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1997

Books

Refereed Publications

Published Conference Proceedings

Theses


Books

Graser, H-U. (ed), (1997), "Pig Genetics Workshop Notes", AGBU, University of New England, Armidale, pp.55.

Barwick, S. (ed), (1997), "BREEDOBJECT, Training & Accreditation School Handbook", ISBN 186389 423 3, University of New England, Armidale, AGBU, pp.85.

 

Refereed Publications

Bradfield, M., Graser, H.-U. and Johnston, D.J. (1997), "Investigation of genotype x production environment interaction for weaning weight in the Santa Gertrudis Breed in Australia", Aust .J. Ag. Res. 48(1): 1-5.

Groen, A.F., van Arendonk J.A.M., Goddard, M.E. and Vollema, A.R. (1997), "On the use of opportunity costs in deriving the economic value of herd life", Anim. Sci. 65: 335-341.

Kim, J.B. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Estimation of Heritabilities and Repeatabilities for Reproductive Traits in Korean Native Cattle (Hanwood), Anim. Genet. Breed. 1: 59-71 (Korean).

C.H., Golden, B.L., Reverter, A. (1997), "Approximate Confidence Intervals for Heritability from Method R Estimates", J. Anim. Sci. 75: 2041:2046.

Meuwissen T.H.E. and Goddard M.E. (1997), "Estimation of effects of quantitative trait loci in large complex pedigrees", Genetics 146: 409-416.

Meuwissen, T.H.E. and Goddard, M.E. (1997), "Selection of farm animals for non-linear traits and profit", Animal Science 65: 1-8.

Meuwissen, T.H.E. and Goddard, M.E. (1997), "Optimization of progeny tests with prior information on young bulls", Livestock Production Science 52: 57-68.

Meyer, K. and Hill W.G. (1997), "Estimation of genetic and phenotypic covariance functions for longitudinal or 'repeated' records by restricted maximum likelihood", Livestock Production Science 47(3): 185-200.

Meyer, K. (1997), "An 'average information' restricted maximum likelihood algorithm for estimating reduced rank genetic covariance matrices or covariance functions for animal models with equal design matrices", Gen. Sel. Evol. 29(2): 97-116.

Meyer, K. (1997), "Estimates of genetic parameters for weaning weight of beef cattle accounting for direct-maternal covariances", Livestock Production Science 52: 187-199.

Reverter, A., Tier, B., Johnston, D. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Assessing the Efficiency of Multiplicative Mixed Model Equations to Account for Heterogeneous within-Herd Variance in Carcase Scan Traits from Beef Cattle", J. of Anim. Sci. 75: 1477-1485.

Reverter, A. and Kaiser, C.J. (1997), "Assessing the Role of Different Pedigree Structures on the Sampling Variance of Heritability Estimates", J. of Anim. Sci. 75: 2355-2361.

Wiggans, G.R. and Goddard, M.E. (1997), "A Computionally Feasible Test Day Model for Genetic Evaluation of Yield Traits in the United States", J. Dairy Sci. 80: 1795-1800.

 

Published Conference Proceedings

Barwick, S.A., and Henzell, A.L. (1997), "The economic value of marbling and consequences for beef breeding objectives", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 490-494.

Barwick, S.A. and Newman, S. (1997), "BREEDOBJECT: A PC-program to derive economic values and selection indexes for beef breeding", Proceedings of BIF Systems Workshop II: Multiple-Trait Selection Technology for North American Beef Production, Estes Park, Colorado, Beef Improvement Federation, pp. 30-42.

Barwick, S.A. and Henzell, A.L. (1997), "BREEDOBJECT - The selection tool for use with BREEDPLAN, Proceedings BREEDPLAN Expo, pp. 27-28.

Barwick, S.A. and Yeates, A.P. (1997), "Using BREEDOBJECT in industry to help breed more profitable cattle", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 769-773.

Bradfield, M.J., Johnston, D.J., Goddard, M.E. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Prediction of breeding values for cattle managed under extensive conditions", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 103-107.

Bunter, K.L. (1997), "Genetic relationships between age at first farrowing, sow stayability, and other sow reproductive traits', Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 503-506.

Bunter, K.L. and Macbeth, G.M. (1997), "Evaluating connectedness between pig herds using on-farm performance and central test data", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 607-610.

Bunter, K.L. (1997), "Genetic relationships between age at first farrowing and sow reproductive traits", Manipulating Pig Production , Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Canberra, December, p. 170.

Bunter, K.L. and Tholen, E. (1997), "Improving sow lifetime reproductive efficiency and stayability through selection", Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Pig Industry Seminars, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle Park, March, pp. 32-35.

Duc, N.V., Kinghorn, B.P. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Studies of some production and carcass traits of Mong Cai and their crosses in North Vietnam, Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 185-188.

Duc, N.V., Kinghorn, B.P. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Genetic evaluation of number born alive in Mong Cai and their crosses in North Vietnam", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 189-193.

Ferguson, D., Thompson, J.M., Skerritt, J.W. and Robinson, D.L. (1997), "Preliminary heritability estimates for carcass yield and meat quality in beef cattle", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 730-733.

Ferguson, D., Thompson, J., Goddard, M. and Oddy, H. "Genetic Variation in Carcass Yield and Meat Quality Traits" (submitted to Beefex 96).

Goddard, M.E. and Goddard, D.E. (1997), "Using DNA fingerprinting of extreme offspring to progeny test sires", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 438-441.

Graham, J., Hygate, L., Cummins, L., Pozoni, R., Goddard, M., Delond, M. and Carrick, M. (1997), "Developing multi-breed estimated breeding values for beef catttle", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 602-606.

Graser, H.-U. and Tier, B. (1997), "Applying the concept of number of effective progeny to approximate accuracies of predictions derived from multiple trait analyses", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 547-551.

Hai, L.T., Ven, N.T. and Duc, N.V. (1997), "Studies of production and carcase traits of three exotic pig breeds in South Vietnam", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 181-184.

Henshall, J.M. and Goddard, M.E. (1997), "Comparison of marker assisted selection using model (BLUP) and mixed model with a test for the QTL", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 217-221.

Hermesch, S., Graser, H.-U. and Mingay, M. (1997), "Lifetime reproductive performance of gilts with high and low EBVS for litter size", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 317-320.

Hermesch, S., Luxford, B.G. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Genetic parameters for ham yield and bacon yield after processing and their genetic relationship to meat quality traits in Australia pigs", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 495-498.

Hermesch, S., Luxford, B.G. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Genetic relationships between intramuscular fat content and meat quality, carcase, production and reproduction traits in Australia pigs", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 499-504.

Hermesch, S. and Graser, H.-U. (1997), "Variability in Reproduction Workshop" (PRDC).

Hermesch, S. and Luxford, B.G. (1997), "Genetic improvement of efficient lean meat growth in pigs - an introduction", Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Pig Industry Seminar, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle, March, pp. 36-39.

Hermesch, S. (1997), "Genetic influences on pork quality", Manipulating Pig Production VI, edited by P.D. Cranwell, Australasian Pig Science Association, December, pp. 82-90.

Hermesch, S. Graser H.-U. and Mungay, M. (1997),."Phenotypic performance of gilts and young boars can be predicted from their estimated breeding values for growth rate and backfat', Manipulating Pig Production VI, edited by P.D. Cranwell, Australasian Pig Science Assocation, December, p. 169.

Howarth, J.M., Goddard, M.E. and Kinghorn, B.P. (1997), "Breeding strategies of targeting different breeding objectives", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 99-102.

Johnston, D.J., Donoghue, K.A., Graser, H.-U. and Upton, W.H. (1997), "Genetic parameters for ultrasound eye muscle depth and area in Hereford and Poll Hereford cattle", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 571-574.

Kaiser, C.J. and Golden, B.L. 1997, "Comparison of computational performance and breeding value accuracy for binomial and trinomial threshold models", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 552-555.

Kerr, R.J. and Goddard, M.E.,1997, "Comparison between the use of MAS and clonal tests in tree breeding programmes". Proceedings of IUFRO '97, Genetics of Radiata Pine, Rotorua, New Zealand, 1-4 December.

Meyer, K. (1997), "Estimates of covariance functions for mature weight of beef cows in the Wokalup selection experiments", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 470-473.

Meyer, K. (1997), "Weaning weight revisited: Estimates of genetic parameters fitting a regression on maternal phenotype", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 479-482.

Meyer, K. (1997), "Estimation of genetic and phenotypic convariance functions for longitudinal data", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 534-537.

Newman, S., Stewart, T.S., Goddard, M.E., Gregory, M. (1997), "HotCross - A decision support aid for crossbreeding of beef cattle in tropical and subtropical environments", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 400-403.

Newman, S. and Stewart, T.S. (1997), "Decision support system for beef crossbreeding programs", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 774-777.

Oddy, V.H., Herd, R.M., Ball, A.J., Dicker, R.W., Robinson, D.L., Skerritt, J.W., Alston, C., Hammond, A.J. and Thompson, J.M. (1997), "Prior performance of cattle influences current and future performance, meat yield and quality characteristics: Implications for genetic evaluation", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 738-771.

Reverter, A. and Tier, B. (1997), "The role of different replacement regimes on the occurrence of inbreeding in subsequent generations", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 113-116.

Reverter, A. and Tier, B. (1997), "How bootstrapping can optimise subsampling when estimating genetic parameters by method", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 543-546.

Robinson, D.L., Skerritt, J.W. and Oddy, V.H. (1997), "Measurement of feed intake and feed efficiency in feedlot cattle", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 287-291.

Skerritt, J.W., Reverter, A., Kaiser, C.J. and Tier, B. (1997), "Genetic parameter estimates for wool follicle traits are similar in selected and random bred populations", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 163-166.

Wolcott, M.L., Thompson, J.M., Skerritt, J.W. and Robinson, D.L. (1997), "Prediction of retail beef yield from real time ultrasound scans recorded at weaning, the commencement of finishing and pre-slaughter", Proceedings of the 12th Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference, Dubbo, April, pp. 734-737.

 

Theses

Tier, B. (1997), "Useful Algorithms for the Genetic Evaluation of Livestock", PhD Thesis, UNE.