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2009

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

Banks, R G; Brown, D J and Field, S R (2009).  “Meta-analysis of cross-bred progeny data for Australian terminal sire sheep.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.480-483.

Banks, R G; Burrow, H and Graser, H-U (2009).  “Progress in development and implementation of a strategy for commercialisation of DNA marker technology for the Australian beef industry.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.22-25.

Barwick, S A; Johnston, D J; Wolcott, M L; Wilkins, J F and McKiernan, W A (2009).  “Evaluation of the Angus BREEDPLAN IMF% EBV in 100d-fed Angus x Hereford steer progeny.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.484-487.

Brown, D J; Swan, A A; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2009).  “Sire by flock-year interactions for body weight in Poll Dorset sheep.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.48-51.

Bunter, K L; Lewis, C R G and Luxford, B G (2009).  “Variation in sow health affects the information provided by lactation feed intake data.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.504-507.

Bunter, K L; Luxford, B G; Smits, R and Hermesch, S (2009).  “Associations between sow body composition, feed intake during lactation and early piglet growth.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.203-206.

Bunter, K L (2009),  “Managing consequences of increasing litter size: A genetic perspective.”  Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Cairns, Qld. 22 – 25 November 2009. pp.149-156.

Chen, Y; Zhang, Y; MacLeod, I; Kerr, R; Bunter, K L; Hayes, B; Tier, B; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B G; Goddard, M E and Moran, C (2009).  “QTL mapping for feed conversion efficiency on porcine chromosome 10 in an Australian commercial population.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.183-186.

Corbet, N J; Burns, B M; Corbet, D H; Johnston, D J; Crisp, J M; McGowan, M R; Prayaga, K C; Venus, B K and Holroyd, R G (2009).  “Genetic variation in growth, hormonal and seminal traits of young tropically adapted bulls.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.121-124.

Englebrecht, A; Cloete, S W P; Bunter, K L and van Wyk, J B (2009).  “Estimating heritability of subjectively assessed ostrich leather quality traits using threshold models.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.548-551.

Hayes, B J; Daetwyler, H D; Bowman, P; Moser, G; Tier, B; Crump, R; Khatkar, M; Raadsma, H W and Goddard, M E (2009).  “Accuracy of genomic selection: comparing theory and results.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.34-37.

Hickey, J M; Kinghorn, B P; Tier, B and van der Werf, J H J (2009).  “Phasing of SNP data by combined recursive long range phasing and long range haplotype imputation.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.72-75.

Jeyaruban, M G; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-G (2009).  “Genetic association of net feed intake measured at two stages with insulin-like Growth Factor-I, growth and ultrasound scanned traits in Angus cattle.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.584-587.

Johnston, D J; Tier, B and Graser, H-U (2009).  “Integration of DNA markers into BREEDPLAN EBVs.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.30-33.

Jones, R M; Hermesch, S and Crump, R E (2009).  “Evaluation of pig flight time, average daily gain and backfat using random effect models including grower group.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.199-202.

Kerr, R J; Dutkowski, G W; Li, L; McRae, T A; Novy, R; Schneider, B and Tier, B (2009).  “Integrated genetic analysis for potato improvement. ”  Proceedings of 2009 14th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference (APBC) and 11th Congress of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceana (SABRAO) Contemporary Crop Improvement: A Tropical View. Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 10-14 August.

Khatkar, M S; Tier, B; Hobbs, M; Khatkar, D; Cavanagh, J A L, Crump, R; Moser, G and Raadsma, H W (2009).  “Genome structure in Australian Holstein Fresian cattle revealed by combined analysis of three high density SNP panels.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.247-250.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2009),  “Longevity to the second parity requires good attention to sow health in the first.”  Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Cairns, Qld. 22 – 25 November 2009. p.106

Mérour, I; Hermesch, S; Schwob, S and Tribout, T (2009).  “Effect of the halothane genotype on growth performances, carcase and meat quality traits in the Pietrain Breed of the French National Pig Breeding Program.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.191-194.

Mérour, I; Hermesch, S; Jones, R M and Tribout, T (2009).  “Genetic correlations between carcase length, fat and muscle depths and primal cut weights in the French Large White Sire line.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.195-198.

Meyer, K (2009).  “Factor-analytic models to reduce computational requirements in international genetic evaluation of beef cattle.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.442-445.

Meyer, K (2009).  “Survival analyses for length of productive life of beef cows.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.608-611.

Meyer, K and Kirkpatrick, M (2009).  “Cheverud revisited: Scope for joint modelling of genetic and environmental covariance matrices.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.438-441.

Moore, K L; Gibson, J and Johnston, D J (2009).  “The effect of linkage disequilibrium on the estimates of Single Nucleotide Polymorphic effects.”  Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science.  Southport, UK. March 30 – 1 April 2009. p044

Piper, L R; Swan, A A and Brewer, H G (2009).  “Effects on lifetime reproductive performance of phenotypic selection for fleece weight, fibre diameter, body weight and related selection indexes.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.374-377.

Prayaga, K C; Mariasegaram, M; Harrison, B; Tier, B; Henshall, J M and Barendse, W (2009).  “Genetic markers for polled condition in cattle – the current status and the future plans.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.92-95.

Raadsma, H W; Khatkar, M S;, Moser, G; Hobbs, M; Crump, R; Cavanagh, J A L and Tier, B (2009).  “Genome wide association studies in dairy cattle using high density SNP scans.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.151-154.

Swan, A A; Brown, D J and Banks, R G (2009).  “Genetic progress in the Australian Sheep Industry.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.326-329.

Whelan, M B; Cottle, D J; Geenty, K G and Brown, D J (2009).  “Classifying sheep grazing environments using satellite data to quantify genotype by environment interactions.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.52-55.

Wolcott, M L and Johnston, D J (2009).  “The impact of genetic markers for tenderness on steer carcass and feedlot exit and heifer puberty traits in Brahman cattle.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.159-162.

Young, M J; Newman, S-A N; Apps, R; Ball, A J and Brown, D J (2009).  “Trans-Tasman genetic evaluations of sheep.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.212-215.

Young, M J; Newman, S-A N; Apps, R and Brown, D J (2009).  “Trans-Tasman genetic evaluations of sheep – spreading the net wider.”  Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production.  Barossa Valley, New Zealand. June. pp.158-161.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2009).  “Population stratification, not genotype error, causes some SNPs to depart from Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.243-246.

Zhang, Y D and Tier, B (2009).  “QTL mapping in multiple families using logistic regression.”  Proceedings of the 18th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Barossa Valley, South Australia. September 28-October 1. pp.664-667.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Barwick, S A (2009).  “Lifting beef industry productivity through genetic improvement: Progress and challenges in a changing climate.”  Beef and Sheep Conference 2009, Industry & Investment NSW (Orange).

Graser, H-U (2009).  “Updates on Genetic Markers.”  Beef and Sheep Conference 2009, Industry & Investment NSW (Orange).

Tyrisevä, A-M; Meyer, K; Jakobsen, J; Ducrocq, V; Fikse, F; Lidauer, M H and Mäntysaari, E A (2009).  “Comparison of different variance component estimation approaches for MACE: direct and bottom-up PC”.  Proceedings of Interbull Meeting Barcelona,Spain August 21-29, Interbull Bulletin 40:72-76.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Barwick, S A; Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J; Burrow, H M and Sullivan, M T (2009).  “Genetics of steer daily and residual feed intake in two tropical beef genotypes, and relationships among intake, body composition, growth and other post-weaning measures.”  Animal Production Science 49:351-366.

Barwick, S A; Johnston, D J; Burrow, H M; Holroyd, R G; Fordyce, G; Wolcott, M L; Sim, W D and Sullivan, M T (2009).  “Genetics of heifer performance in ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ seasons and their relationships with steer performance in two tropical beef genotypes.”  Animal Production Science 49:367-382.

Banks, R G and Brown, D J (2009).  ‘Genetic improvement in the Australasian Merino – management of a diverse gene pool for changing markets.”  Animal Genetic Resources Information 45:29-36.

Huisman, A E and Brown, D J (2009).  “Genetic parameters for bodyweight, wool and disease resistance and reproduction traits in Merino sheep. 3. Genetic relationships between ultrasound scan traits and other traits.”  Animal Production Science 49:283-288.

Huisman, A E and Brown, D J (2009).  “Genetic parameters for bodyweight, wool and disease resistance and reproduction traits in Merino sheep. 4. Genetic relationships between and within wool traits.”  Animal Production Science 49:289-296.

Jeyaruban, M G; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2009).  “Estimation of genotype x environment interactions for growth, fatness and reproductive traits in Australian Angus cattle.”  Animal Production Science 49:1-8.

Johnston, D J; Barwick, S A; Corbet, N J; Fordyce, G; Holroyd, R G; Williams, P J and Burrow, H M (2009).  “Genetics of heifer puberty in two tropical beef cattle genotypes in northern Australia and associations with heifer and steer production traits.”  Animal Production Science 49:399-412.

Marshall, K; Maddox, J F; Lee, S H; Zhang, Y; Kahn, L; Graser, H-U; Gondro, C; Walkden-Brown, S W and van der Werf, J H J (2009).  “Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance to Haemonchus contortus in sheep.”  Animal Genetics 40(3):262-272.

McKiernan, W A; Wilkins, J F; Irwin, J; Orchard, B and Barwick, S A (2009).  “Performance of steer progeny of sires differing in genetic potential for fatness and meat yield following post-weaning growth at different rates: 2. Carcass traits.”  Animal Production Science 49:525-534.

Meyer, K (2009).  “Factor-analytic models for genotype x environment type problems and structured covariance matrices.”  Genetics Selection Evolution 41:21.

Mortimer, S I; Robinson, D L; Atkins, K D; Brien, F D; Swan, A A; Taylor, P J and Fogarty, N M  (2009).  “Genetic parameters for visually assessed traits and their relationships to wool production and liveweight in Australian Merino sheep.”  Animal Production Science 49(1):32-42.

Moser, G; Tier, B; Crump, R E; Khatkar, M S and Raadsma, H W (2009)."A comparison of five methods to predict genomic breeding values of dairy bulls from genome-wide SNP markers." Genetics Selection Evolution 41:56

Prayaga, K C; Corbet, N J; Johnston, D J; Wolcott, M L; Fordyce, G and Burrow, H M (2009).  “Genetic analyses of heifer adaptive traits and their relation to growth, pubertal and carcass traits in two tropical beef cattle genotypes.”  Animal Production Science 49:413-425.

Rauw, W M; Hermesch, S; Bunter, K L and Gomez-Raya, L. (2009).  “The relationship of food intake during growth and food intake at maturity with lactation food intake in a mouse model.”  Livestock Science 123:249-254.

Wilkins, J F; McKiernan, W A; Irwin, J; Orchard, B and Barwick, S A (2009).  “Performance of steer progeny of sires differing in genetic potential for fatness and meat yield following post-weaning growth at different rates: 1. Growth and live animal composition.”  Animal Production Science 49:515-524.

Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J; Barwick, S A; Iker, C L; Thompson, J M and Burrow, H M (2009).  “The genetics of meat quality and carcass traits in two tropical beef genotypes and the impact of tenderstretch on genetic and phenotypic tenderness.”  Animal Production Science. 49:383-398.

 

Journal Articles - Other

Johnston, D; Wolcott, M L and Graser, H-U (2009).  “Shorthorn trial Net Feed Intake (NFI) EBV.” Shorthorn Beef, February:12-13.

Mérour, I; Schwob, S; Hermesch, S and Larzul, C (2009).  “Effet du génotype halothane sur les performances de croissance, qualitiés du carcasse et de viande.”  TechniPorc 32(6):1-5.

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Cameron, R (2009).  Research & Innovation Specialist Group 2 Business Plan, Genetics, genetic modification and genetic transfer, 2009-2010, Confidential report prepared for APL, February 2009.

Hermesch, S (2009).  “Genetic parameters and breed differences for iron content in port.”  Full research proposal to APL and the Pork CRC, June 2009.

Jones, R and Hermesch S (2009).  “Comparing AI boar selection strategies.”  Pig Genetics Information Sheet.

Mérour, I and Hermesch, S (2009).  “Genetic parameters for production, carcase and meat quality traits in the four French national breeds.”  Confidential report to IFIP and AGBU, March 2009.

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Jones, R M and Lewis, C R G (2009).  “Sow lactation feed Intake.”  Invited presentation for Pork CRC Refresher workshop on sow reproductive performance, Melbourne 17-18 August.

Hermesch, S and Graser, H-U (2009).  “PIGBLUP – a user-friendly genetic evaluation system for pigs.”  Invited presentation for Pork CRC Commercialisation bootcamp, Melbourne 17-18 August.

Hermesch, S and Mérour, I (2009).  “Exploring variation in saleable meat yield.”  AGBU phone seminar, 21 January.

Hermesch, S and Bunter, K L (2009).  “Lactation feed intake of sows – An update of the Australian work.”  Presentation at Pig Breeders Round Table, Canterbury, UK, April.

Hermesch, S (2009).  “Flight time – a selection criterion for meat and eating quality in pigs?”  Presentation to staff at Institut du Proc, France 5 May.

Hermesch, S and Mérour, I (2009).  “Improving market value of the Australian pig carcase.”  AAABG Breeders Day 30 September.

Jones, R M and Hermesch S (2009).  “BLUP selected boars versus non-BLUP selected boars – a comparison.”  AGBU phone seminar 26 August.

Jones, R and Hermesch, S (2009).  Comparing selection of strategies of AI boars – BLUP selection is superior.”  AGBU phone seminar, 16 December.

Lewis, C R G (2009).  “Molecular approaches to breeding for disease resistance: an example with PRRS.”  AAABG Breeders Day 30 September.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2009).  “Breeding sows for better longevity: life after the first parity.”  AAABG Breeders Day 30 September.

Lewis, C R G (2009).  “Genetic Strategies for the Australian Pig Herd: A Time of Opportunity.” CHM Alliance Pty Ltd Annual Conference, Tweed Heads 13 November.

Li, L; Kerr, R J; Dutkowski, G W; Tier, B; McRae, T A; Pilbeam, D J and Powell, M B (2009). "Modeling aggregates of different genotypes in genetic evaluation of forest species.” Australasian Forest Genetics Conference: Taking care of business, Perth, Western Australia, 20-22 April.

Mérour, I; Hermesch, S; Jones, R M and Tribout, T (2009).  “Genetic parameters for carcase traits in the four French national pig breeds.”  Presentation at Pig Breeders Round Table, Canterbury, UK, April.

 

Software Development

PIGBLUP Genetic Evaluation Software V6.00 March 2009

Crump, R E; Henzell, A L; Hermesch, S and Dobos, K J (2009).  PIGBLUP Version 6.00 User Manual.

Crump, R E; Hermesch, S and Dobos, K J (2009).  PIGBLUP Selection and Mate Allocation & Marker Modules User Manual.

Henzell, A L; Hermesch, S and Dobos, K J (2009).  File Merger Program Version 2.00 User Manual.

 

Theses

Khusro, M (2009).  The effect of linkage and genetic grouping on the accuracy of across-flock genetic evaluation in Australian Merino sheep. PhD Thesis, UNE.

Moore, K (2009).  Methods and models for the accurate estimation of the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in beef cattle. PhD Thesis, UNE.