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2013

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; Amer, P R and van der Werf, J H J (2013).  “A very simple model for examining potential impacts of value chain parameters on direction of selection and genetic change.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:45-48.

Barwick, S A; Johnston, D J; Holroyd, R G; Walkley, J R W and Burrow, H M (2013).  “Female, male and genomic measures for use in genetic selection to improve lifetime weaning rate of Brahman cattle.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:307-310.

Bell, A M; Henshall, J M; Gill, J S; Gore, K and Kijas, J W (2013).  “Success rates of commercial SNP based parentage assignment in sheep.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20: 278-281.

Bird-Gardiner, T L; Brown, D J; Smith, J L and Mortimer, S I (2013).  “Inheritance of flystrike recorded in a non-seasonal rainfall environment.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:183-186.

Boerner, V and Johnston, D J (2013).  “Accuracy of Igenity direct genomic values in Australian Angus.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:211-214.

Brown, D J; Swan, A A; Gill, J S and Banks, R B (2013).  “Strategies to objectively group merino flocks in sheep genetics.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:66-69.

Brown, D J; Swan, A A and Gill, J S (2013).  “Genetic correlations across ages for greasy fleece weight and fibre diameter in Merino sheep.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:110-113.

Bunter, K L and Brown, D J (2013).  “Yearling and adult expressions of reproduction in maternal sheep breeds are genetically different traits.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:82-85.

Daetwyler, H D; Bolormaa, S; Brown, D J; van der Werf, J H J and Hayes, B J (2013).  “A genomic prediction cross-validation approach combining ewe repeated phenotypes and ram daughter trait deviations.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:360-363.

Engelbrecht, A; Cloete, S W P; Bunter, K L;  van Wyk, J B and Hoffman, L C (2013).  “Genetic parameters for slaughter and meat traits in ostriches.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:381-384.

Hermesch, S and Amer, P R (2013).  “Deriving economic values for reaction norms of growth in pigs.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23, July 20-23.  20:475-478.

Hermesch, S and Li, L (2013).  “The effect of dam parity on growth of pigs differs between herds.”  Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria, November 24-27.  p.53.

Hermesch, S and Li, L (2013).  “Variability in growth and backfat of finisher pigs grown in superior and poor environments.”  Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria, November 24-27.  p.214.

Jeyaruban, M G and Johnston, D J (2013).  “Genetic associations of early growth and ultrasound scanned traits in several beef breeds.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:249-252.

Li, L; Brown, D J and Gill, J S (2013).  “Genetic parameters for body weight, carcass and wool traits in Dohne Merino.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:241-244.

Li, L and Hermesch, S (2013).  “Genotype by environment interactions for average daily gain using multiple-trait analyses in Australian pigs.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:323-326.

Ludemann, C I; Amer, P R and Hermesch, S (2013).  “Economic weights for maternal pig traits in Australia motivate genetic improvement for robustness.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:483-486.

Meyer, K (2013).  “Post-estimation penalization: more ‘pep’ for estimates of genetic covariance matrices.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:424-427.

Meyer, K (2013).  “Penalized estimation of covariance matrices with flexible amounts of shrinkage.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:428-431.

Meyer, K and Houle, D (2013).  “Sampling based approximation of confidence intervals for functions of genetic covariance matrices.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:523-526.

Meyer, K and Tier, B (2013).  “Utility of graphics processing units for dense matrix calculations in computing and inverting genomic relationship matrices.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:270-273.

Moghaddar, N; Swan, A A and van der Werf, J H J (2013).  “Accuracy of genomic prediction from multi-breed sheep reference population.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:220-223.

Newton, J E; Brown, D J; Dominik, S and van der Werf, J H J (2013).  “Age at first oestrus. A useful trait for early reproductive performance?”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:86-89.

Piper, L R; Swan, A A and Brewer, H G (2013).  “Current flock effects on lifetime reproductive performance of simulated selection at hogget age in Merino sheep, for fleece weight, fibre diameter, body weight and relevant selection indexes. III. High rainfall region results.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:102-105.

Rowe, J B; Gill, J S; Banks, R G and van der Werf, J H J (2013).  “Genomics for the Australian sheep industry: from design to delivery.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:14-17.

Swan, A A and Brown, D J (2013).  “The impact of measuring adult fleece traits with genomic selection on economic gain in merino selection indexes.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:233-236.

Tickle, K M; Collins, C L and Hermesch, S (2013).  “Method analysis for a novel trait: comparing locations for haemoglobin sampling in piglets.”  Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria, November 24-27.  p.204.

van der Werf, J H J; Brown, D J and Swan A A (2013).  “Prediction of genomic breeding values across genetic groups.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:340-343.

Weerasinghe, W M S P; Gondro, C; Jeyaruban, M G; Mwai, O; Mujibi, D F and Gibson, J P (2013).  “The prediction of genetic structure of East African smallholder dairy cattle.”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:163-166.

Zhang, Y D; Johnston, D J; Bolormaa, S; Reverter, A; Fortes, M R S and Tier, B (2013).  “Using male performance to improve genomic selection for female fertility in Brahman cattle”  Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Napier, New Zealand, July 20-23.  20:224-228.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Amer, P R and Hermesch, S (2013).  “The cost of batch variability as a component of economic values for robustness traits.”  EAAP Annual Meeting 2013. Nantes, France.

Barwick, S A; Johnston D J; Holroyd R G; and Corbet N J (2013). “Practical measures that could assist genetic improvement of Brahman weaning rate.” Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference Cairns, Australia, August 12-15. 156

Jeyaruban, M G and Johnston D J (2013). “Inclusion of feed efficiency, tenderness and temperament traits to the BREEDPLAN evaluation of tropically adapted beef breeds.” Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference Cairns, Australia, August 12-15. 172.

Johnston, D J (2013). “Genetic keys to progress: improving female reproduction in tropical beef breeds.” Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference Cairns, Australia, August 12-15. 67-72.

Wolcott M L and Johnston D J (2013). “Genetic association of maternal weaning weight with growth and body composition in lactating cows of two tropical beef genotypes.” Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference Cairns, Australia, August 12-15. 187.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Barwick, S A; Tier, B; Swan, A A and Henzell, A L (2013).  “Estimation of accuracies and expected genetic change from selection for selection indexes that use multiple-trait predictions of breeding values.”  Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics  130 (5):341-348  doi: 10.1111/jbg.12011.

Bolormaa, S;  Pryce, J E; Kemper, K; Savin, S; Hayes, B J; Barendse, W; Zhang, Y D; Reich, C M; Mason, B A; Bunch, B J; Harrison, B E; Reverter, A; Herd, R M; Tier, B; Graser, H-U and Goddard, M E (2013).  “Accuracy of prediction of genomic breeding values for residual feed intake and carcass and meat quality traits in Bos taurus, Bos indicus, and composite beef cattle.”  Journal of Animal Science  91 (7):3088-3104  doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-5827.

Bolormaa, S;  Pryce, J E; Kemper, K; Hayes, B J; Zhang, Y; Tier, B; Barendse, W;  Reverter, A; and Goddard, M E (2013).  “Detection of quantitative trait loci in Bos indicus and Bos taurus cattle using genome-wide association studies.”  Genetics Selection Evolution  45 (1):43  doi: 10.1186/1297-9686-45-43.

Börner, V; Johnston, D J and Graser, H-U (2013).  Genetic relationships between live animal scan traits and carcass traits of Australian Angus bulls and heifers.”  Animal Production Science  53(10):1075-1082  doi: org/10.1071/AN12435.

Burns, B M; Corbet, N J; Corbet, D H; Crisp, J M; Venus, B K; Johnston, D J; Li, Y; McGowan, M R and Holroyd, R G (2013).  “Male traits and herd reproductive capability in tropical beef cattle. 1. Experimental design and animal measures.”  Animal Production Science  53 (2):87-100  doi: org/10.1071/AN12162.

Corbet, N J; Burns, B M; Johnston, D J; Wolcott, M L; Corbet, D H; Venus, B K; Li, Y; McGowan, M R; Holroyd, R G (2013).  “Male traits and herd reproductive capability in tropical beef cattle. 2. Genetic parameters of bull traits.”  Animal Production Science  53 (2):101–113  doi: org/10.1071/AN12163.

Fortes, M R; Kemper, K; Sasazaki, S; Reverter, A; Pryce, J E; Barendse, W; Bunch, R; McCulloch, R; Harrison, N; Bolormaa, S; Zhang, Y D; Hawken, R J; Goddard, M E and Lehnert, S A (2013).  “Evidence for pleiotropism and recent selection in the PLAG1 region in Australian Beef cattle.”  Animal Genetics  44 (6):636-647  doi: 10.1111/age.12075.

Fortes, M R; Li, Y; Collis, E; Zhang, Y and Hawken, R J (2013).  “The IGF1 pathway genes and their association with age of puberty in cattle.”  Animal Genetics  44 (1):91-95  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02367.

Hickey, J M; Kinghorn, B P; Tier, B; Clark, C A; van der Werf, J H J and Gorjanc, G (2013).  “Genomic evaluations using similarity between haplotypes.”  Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics  130 (4):259-2695  doi: 10.1111/jbg.12020.

Lewis, C R G and Bunter, K L (2013).  “A longitudinal study of weight and fatness in sows from selection to parity five using random regression.”  Journal of Animal Science  91 (10):4598-4610  doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-6016.

Lewis C R G and Hermesch, S (2013).  “Genetic parameters and phenotypic trends in the mean and variability of number of stillborn piglets and changes in their relationships with litter size and gestation length.”  Animal Production Science  53 (5):395-402  doi: org/10.1071/AN12202.

McClure, M C; Sonstegard, T S; Wiggans, G R; Van Eenennaam, A L; Weber, K L; Penedo, C T; Berry, D P; Flynn, J; Garcia, J F; Carmo, A S; Regitano, L C A; Albuquerque, M; Silva, V G B; Machado, M A; Coffey, M; Moore, K; Boscher, M-Y; Genestout, L; Mazza, R; Taylor, J F; Schnabel, R D; Simpson, B; Marques, E; McEwan, J C; Cromie, A; Coutinho, L L; Kuehn, L A; Keele, J W; Piper, E K; Cook, J; Williams, R; Bovine HapMap Consortium and Van Tassell, C P (2013).  “Imputation of microsatellite alleles from dense SNP genotypes for parentage verification across multiple Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds.”  Frontiers in Genetics  18 (4):176  doi: 10.3389/fgene.2013.00176.

Meyer, K (2013).  “A penalized likelihood approach to pooling estimates of covariance components from analyses by parts.”  Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics  130 (4):270-285  doi: 10.1111/jbg.12004.

Meyer, K; Tier, B and Graser, H-U (2013).  “Technical note: Updating the inverse of the genomic relationship matrix.”  Journal of Animal Science  91 (6):2583-2586  doi: 10.2527/jas.2012-6056.

Misztal, I; Vitezica Z G; Legarra, A; Aguilar, I and Swan, A A (2013).  “Unknown-parent groups in single-step genomic evaluation.”  Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics  130 (4):252-258  doi: 10.1111/jbg.12025.

Moghaddar,N: Swan, A A; and van der Werf, J H J (2013).  “Genomic prediction of weight and wool traits in a multi-breed sheep population.”  Animal Production Science  doi: org/10.1071/AN13129.

 

Journal Articles - Other

Johnston, D J (2013). “Improving female reproduction – learning from tropical breeds.” The New Zealand Angus Cattleman 24(1): 123-124.

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Hermesch, S (2013). Development of selection criteria to improve carcass quality and use of haemoglobin levels in sows and piglets to improve piglet survival, performance and pork quality: Final report for Australian Pork Limited, 75 pages.

Hermesch, S; Ludemann, C I and Amer, P R (2013). Development of economic methodology to incorporate robustness in pig breeding programs. Report prepared for the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork, 59 pages.

Morgan, J and Hermesch, S (2013). “Recording Haemoglobin levels in pigs on farm is simple." Pigbytes Newsletter July 2013 pp2-3.

Swan, A A and Bunter, K L (2013).  Elders Victoria Sire Evaluation Reproduction Trial, Merino Sire Evaluation Association.

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Bunter, K L (2013).  "Strategies to improve yearling ewe reproductive performance."  Leading Breeder Forum, Bendigo, February 2013.

Bunter, K L and Johnston, D J (2013).  "Mortality of calves born in extensive systems."  AACo, Brisbane, Feb 2013.

Bunter, K L (2013).  "Applied Experimental Design and Data Analysis."  APL/Pork CRC Student Workshop, Bendigo, April 2013.

Bunter, K L (2013).  "Research at AGBU."  PIC – USA, Hendersonville, USA, June, 2013.

Hermesch, S (2013). Can animal breeding improve domestic animals' experiences? Presentation at CSIRO - AGBU Welfare seminar, Armidale - 26th September 2013.

Hermesch, S (2013). Genetics of piglet survival. Presentation to Korean Young Farmers, Armidale, 28 November 2013.

Hermesch, S (2013). Improving piglet survival - Implications of selection strategies. AGBU webinars on 4, 12, 20 September 2013.

Hermesch, S (2013). R&D snapshot 2011/1025 - part A: Development of selection criteria to improve carcase quality. Presentation prepared for Australian Pork Limited, Canberra.

Hermesch, S (2013). R&D snapshot 2011/1025 - part B: Use of haemoglobin levels in sows and piglets to improve piglet survival, performance and pork quality. Presentation prepared for Australian Pork Limited, Canberra.

McClelland, B and Hermesch, S (2013).  Improving litter size and piglet viability. Presentation at industry day, Toowoombah, 8 November 2013.

Meyer, K (2013).  "Crack the whip: Penalized maximum likelihood estimation of genetic covariance matrices."  Seminar, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, May 7, 2013.

 

Software Development

 

 

Theses

Jones, R M (2013).  Genetic parameters for lamb autopsy traits. Masters Thesis, UNE.

Tabuaciri, P (2013).  Improving preweaning survival of piglets through genetic selection and management. PhD Thesis, UNE.

Wolcott, M (2013).  Opportunities for selection to improve steer and cow productivity in northern Australia. PhD Thesis, UNE.