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2017

Books and Book Chapters

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Publications - Refereed

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Other

Journal Articles - Refereed

Other Articles

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

Software Development

Theses


Books and Book Chapters

Sonja Dominik, Jen Smith, Jo Conington, Han Daetwyler, I Oleson and Kim Bunter (2017).  Genetic Solutions. In Drewe M. Ferguson, Caroline Lee & Andrew Fisher (Eds) Advances in Sheep Welfare (ch 6). Woodhead Publishing – Elsevier pp 107-130.

van der Werf, J H J; Swan, A A and Banks, R G (2017).Advances in sheep breeding.  In J Greyling (Ed.), Achieving sustainable production of sheep (ch. 6).  Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Refereed

Athorn, R Z; Bunter, K L and Craig, J R (2017).  “Early lifetime performance parameters affecting selection and reproductive success in gilts.”  Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2466. Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2466-2466 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab141.

Banks, R G (2017).  “The distribution of risk and reward in extensive livestock improvement systems, their consequences and possible responses.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 373-376.

Boerner, V (2017).  “On breed composition estimation of cross-bred animals using non-linear optimisation.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 97-100.

Brown, D J; Bunter, K L and Swan, A A (2017).  “Genetic correlations between production traits and components of reproduction in Merino sheep.” Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 31-34.

Bunter, K L (2017).  “Behavioural traits recorded in gilts and associations with reproductive performance as group-housed sows.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 229-232.

Bunter, K L and Hermesch, S (2017).  “What does the ‘closed herd’ really mean for Australian breeding companies and their customers?”  Invited speaker, 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2353. Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2353-2359  doi: org/10.1071/AN17321.

Bunter,K L; Newton, J E and Brown, D J (2017).  “Progesterone is an indirect indicator of reproductive outcomes for yearling ewes.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 565-568.

Burrow, H M; Wolcott, M L; Maiwashe, A; Makgahlela, M L; Hayes, B J; Rees J G; and Bradfield, M J (2017).  “Can grazing livestock in developing countries benefit from use of genomic selection?”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 353-360.

Connors, N K; Cook, J; Girard, C J; Tier, B; Gore, K P; Johnston D J and Ferdosi, M H (2017).  “Development of the beef genomic pipeline for BREEDPLAN single step evaluation.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 317-320.

D’Augustin, O; Börner, V and Hermesch, S (2017).  “Estimates of effective population size and inbreeding level for three Australian pig breeds.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 241-244.

Ferdosi, M H; Johnston, D J; Al-Mamun, H A and Gondro, C (2017).  “A simple method for evaluating the genotype quality of the sire X chromosome using half‑sib families.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 421-424.

Gilbert, H; Louveau, I; Billon, Y and Bunter, K L (2017).  “Juvenile IGF-I response in INRA RFI selection lines partly reflects changes in post-weaning attributes.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 549-552

Gore, K P; Banks, R G; Boerner, V and Hermesch, S (2017).  “A genetic exploration of Australian large white pigs.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 553-556.

Gurman, P M; Swan, A A and Boerner, V (2017).  “Use of genomic data to determine breed composition of Australian sheep.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 341-344.

Guy, S Z Y; Harper, J; Li, L; Thomson, P C and Hermesch, S (2017).  “Extension of environmental descriptors used to analyse sire by environment interaction for growth of pigs.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 237-240.

Guy, S Z Y; Li, L; Thomson, P C and Hermesch, S (2017).  “Seasonal effects can be separated from other challenges in the pig environment using time series analysis.”  Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2463. Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2463-2463 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab015.

Harper, J; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Hine, B C and Collins, A M (2017).  “Modifying procedures to assess immune competence in mature boars.” Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2464.  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2464-2464 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab060.

Hermesch, S; McKenna, T; Bauer, M M and Sales, N (2017).  “The effect of dam parity on growth, white blood cell count, haemoglobin and immunoglobulin levels of weaner pigs.”  Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2482.  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2482-2482 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab134.

Hermesch, S and Luxford, B G (2017).  “Genotype by parity interactions were not found for growth in Australian pigs.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 233-236.

Hollema, B L; Davis, G J and Hermesch, S (2017).  “The effect of parity on haemoglobin levels in sows prior to farrowing and in 1-day-old piglets.”  Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2483.  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2483-2483 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab133.

Hollema, B L; Davis, G J and Hermesch, S (2017).  “The effects of selecting growing pigs for a high growth rate and low backfat on sow characteristics.”  Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2484.  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2484-2484 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab142.

Jeyaruban, M G and Johnston, D J (2017).  “Genetic association of young male traits with female reproductive performance in Brahman and Santa Gertrudis cattle.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 305-308.

Jeyaruban, M G; Johnston, D J and Walmsley, B J (2017).  Genetic and phenotypic characterization of MSA Index and its association with carcase and meat quality traits in Angus and Brahman cattle.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 313-316.

Johnston, D J; Grant, T P; Schatz, T J; Burns, B M; Fordyce, G and Lyons, R E (2017).  “The Repronomics project - enabling genetic improvement in reproduction in northern Australia.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 385-388.

Johnston, D J and Grant, T P (2017).  “Factors influencing gestation length in tropically adapted beef cattle breeds in northern Australia.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 393- 396.

Li, L; Swan, A A and Tier, B (2017).  “Approximating the accuracy of single step EBVs.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 89-92.

McMillan, A J and Swan, A A (2017).  “Weighting of genomic and pedigree relationships in single step evaluation of carcass traits in Australian sheep.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 557-560.

Meyer, K (2017).  “A look at computations for multivariate single-step genomic evaluations fitting the ‘hybrid model’.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 429-432.

Moghaddar, N; Brown, D J; Swan A A and van der Werf, J H J (2017).  “Accounting for population structure in genomic prediction of Australian Merino sheep.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 593-596.

Pannier, L; Zhao, L; Brown, D J; Geenty, K; Gardner, G E and Pethick, D W (2017).  “Diet has minimal impact on Australian consumer palatability.” 63rd International Conference of Meat Science and Technology, Cork, Ireland, 13-18 August. Paper 803.

Raoul, J; Bodin, L; Elsen, J M and Swan, A A (2017).  “Optimal and practical strategies to manage an ovulation rate mutation located on the X chromosome in a French sheep breed.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 49-52.

Smits, R J; Morley, W C and Bunter, K L (2017).  “Predicting body protein and body fat for breeding sows of a modern commercial genotype.” Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2485.  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2485-2485  doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab006.

Smits, R J; Tull, M V and Bunter, K L (2017).  “Lifetime sow productivity is influenced by both body protein and body fat reserves after first litter weaning.” Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Melbourne, Victoria. 19-22 November, P2470.  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2470-2470 doi.org/10.1071/ANv57n12Ab007.

Swan, A A; Banks, R G; Brown, D J and Chandler, H R (2017).  “An update on genetic progress in the Australian sheep industry.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 365-368.

Tongsiri, S; Jeyaruban, M G; Hermesch, S; van der Werf, J H J; Li, L and Chormai, T (2017).  “Genetic parameters for body-weight traits of a native poultry breed in Thailand.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 245-248.

Walkom, S F; Thompson, A N; Bowen, E and Brown, D J (2017).  “Genetic variation of weaner survival in merino sheep and its relationships with growth and wool.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 561-564.

Walkom, S F; Ferguson, M B; Gibson, W; Brown, D J and Bunter, K L (2017).  “Accommodating variable disease challenge on breeding value prediction for sires – using footrot as an example.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 581-584.

Walmsley, B J; Henzell, A L and Barwick, S A (2017).  “Genetic trends in the estimated feed intake of Angus cattle.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, p 61-64.

Wolcott, M L; Johnston, D J and Zhang, Y D (2017).  “Genomics can contribute to selection to improve bottle teats in tropical beef genotypes.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 171-174.

Wolcott, M L and Johnston, D J (2017).  “Preputial eversion in young, tropically adapted bulls is a useful genetic indicator trait for improving female reproduction.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 457-460.

Zhang, Y D; Swan, A A; Johnston, D J and Girard, C J (2017).  “Weighting factors for genomic information used in Single-Step genomic selection in Australian beef.”  Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Townsville, Queensland. 2-5 July, pp 309-312.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

 

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Bolormaa, S; Brown, D J; Swan, A A; van der Werf, J H J; Hayes, B J and Daetwyler, H D (2017). “Genomic prediction of reproduction traits for Merino sheep.” Animal Genetics 48 (3): 338-348 doi: 10.1111/age.12541.

Bolormaa, S; Swan, A A; Brown, D J; Hatcher, S; Moghaddar, N; van der Werf, J H J; Goddard, M E and Daetwyler, H D (2017). “Multiple-trait QTL mapping and genomic prediction for wool traits in sheep.” Genetics Selection Evolution 49 (1): 62 doi: 10.1186/s12711-017-0337-y.

Bunter, K L and Hermesch, S (2017).  “What does the ‘closed herd’ really mean for Australian breeding companies and their customers?”  Animal Production Science 57 (12): 2353-2359  doi: org/10.1071/AN17321.

Craig, J; Collins, C; Bunter, K L; Cottrell, J; Dunshea, F and Pluske, J (2017).  “Poorer lifetime growth performance of gilt progeny compared with sow progeny is largely due to weight differences at birth and reduced growth in the preweaning period, and is not improved by progeny segregation after weaning.”  Journal of Animal Science 95 (11): 4904-4916  doi: 10.2527/jas2017.1868.

Guy, S Z Y; Li, L; Thomson, P C and Hermesch, S (2017).  “Contemporary group estimates adjusted for climatic effects provide a finer definition of the unknown environmental challenges experienced by growing pigs.”  Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics  134 (6): 520-530 doi: org/10.1111/jbg.12282.

Lyons, R E; Johnston, D J; McGowan, M R; Laing, A; Robinson, B; Owen, H; Hill, B D and Burne, B M (2017).  “E7 (1057ΔTA) mutation of the acidic α‐glucosidase gene causes Pompe's disease in Droughtmaster cattle.”  Australian Veterinary Journal, 95 (5): 138-142  doi: org/10.1111/avj.12575.

McPhee, M J; Walmsley, B J; Skinner, B; Littlr, B; Siddell, J P; Café, L M;Wilkins, J F; Oddy, V H and Alempijevic, A (2017).  “Live animal assessments of rump fat and muscle score in Angus cows and steers using 3-dimensional imaging.”  Journal of Animal Science, 95 (4): 1847–1857 doi: org/10.2527/jas.2016.1292.

Montazeri, M; Asadi Fozi, M; Esmailizadeh, A; Ferdosi; M H and van der Werf, J H J (2017).  “A genome-wide scan to detect signatures of recent selection in Australian Merino sheep.”  Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies  5 (2): 63-73  doi: 10.22103/JLST.2017.10267.1190.

Mortimer, S I; Hatcher, S; Fogarty, N M; van der Werf, J H J; Brown, D J; Swan, A A; Greef, J C; Refshauge, G; Hocking Edwards, J E and Gaunt, G M (2017).  “Genetic parameters for wool traits, live weight, and ultrasound carcass traits in Merino sheep.”  Journal of Animal Science  95: 1879-1891  doi: 10.2527/jas.2016.1234.

Mortimer, S I; Hatcher, S; Fogarty, N M;  van der Werf, J H J; Brown, D J; Swan, A A; Jacob, R H; Geesink, G H and Hopkins, D L (2017).  “Genetic correlations between wool traits and carcass traits in Merino sheep.”  Journal of Animal Science 95 (6): 2385–2398 doi:.org/10.227/jas.2017.1385.

Mortimer, S I; Hatcher, S; Fogarty, N M;  van der Werf, J H J; Brown, D J; Swan, A A; Jacob, R H; Geesink, G H; Hopkins, D L and Hocking Edwards, J E (2017).  “Genetic correlations between wool traits and meat quality traits in Merino sheep.”  Journal of Animal Science 95 (10): 4260–4273  doi: org/10.2527/jas2017.1628.

Paganoni, B; Rose, G; Macleay, C; Jones, C; Brown, D J; Kearney, G; Ferguson, M and Thompson, A N (2017).  “More feed efficient sheep produce less methane and carbon dioxide when eating high-quality pellets.” Journal of Animal Science 95 (9): 3839-3850  doi: 10.2527/jas2017.1499.

Raoul, J; Swan, A A and Elsen, J M (2017).  “Using a very low-density SNP panel for genomic selection in a breeding program for sheep.”  Genetics Selection Evolution 49: 76  doi: org/10.1186/s12711-017-0351-0.

Walkom, S F; Thompson, A N; Bowen, E and Brown, D J (2017).  “Weaner survival is heritable in Australian Merinos and current breeding objectives are potentially leading to a decline in survival.”  Animal Production Science   doi: org/10.1071/AN17151.

 

Other Articles

 

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

Athorn, R and Bunter, K L (2017). Improvement of sow longevity through identification of early lifetime performance indicators, including the assessment of gonadotropin response as a suitable selection tool for replacement gilts. (APL Project No. 2012/2435, June 2017) pp 41.

Bunter, K L; Harper, J and Hine, B (2017). Simple tests for immune responsiveness of sires and the association with piglet mortality (Pork CRC Project 2B-106, December 2017) pp 18.

Hermesch, S; Guy, S Z Y and Gilbert, H (2017).  Development of Practical Strategies to Consider Environmental Sensitivity, Survival and Productivity in Pig Breeding Programs 2B-104.  Report prepared for the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork, March 2017.

Hermesch, S; Guy, S Z Y; Sales, N; McKenna, T and Bauer, M M (2017).  2B-105: Genetic Parameters for Health, Survival, Immune Competence, Post-Weaning Growth and Disease Resilience of Pigs.  Report prepared for the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork, November 2017.

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

 

 

Software Development

 

 

Theses