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Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers - Refereed

Aldridge, M N; Pitchford, W S and Brown, D J (2019).  “Current progress on developing a selection index for Australian meat goats.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 51-54.

Banks, R G; Zhang, Yue; Zhang, Y and Shovelton, J (2019).  "Costs of and returns from performance recording in beef and sheep studs."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 568-571.

Boerner, V and Johnston, D J (2019).  “More genotypes than markers: the SS-T-BLUP model in action. An application study in multi-trait Australian Angus BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 15-18.

Brien, F D; Walkom, S F; Swan, A A and Brown, D J (2019).  “Breeding for reduced breech flystrike as part of multi-trait selection.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 528-531.

Bunter, K L; Swan, A A and Brown, D J (2019).  “Contributions from genetic groups and outcrossing to components of reproduction in maternal sheep breeds.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 99-102.

Bunter, K L; Swan, A A; Gurman, P M; Boerner, V; McMillan, A J and Brown, D J (2019).  "Evolution of genetic evaluation for ewe reproductive performance."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 560-563.

Bunz, A M G; Bunter, K L; Morrison, R; Luxford, R G and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Genotype by temperature grouping interaction for farrowing rate at first insemination.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 155-158.

Bunz, A M G; Bunter, K L; Morrison, R S; Luxford, R G and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Differences in farrowing rate according to parity and trait specific temperature groupings around mating events."  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s09  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Bunz, A M G; Bunter, K L; Morrison, R S; Luxford, R G and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Defining temperature groupings around mating of sows for farrowing rate using cluster analysis."  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s66  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Connors, N K; Banks, R G and Johnston, D J (2019).  “Correcting sampling bias in microsatellite marker testing for polledness.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 330-333.

Connors, N K and Ferdosi, M H (2019).  “Genotype panel requirements for inclusion into BREEDPLAN single step evaluations.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 382-385.

De la Cruz, L; Walkom, S F; Torres, H G and Swan, A A (2019).  “Genetic parameters for growth traits in Hampshire sheep in Mexico.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 107-110.

Donoghue, K A; Cafe, L M; Walmsley, B J and Duff, C J (2019).  "Phenotypic variation in retail beef yield in Angus cattle."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 588-591.

Egerton-Warburton, K L; Mortimer, S I and Swan, A A (2019).  “Accounting for ewe source effects in genetic evaluation of Merino fleece traits.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 520-523.

Ferdosi, M H; Connors, N K; Boerner, V and Johnston, D J (2019).  “Simple example to demonstrate the effect of allele frequencies on the genomic relationship matrix values.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 19-22.

Ferdosi, M H and Connors, N K (2019).  “Investigation into the effects of number of SNPs and number of reference individuals on imputation accuracy.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 480-483.

Gurman, P M; Bunter, K L; Boerner, V; Swan, A A and Brown, D J (2019).  “Adjusting the genomic relationship matrix for breed differences in single step genomic blup analyses.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 254-257.

Guy, S Z Y; McGilchrist, P and Brown, D J (2019).  “Visual marble score as a predictor of intramuscular fat for the genetic improvement of eating quality in lamb.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 310-313.

Guy, S Z Y; Walkom, S F; Anderson, F; Gardner, G E; McGilchrist, P and Brown, D J (2019).  “The genetic relationships between intramuscular fat measured in four different lamb muscles.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 314-317.

Guy, S Z Y and Brown, D J (2019).  "Enhanced data capture in Australian red meat supply chains for the genetic improvement of eating quality and carcase yield."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 584-587.

Harper, J; Bunter, K L and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Genetic parameter estimates for pre- and post-weaning piglet mortality.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 159-162.

Harper, J; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S and Hine, B C (2019).  "The association between sire immune competence and antibody response of progeny."  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s27  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Harper, J and Bunter, K L (2019).  "The effect of fostering status and nurse sow parity on pre-weaning survival."  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s71  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Hermesch, S and Guy, S Z Y (2019).  Genetic analysis of tail-biting victims in pigs.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 334-337.

Jeyaruban, M G; Gurman, P M; Johnston, D J; Swan, A A; Banks, R G and Girard, C J (2019).  “Validation of single step genomic best linear unbiased prediction in beef cattle.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 79-82.

Johnston, D J and K L Moore (2019).  “Genetic correlations between days to calving and other male and female reproduction traits in Brahman cattle.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 354-357.

Kerssen, N; Ducro, B J and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Genetic analyses of sow longevity traits, age at first farrowing and first-litter characteristics.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp167-170.

Kerssen, N and Hermesch, S (2019).  "Non-linear associations were found between litter size and sow survival to the next parity."  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s08  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Li, L; Swan, A A; Brown, D J and van der Werf, J H J (2019).  “Genotype by environment interaction in Australian maternal and terminal sheep.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 234-237.

McMillan, A J; Walkom, S F and Brown, D J (2019).  “Genetic evaluation and relationship across ages for dag score in maternal sheep.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 115-118.

Meyer, K and Swan, A A (2019).  “‘Meta-founders’ to model base populations in genomic evaluation for multi-breed sheep data.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 27-30.

Meyer, K and Swan, A A (2019).  “Impact of an approximate inverse of the genomic relationship matrix for single-step evaluation of Australian meat sheep.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 242-245.

Meyer, K and Swan, A A (2019).  “An evaluation of ‘deflation’ to improve convergence rates for single-step genomic evaluation with the hybrid model.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 246-249.

Moghaddar, N; Brown, D J; Swan, A A; MacLeod, I M and van der Werf, J H J (2019).  “Genomic prediction in a numerically small sheep breed population using imputed sequence variants.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 71-74.

Moore; K L; Girard, C J; Grant, T P and Johnston, D J (2019).  “Increases in accuracy of female reproduction genetic evaluations for beef breeds in northern Australia.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 366-369.

Mueller, M L; Cole, J B; Connors, N K; Johnston, D J; Randhawa, I A S and Van Eenennaam, A L (2019).  “Comparison of gene editing versus conventional breeding to introgress the polled allele into the tropically adapted Australian beef cattle population.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 59-62.

Nel, C L; Gore, K P; Swan, A A; Cloete, S W P; van der Werf, J H J and Dzama, K (2019).  "The accuracy of genotype imputation in selected South African sheep breeds from Australian reference panels."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 290-293.

Penrose, L A; Suarez, M and Walmsley, B J (2019).  "DeSireBull, a decision support tool to simplify genetic information for effective use by commercial beef producers."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 592-595.

Ramsay, A M M; Swan, A A and Swain, B C (2019).  “Design and purpose of the Merino Lifetime Productivity Project.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 512-515.

Samaraweera, A M; Boerner, V; Disnaka, S; van der Werf, J H J and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Genetic parameters for milk yield, milk electrical conductivity and milk flow rate in first-lactation jersey cows in Sri Lanka.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 135-138.

Sarker, N R; Walmsley, B J and Hermesch, S (2019).  “Genetic parameters for primal cut weights in pigs.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 318-321.

Stephen, L M and Brown, D J (2019).  "Impact of key messages on accuracy of sheep breeding programs."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 572-575.

Tongsiri, S; Jeyaruban, M G; van der Werf, J H J; Li, L; Hermesch, S and Chormai, T (2019).  “Genetic associations between early and late growth with sexual maturity in Thai native chickens.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 163-166.

Vargovic, L; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Harper, J and Sokolinski, R (2019).  “Late gestation health status is correlated with lactation outcomes for sows.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 147-150.

Vargovic, L; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Sokolinski, R and Harper, J (2019).  “Post-farrowing health status of sows and piglets is correlated with lactation outcomes of sows.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 151-154.

Vargovic, L; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Morrison, R S and Johnston, R (2019).  "What factors recorded before farrowing affect sow’s ability to wean piglets?"  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s14  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Vargovic, L; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Condous, P C and Harper, J (2019).  "Can we predict shortened or prolonged gestation upon transfer to the farrowing shed?"  Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association (APSA), Adelaide, Australia. 17-20 November, Advances in Animal Biosciences 10 (s1): s72  doi.org/10.1017/S2040470019000050.

Wahinya, P K; Magothe, T M; Swan, A A and Jeyaruban, M G (2019).  “Genetic parameters of first lactation milk yield under low, medium and high production systems in Kenya, using test-day random regression model.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 127-130.

Walkom, S F; Bunter, K L; Swan, A A and Clark, S A (2019).  “Graphical modelling of the relationship between body reserves and yearling reproduction in maternal sheep.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 103-106.

Walkom, S F; Bunter, K L; Raadsma, H; Brown, D J and Ferguson, M B (2019).  “Australia you have footrot, time to start breeding against it!”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 556-559.

Walmsley, B J; Henzell, A L and Barwick, S A (2019).  "The influence feed cost has on changing beef cattle greenhouse gas emissions."  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 564-567.

Wolcott, M L; Banks, R G; Tweedie, M and Alder, G (2019).  “Genetics of heifer age at puberty in Australian Hereford cattle.” Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 91-94.

Zhang, Y and Banks, R G (2019).  “Feasibility of using imaging carcass traits in genetic evaluation for Australian Wagyu beef cattle.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, NSW. 27 October-1 November, pp 83-86.

 

Conference, Workshop and Seminar Papers – Other

Al Rahman, M O; Walkom, S F and Brown, D J (2019).  "Breeding for Longevity in Australian Sheep."  UNE Postgraduate Conference, Armidale, Australia, 15 - 16 January 2019.

Samaraweera, A M; Boerner, V; van der Werf, J H J and Hermesch, S (2019).  "Genetic Parameters for Milk Yield Persistency in First Lactation Jersey and Jersey-Friesian Cows in Sri Lanka."  UNE Postgraduate Conference, Armidale, Australia, 15 - 16 January 2019.

Sarker, N R (2019).  "Preliminary Analysis of Primal-Cut Weights in Pigs."  UNE Postgraduate Conference, Armidale, Australia, 15 - 16 January 2019.

Tongsiri, S; Jeyaruban, M G; Hermesch, S; Chormai, T; Wolcott, M L; Li, L and van der Werf, J H J (2019).  "Genetic Aspects of Growth in a Dual-Purpose Thai Native Chicken."  UNE Postgraduate Conference, Armidale, Australia, 15 - 16 January 2019.

 

Journal Articles - Refereed

Abdoli, R; Mirhoseini, S Z; Ghavi Hossein-Zadeh, N; Zamani, P; Ferdosi, M H and Gondro, C (2019).  "Genome-wide association study of four composite reproductive traits in Iranian fat-tailed sheep."  Reproduction, Fertility and Development 31(6): 1127-1133  doi.org/10.1071/RD18282.

Abdoli, R; Mirhoseini, S Z; Ghavi Hossein-Zadeh, N; Zamani, P; Moradi, M H; Ferdosi, M H and Gondro, C (2019).  "Genome-wide association study of first lambing age and lambing interval in sheep."  Small Ruminant Research  doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2019.07.014.

Barwick, S A; Henzell, A L; Herd, RM; Walmsley, B J and Arthur, P F (2019).  "Methods and consequences of including reduction in greenhouse gas emission in beef cattle multiple-trait selection."  Genetics Selection Evolution 51:18  doi.org/10.1186/s12711-019-0459-5.

Bolormaa, S; Chamberlain, A J; Khansefid, M; Stothard, P; Swan, A A; Mason, B; Prowse-Wilkins, C P; Duijvesteijn, N; Moghaddar, N; van der Werf, J H J; Daetwyler, H D and MacLeod, I M (2019).  "Accuracy of imputation to whole-genome sequence in sheep."  Genetics Selection Evolution  51(1)  doi.org/10.1186/s12711-018-0443-5.

Cowling, W A; Li, L; Siddique, K H M; Banks, R G and Kinghorn, B P (2019).  "Modeling crop breeding for global food security during climate change."  Food and Energy Security 8:e00157  doi.org/10.1002/fes3.157.

Cronin, N; Loukopoulos, P; Brown, D J; O'Rourke, B A; Morrice, G and Windsor, P A (2019). "Suspected hereditary cervicothoracic vertebral subluxation with cervical myopathy in Poll Merino sheep." Australian Veterinary Journal 97(12): 499-504 doi.10.1111/avj.12877;

Ferdosi, M H; Connors, N K and Tier, B (2019).  "An Efficient Method to Calculate Genomic Prediction Accuracy for New Individuals".  Frontiers in Genetics 10: 596  doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2019.00596.

Guy, S Z Y; Thomson, P C and Hermesch, S (2019).  "Reaction norm analysis of pig growth using environmental descriptors based on alternative traits."  Animal Breeding and Genetics  136(3) : 153-167  doi.org/10.1111/jbg.12388.

Guy, S Z Y; Li, L; Thomson, P C and Hermesch, S (2019).  "Quantifying the health challenges in an Australian piggery using medication records for the definition of disease resilience."  Journal of Animal Science  97(3): 1076-1089  doi.org/10.1093/jas/skz025.

Li L; Brown, D J; Swan, A A; van der Werf, J H J (2018).  "Genetic parameters for faecal worm egg count at different ages in Australian sheep under natural challenge."  Animal Production Science  59: (1201-1208)  doi.org/10.1071/AN17833.

Meyer, K (2019).  "“Bending” and beyond: Better estimates of quantitative genetic parameters?"  Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics  136(4): 243-251  doi.10.1111/jbg.12386.

Tongsiri, S; Jeyaruban, G M; Hermesch, S; van der Werf, J H J; Li, L and Chormai, T (2019).  "Genetic parameters and inbreeding effects for production traits of Thai native chickens."  Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences doi.org/10.5713/ajas.18.0690.

 

Other Articles

 

 

Reports, Monographs and Technical Bulletins

 

 

Seminars, Presentations and Talks to Outside Bodies

 

 

Software Development

 

 

Theses