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2007

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

Arasta, P; Chen, Y; Zhang, Y; Kerr, R; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B and Moran, C (2007).  “cyp21 as a candidate gene for androstenone on boar taint.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.65-68.

Barwick, S A; Henzell, A L and McCann, A R (2007).  “Evaluating Australian bulls on indexes of other countries and international bulls on Australian indexes.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.521-524.

Brown, D J (2007).  “Variance components for lambing ease and gestation length in sheep.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.268-271.

Brown D J; Huisman, A E; Swan, A A; Graser, H-U; Woolaston, R R; Ball, A J; Atkins, K D and Banks, R G (2007).  “Genetic evaluation for the Australian sheep industry.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.187-194.

Bunter, K L; Luxford, B G and Hermesch, S (2007).  “Associations between feed intake of growing gilts, lactating sows and other reproductive or performance traits.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.57-60.

Bunter, K L, Tull, M and Luxford, B G (2007).  “Factors affecting feed intake during lactation for primiparous sows.”  Proceedings of the 11th  Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association.  Brisbane, Australia, November 25-28. p.121.

Corbet, N J; Prayaga, K C; Johnston, D J and Burrow, H M (2007).  “Genetic variation in adaptive traits of cattle in north Australia.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.348-351.

Crump, R E; Tier, B; Moser, G; Sölkner, J; Kerr, R J; Woolaston, A F; Zenger, K R; Khatkar, M S; Cavanagh, J A L and Raadsma, H W (2007).  “Genome wide selection in dairy cattle: use of genetic algorithms in the estimation of molecular breeding values.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.304-307.

Donoghue, K A; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2007).  “Impact of addition of new herds on genetic parameter estimates in the Australian Brahman population.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.352-355.

Gubbins, T and Upton, W H (2007).  “Breeding Program Design Initiatives.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.16-21.

Hansson, A C and Bunter, K L (2007).  “Economic weights for disease resistance in Sydney rock oysters.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.115-118.

Hermesch, S (2007).  “Genetic analysis of lactation feed intake in lactating sows.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.61-64.

Hermesch, S and Jones, R M (2007).  “Association between lactation, feed intake and lifetime reproductive performance of sows.”  Proceedings of the 11th  Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association.  Brisbane, Australia, November 25-28. p.196.

Huisman, A E and Brown, D J (2007).  “What genetic group structure to fit? A Bayesian approach applied to yearling worm egg count data in Merino sheep.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.399-402.

Iker, C; Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J and Thompson, J M (2007).  “Genetics of meat quality traits in two tropically adapted genotypes of beef cattle 2. Influence of tenderstretching.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.360-363.

Jeyaruban, M G; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2007).  “Development of a genetic evaluation system for structural soundness traits in Angus cattle.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.391-394.

Johnston, D J (2007).  “Genetic trends in Australian beef cattle – Making real progress.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.8-15.

Johnston, D J; Brown, D J and Graser, H-U (2007).  “The effect of age slicing interval on the variance components and data effectiveness for birth and 200day weights in Angus cattle.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.344-347.

Jones, R M and Hermesch, S (2007).  “Season and parity effects on the feed intake of lactating sows in an Australian commercial piggery.”  Proceedings of the 11th  Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association.  Brisbane, Australia, November 25-28. p.36.

Khatkar, M S; Zenger, K R; Cavanagh, J A L; Hawken, R J; Hobbs, M; Barris, W; Thomson, P C; Nicholas, F W; Tier, B and Raadsma, H W (2007).  “Extent of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype blocks in bovine genome using high density SNP markers.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.215-218.

Khusro, M; Brown, D J; Graser, H-U and Tier, B (2007).  “The effect of linkage and flock size on the accuracy of estimated genetic group effects.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.545-548.

Meyer, K (2007).  “Performance of REML algorithms in multivariate analyses fitting reduced rank and factor-analytic models.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.280-283.

Meyer, K (2007).  “Covariance structures for quantitative genetic analyses.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.142-149.

Meyer, K (2007).  “Scope for estimation of variances due to sex-linked, maternal and dominance effects in mixed model analyses.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.407-410.

Meyer, K and Kirkpatrick, M (2007).  “A note on bias in reduced rank estimates of covariance matrices.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.154-157.

Moser, G; Crump, R E; Tier, B; Sölkner, J; Zenger, K R; Khatkar, M S; Cavanagh, J A L and Raadsma, H W (2007).  “Genome based genetic evaluation and genome wide selection using supervised dimension reduction based on partial least squares.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.227-230.

Nicol, D C and Upton W H (2007).  “Breedleader™ – advanced breeding and genetics short course for beef seedstock producers.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.175-178.

Piper, E; Chen, Y; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B G and Moran, C (2007).  “Single nucleotide polymorphisms in suppressor of cytokine signalling-2 gene and association with feed conversion ratio and growth in pigs.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.53-56.

Piper, L R; Swan, A A and Brewer, H G (2007).  “Is increased fleece weight associated with reduced reproduction rate? Results from long term multi-trait selection flocks.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.103-106.

Raadsma, H W; Zenger, K R; Khatkar, M S; Crump R E; Moser, G; Sölkner, J; Cavanagh, J A L; Hawken, R J; Hobbs, M; Barris, W; Nicholas, F W and Tier, B (2007).  “Genome wide selection in dairy cattle based on high-density genome-wide SNP analysis: from discovery to application.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.231-234.

Swan, A A and Brown, D J (2007).  “A simple bootstrapping procedure to validate the MERINOSELECT model for weaning weight.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.395-398.

Swan, A A; van der Werf, J and Atkins, K D (2007).  “Developments in breeding objectives for the Australian sheep industry.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.483-490.

Tier, B; Crump, R E; Moser, G; Sölkner, J; Thomson, P C; Woolaston, A F and Raadsma, H W (2007).  “Genome wide selection: issues and implications.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.308-311.

Upton, W H; Nicol, D C and Freer, R E (2007).  “Overcoming barriers to adoption of genetic technologies in the beef industry.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.158-166.

Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J; Barwick, S A and Thompson, J M (2007).  “Genetics of meat quality traits in two tropically adapted genotypes of beef cattle 1. Genetic parameters and correlations.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.356-359.

Worsnop, C D; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2007).  “Accounting for selective slaughter over time when estimating breeding values for carcase traits – a simulation study.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.364-367.

Zenger, K R; Khatkar, M S; Tier, B; Hobbs, M; Cavanagh, J A L; Sölkner, J; Hawken, R J; Barris, W and Raadsma, H W (2007 ).  “QC analyses of SNP array data: experiences from a large population of dairy sires with 23.8 million data points.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.123-126.

Zhang, Y; Tier, B and Hawken R (2007).  “Fine mapping QTL with haplotypes determined from dense single nucleotide polymorphic markers.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.119-122.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Donoghue, K A, Johnston, D J, Graser, H-U and Tier, B (2007).  “AGBU’s approach to across-country genetic evaluation for beef cattle.”  Interbull Bulletin 37, 12-15.

Donoghue, K A, Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2007).  “Enhancements for Australian Brahman BREEDPLAN.”  Proc. Northern Beef Research Update Conference. Townsville, Australia, March 20-22.

Li, L. and Tier, B. (2007).  “Genetic parameters of branch angle and stem straightness.”  Australasian Forest Genetics Conference: Breeding For Wood Quality. Hobart, Australia. April 11-14.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Khatkar, M S; Zenger, K R; Hobbs, M; Hawken, R J; Cavanagh, J A L; Barris, W; McClintock, A E; McClintock, S; Thomson, P C; Tier B; Nicholas, F W and Raadsma H W (2007).  “A primary assembly of a bovine haplotype block map based on a 15,036-single-nucleotide polymorphism panel genotyped in Holstein-Fresian cattle”.  Genetics 176:763-772.

Meyer, K (2007).  “Multivariate analyses of carcass traits for Angus cattle fitting reduced rank and factor-analytic models.”  J Anim Breed Genet 124 (2):50-64.

Meyer, K (2007).  “WOMBAT – a tool for mixed model analyses in quantitative genetics by restricted maximum likelihood (REML).”  J Zhejiang University Science B 8 (11):815-821.

 

Journal Articles - Other

 

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Bunter, K L (2007).  Technical evaluation of the SRO breeding program. Report for Select Oyster Company (FRDC project 2005/209), October 2007. pp 44.

Donoghue, K A, Tier, B, Johnston, D J, Graser, H-U and McCann, A (2007).  Multi-Country Evaluation for Shorthorn - Report on a Feasibility Study. Final Report to World Shorthorn Council, pp 34.

Donoghue, K A, Tier, B, Johnston, D J, Graser, H-U and McCann, A (2007).  Hereford Multi-Country Evaluation - A Feasibility Study. Update Report to World Hereford Council, pp 28.

Donoghue, K A, Tier, B, Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2007).  Pan American Hereford Genetic Evaluation. Final Report to Agricultural Business Research Institute, pp 15.

Hansson, A and Bunter, K L (2007).  Economic weights for commercially important Sydney rock oyster traits. Report for Select Oyster Company (FRDC project 2005/209), March 2007. pp 128.

Li, L; Tier, B; McRae, T A; Powell, M B; Pilbeam, D J; Dutkowski, G W; Kerr, R J and Hutchinson, C (2007). Final Project Report - "An advanced genetic evaluation system for forest tree improvement (TREEPLAN®)", December 2007.

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Bunter, K L (2007).  “Breeding for Disease Resistance: the Holy Grail”. Pork CRC Invitational Workshop on Research Directions for APP and Swine Dysentery. Airport Hilton, May 7-8.

Donoghue, K A (2007).  Genetic improvement in the Australian beef industry. Presentation to participants at Meat and Livestock Australia Focus Group Beef Genetics workshops (BFGEN.033).

Donoghue, K A (2007).  DNA technologies and the beef industry. Presentation to participants at Meat and Livestock Australia Focus Group Beef Genetics workshops (BFGEN.033) and at Hamilton Beef Expo.

Donoghue, K A (2007).  Future information needs and delivery. Presentation to participants at Meat and Livestock Australia Focus Group Beef Genetics workshops (BFGEN.033).

Donoghue, K A (2007).  Practical breeding program issues-Beef industry. Lecture for GENE422.

Hermesch, S (2007).  “Choosing the pig genotypes that are best for your herd”.  Electronic Seminar Series. PigLink 2007 Program of the National Centre for Pork Industry Training and Education, Roseworthy, South Australia, August 15.

Hermesch, S (2007).  Pig breeding - overview of Australian tools for genetic evaluations; presentation GENE422 of UNE, October 25.

Hermesch, S and Bunter, K L (2007) Exploring feed intake of lactating sows. Presentation at pig genetics workshop, Brisbane, November 25.

Hermesch, S (2007).  Increasing genetic gain and reducing genetic slippage. Presentation at pig genetics workshop, Brisbane, November 25.

Hermesch, S, Jones, R and Bunter, K L (2007). The importance of recording feed intake in lactating sows. Recorded AGBU pig genetics presentation.

Li, L and Tier, B (2007).  “TREEPLAN® version 2 update”.  Technical advisory committee meeting of the Southern Tree Breeding Association Inc. University of Melbourne, Vic, November 27-28.

Li, L and Tier, B (2007).  “TREEPLAN® version 2 new features”.  TREEPLAN® version 2 workshop. Sydney, NSW, December 18-20.

Rauw, W (2007) Physiological consequences of selection for increased performance in pigs. Phone seminars to Australian pig breeders. September 20 & 27.

 

Software Development

TREEPLAN® Genetic Evaluation Software
Version 2.0 release, December 2007.

 

Theses

Woolaston, A F (2007). Statistical Methods to Interpret Genotypic Data. PhD Thesis, UNE.