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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 22-23, 2008

Table of Contents

A. Henzell, PIGBLUP version 6.00, AGBU. (View).

S. Hermesch, Adoption of further traits to increase genetic gain in the $Index, AGBU. (View)

D. Marois & M. Larochelle, Genetic selection on number of teats, Génétiporc. (View)

R. Walters 1 and J Wiseman 2, Science delivery and cost in the pig industry – the British experience, 1 Livestock Genetics Ltd., 2 University of Nottingham. (View)

I. Mérour, Selection for carcase composition and meat quality in the national pig breeding program in France, IFIP. (View)

R. Jones & S. Hermesch, When pigs fly; what does it mean?, AGBU. (View)

R. Jones & S. Hermesch, Group characteristics influence the performance of individual commercially raised pigs, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch, R. Jones & K. Bunter, Feed intake of sows during lactation has genetic relationships with growth and lifetime performance of sows, AGBU. (View)

K. Bunter 1, R. Smits 2, B. Luxford 2 & S. Hermesch 1, Sow body composition and its associations with reproductive and litter growth performance of the primiparous sow, 1 AGBU, 2 QAF Meat Industries. (View)

I. Mérour 1 & S. Hermesch 2, Variation and trends for weight of individual carcase cuts, 1 IFIP, 2 AGBU. (View)

B. Kinghorn, Genomic selection – potential for pig breeding, AGBU. (View)

R. Walters, Future global sustainability and responsibility – What role for pig genetics?, Livestock Genetics Ltd. (View)