What's New

An article by AGBU PhD student, Sarita Guy, on Breeding Focus 2016 and the Pig Genetics Workshop has been published in the Australian Pork Newspaper.

AGBU has just hosted Breeding Focus 2016 Improving Welfare. Discussions covered cattle, sheep, pigs, ethics and crocodiles. Have a look at photos and comments on our facebook and twitter links.

Breeding Focus 2014: Improving Resilience
This industry workshop was held at the end of October 2014 and provided a discussion forum for over 40 scientists, breeders and representatives from the livestock and aquaculture industries.

The topics presented at the workshop have been published as a book “Breeding Focus 2014 – Improving resilience” which can be purchased from AGBU. Abstracts of the papers are available as a pdf and individual papers can also be downloaded.


Pig Genetics Workshop, November 17-18,


Table of Contents

R. Crump & B. Tier, Use of marker information in PIGBLUP v5.20, AGBU. (View)

A. Henzell & R. Crump, PIGBLUP version 5.20: Flexible traits and data input, AGBU. (View)

R. Crump & S. Hermesch, The National Pig Improvement Program (NPIP) - update, AGBU. (View)

N. Nielsen, A Survey on Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) in the pork industry, University of Western Sydney. (View)

J. MacKinnon & R. Walters, European experience with post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) and other PCV2-associated diseases: an update, International Consultants in Pig Breeding and Health. (View)

E. Knol & D. Prins, Implementation of selection for carcass quality in a pig breeding program in the Netherlands, Institute for Pig Genetics, Beuningen, The Netherlands. (View)

S. Hermesch 1 & J. O'Shea 2, Genetic analysis of pork bellies,1 AGBU, 2 QAF Meat Industries. (View)

K. Bunter 1 & C. Bennett 2, Genotype comparisons for meat and eating quality traits, 1 AGBU, 2 QAF Meat Industries. (View)

E. Knol & R. Bergsma, Piglet survival and sow efficiency, Institute for Pig Genetics, Beuningen, The Netherlands. (View)

R. Walters, How do we manage gilts for good lifetime performance? UPB Europe Ltd. (View)

M. Suarez 1, S. Hermesch 1, J. Braun 2, H-U Graser 1, Genetic parameters of reproductive traits recorded at different parities in Landrace and Large White sows, 1 AGBU, 2 Myora Farm. (View)

C. Moran, Progress in porcine genomics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. (View)

R. Crump, Genetics of temperament: Flight time and the movement meter, AGBU. (View)

K. Bunter 1 & R. Lansdowne 2, Genetics of temperament: What do we know about the "back test?" 1 AGBU, 2 Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. (View)