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Refereed Conference Papers (by year)

2014

Gilbert, H; David, I; Billon, Y and Hermesch, S (2014).  “Does selection for RFI affect the sensitivity to environmental variation in pigs?”  In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, Canada, 17-22 August.  Paper 123.

Hermesch, S; Parke, C R; Bauer, M M and Gilbert, H (2014).  “Maternal genetic effects for lifetime growth should be considered more in pig breeding.”  In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, Canada, 17-22 August.  Paper 367.

2013

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.

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.

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.

2012

Lewis, C R G; Bunter, K L and Hermesch, S (2012).  “Effect of within-year variation on growth performance and subsequent reproductive performance in gilts.” ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona. 15-19 July 2012.

2011

Lewis, C R G; Bunter, K L and Hermesch, S (2012).  “Effect of within-year variation on growth performance and subsequent reproductive performance in gilts.”ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-LSAS-WSAS Joint Annual Meeting, Phoenix Arizona. July 15-19 2012.

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.

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.

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.

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.


2010

Mérour, I; Tribout, T and Hermesch, S (2010).  Variabilité inter races des poids des pièces de carcasse et corrélations génétiques avec les critères de qualité de la viande chez le porc.”42nd Journées de la Recherche Porcine. February 3. pp.161-166.


2009

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.

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.

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.


2007

Bunter, K L; Luxford, B G and Hermesch, S (2007).  “Associations between feed intake of growing gilts, lactating sows and other reproductive or performance traits.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.57-60.

Hermesch, S (2007).  “Genetic analysis of lactation feed intake in lactating sows.”  Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Armidale, Australia. September 24-26. pp.61-64.

Hermesch, S and Jones, R M (2007).  “Association between lactation, feed intake and lifetime reproductive performance of sows.”  Proceedings of the 11th  Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association.  Brisbane, Australia, November 25-28. p.196.

Jones, R M and Hermesch, S (2007).  “Season and parity effects on the feed intake of lactating sows in an Australian commercial piggery.”  Proceedings of the 11th  Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association.  Brisbane, Australia, November 25-28. p.36.


2005

Hansson, A C and Hermesch, S (2005). "Estimated breeding values of sires predict average progeny performance." In Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc). Christchurch, New Zealand. November 27-30. p 100.

Hansson, A C; Crump, R E and Hermesch, S (2005). "Reliability of trial designs for a proof of estimated breeding values analysis." In Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc). Christchurch, New Zealand. November 27-30. p 113.

Hermesch, S (2005). "Mean and variation in back fat influence profit of pig production." In Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc). Christchurch, New Zealand. November 27-30. p 99.

Hermesch, S and O'Shea, J M (2005). "Genetic parameters for characteristics of pork bellies." In Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Noosa, Australia. September 25-28. pp.137-140.

Suárez, M; Hermesch, S; Braun, J A and Graser, H-U (2005). "Estimates of genetic parameters for reproductive traits at different parities in Australian hyperprolific Large White sows." In Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Noosa, Australia. September 25-28. pp.145-148.

Suárez, M; Braun, J A; Nakavisut, S and Hermesch, S (2005). "Estimated breeding values for number born alive in pigs - do they really work." ." In Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc). Christchurch, New Zealand. November 27-30. p 102.


2003

Hermesch, S and R E Crump (2003). "Variation in Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) of young boars". In Proceedings of Manipulating Pig Production IX. Ed. J E Paterson. 23-26 Nov. Freemantle, WA. p.60.

McSweeny, J M; Hermesch, S; Crump, R E and Luxford, B G (2003) "Effects of Feeding Regime of Feeding Patterns of Group-Housed Pigs." In Proceedings of Manipulating Pig Production IX. Ed. J E Paterson. 23-26 Nov. Freemantle, WA. p.69.

McSweeny, J M; Hermesch, S; Crump, R E and Luxford, B G (2003) "Genetic relationship between a new feeding pattern trait and performance traits." In Proceedings of Manipulating Pig Production IX. Ed. J E Paterson. 23-26 Nov. Freemantle, WA. p.70.


2001

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (2001). The effect of cross-fostering on growth differs between piglets of heavy and light birthweights. Manipulating Pig Production VIII. Editor P. D. Cranwell, p.73

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (2001). Genetic correlations between mortality rate and other litter traits of the sow. In: Manipulating Pig Production VIII. Editor P. D. Cranwell, p. 153.

McSweeny, J M; Hermesch, S; Crump, R E and Luxford, B G (2001). Factors causing a reduction in individual feed intake data of group-housed pigs recorded with electronic feeders. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Vol. 14. p. 369-372

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (2001). Estimation of variance components for individual piglet weights at birth and at 14 days of age. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Vol. 14. p. 207-210.

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (2001). Genetic parameters for piglet mortality, within litter variation of birth weight, litter size and litter birth weight. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Vol. 14. p. 211-214.

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (2001). Estimates of genetic correlations between IGF-1 recorded at 4 weeks of age and individual piglet weights at birth and 14 days, along with lifetime growth rate and backfat. Proc. Assoc. Advmt. Anim. Breed. Genet. Vol. 14. p. 227-230.


1999

Hermesch, S; McSweeny, J M; Smith, P R; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1999). Genetic correlations between carcase traits of pigs performance recorded under ad libitum and restricted feeding. In: Manipulating pig production VII. Ed. P.D. Cranwell. 7th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Adelaide, 27th November – 1st December 1999, p. 99

Hermesch, S; McSweeny, J M; Smith, P R; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1999). Heritability estimates for carcase traits of pigs recorded under ad libitum and restricted feeding. In: Manipulating pig production VII. Ed. P.D. Cranwell. 7th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Adelaide, 27th November – 1st December 1999, p. 98

McSweeny, J M; Hermesch, S; Smith, P R; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1999). The effect of sex and feeding regime on carcase traits in Australian pigs. In: Manipulating pig production VII. Ed. P.D. Cranwell. 7th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Adelaide, 27th November – 1st December 1999, p. 118 (Paper awarded as best student paper - APSA cup).

Mote, T; Hermesch, S; Smith, P R; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1999). Genetic parameters for growth rate and backfat for Large White and Landrace pigs raised in a tropical environment. In: Manipulating pig production VII. Ed. P.D. Cranwell. 7th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Adelaide, 27th November – 1st December 1999, 117

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1999). Genetic parameters for performance traits recorded in boars and gilts. Proc. 13th Conference of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Mandura, 4th - 7th July, 1999, pp.138-141.

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1999). Genetic parameters for performance traits of pigs recorded under ad libitum and restricted feeding. Proc. 13th Conference of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Mandura, 4th - 7th July, 1999, 142-145.


1997

Hermesch, S (1997). Genetic influences on pork quality. In: Manipulating pig production. VI. Ed. P.D. Cranwell. 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Canberra, 7th – 10th December 1997 (Invited symposium paper) pp. 82-90.

Hermesch, S; Graser, H-U and Mingay, M (1997). Phenotypic performance of gilts and young boars can be predicted from their EBV's for growth rate and backfat. In: Manipulating pig production VI. Ed. P.D. Cranwell. 6th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Canberra, 7th – 10th December 1997 p.169.

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1997). Genetic parameters for ham yield and bacon yield after processing and their genetic relationship to meat quality traits in Australian pigs. Proc. 12th conference of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Dubbo, 6th - 10th April, 1997 pp. 495-498

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1997). Genetic relationships between intramuscular fat content and meat quality, carcase, production and reproduction traits in Australian pigs. Proc. 12th conference of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Dubbo, 6th - 10th April, 1997 pp. 499-502

Hermesch, S; Graser, H-U and Mingay, M (1997). Lifetime reproductive performance of gilts with high and low EBV's for litter size. Proc. 12th conference of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Dubbo, 6th - 10th April, 1997, pp 317-320

Hermesch, S and Luxford, B G (1997). Genetic improvement of efficient lean meat growth - An introduction. Proc. of the 6th Biennial Pig Industry Seminar, pp. 36-39.


1995

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1995). Genetic parameters for meat quality, carcase and production traits in Australian pigs. Proc. 11th conference of Australian Association for Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Adelaide, 3rd - 5th July, 1995, pp: 631-634

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1995). Estimation of genetic parameters for reproductive traits, production, carcase and meat quality traits in Australian pigs. Proc. 11th conference of Australian Association for Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Adelaide, 3rd - 5th July, 1995, pp 647-650

Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G and Graser, H-U (1995). Genetic relationships between carcase composition and meat quality in Australian pigs. In: Manipulating pig production V, Eds: D.P. Hennesy and P.D. Cranwell, VI. 5th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Canberra, 26th - 29th November, 1995, p. 259