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2002

Books and Book Chapters

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Publications - Refereed

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Other

Journal Articles - Refereed

Journal Articles - Other

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Software Development

Theses


Books and Book Chapters

 

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Refereed

 

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Albuquerque, L G and Meyer, K (2002). "Estimates of genetic covariance functions for growth of Nelore Cattle assuming a parametric correlation structure for animal permanent environmental effects". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 29: 521-524.

Archer, J A; Reverter, A; Herd, R M; Johnston, D J and Arthur, P F (2002). "Genetic variation in feed intake and efficiency of mature beef cows and relationships with postweaning measurements". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 221-224.

Ball, A J; Brown, D J and Clarke, B E (2002). "Opportunities for integrating wool and meat traits in merinos". Soft Rolling Skin Wool Conference. Wagga Wagga.

Barwick, S A (2002). "Costing feed in selection: Reconciling some differences in approach and revisiting issues for beef cattle selection". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 273-276.

Barwick, S A and Hutchinson, C (2002). "Setting successful breeding goals". Invited paper presented to 'IT Advances in the livestock Industry' Conference, Armidale.

Brash, L D (2002). "Robust economic appraisal of genetic change". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 231-234.

Brash, L D (2002). "Maternal impacts on the economics of lamb and sheep meat production and breeding objectives for maternal genetic improvement". Maternal Genetics Workshop, Adelaide. 10pp.

Brown, D J; Ball, A; Fischer, T and Jarvis, S (2002). "Genetic Evaluation for Maternal Performance of Sheep". Maternal Genetics Workshop, Adelaide. pp.1-12.

Brown, D J; Ball, A; Mortimer, R and Oppenheimer, M (2002). "Incorporating subjectively assessed sheep wool traits into genetic evaluations for Merino sheep 1:Phenotypic variation and heritabilities". In Inaugural Wool Industry Science and Technology Conference, Hamilton, Victoria.

Brown, D J; Ball, A; Mortimer, R and Oppenheimer, M (2002). "Incorporating subjectively assessed sheep wool traits into genetic evaluations for Merino sheep 2: Phenotypic and genetic correlations". In Inaugural Wool Industry Science and Technology Conference, Hamilton, Victoria.

Brown, D J and Reverter, A (2002). "The use of weaning weight to adjust for pre-weaning environmental effects on bodyweight, fleece weight and fibre diameter in Merino hoggets". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 529-532.

Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Sutcliffe, E (2002). "IGF-1 concentration measured in juvenile pigs provides information for breeding programs: A mini review". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 30: 43-46.

Clarke, B E; Ball, A J and Brown D J (2002). "An opportunity for simultaneous improvement of wool and meat traits in Merinos". In Inaugural Wool Industry Science and Technology Conference, Hamilton, Victoria.

Cloete, S W P; Bunter, K L and van Schalkwyk, S J (2002). "Progress towards a scientific breeding strategy for Ostriches". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 30: 561-568.

Cloete, S W P; van Schalkwyk, S J and Bunter, K L (2002). "Progress in ostrich breeding research". In Proceedings of the World Ostrich Congress. 26-29 September. Warsaw, Poland. Editor: JO Horbanczuk. pp 23-37.

Cloete, S W P; Bunter, K L; van Schalkwyk, S J and Brand, Z (2002). "Genetic parameters for live weight and reproduction in ostrich breeding females". In Proceedings of the First Joint Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa and the South African Society for Animal Science. Cristiana Aventura. 81.

Crump, R E and Tier, B (2002). "Loss of genetic variation in closed populations". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 223-226.

Farquharson, R J; Griffith, G R; Barwick, S A and Banks, R G (2002). "Estimating returns from investment into beef cattle genetic technologies in Australia". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 29: 573-576.

Henshall, J M and Meyer, K (2002). "PDMATRIX" - Programs to make matrices positive definite". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 753-754.

Henshall, J M and Tier, B (2002). "The effect of founder allele frequencies on the accuracy of estimated genotypic probabilities". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 47-50.

Herd, R M; Arthur, P F; Archer, J A and Johnston D J (2002). " IGF1 is Associated with Genetic Variation in Key Production Traits in Young Angus Cattle". Animal Production in Australia. 24: 313.

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (2002). "Feeding level influences genetic parameters for performance traits in pigs". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 30: 143-146.

Huisman, A E; Hermesch, S and Bennett, C (2002). "Use of random regression models to analyse longitudinal records on weight and gain of growing pigs". In Book of Abstracts of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Cairo, Egypt. p.40.

Huisman, A E; Hermesch, S and Bennett, C (2002). "Genetic course of live weight and feed intake over an 8-week test period". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 245-248.

Intarathum, W; Na-Chianmai, A and Graser, H-U (2002). "Population structure of Thai indigenous cattle for national breeding improvement strategy". In FAO and Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 381-384.

Johnston, D J (2002). "Using genetics to increase the profitability of beef production". In Proceedings of Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association. pp.41-43.

Johnston, D J (2002). "Improving marbling by genetics". In Proceedings of The Armidale Feeder Steer School. Armidale, NSW, Australia. pp.115-118.

Johnston, D J (2002) "Genetic prediction of efficiency in the future: an australian perspective". In Proceedings of the Beef Improvement Federation 34th Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting. Omaha, Nebraska, USA. pp.98-106.

Johnston, D J; Herd, R M; Kadel, M J; Graser H-U; Arthur, P F and Archer J A (2002). "Evidence of IGF-I as a genetic predictor of feed efficiency traits in beef cattle". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 257-260.

Kerr, R J; Dutkowski, G W; Apiolaza, L A; McRae, T A and Tier, B (2002). "Developing a genetic evaluation system for forest tree improvement - the making of Treeplan®". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 257-260.

Meyer, A; Cloete, S W P; van Schalkwyk, S J; Bunter, K L and Phister, B (2002). "Genetic parameters for live weight and skin traits in ostriches". In Proceedings of the First Joint Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa and the South African Society for Animal Science. Cristiana Aventura. 82.

Meyer, A; Cloete, S W P; van Schalkwyk, S J and Bunter, K L (2002). "Genetic parameters for live weight and skin traits in ostriches". In Proceedings of the World Ostrich Congress. 26-29 September. Warsaw, Poland. Editor: JO Horbanczuk. pp.236-237.

Meyer, K (2002) "Estimates of covariance functions for growth of Australian beef cattle from a large set of field data". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 315-318.

Meyer, K (2002). "'RRGIBBS' - A program for simple random regression analyses via Gibbs sampling". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 787-788.

Meyer, K (2002). "Accuracy of genetic evaluation of beef cattle for growth fitting a random regression model". ADSA/ASAS/CSAS Joint Annual Mtg. Quebec. Abstract No. 194. Invited paper.

Parnell, P and Johnston D J (2002). "Implications of Beef CRC genetic outcomes for feedlot profitability". In proceedings Making Profit from Feedlot Research. Results from the CRC for Cattle and Beef Quality. Toowoomba, Queensland.

Perry, D; Thompson, J M; Reverter, A and Johnston, D J (2002). "Effect of growth rate on palatability in beef cattle". In Proceedings of the 48th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology". ICoMST Rome. 48: 276-277.

Reverter, A; Johnston, D J and Graser H-U (2002). "First Experiences with an across country genetic evaluation system for beef cattle". 33rd ICAR Session Interlaken Switzerland.

Reverter, A and Tier, B (2002). "Inference on genotype probability based on polygenic estimated breeding values". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 87-90.

Robinson, D L (2002). "Bias in multiple regression with example from feed efficiency". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 309-312.

Tammen, I; Kurtz, E; Tier, B; Gibson, A J; Windsor, P A and Raadsma H W (2002). "Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis". In: Devon Cattle - Pedigree Analysis And Preliminary Molecular Genetic Investigation. In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 31: 771-774.

Tier, B and Henshall, J M (2002). "Founder allele frequencies and segregation analysis". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 32: 201-204.

Tier, B and Henshall, J M (2002). "The long-jumping descent graph sampler (LJDGS) and the gene detective (TGD) - software for segregation analysis". In Proceedings Seventh World Congr. Genet. Appl. Livest. Prod. Montpellier, France. 33: 763-766.

Wilkins, J F; Irwin, J; McKiernan, W A and Barwick, S A (2002). "Combining genetics and growth rate to produce high quality beef in south eastern Australia". Animal Production in Australia 24, 370.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Brown, D J; Ball, A; Mortimer, R and Oppenheimer, M (2002). "Incorporating subjectively assessed sheep wool traits into genetic evaluations for Merino sheep 1: Phenotypic variation and heritabilities." Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding. 50(3): 373-377.

Brown, D J; Ball, A; Mortimer, R and Oppenheimer, M (2002). "Incorporating subjectively assessed sheep wool traits into genetic evaluations for Merino sheep 2: Phenotypic and genetic correlations." Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding. 50(3): 378-382.

Brown, D J; Crook, B J and Purvis, I W (2002). "Differences in fibre diameter profile characteristics and their relationship with staple strength between years, environments and bloodlines." Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(4): 481-491.

Brown, D J and Reverter, A (2002). "A comparison of methods to pre-adjust data for systematic environmental effects in genetic evaluation of sheep." Livest. Prod. Sci. 75(3): 281-291.

Brown, D J and Schlink, A J (2002). "A comparison of fibre diameter profiles generated using 2 mm shippet techniques to those measured using the OFDA2000." Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding. 50(1): 27-39.

Clarke, B E; Ball, A J and Brown D J (2002). "An opportunity for simultaneous improvement of wool and meat traits in merinos." Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding. 50(4): 596-601.

Engellandt, Th. and Tier, B (2002). "Genetic variances due to imprinted genes in cattle". J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 119: 154-165.

Newman, S; Reverter, A and Johnston, D J (2002). "Purebred-crossbred performance and genetic evaluation of postweaning growth and carcass traits in Bos indicus X Bos Taurus crosses in Australia". Journal of Animal Science. 80(7): 1801-1808.

 

Journal Articles - Other

Brown, D J (2002). "The quad-purpose merino is a genetic reality". Australian Farm Journal. 12 (9): 69-72.

Graser, H-U (2002). "Design of breeding programs". Development Strategies for Genetics Evaluation for Beef Production in Developing Countries. ACIAR Proceedings. 108: 134-138.

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Farquharson, R; Griffith, G and Barwick S A (2002). "Evaluating the returns from beef cattle genetics R & D in Australia". Final Report for Project BFGEN.0008, Meat & Livestock Australia and NSW Agriculture. pp.49.

Crump, R E (2002). "Report on PigBlup and NPIP developments". Report to the Pig Genetics Consultative Group. June.

Crump, R E and Henzell, A (2002). "Report on PigBlup and NPIP developments". Report to the Pig Genetics Consultative Group. December.

Hermesch, S; Crump, R E and Henzell, A (2002). "Genetic evaluation systems for pigs used in Australia". AGBU Pig Genetics Info Sheets, GENETICS 1.

Hermesch, S (2002). "Summary of papers relevant to pig genetics presented at the Seventh World Congress applied to livestock production". AGBU Pig Genetics Info Sheets, PIGBLUP 1.

Hermesch, S (2002). "Using EBVs to select boars for your herd". AGBU Pig Genetics Info Sheets, BREEDER 1.

Hermesch, S (2002). "Settings for the terminal sire line and maternal line indices used in the National Pig Improvement Program (NPIP)". AGBU Pig Genetics Info Sheets, NPIP 1.

Hermesch, S (2002). "Using EBVs to select boars for your herd". Notes for SABOR Open Day. Clare.

Johnston, D J (2002). "New carcase EBV parameters". Breedplan News. 12: 14.

Johnston, D J (2002). "Flight time to aid tenderness selection". Breedplan News. 12: 14.

Johnston, D J (2002). "New trial net feed intake EBVs (NFI)". Breedplan News. 12: 15.

Johnston, D J (2002). "IGF blood test". Breedplan News. 12: 15.

Johnston, D J (2002). "Revised methodology for mature cow weights". Breedplan News. 12: 15.

Sundstrom, B and Barwick, S A (2002). "Breedobject, software to balance EBVs". National Beef Recording Scheme BREEDNOTE 02/5.

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Barwick, S A (2002). "Breeding objectives". Presentation to Feedlot Management Certificate Course, University of New England, Armidale. September.

Barwick, S A (2002). "BreedObject Index R & D". Presentation to BREEDPLAN Technical Liaison Group. Armidale. February.

Barwick, S A (2002). "Development and use of Indexes - past, present and future". Presentation to Meat & Livestock Australia Project Consultative Group." AGBU, Armidale. February.

Barwick, S A (2002). "Report on review of breed genetics R & D for MLA and on progress in the development and application of indexes". AGBU, Armidale. April.

Barwick, S A (2002). "BreedObject - Breeding objective and indexing software for the beef industry. Presentation to Meat and Livestock Australia National Beef Genetics Advisory Committee". Armidale. September.

Barwick, S A (2002). "Genetic gain in the beef industry". Presentation to AGBU and Industry Group. Armidale. December.

Barwick, S A and Johnston, D (2002). "Background to $Indexes". Presentation to Australian Hereford Society Board. Brisbane. November.

Bunter, K L (2002). "Juvenile IGF-1 concentrations - information for breeding programs". Presentation to staff at the National Swine Registry, Lafayette, USA. April.

Bunter, K L (2002). "Juvenile IGF-1 concentrations - information for breeding programs". Presentation to staff and students at Purdue University, USA. April.

Bunter, K L (2002). "Juvenile IGF-1 concentrations - information for breeding programs". Presentation at British Pig Breeders Round Table, Wye College, Kent, UK. April.

Hermesch, S (2002). "PIGBLUP: Its role in the development of genotypes in Australia". Presentation at PIGBLUP meeting, Perth. June.

Hermesch, S (2002). "Pig Genetics at AGBU, UNE Armidale". Presentation at Nutreco Research Group Meeting. Boxmeer, The Netherlands.

Hermesch, S (2002). "Avenues of selection for lower litter mortality". Presentation at British Pig Breeders Round Table. Wye, Kent, UK. April.

Hermesch, S; Crump, R E and Henzell A (2002). "Genetic evaluation systems for pigs used in Australia". International Workshop on Genetic Evaluation of Pigs." Nitra, Slovak Republic.

 

Software Development

 

 

Theses

Bunter, K L (2002). "The genetic analysis of reproduction and production traits recorded for farmed ostriches (Struthio camelus)". PhD, UNE (awarded 2002).

McSweeny, J M (2002). "Genetic analysis of feed intake patterns and performance traits recorded in group-housed pigs". Masters, UNE (awarded 2003).

Meyer, K (1999). "Restricted maximum likelihood estimation of variance components and genetic parameters in animal breeding". Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh (awarded 2002).

Moore, K L (2002). "An investigation of genetic and non-genetic factors that influence insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1) and other production traits in beef cattle". Bachelor of Science (Hons), UNE (awarded 2003).

Robinson, D L (2002). "Applications of Statistical Design and Analysis to Genetics ". PhD, UNE (awarded 2003).