Authors

L. J. E. Karlsson, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
J. C. Greeff, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
L. Slocombe, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
K. Jones, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
N. Underwood, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Fred Wilkinson, Producer, Brookton. WA
W. D. Hoffman, N.S.W. Department of Primary Industries,
W. A. McKiernan, N.S.W. Department of Primary Industries,
V. H. Oddy, University of New England
M. J. McPhee, N.S.W. Department of Primary Industries,
B. L. McIntyre, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
P. F. Parnell, NSW Department of Primary Industries
R. A. Clark, Qld Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
J. Timms, Qld Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
G. Griffith, NSW Department of Primary Industries
C. Mulholland, Co-operative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies
P. Hyland, The University of Queensland.
Danielle England, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Fiona Jones, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
John Lucey, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Martin Staines, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Richard Morris, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Megan Abrahms, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Caroline Peek, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Dennis Van Gool, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Daniel Gardiner, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Kari-Lee Falconer, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Sandra Prosser, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Mario D'Antuono, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
John Young, Farming Systems Analysis Service, Kojonup, WA
Andrew Thompson, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Chris Oldham, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Brown Besier, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Angus Campbell, Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation
Ralph Behrendt, Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Publication Date

1-7-2008

Keywords

blowfly resistance, selection, Breech strike, culling level, Shearing frequency, mulesing, flystrike, P8 fat, fat calculator, liveweight, growth rate, HGP, Prediction tool, Beef cattle, tenderness, gene markers, capacity; partnership, marketing, sustainable livestock farming systems, Greenhouse gas, enteric methane, Grazing management, nitrogen efficiency, Climate change, low rainfall, financial viability, adaptation, bench marking, genetics, Pregnancy scanning, MIDAS, Economics, drench resistance, anthelmintics, weaner, mortality, survival

Abstract

This session covers fiveteen papers from different authors:

CONTROLLING FLY STRIKE

1. Breeding for Blowfly Resistance - Indicatoe Traits, LJE Karlsson, JC Greeff, L Slocombe, Department of Agriculture & Food, Western Australia

2.A practical method to select for breech strike resistance in non-pedigreed Merino flocks, LJE Karlsson, JC Greeff, L Slocombe, K. Jones, N. Underwood, Department of Agriculture & Food, Western Australia

3. Twice a year shearing - no mulesing, Fred Wilkinson, Producer, Brookton WA

BEEF

4. Commercial testing of a new tool for prediction of fatness in beef cattle, WD HoffmanA, WA McKiernanA, VH OddyB, MJ McPheeA, Cooperative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies, A N.S.W. Deptartment of Primary Industries, B University of New England

5. A new tool for the prediction of fatness in beef cattle, W.A. McKiernanA, V.H. OddyB and M.J. McPheeC; Cooperative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies, A N.S.W. Dept of Primary Industries, B University of New England, C N.S.W. Dept of Primary Industries Beef Industry Centre of Excellence.

6. Effect of gene markers for tenderness on eating quality of beef, B.L. McIntyre, CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies, Department of Agriculture and Food WA

7. Accelerating beef industry innovation through Beef Profit Partnerships, Parnell PF1,2, Clark RA1,3, Timms J1,3, Griffith G1,2, Alford A1,2, Mulholland C1 and Hyland P1,4,1Co-operative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies; 2NSW Department of Primary Industries; 3 Qld Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries; 4The University of Queensland.

SUSTAINABILITY

8. The WA Sheep Industry - is it ethically and environmentally sustainable? Danielle England, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

9. Overview of ruminant agriculture and greenhouse emissions, Fiona Jones, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

10. Grazing for Nitrogen Efficiency, John Lucey, Martin Staines and Richard Morris, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

11. Investigating potential adaptations to climate change for low rainfall farming system, Megan Abrahams, Caroline Peek, Dennis Van Gool, Daniel Gardiner, Kari-Lee Falconer, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

SHEEP

12. Benchmarking ewe productivity through on-farm genetic comparisons, Sandra Prosser, Mario D’Antuono and Johan Greeff; Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

13. Increasing profitability by pregnancy scanning ewes, John Young1, Andrew Thompson2 and Chris Oldham2; 1Farming Systems Analysis Service, Kojonup, WA, 2Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

14. Targeted treatment of worm-affected sheep - more efficient, more sustainable, Brown Besier, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

15. Improving Weaner Sheep Survival, Angus Campbell and Ralph Behrendt, Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation

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