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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, October 25-26, 2006

Table of Contents

R. Crump, NPIP and PBSELECT, AGBU. (View)

A. Henzell, PIGBLUP update, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch & R. Crump, Tips for making better use of PIGBLUP, AGBU. (View)

R. Walters, Prospects for the genetic improvement of meat and eating quality - where do we go from here?, UPB Genetic World SL. (View)

S. Nakavisut, R. Crump & H.-U. Graser, Body length and its genetic relationships with production and reproduction traits in pigs, AGBU. (View)

M. Suarez 1, J. Braun 2, & S. Hermesch 1, The relationship between reproductive performance of crossbred sows and the EBVs of their purebred dams, 1 AGBU, 2 Myora Farm. (View)

K. Bunter 1, S. Hermesch 1 & B. Luxford 2, Sow feed intake and lifetime reproductive performance, 1 AGBU, 2 QAF Meat Industries. (View)

S. Hermesch, First analysis of factors influencing feed intake of sows during lactation, AGBU. (View)

K. Bunter 1, W. Cai 1 & J. Dekkers 2, Residual feed intake and juvenile IGF-I, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch, From genetic to phenotypic trends, AGBU (View)

R. Walters, Reflections on the Australian Pig Breeding Industry, UPB Genetic World SL. (View)

S. Hermesch, Outline of R&D directions for Australian pig genetics, AGBU. (View)