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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 24-25, 2012

Table of Contents

H-U. Graser, Looking back into the future, AGBU. (View).

C. Moran, Looking back to move forward – a personal perspective on pig molecular genetics from RFLPs to nextgen sequencing, University of Sydney. (View)

A.A. Swan, Genomic selection in the Australian sheep industry, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch 1, K.M. Tickle 2 and A.K. Lealiifano 2, Variation in weights of primal pork cuts, 1 AGBU, 2 Rivalea (Australia). (View)

P. Tabuaciri, K.L Bunter and H-U. Graser, Thermal imaging as a potential tool for identifying piglets at risk, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch 1 and K.M. Tickle 2, Recording haemoglobin levels in sows, piglets and growing pigs on farm , 1 AGBU, 2 Rivalea (Australia). (View)

K.L. Bunter, Breeding sows better suited to group housing, AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch C.I. Ludemann 2 and P.R. Amer 2, PigEV – a new tool to derive economic values for pigs, 1 AGBU, 2 AbacusBio Ltd. (View)

L. Li and S. Hermesch, Genotypes differ in their response to variation in environments experienced by pigs on farm, AGBU. (View)

S.Z.Y. Guy 1, P.C. Thomson 1 and S. Hermesch 2, Breeding tolerant pigs for health and productivity,1 University of Sydney, 2 AGBU. (View)

S. Hermesch, Breeding pigs with improved disease resilience, AGBU. (View)

J.R. Walters, Genetic analyses of traditional breeds – the UK experience, UPB Genetic World. (View)