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Matthew R Beck (Matt) (PhD)
Livestock Nutrient Management Research
Research Animal Scientist

Phone: (806) 356-5736
Fax: (806) 356-5750

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Projects
Strategies to Manage Feed Nutrients, Reduce Gas Emissions, and Promote Soil Health for Beef and Dairy Cattle Production Systems of the Southern Great Plains
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441154
Assessment of the Effectiveness of Conservation Practices to Decrease Ammonia Emissions From Open Lot Cattle Operations
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442158
Assessing the Environmental Protective Benefits of Tannins and Fat Supplementation for Finishing Beef Steers
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 442659

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Snapshot of enteric methane emissions from stocker cattle grazing extensive semiarid rangelands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raynor, E.J., Schilling-Hazlett, A., Place, S.E., Vargas, J.J., Thompson, L.R., Johnston, M.K., Jorns, T.R., Beck, M.R., Kuehn, L.A., Derner, J.D., Stackhouse-Lawson, K. 2024. Snapshot of enteric methane emissions from stocker cattle grazing extensive semiarid rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 93:77-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2024.01.001.
Can moderate-quality bermudagrass baleage be used to stretch wheat pasture? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, P.A., Beck, M.R., Hubbell III, D., Hess, T., Foote, A.P., Gadberry, M.S., Kegley, E.B. 2024. Can moderate-quality bermudagrass baleage be used to stretch wheat pasture?. Applied Animal Science. 40(1):1-13. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2023-02466.
An experimental field trial investigating the use of bacteriophage and manure slurry applications in beef cattle feedlot pens for Salmonella mitigation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nickodem, C.A., Arnold, A.N., Beck, M.R., Bush, J.J., Gehring, K.B., Gill, J.J., Le, T., Proctor, J.A., Richeson, J.T., Scott, H.M., Smith, J.K., Taylor, T.M., Vinasco, J., Norman, K.N. 2023. An experimental field trial investigating the use of bacteriophage and manure slurry applications in beef cattle feedlot pens for Salmonella mitigation. Animals. 13(20). Article 3170. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13203170.
Assessing different sampling regimes for estimating dietary characteristics using internal markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, M.R., Proctor, J.A., Smith, J.K., Gouvêa, V.N., Kasuske, Z.A., Foote, A.P., Gunter, S.A., Beck, P.A. 2023. Assessing different sampling regimes for estimating dietary characteristics using internal markers. Applied Animal Science. 39(6):411-422. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2023-02452.
Mitigating ammonia deposition derived from open-lot livestock facilities into Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park: State of the science Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Brandani, C.B., Lee, M., Auvermann, B., Parker, D.B., Casey, K., Crosman, E., Gouvea, V.N., Beck, M.R., Bush, J., Koziel, J.A., Shaw, B., Brauer, D. 2023. Mitigating ammonia deposition derived from open-lot livestock facilities into Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park: State of the science. Atmosphere. 14(10). Article 1469. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14101469.
Effects of replacing steam-flaked corn with increasing levels of malted barley in a finishing ration on feed intake, growth performance, and enteric methane emissions of beef steers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, M.R., Proctor, J.A., Kasuske, Z., Smith, J.K., Gouvêa, V.N., Lockard, C.L., Min, B., Brauer, D.K. 2023. Effects of replacing steam-flaked corn with increasing levels of malted barley in a finishing ration on feed intake, growth performance, and enteric methane emissions of beef steers. Applied Animal Science. 39(6):525-534. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2023-02435.
U.S. manure methane emissions represent a greater contributor to implied climate warming than enteric methane emissions using the global warming potential* methodology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, M.R., Thompson, L.R., Rowntree, J.E., Thompson, T.N., Koziel, J.A., Place, S.E., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R. 2023. U.S. manure methane emissions represent a greater contributor to implied climate warming than enteric methane emissions using the global warming potential* methodology. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 7. Article e1209541. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2023.1209541.
Enteric methane emissions: where we currently stand, why we should care, and future mitigation scenarios? - (Trade Journal)
Beck, M.R., Thompson, L.R. 2023. Enteric methane emissions: where we currently stand, why we should care, and future mitigation scenarios?. Beef Magazine. July/August. Article 6.
Enteric methane emissions: why we should care, where we currently stand, and mitigation strategies - (Proceedings)
Beck, M.R., Proctor, J.A., Long, N.S., Gouvêa, V.N., Thompson, L.R. 2023. Enteric methane emissions: why we should care, where we currently stand, and mitigation strategies. In: Proceedings of the Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference, April 5-7, 2023, San Antonio, Texas. p. 38-49.
Evaluation of site and extent of protein digestion of feedstuffs commonly fed in Southern Plains finishing diets - (Abstract Only)
Proctor, J.A., Beck, M.R., Kasuske, Z.A., Foster, R.C., Long, N.S., Wickersham, T.A., Gouvêa, V.N., Smith, J.K. 2023. Evaluation of site and extent of protein digestion of feedstuffs commonly fed in Southern Plains finishing diets [abstract]. Plains Nutrition Council. p. 115.
Effects of including a novel high-anthocyanin corn cob meal into feedlot diets on in vitro fermentation and methane emissions - (Abstract Only)
Long, N.S., Smith, J.K., Proctor, J.A., Xu, W.W., Molsbee, M.K., Gouvêa, V.N., Piñeiro, J.M., Beck, M.R. 2023. Effects of including a novel high-anthocyanin corn cob meal into feedlot diets on in vitro fermentation and methane emissions [abstract]. Plains Nutrition Council. p. 109.
Meta-regression to develop predictive equations for urinary nitrogen excretion of lactating dairy cows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, M.R., Marshall, C.J., Garrett, K., Campbell, T.N., Foote, A.P., Vibart, R., Pacheco, D., Gregorini, P. 2023. Meta-regression to develop predictive equations for urinary nitrogen excretion of lactating dairy cows. Animals. 13(4). Article 620. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13040620.
Data from: Implied climate warming contributions of enteric methane emissions are dependent on the estimate source and accounting methodology Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Beck, M.R., Thompson, L.R., Campbell, T.N., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.A., Archibeque, S.L. 2022. Data from: Implied climate warming contributions of enteric methane emissions are dependent on the estimate source and accounting methodology. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1528344.
Effect of rumen degradable protein intake on performance, carcass quality, and methane emissions of yearling finishing steers Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Proctor, J.A., Beck, M.R., Long, N.S., Kasuske, Z.A., Foster, R.C., Castleberry, B., Hiltbrunner, B.A., Gouvea, V.N., Smith, J.K. 2023. Effect of rumen degradable protein intake on performance, carcass quality, and methane emissions of yearling finishing steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 101(Supplement 1):82-83. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skad068.098.
Utilizing gas flux from an automated head chamber system to estimate dietary energy values in cattle fed a finishing diet Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Proctor, J.A., Smith, J.K., Gunter, S.A., Beck, M.R. 2023. Utilizing gas flux from an automated head chamber system to estimate dietary energy values in cattle fed a finishing diet [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 101(Supplement 1):74-75. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skad068.087.
Effects of monensin on intake, growth performance, and health of newly-received feedlot calves Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Foster, R.C., Gouvea, V.N., Proctor, J.A., Smithyman, M.M., Beck, M.R., Long, N.S., Smith, J.K., Duff, G.C. 2023. Effects of monensin on intake, growth performance, and health of newly-received feedlot calves [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 101(Supplement 1):77-78. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skad068.091.
Dietary inclusion of a high-anthocyanin corn cob meal into feedlot rations reduces in vitro methane emissions Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Long, N.S., Proctor, J.A., Smith, J.K., Pineiro, J.M., Foster, R.C., Gouvea, V.N., Castleberry, B., Hiltbrunner, B.A., Xu, W.W., Molsbee, M.K., Beck, M.R. 2023. Dietary inclusion of a high-anthocyanin corn cob meal into feedlot rations reduces in vitro methane emissions [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 101(Supplement 1):71-73. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skad068.085.
Dietary and animal strategies to reduce the environmental impact of pastoral dairy systems result in altered nutraceutical profiles in milk Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C.J., Garrett, K., Van Vliet, S., Beck, M.R., Gregorini, P. 2022. Dietary and animal strategies to reduce the environmental impact of pastoral dairy systems result in altered nutraceutical profiles in milk. Animals. 12(21). Article 2994. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12212994.
Implied climate warming contributions of enteric methane emissions are dependent on the estimate source and accounting methodology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, M.R., Thompson, L., Thompson, T.N., Stackhouse-Lawson, K., Archibuque, S. 2022. Implied climate warming contributions of enteric methane emissions are dependent on the estimate source and accounting methodology. Applied Animal Science. 38(6):639-647. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2022-02344.
The effect of feeding a mix of condensed and hydrolysable tannins to heifers on rumen fermentation patterns, blood urea nitrogen and amino acid profile Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C.J., Beck, M.R., Garrett, K., Castillo, A.R., Barrell, G.K., Al-Marashdeh, O., Gregorini, P. 2022. The effect of feeding a mix of condensed and hydrolysable tannins to heifers on rumen fermentation patterns, blood urea nitrogen and amino acid profile. Livestock Science. 263(2022). Article e105034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2022.105034.
Effects of incorporating malted barley in a finishing ration on intake, performance, and enteric methane emission of beef steers Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Beck, M.R., Proctor, J., Kasuske, Z., Smith, J.K., Gouvea, V., Lockard, C., Min, B., Brauer, D.K. 2022. Effects of incorporating malted barley in a finishing ration on intake, performance, and enteric methane emission of beef steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 100:146-147. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac247.271.
Association of glucose metabolism with feed intake, growth, and efficiency of beef steers Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Foote, A.P., Salisbury, C., Beck, M.R., Montgomery, D., Rathert-Williams, A., King, M. 2022. Association of glucose metabolism with feed intake, growth, and efficiency of beef steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 100:365. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac247.666.
Using annual forage crops to extend grazing: What are the benefits to production and livestock enterprise economics Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Beck, P.A., Coblentz, W.K., Jennings, J.J., Beck, M.R. 2022. Using annual forage crops to extend grazing: What are the benefits to production and livestock enterprise economics [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 100:89. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac247.174.
Production systems and nutrition Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Beck, P.A., Beck, M.R., Apple, J.K. 2023. Production systems and nutrition. In: Dikeman, M., editor. Encyclopedia of Meat Science. 3rd edition. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. p. 629-639.
The state of the science for reducing ammonia emissions along Colorado’s Front Range: Review of kinetics and management approaches - (Abstract Only)
Brandani, C., Auvermann, B., Crosman, E., Lee, M., Brauer, D.K., Parker, D., Casey, K., Beck, M.R., Shaw, B. 2022. The state of the science for reducing ammonia emissions along Colorado’s Front Range: Review of kinetics and management approaches [abstract]. 77th Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, July 31-August 3, 2022, Denver, Colorado. Poster No. 30.
Effects of tillage method and seeding rate of wheat pasture on forage production and calf performance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, P.A., Beck, M.R., Adams, J.M., Hubbell III, D., Hess, T., Foote, A.P., Kegley, E.B. 2022. Effects of tillage method and seeding rate of wheat pasture on forage production and calf performance. Applied Animal Science. 38(3):211-221. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2021-02262.
Urine and fecal excretion patterns of dairy cows divergent for milk urea nitrogen breeding values Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C.J., Beck, M.R., Garrett, K., Barrell, G.K., Al-Marashdeh, O., Gregorino, P. 2022. Urine and fecal excretion patterns of dairy cows divergent for milk urea nitrogen breeding values. Journal of Dairy Science. 105(5):4218-4236. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2021-21490.
Differences in the microbial community abundances of dairy cattle divergent for milk urea nitrogen and their potential implications Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C.J., Garrett, K., Beck, M.R., Barrell, G.K., Al-Marashdeh, O., Gregorini, P. 2022. Differences in the microbial community abundances of dairy cattle divergent for milk urea nitrogen and their potential implications. Applied Animal Science. 38:62-69. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2021-02220.
Dairy cows with different milk urea nitrogen breeding values display different grazing behaviours Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C.J., Beck, M.R., Garrett, K., Fleming, A.E., Barrell, G.K., Al-Marashdeh, O., Gregorini, P. 2021. Dairy cows with different milk urea nitrogen breeding values display different grazing behaviours. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 242. Article 105429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105429.
Nitrogen balance of dairy cows divergent for milk urea nitrogen consuming either plantain or perennial ryegrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marshall, C.J., Beck, M.R., Garrett, K., Barrell, G.K., Al-Marashdeh, O., Gregorini, P. 2021. Nitrogen balance of dairy cows divergent for milk urea nitrogen consuming either plantain or perennial ryegrass. Animals. 11(8). Article 2464. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082464.
Technical note: using an automated head chamber system to administer an external marker to estimate fecal output by grazing beef cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beck, M.R., Gunter, S.A., Moffet, C., Reuter, R. 2021. Technical note: using an automated head chamber system to administer an external marker to estimate fecal output by grazing beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. Article skab241. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skab241.