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Research & Development

Animal Health & Welfare

Footrot

  • Conington,J. & Bunger,L. et al. (2005). Breeding for resistance to footrot: combining molecular and phenotypic approaches. LINK project, LK0668

Mastitis

  • Biosciences KTN SPARK Award (2011) Are udder and teat conformation heritable traits that affect mastitis in Texel sheep? Green L prof. , Warwick University.
  • Conington,J., Cao,G., Stott,A. & Bunger,L. (2008). Breeding for resistance to mastitis in United Kingdom sheep, a review and economic appraisal. Veterinary Record 162, 369-376.
  • Conington,J., Cao,A., Stott,A. & Bunger,L. (2004). Towards a better understanding of using breeding to control mastitis in sheep and cattle. Report to Genesis Faraday on a SPARK Award.

Lambing ease

  • Dwyer,C.M. & Bunger,L. (2011). Impact of selection for productivity on dystocia and offspring vitality in sheep. Preventive Veterinary Medicine submitted Oct 2010.
  • Dwyer,C.M., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M. & Bunger,L. (2011). Effects of muscling QTLs on dystocia and neonatal vigour in sheep. Animal in preparation.
  • Matheson,S.M. (2011). Genetic selection for health and welfare traits in lambs. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh and Scottish Agricultural College.
  • Matheson,S.M., Dwyer,C.M., Houdijk,J.G.M. & Bunger,L. (2011). Genetic parameters for birth assistance and neonatal behaviour traits in Texel sheep. Journal of Animal Science or Behaviour genetics in preparation.

Genomics for harnessing meat production efficiency

  • Bunger L, Menezes AM, Mclean KA, Gordon J, Yates J, Moore K, Lambe NR, 2015. Selecting terminal sire breed rams for lean meat percentage – effects on their crossbred lambs.
  • McLaren A, Brotherstone S, Lambe NR, Conington J, Bunger L, 2015. The effects of different farm environments on the performance of Texel sheep.
  • Mucha, S. Bunger, L. and Conington, J. 2015. Analysis of SNP variation for footrot in Texel sheep, Submitted to Genetics Selection Evolution.
  • Donaldson CL, Lambe NR, Maltin CA, Knott S and Bunger L 2014b. Effect of the Texel muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on spine characteristics in purebred Texel lambs. Small Ruminant Research 117, 34-40.
  • Lambe NR, Krzecio-Nieczyporuk E, Kocwin-Podsiadla M and Bunger L 2014. Influence of major genes on meat quality. In: The effect of genetic and environmental factors on the quality of meat (eds W Przybylski and DL Hopkins), CRC Press
  • Macfarlane JM, Lambe NR, Matika O, Johnson PL, Wolf BT, Haresign W, Bishop SC and Bunger L 2014. Effect and mode of action of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in purebred Texel lambs. Animal 8, 1053-1061.
  • Macfarlane JM, Lambe NR, Haresign W and Bunger L 2012. The effect of the Texel Muscling QTL on live and carcass weight in Texel lambs. Small Ruminant Research 105, 117-121.
  • Index selection in terminal sires improves early lamb growth. (January 7 2012) Márquez GC, Haresign W, Davies MH, Emmans GC, Roehe R, Bünger L, Simm G, Lewis RM.
  • Lambe,N.R., Richardson,R.I., Macfarlane,J.M., Nevison,I., Haresign,W., Matika,O. & Bunger,L. (2011). Genotypic effects of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on meat quality in purebred Texel lambs. Meat Science 89, 125-132.
  • Masri,A.Y., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Haresign,W., Brotherstone,S. & Bunger,L. (2011). Evaluating the effects of the c.*1232G > A mutation and TM-QTL in Texel x Welsh Mountain lambs using ultrasound and video image analyses. Small Ruminant Research 99, 99-109.
  • Bunger,L., Jugert-Lund,M., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R. & Rehfeldt,C. (2011a). The effects of some muscling genes/QTL on muscle fibre characteristics in crossbred or purebred Texel lambs. in preparation.
  • Bunger,L., Lambe,N.R., Bishop,S. & Haresign,W. (2011b). The effect of TM-QTL and other QTLs on lean meat yield and meat quality in sheep and its evaluation using VIA (2006-2011). LINK/BBSRC project LK0670 BB/E018963/1.
  • Craigie,C.R., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Maltin,C.A., Morris,S.T., Roehe,R. & Bunger,L. (2011). Effect of the Texel muscling quantitative trait locus (TM-QTL) and sex on meat quality parameters of the semimembranosus muscle of purebred Texel lambs. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science.
  • Lambe,N.R., Richardson,R.I., Macfarlane,J.M., Nevison,I., Haresign,W., Matika,O. & Bunger,L. (2011). Genotypic effects of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on meat quality in purebred Texel lambs. Meat Science in Press.
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2011b). The effect of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on live and carcass weight in Texel lambs. Small Ruminant Research in press.
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Matika,O., Johnson,P.L., Wolf,B.T., Haresign,W., Bishop,S.C. & Bunger,L. (2011c). Effect and mode of action of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in purebred Texel lambs. Animal Genetics in preparation.
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., McLean,K.A., Wolf,B.T., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2011d). Effect of the Texel muscling quantitative trait locus (TM-QTL) on fore quarter, hind quarter and saddle weights, weight distribution and carcass composition in purebred Texel lambs. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science.
  • Masri,A.Y. (2011). QTL effects on muscle growth in sheep. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh and Scottish Agricultural College.
  • Masri,A.Y., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Brotherstone,S., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2011a). Evaluating the effects of a single copy of a mutation in the myostatin gene (c.*1232 G>A) on carcass traits in crossbred lambs. Meat Science 87, 412-418.
  • Masri,A.Y., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Brotherstone,S., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2011b). Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) effects on post-mortem and video imagae analysis traits in purebred Texel lambs. Livestock Science in preparation.
  • Lambe,N.R., Conington,J., Navajas,E.A., McLean,K.A., Roehe,R. & Bunger,L. (2010a). Genetic relationships between muscle density, measured by X-ray computed tomography (CT), and lamb growth and carcass traits. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, April 2010, Belfast P134.
  • Lambe,N.R., Haresign,W., Macfarlane,J., Richardson,R.I., Matika,O. & Bunger,L. (2010b). The effect of conditioning period on loin muscle tenderness in crossbred lambs with or without the Texel muscling QTL (TM-QTL). Meat Science 85, 715-720.
  • Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Richardson,R.I., Haresign,W., Matika,O. & Bünger,L. (2010c). The effects of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on Texel lamb meat quality. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany Abstract 0214.
  • Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Richardson,R.I., Matika,O., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2010d). The effect of the Texel muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on meat quality traits in crossbred lambs. Meat Science 85, 684-690.
  • Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Richardson,R.I., Nevison,I., Haresign,W., Matika,O. & Bunger,L. (2010e). Effects of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on lamb tenderness. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece Session 16/11.
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Matika,O., McLean,K.A., Masri,A.Y., Johnson,P.L., Wolf,B.T., Haresign,W., Bishop,S.C. & Bunger,L. (2010). Texel loin muscling QTL (TM-QTL) located on ovine chromosome 18 appears to exhibit imprinting and polar overdominance. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig Abstract 199.
  • Masri,A.Y., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Brotherstone,S., Haresign,W., Rius-Vilarrasa,E. & Bunger,L. (2010a). The effects of a loin muscling quantitative trait locus (LoinMAX™) on carcass and VIA-based traits in crossbred lambs. Animal 4, 407-416.
  • Masri,A.Y., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Haresign,W., Brotherstone,S. & Bunger,L. (2010b). TM-QTL and MyoMAX© effects in Texel x Welsh Mountain lambs. Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production Theatre Session 29,
  • Masri,A.Y., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Haresign,W., Brotherstone,S. & Bunger,L. (2011c). Evaluating the effects of the c.*1232G > A mutation and TM-QTL in Texel x Welsh Mountain lambs using ultrasound and video image analyses. Small Ruminant Research in press,
  • Masri,A.Y., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2011d). Effects of the Texel muscling quantitative trait locus (TM-QTL) on carcass and VIA traits in purebred Texel lambs. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science
  • Bunger,L., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., McLean,K.A. & Conington,J. (2009a). Genetics in Action – projects delivered by SAC since SBRT 2007. Proceedings of the Sheep Breeder Round Table, Charlecote
  • Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Masri,A., Matika,O., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2009b). The effects of three muscling Quantitative Trait Loci on growth patterns of crossbred lambs. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Production, Southport 2009
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Bishop,S.C., Matika,O., Rius-Vilarrasa,E., McLean,K.A., Haresign,W., Wolf,B.T., McLaren,R.J. & Bunger,L. (2009a). Effects of the Texel muscling quantitative trait locus on carcass traits in crossbred lambs. Animal 3, 189-199.
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Rius-Vilarrasa,E., McLean,K.A., Masri,A.Y., Haresign,W., Matika,O., Bishop,S.C. & Bünger,L. (2009b). Evaluation of two muscling QTL in sheep using ultrasound (US), computer tomography (CT) and video image analysis (VIA). Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Animal Production, Barcelona Session 41, 459
  • Masri,A., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Brotherstone,S., Haresign,W., Rius-Vilarrasa,E. & Bünger,L. (2009a). The effect of a loin muscling QTL (LoinMAX®) in UK crossbred lambs. Proceedings of the QMS R&D conference, Perth, 21st of January 2009
  • Masri,A.Y., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Brotherstone,S., Haresign,W., Rius-Vilarrasa,E. & Bünger,L. (2009b). Comprehensive Evaluation of the Direct Effects of LM-QTL on Carcass Traits in Crossbred Lambs. Proceedings of the Annual BSAS Meeting 2009, Southport
  • Masri,A.Y., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Brotherstone,S., Haresign,W., Rius-Vilarrasa,E. & Bünger,L. (2009c). The Evaluation of the direct Effects of MyoMAXTM in UK crossbred lambs. Proceedings of the Annual BSAS Meeting 2009, Southport
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Bishop,S.C., Matika,O., Rius-Vilarrasa,E., McLean,K.A., Haresign,W., Wolf,B.T. & Bunger,L. (2008a). Effects of a Texel sheep muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in crossbred lambs. Proceedings of the launch event for the EBRC 13
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Bishop,S.C., Matika,O., Rius-Vilarrasa,E., McLean,K.A., Wolf,B.T., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2008b). Effects of a Texel sheep muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in crossbred lambs. Proceedings of the Annual BSAS Meeting 2008, Scarborough
  • Bünger,L., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M. & Rius-Vilarrasa,E. (2007). Improving carcass quality in Sheep. Use of DNA tests in Livestock Breeding, Workshop for Breeders organised by Genesis Faraday 14th May 2007,Eastwood Room, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Bünger,L. (2007b). Sheep Research to Link New Genetics and Carcass Quality. Presentation at the QMS Research & Development Conference & Launch of the QMS 2006 R&D report
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Bishop,S.C., Matika,O., Rius Vilarrasa,E., McLean,K.A., Wolf,B.T., Haresign,W. & Bunger,L. (2007). Effects of a muscling QTL originating in Texel sheep (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in crossbred lambs. Poster at the Sheep Breeder Roundtable, Eastwood-Nottingham, November 2007
  • Jones,H.E., Lewis,R.M., Young,M.J. & Simm,G. (2004). Genetic parameters for carcass composition and muscularity in sheep measured by X-ray Computer Tomography, ultrasound and dissection. Livestock Production Science 90, 167-179.
  • Jones,H.E.(2003) Methods of incorporating market signals and measures of carcass shape into genetic selection indices for terminal sire breeds of sheep.
  • Jones,H.E., Lewis,R.M., Young,M.J., Wolf,B.T. & Warkup,C.C. (2002b). Changes in muscularity with growth, and it’s relationship with other carcass traits in three terminal sire breeds of sheep. Animal Science 74, 265-275.
  • Jones,H.E., Simm,G., Dingwall,W.S. & Lewis,R.M. (1999). Genetic relationships between visual and objective measures of carcass composition in crossbred lambs. Animal Science 69, 553-561.

Management tools for breed development

  • Bunger L, Donaldson CL, Morato A, Maltin CA, McLean KA, Knott S, Kongsro J and Lambe NR 2014a. The effect of using coronal or sagittal CT topograms to quantify spine characteristics in sheep. Proceedings of the 3rd Farm Animal Imaging Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Bunger L, Moore K, McLean KA, Kongsro J and Lambe NR 2014b. Integrating Computed tomography into commercial sheep breeding in the UK: cost and value. Proceedings of the 3rd Farm Animal Imaging Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Clelland N, Bunger L, McLean KA, Conington J, Maltin CA, Knott S and Lambe NR 2014a. Prediction of intramuscular fat levels in Texel lamb loins using X-ray computed tomography scanning. Meat Science 98, 268-271.
  • Clelland N, Bunger L, McLean KA, Knott S, Menezes AM and Lambe NR 2014b. Predicting intramuscular fat content in the loins of divergent sheep breeds using CT. Proceedings of the 3rd Farm Animal Imaging Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Donaldson CL, Lambe NR, Knott S and Bunger L 2014a. Estimation of genetic parameters for spine characteristics, measured using computed tomography, for purebred Texel sheep. Proceedings of the 3rd Farm Animal Imaging Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • McLaren A, Brotherstone S, Lambe NR, Conington J, Mrode R and Bunger L 2014. Reaction norm analysis of Texel sheep performance in different farm environments. Animal , submitted.
  • Neil Clelland (2014). Use of computer tomography based predictors of meat quality in sheep breeding programmes. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh.
  • Donaldson,C.L. (2013). The genetic basis of spine characteristics and relationships to meat yield in different sheep breeds and crosses. PhD Thesis, IEB, University of Edinburgh.
  • Clelland N, Bunger L, McLean KA, Knott S and Lambe NR 2013a. Prediction of intramuscular fat in Texel lamb loins using spiral x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning. Proceedings of the Farm Animal Imaging Conference, Kaposvar, Hungary, October 2013 .
  • Clelland N, Price EM, Bunger L, McLean KA, Knott S, Haresign W, Roden JA, Scollan ND and Lambe NR 2013b. Use of computer tomography (CT) to predict intramuscular fat (IMF) in dissected loins. Proceedings of the Farm Animal Imaging Conference, Kaposvar, Hungary, October 2013.
  • Donaldson CL, Lambe NR, Maltin CA, Knott S and Bunger L 2013. Between and within breed variations of spine characteristics in sheep. Journal of Animal Science 91, 995-1004.
  • The development of the BASCO Data Ltd system
  • Craigie CR, Lambe NR, Richardson RI, Haresign W, Maltin CA, Rehfeldt C, Roehe R, Morris ST and Bunger L 2012. The effect of sex on some carcass and meat quality traits in Texel ewe and ram lambs. Animal Production Science 52, 601-607.
  • John Yates (Texel Society), Lutz Bunger (SAC/EGENES), DNA Genotek, ARK Genomics (2012). KTN SPARK Award – Genome Wide Selection approaches in Texel sheep – important prerequisites for creating a reference population in the UK’s terminal sire sheep breed.
  • Donaldson,C.L., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., McLean,K.A., Maltin,C.A. & Bunger,L. (2011). Breed and sex effects on spine characteristics in sheep. Proceedings of the Annual BSAS Meeting 2011.
  • Use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) in UK sheep production and breeding. CT Scanning – Techniques and Applications (Karuppasamy, S . ,) pp. 329-348, INTECH Open access Publisher. Bunger, L. , Macfarlane, J M. , Lambe, N R. , Conington, J. , McLean, K A. , Moore, K. , Glasbey, C A . , and Simm, G. , (2011)
  • McLaren,A. (2012). Optimise breeding programmes for the UK sheep industry by the inclusion of Genotype and environmental interactions. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Glasbey,C.A., Mann,A., McLean,K.A., Lambe,N.R., Rius-Vilarrasa,E. & Bunger,L. (2011a). In vivo measurement of weight and composition of primal cuts using spiral CT scanning in crossbred lambs. in preparation
  • Lambe,N.R., McLean,K.A., Macfarlane,J.M., Johnson,P.L., Jopson,N.B., Haresign,W., Richardson,R.I. & Bunger,L. (2010f). Predicting intramuscular fat content of lamb loin fillets using CT scanning. Proceedings of the CT workshop Rennes,France June 2010.
  • Bunger,L., Glasbey,C.A., Brown,J.K., Macfarlane,J.M., McLean,K.A. & Lambe,N.R. (2010). Effects of different scanners in Computer Tomography. Proceedings of Farm Animals Imaging Days, June 16-18-Rennes, France
  • Bunger,L. & Lambe,N.R. (2010). Video image analysis and computed tomography in sheep- can they measure meat quality? Workshop for the Scottish Meat Processing Industry, 26/2/2010, Scone
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Bunger,L., Brotherstone,S., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Matthews,K.R., Haresign,W. & Roehe,R. (2010). Genetic parameters for carcass dimensional measurements from Video Image Analysis and their association with conformation and fat class scores . Livestock Science 128, 92-100.
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E. (2009). Evaluation of a Video Image Analysis system for the prediction of carcass and meat quality in genetic improvement programmes. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Bunger,L., Brotherstone,S., Matthews,K., Haresign,W., Davies,M. & Roehe,R. (2008). Genetic parameters of carcass composition based on Video Image Analysis measurements and their associations with performance data in sheep. Proceedings of the Annual BSAS Meeting 2008, Scarborough
  • Lambe, N. R., Jopson, N. B., Navajas, E. A., McLean, K., Johnson, P. L., and Bunger, L. (2009a). In-vivo prediction of meat quality in lambs using CT scanning. 1-2
  • Bunger,L., Lambe,N.R., Macfarlane,J.M., Navajas,E.A., McLean,K.A., Glasbey,C.A. & Simm,G. (2009b). Use of computer tomography in UK meat sheep breeding: research and practice . Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the use of Computer Tomography (CT) in pig carcass classification. Other CT applications: live animals and meat technology”, Monells/Girona, April 2009
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Bunger,L., Brotherstone,S., Matthews,K., Haresign,W., Davies,M. & Roehe,R. (2009a). Genetic parameters for carcass composition and performance data in crossbred lambs measured by Video Image Analysis. Meat Sci 81, 619-625.
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Bunger,L., Brotherstone,S., Matthews,K.R., Haresign,W., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R. & Roehe,R. (2009b). Genetic parameters for carcass dimensional measurements and their association with carcass composition measured by EUROP scores and Video Image Analysis. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Production, Southport 2009
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Bünger,L., Maltin,C.A., Matthews,K. & Roehe,R. (2009c). Evaluation of Video Image Analysis (VIA) technology to predict meat yield of sheep carcasses online under abattoir conditions. Meat Sci 82, 94-100.
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Roehe,R., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Matthews,K.R., Haresign,W., Matika,O. & Bunger,L. (2009d). Effects of a quantitative trait locus for increased muscularity on carcass traits measured by subjective conformation and fat class scores and video image analysis in crossbred lambs. Animal 3, 1532-1543.
  • Bünger,L., Macfarlane,J.M., Lambe,N.R., Conington,J., Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Navajas,E.A., Villanueva,B., Masri,A.Y., Roehe,R. & Simm,G. (2008). New technologies in sheep breeding – From molecular genetic tools to computed tomography and video image analysis. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Science Week Conference on The Animal Wealth in Syria- Current Status and Prospects for Future Development, Aleppo University Campus, 17-20 November, 2008 organised by the Supreme Council of Sciences
  • Lambe,N.R., Schofield,C.P., Navajas,E.A., Roehe,R. & Bunger,L. (2008). Video image analysis of live lambs to predict weight, composition and meat quality. Proceedings of the Annual BSAS Meeting 2008
  • Rius-Vilarrasa,E., Bünger,L., Matthews,K., Maltin,C.A., Hinz,A. & Roehe,R. (2007). Evaluation of Video Image Analysis (VIA) technology to predict meat yield of sheep carcasses online under abattoir conditions. Conference Proceedings, Annual BSAS conference 2007, Southport
  • Rius Vilarrasa,E., Matthews,K., Maltin,C.A., Hinz,A., Roehe,R. & Bunger,L. (2007). VIA research and application in lambs. Presentation at the British Sheep Breeder Roundtable Conference, Nottingham
  • Lewis,R.M., van Heelsum,A.M., Haresign,W., Davies,M.H., Roehe,R., Bunger,L. & Simm,G. (2006). Role of sire referencing schemes in terminal sire sheep to improve carcass quality in crossbred lambs. Journal of Animal Science 84, 445
  • Macfarlane,J.M. (2006). Growth, Development and carcass quality in meat sheep and the use of CT scanning as a tool for selection. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lewis,R.M., Emmans,G.C., Young,M.J. & Simm,G. (2005a). Predicting carcass composition of terminal sire sheep using X-ray Computed Tomography. Animal Science 82, 389-400.
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Lewis,R.M., Emmans,G.C., Young,M.J. & Simm,G. (2005b). Two methods of using X-ray computed tomography to predict carcass composition in sheep. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, York, April 2005 42
  • Macfarlane,J.M., Young,M.J., Lewis,R.M., Emmans,G.C. & Simm,G. (2005c). Using X-Ray Computed Tomography to predict intramuscular fat content in terminal sire sheep. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2005 S4.3 abstract no. 408
  • Lewis,R., Haresign,W., Bunger,L. & Roehe,R. (2004). The role of sire referencing schemes in terminal sire sheep to improve the carcass quality of crossbred lambs (“High-Low-Trial”). LINK/Defra/MLC project LS3514
  • Jones,H.E., Lewis,R.M., Young,M.J. & Wolf,B.T. (2002a). The use of x-ray computer tomography for measuring the muscularity of live sheep. Animal Science 75, 387-399.
  • Young,M.J., Simm,G., Glasbey,C.A. & Merrell,B. (2002). Using CT scanning to improve carcass form in sheep. Proceeding of the 7th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Montpellier, France 02-06, 18
  • Young,M.J., Lewis, R.M., Simm,G., Glasbey, C.A. & McLean,K.A. (2001a). Incorporating x-ray computed tomography into selection programmes to improve the quality of sheep meat. LINK Sustainable Livestock Production Project (LK0607) Final report, unpublished
  • Young,M.J., Simm,G. & Glasbey,C.A. (2001b). Computerised tomography for carcass analysis. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science 250-254.
  • Young, M. J., Lewis, R. M., McLean, K. A., Robson, N. A. A., Fraser, J., Fitzsimons, J., Donbavand, J., and Simm, G. (1999). Prediction of carcass composition in meat breeds of sheep using computer tomography. -43

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