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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 27-28, 2010

Table of Contents

S. Hermesch and R.M. Jones, Phenotypic trends for traits of the growing pig and the sow, AGBU. (View).

S. Newman 1, V.D. Kremer 2 and B.P. Kinghorn 3, Mate selection in pigs: a porcine, 1 Genus/PIC USA, 2 Genus/PIC, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, 3 UNE. (View)

R.M. Jones and S. Hermesch, First genetic analysis of blood haemoglobin levels and iron content in pork, AGBU. (View)

M.F. Rothschild, Genetic and genomic technologies from A-Z, Iowa State University. (View)

S. Hermesch and R.M. Jones, Strategies to improve market value of pig carcases, AGBU. (View)

O. Vangen, The effects of including CT in pig breeding programs, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. (View)

K.L. Bunter and C.R.G. Lewis, Sow development, reproductive performance and longevity, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch, Consequences of selection for lean growth and prolificacy on piglet survival and sow attribute traits, AGBU. (View)

P. Tabuarici, K.L. Bunter and H.-U. Graser, Improving piglet survival: traits for piglet vitality at birth, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch and K.L. Bunter, Busting myths to broaden our horizons, AGBU. (View)

J.R. Walters, Have we forgotten about inherited diseases?, UPB Genetic World. (View)

C.R.G. Lewis and K.L. Bunter, Heat stress: The effects of temperature on production and reproduction traits, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch 1and B.G. Luxford 2, Towards healthy, productive genotypes,1 AGBU, 2 Rivalea (Australia). (View)