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Breeding Focus 2018 Reducing Heat Stress was held in Armidale on 19 & 20 September.

Topics presented at Breeding Focus 2018 Reducing Heat Stress, Breeding Focus 2016 Improving Welfare and Breeding Focus 2014 Improving Resilience were published into books which are available for purchase from AGBU. Abstracts of the papers for 2014, 2016 and 2018 are available as a pdfs and individual papers can also be downloaded.


Pig Genetics Workshops

Until 2012, the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit held regular pig genetics workshops to demonstrate the latest PIGBLUP developments and present research findings. These workshops were held every 2 years in Armidale, and PIGBLUP users from Australia and overseas regularly attended to discuss a wide range of topics related to genetic improvement of pig production.

The last workshop was held in Armidale on 24 and 25 October 2012. For a news article on the workshop click here.

Papers presented at the Pig Genetics Workshops can be viewed by following the links below.

Tables of contents

Topics covered

  1. Pig genetics – general
  2. Breeding objectives
  3. Genetic evaluations
  4. Proof of profit
  5. Molecular genetics
  6. Selection and mate allocation
  7. Genetics of reproductive traits of the sow
  8. Genetics of performance traits including feed intake and feed conversion ratio
  9. Genetics of carcase composition and meat quality traits
  10. Genetics of behaviour and conformation traits

For further information, please contact the PIGBLUP team (