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2011

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

Ball, A J; Banks, R B; Brown, D J and Field, S R (2011).  “Genetic progress in Australian young sire programs: A model for increasing the rate of genetic improvement.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.403-406.

Barwick, S A; Jeyaruban, M G; Johnston, D J; Wolcott, M L and Graser, H-U (2011).  “The impacts on selection for economic merit of including residual feed intake traits in breeding objectives and of having records available.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.43-46.

Barwick, S A; Swan, A A; Hermesch, S and Graser, H-U (2011).  “Experience in breeding objectives for beef cattle, sheep and pigs, new developments and future needs.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.23-30.

Börner, V and Reinsch, N (2011).  “Optimising multistage dairy cattle breeding programs with regard to genomic selection.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.371-374.

Brien, F D; Hinch, G N; van der Werf, J H J; Brown, D J and Swan, A A (2011).  “Selection strategies for the genetic improvement of reproductive performance in sheep.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.151-158.

Brown, D J; Swan, A A and Mortimer, M L (2011).  “Pedigree matchmaker: Can it tell us more than just pedigree?”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.231-234.

Bunter, K L and Lewis, C R G (2011).  “Genetic variation in growth patterns is associated with sow lifetime performance.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.95-98.

Bunter, K L and Tabuaciri, P (2011).  “Sow health influences piglet survival.”  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Adelaide, SA, November 27 – 30. p.99.

Corbet, N J; Burns, B M; Corbet, D H; Crisp, J M; Johnston, D J; McGowan, M R; Venus, B K and Holroyd, R G (2011).  “Bull traits measured early in life as indicators of herd fertility.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.55-58.

Englebrecht, A; Cloete, S W P; Bunter, K L and van Wyk, J B (2011).  “Genetic variation and heritability of ostrich weight traits.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.183-186.

Hermesch, S and Jones, R M (2011).  “Higher heritability estimates for fat and muscle depth obtained using the PorkScan system.”  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Adelaide, SA, November 27 – 30. p.57.

Jeyaruban, M G; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2011).  “Comparison of genetic parameters for calving difficulty in Angus, Charolais, Hereford and Limousin.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.119-122.

Jeyaruban, M G; Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2011).  “Effect of previous reproductive status of dam on the preadjustment of weaning weight for genetic evaluation in tropical beef breeds.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.59-62.

Johnston, D J; Tier, B and Graser, H-U (2011).  “Beef cattle genetic evaluation in the genomics era.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.279-286.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2011).  “Survival analysis for the productive life of commercial sows.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.99-102.

Lewis, C R G and Hermesch, S (2011).  “A phenotypic and genetic analysis of still born piglets.”  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Adelaide, SA, November 27 - 30. p.98.

Lewis, C R G and Hermesch, S (2011).  “Phenotypic trends in means and variation for backfat and growth rate of the growing pig.”  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Adelaide, SA, November 27 - 30. p.207

Maximini, L; Brown, D J and Fuerst-Waltl B (2011).  “Genetic parameters for live weight, ultrasound scan traits and muscling scores in Austrian meat sheep.”  EAAP (Ed.) Book of Abstracts of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, Stavanger (NOR),  August 29 – September 2. Book of Abstracts No. 17: 345.

Meyer, K (2011).  “Multivariate estimation of genetic parameters – quo vadis?”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.71-78.

Meyer, K (2011).  “Performance of cross-validation and likelihood based strategies to select tuning factors for penalized estimation.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.83-86.

Meyer, K (2011).  “Penalized maximum likelihood estimates of genetic covariance matrices with shrinkage towards phenotypic dispersion.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.87-90.

Mortimer, S I; Swan, A A; Jacob, R H; Warner, R D; Pearce, K L; Pethick, D W; van der Werf, J H J, Hocking Edwards, J E; Geesink, G H; Gardner, G E; Ball, A J and Hopkins, D L (2011).  “Genetic correlation estimates for lamb carcass composition.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.227-230.

Piper, L R; Swan, A A and Brewer, H G (2011).  “Effects on lifetime reproductive performance of phenotypic selection for fleece weight, five diameter, body weight and related selection indexes. II Selection group x environment interaction.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.335-338

Swan, A A; Brown, D J; Tier, B and van der Werf, J (2011).  “Use of genomic information to estimate breeding values for carcass traits in sheep.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.331-334.

Tabuaciri, P; Bunter, K L and Graser, H-U (2011).  “Piglet traits at birth are associated with their survival until weaning.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.115-118.

Tabuaciri, P and Bunter, K L (2011).  “Piglet attributes at birth can influence survival.”  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Adelaide, SA, November 27 - 30. p.246.

Tickle, K M; Grigg, H; Jones, R M; Luxford, B G and Hermesch, S (2011).  “Breed and slaughter day affects carcass and pork quality.”  Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA). Adelaide, SA, November 27 - 30. p.198.

Tier, B and Meyer, K (2011).  “The effect of imprinted genes on carcass traits in Australian Angus and Hereford cattle.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.63-66

Zhang, Y; Tier, B and Hawken, R (2011).  “Genetic parameters of post-partum reproductive status in beef cattle from northern Australia.”  Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, Western Australia. July 19 - 21. pp.67-70.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Brown, D J; Swan, A A and Gill, J S  (2011).  “Genetic selection for breech flystrike resistance indicator traits.”  R&D Insights Forum, Melbourne, Australia. March 7 – 8.

Engelbrecht, E; Cloete, S W P; van Wyk, J B and Bunter, K L (2011).  “Using additive genetic variation to improve ostrich leather and meat production.”  Proceedings of the 44th Biennial SASAS Congress, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape Province. July 11 - 14.

Johnston, D J (2011).  “Future opportunities and needs in beef.”  Applied Genomics for Sustainable Livestock Breeding, Melbourne, Australia. May 2 - 5.

Johnston, D J (2011).  “Accelerated gains – practical application of selection of cattle for northern Australia.”  Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin.  August 3 -4. pp 69 – 72.

Johnston, D J and Brown, D J (2011).  “Incorporating genomics into genetic evaluations.”  Applied Genomics for Sustainable Livestock Breeding, Melbourne, Australia. May 2 - 5.

Swan, A A (2011).  “Integration of genomic technologies into beef cattle and sheep genetic evaluations in Australia.”  Applied Genomics for Sustainable Livestock Breeding, Melbourne, Australia. May 2 - 5.

Wolcott, M L (2011).  “Ultrasound and Wagyu Carcass Performance.”  Australian Wagyu Association Conference, Melbourne.  September 24 – 25.

Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J; Corbett, N J and Williams, P J (2011).  “The genetics of whole herd profitability.”  Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference, Darwin.  August 3 -4. pp 65 – 68.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Chen, Y; Piper, E; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Graser, H-U; Luxford, B G and Moran, C (2011).  “A single nucleotide polymorphism in suppressor of cytokine signalling-2 is associated with growth and feed conversion efficiency in pigs.”  Animal Genetics 42 (2):219-221 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2010.02107.x

Hickey, J M; Kinghorn, B P; Tier, B; Wilson, J F; Dunstan, N and van der Werf, J H J (2011).  “A combined long-range phasing and long haplotype imputation method to impute phase for SNP genotypes.”  Genetics Evolution Selection 43 (1):12 doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-43-12.

Jones, R M; Crump, R E and Hermesch, S (2011).  “Group characteristics influence growth rate and backfat of commercially raised grower pigs.”  Animal Production Science 51 (3):191-197.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2011).  “Effects of seasonality and ambient temperature on genetic parameters for production and reproduction traits in pigs.”  Animal Production Science 51 (7):615-626.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2011).  “Body development in sows, feed intake and maternal capacity. Part 1: Performance pre-breeding and lactation feed intake traits of primiparous sows.”  Animal 5 (12):1843-1854 doi: 10.1017/S1751731111001121.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2011).  “Body development in sows, feed intake and maternal capacity. Part 2: Gilt body condition before and after lactation, reproductive performance and correlations with lactation feed intake.”  Animal 5 (12):1855-1867 doi: 10.1017/S1751731111001133.

Meyer, K (2011).  “Performance of penalized maximum likelihood in estimation of genetic covariance matrices.”  Genetics Evolution Selection  doi:10.1186/1297-9686-43-39.

Tyrisevä, A-M; Meyer, K; Fikse, F; Ducrocq, V; Jakobsen, J; Lidauer, M H and Mäntysaari, E A (2011).  “Principal component approach in variance component estimation for international sire evaluation.”  Genetics Selection Evolution 43:21 doi:10.1186/1297-9686-43-21.

Tyrisevä, A-M; Meyer, K; Fikse, F; Ducrocq, V; Jakobsen, J; Lidauer, M H and Mäntysaari, E A (2011).  “Principal component and factor analytic models in international sire evaluation. Genetics Selection Evolution 43:33 doi:10.1186/1297-9686-43-33.

 

Journal Articles - Other

 

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

 

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Bunter, K L; Brown, D J and Swan A A (2011).  “ASBVs for reproduction traits”  Presentation at annual SuperBorders Conference, Bendigo. July 23.

Bunter, K L; Brown, D J and Swan, A A (2011).  Presentations at the Sheep Genetics “Leading Breeder Workshop”, November 24. (TBA)

Graser, H-U (2011)  “From Limo BREEDPLAN to BIN to Limo Genotypes Introduction to new concepts.”  Presentation at ALS field day in Murrumbateman (NSW) March 12.

Graser, H-U (2011)  “Hereford BIN and Consideration for Management Groups.”  Presentation at HAL workshop for BIN participants in Victoria March 7.

Hermesch, S (2011).  “Challenges in pig breeding in the coming decade.”  International Seminar on Pig Breeding, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, March 10.

Hermesch, S (2011).  “Pig genetics for the Australian pig industry.”  Primary Industries Centre for Science Education (PICSE), University of New England, January 2011.

Lewis, C R G and Hermesch, S (2011).  “Towards more uniform pig performance.”  AGBU phone webinar, 1 June.

Swan, A A (2011).  “The Future Role of Genomics in Merino Production.”  Merino 2020 Conference, Wagga, Australia.  August 18-20.

 

Software Development

 

 

Theses