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Breeding Focus 2018 Reducing Heat Stress was held in Armidale on 19 & 20 September.

Topics presented at Breeding Focus 2018 Reducing Heat Stress, Breeding Focus 2016 Improving Welfare and Breeding Focus 2014 Improving Resilience were published into books which are available for purchase from AGBU. Abstracts of the papers for 2014, 2016 and 2018 are available as a pdfs and individual papers can also be downloaded.


Pig Genetics Presentations


"Improving piglet survival - Implications of selection strategies".

    by Susanne Hermesch

"Genetic analyses of haemoglobin levels in pigs and iron content in pork".

    by Susanne Hermesch and Rob Jones

"Towards more uniform pig performance".

    by Craig Lewis

"Challenges in pig breeding in the next decade"

    by Susanne Hermesch (at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Aas, Norway)

"Selection for residual feed intake in the growing pig - Responses for carcase composition and meat quality traits"

    by Helene Gilbert (Visiting Scientist from INRA France 17 March 2010)

"Comparing selection strategies of AI boars – BLUP selection is superior"

    by Rob Jones and Susanne Hermesch

"Exploring variation in saleable meat yield"

    by Susanne Hermesch (AGBU) and Isabelle Mérour (IFIP)

"The importance of recording feed intake in lactating sows"

    by Susanne Hermesch, Rob Jones and Kim Bunter, AGBU

"Physiological consequences of selection for increased performance in pigs"

    by Dr Wendy Rauw, Department of Animal Biotechnology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA.