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Refereed Journal Papers


Amer, P R; Ludemann, C I and Hermesch, S (2014).  “Economic weights for maternal traits of sows including sow longevity.”  Journal of Animal Science 92 (12):5345-57  doi: 10.2527/jas.2014-7943.

Hermesch, S; Ludemann, C I and Amer, P R (2014).  “Economic weights for performance and survival traits of growing pigs.”  Journal of Animal Science 92 (12):5358-66  doi:10.2527/jas.2014-7944.

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.

Bergsma, R and Hermesch, S (2012).  “Exploring breeding opportunities for reduced thermal sensitivity of feed intake in the lactating sow.”  Journal of Animal Science 90 (1):85-98  doi: 10.2527/jas.2011-4021.

Gilbert, H; Bidanel, J P; Billon, Y; Lagant, H; Guillouet, P; Sellier, P; Noblet, J and Hermesch, S. (2012).  “Correlated responses in sow appetite, residual feed intake, body composition and reproduction after divergent selection for residual feed intake in the growing pig.”  Journal of Animal Science 90 (4):1097-1108  doi: 10.2527/jas.2011-4515.

Guy, S Z Y; Thomson, P C and Hermesch, S (2012).  Selection for pigs for improved coping with disease and environmental challenges: resistance or tolerance?”  Frontiers in Genetics  doi: 10.3389/fgene.2012.00281.

Hermesch, S and Jones, R M (2012).  “Genetic parameters for haemoglobin levels in pigs and iron content in pork.”  Animal 6 (12):1904-1912  doi: org/10.1017/S1751731112001310.

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.

Rauw, W M ; Hermesch, S; Bunter, K L and Gomez-Raya, L. (2009).  “The relationship of food intake during growth and food intake at maturity with lactation food intake in a mouse model.”  Livestock Science 123:249-254.

Hermesch, S (2008).  “Genetic relationships between composition of pork bellies and performance, carcase and meat quality traits.”  Animal 2 (8):1178-1185.

Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S; Luxford, B G; Graser, H-U and Crump, R E (2005). "Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) measured in juvenile pigs is genetically correlated with economically important performance traits." Aust J of Experimental Agriculture 45:783-792.

Hermesch, S (2004). Genetic improvement of lean meat growth and feed efficiency in pigs. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 44: 383-391.

Hermesch, S; Kanis, E and Eissen, J J (2003). Economic weights for feed intake in the growing pig derived from a growth model and an economic model. Journal of Animal Science, 81:895-903.

Hermesch, S; Luxford B G and Graser, H-U (2000). Genetic parameters for lean meat yield, meat quality, reproduction and feed efficiency traits for Australian pigs., 3. Genetic relationships of reproduction traits with production, carcase and meat quality traits. Livestock Production Science, 65:261-270.

Hermesch, S; Luxford B G and Graser, H-U (2000). Genetic parameters for lean meat yield, meat quality, reproduction and feed efficiency traits for Australian pigs., 2. Genetic relationships between production, carcase and meat quality traits. Livestock Production Science, 65:249-259.

Hermesch, S; Luxford B G and Graser, H-U (2000). Genetic parameters for lean meat yield, meat quality, reproduction and feed efficiency traits for Australian pigs., 1. Description of traits and heritability estimates. Livestock Production Science, 65:239-248.

Tholen, E; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S and Graser, H-U (1996). The genetic foundation of fitness and reproduction traits in Australian pig populations, I. Genetic parameters for weaning to conception interval, farrowing interval and stayability. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 47:1261-1274.

Tholen, E; Bunter, K L; Hermesch, S and Graser, H-U (1996). The genetic foundation of fitness and reproduction traits in Australian pig populations, II. Relationships between weaning to conception interval, farrowing interval, stayability and other common reproduction and production traits. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 47:1275-1290.

Kahtenbrink, S and Swalve, H H (1993). Untersuchungen zur Erblichkeit von Leistungsvariablen der ersten Laktation von Milchkühen. Züchtungskunde 65:254-266.