04-14. p. 99.

Lamb, G.C., D.R. Brown, R.C. Wasson, J.E. Larson, C.R. Dahlen, and A. DiCostanzo. 2004. Effect of trace mineral nutrition on follicular response, ovulation, and embryo production in superovulated Angus heifers. J. Reprod. Fertil. 16(1,2):289.

Wasson, R., J.E. Larson, D.R. Brown, A. DiCostanzo, J.D. Arthington, and G.C. Lamb. 2004. Cow and calf performance in a management system including twinning and early weaning. J. Anim. Sci. 82(Suppl. 1):59.

Dahlen, C.R., A. DiCostanzo, R.T. Ethington, T.L. Durham, J.E. Larson, and G.C. Lamb. 2003. Evaluation of forage sources for finishing diets containing wet com gluten feed. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 1): 111-112.

Dahlen, C.R., A. DiCostanzo, B.M. Mitteness, P. Nash, J.E. Larson, N. DiLorenzo, and G.D. Marx. 2003. Influence of a polygonal antibody preparation against rumen proteolytic bacteria on rumen fermentation and yield of milk and milk components. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 1):58.

Marx, G. D., C.R. Dahein, A. DiCostanzo, T.L. Durham, and R.T. Ethington. 2003. Performance of lactating cows fed wet corn gluten feed. J. Anim. Sci. 81 (Suppl. 1):340.

Dahlen, C.R., K. Hachmeister, C.M. Zehnder, M. Dikeman, G.C. Lamb, L.R. Miller, H. Chester-Jones, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Influence of feeding malting industry byproducts to feedlot cattle on longissiums muscle sensory traits and tenderness. J. Anim. Sci. 79(Suppl. 1): 64.

Dahlen, C.R., G.C. Lamb, C.M. Zehnder, L.R. Miller, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Fixed-time insemination in peribueral, lightweight replacement heifers synchronized with PGF2α and GnRH. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2):62.

Dahlen, C.R., C.M. Zehnder, D. Ziegler, A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, L.R. Miller, and H. Chester-Jones. 2001. Utilization of malting industry byproducts in cattle feedlot diets. In: Proc. 2001 Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference. Pub. No. AREC 01-23:84. Texas A&M Res. Ext. Center, Amarillo, TX.

Dahlen, C.R., C.M. Zehnder, D. Ziegler, A. DiCostanzo, L.R. Miller, H. Chester-Jones, and G.C. Lamb. 2001. Utilization of malting industry byproducts in cattle feedlot diets. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2):80.

Lamb, G.C., L.R. Miller, J.M. Cassady, C.M. Zehnder, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Fixed-time insemination versus insemination after estrus in replacement heifers synchronized with GnRH, Norgestoment and PGF2α. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2):62.

Miller, L.R., A. DiCostanzo, C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, and L. Smith. 2001. Effects of two protein supplementation systems on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot steers. J. Anim. Sci. 79 (Suppl. 2):71.

Nennich, T., C.R. Dahlen, C.M. Zehnder, L.R. Miller, G.C. Lamb, D. Kampmeier, and A. DiCostanzo. 2001. Designing and implementing a quality assured, source-verified feeder calf sale program. J. Anim. Sci. 79(Suppl. 1): 217.

Miller, L.R., C.M. Zehnder, G.C. Lamb, A. DiCostanzo, and A. Miron. 2000. Evaluation of alfalfa leaf meal in creep feeding diets. J. Anim. Sci. 78: (Suppl. 2): 91.

Radintz, T., A. DiCostanzo, J. Reed-Boniface, T. Ames, and F.A. Ponce de León. 2000. Development and implementation of an interactive, hands-on summer day camp program for urban youth. J. Anim. Sci. 78: (Suppl. 1):102.

Standorf, D., A. DiCostanzo, G.C. Lamb, L.J. Smith, and A. Miron. 2000. Effects of alfalfa leaf meal on feedlot performance and incidence of liver abscesses. J. Anim. Sci. 78: (Suppl. 1):84.

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Presentations at Professional Meetings

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Alfalfa hay/haylage quality traits. Mid-America Alfalfa Expo and Conference. Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association, Kearney, NE. Feb. 6.

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Beef cattle performance in slatted-floor confinement barns. Minnkota Agri-Builders and Equipment Suppliers Association, Sioux Falls, SD. March 15.

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Concentration and biological activity of antibiotics in corn co-products. Minnesota Ag Expo, MN Corn Growers Association. Jan. 27-28.

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Managing input costs in the feedlot. Northern States Beef Conference. SDSU Extension, Watertown, SD. Jan. 17-18.

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Nutrient value of manure: Building source considerations. National Finishing Housing Symposium, Sioux Falls, SD. April 4.

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Top cost management elements in the feedlot. SD Nutritionist Mtg., Platte, SD. April 24-25.

DiCostanzo, A. 2013. Utilizing of alfalfa in beef cattle diets. Mid-America Alfalfa Expo and Conf., Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association, Kearney, NE. Feb. 6.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Application of renewable energy coproducts in feed—Expert panel roundtable. Minnesota's Renewable Energy Roundtable—Action Now! Initiative, Brooklyn Center, MN. March 16.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Cattle type and beef quality. Big Gain, Inc. In-Service Training, Univ. of MN, St. Paul, MN. Feb. 27-28.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Cattle type and beef quality. MN Cattle Harvest Days. Univ. of MN, St. Paul, MN. Jan. 5-6.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Co-product diets to feed during winter. 120th Mtg. of the Missouri Vet. Med. Assoc. Convention, St. Louis, MO. Jan. 27-28.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Distillers grains research results at University of Minnesota—A Review. Plains Nutrition Conf., San Antonio, TX. April 12-13.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Feeding co-products to beef animals. QLF, Land O'Lakes, and Federation Coop. and Hixton-Fairchild Farmers Coop., Osseo, WI. July 12.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Improved and alternative uses for corn and ethanol co-products—Expert panel roundtable. MN Corn Growers Expanded Uses Research Assessment Mtg., Shakopee, MN. Nov. 7.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Industry vs segment production efficiency. 120th Mtg. of the Missouri Vet. Med. Assoc. Convention, St. Louis, MO. Jan. 27-28.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Manejo de alimento entre almacen y oferta. IV Annual Teknal. University of Minnesota Feedlot Tour, El Centro, CA. Sep. 26.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Quality assurance for DDGS—Expert panel roundtable. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Conf., Omaha, NE. Aug. 19.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Retaining feed efficiency from feed storage to delivery. MN Cattle Feeders Day at Morris, Luverne, Tracy, and Rochester, MN. Dec. 11-13.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Structure and future of the beef industry. Zinpro—Bocm Pauls In-Service Training, Eden Prairie, MN. May 21.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. Time to expand; Yet, the beefiIndustry is not—Why? 120th Mtg. of the Missouri Vet. Med. Assoc. Convention, St. Louis, MO. Jan. 27-28.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. U of M distillers grains research in beef cattle. Minnesota Ag Expo, Mankato, MN. Jan. 22-24.

DiCostanzo, A. 2012. What cattle feeders seek in your calf crop. Central Livestock and Snake River Cattlemen's Assoc. Mtg., Hinckley, MN. Nov. 13.

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