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Conference Proceeding


Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia



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China, agricultural imports, land, volatility, genetics, ASBVs, wool, meat, traits, productivity, profitability, Lambplan, Merinoselect, Dohne, Sheep CRC, lean meat yield, MSA, DNA testing


This session covers nine papers from different authors:

Genetic Research: A brave new world of opportunities

1. "China's Appetite" - The implications for WA, James Kynge, Chairman, FT Confidential Research, Emerging Markets Editor, Financial Times, London.

2. The genetics warm-up - the secret language of genetic research and its impacts on WA's sheep flock, Professor David Lindsay, University of Western Australia, Perth WA

The strength of genetic data: is it really valuable?

3. Genetic research in Western Australia - What have the compromises in production been? Johan Greeff, Senior Geneticist, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia

4. Show me the money - the case for genetic selection, John Young, Farming Systems Analysis Service, Kojonup WA

5. Using ASBVs and Indexes, Luke Stephen, Project Officer MERINOSELECT, Sheep Genetics, Armidale NSW


6. New traits for the sheep industry, Dr Graham Gardner, Associate Professor in Biochemistry, Toxicology and Nutrition at Murdoch University, WA

7. Genomics and DNA testing: new tools for ram breeders to accelerate gain Dr Stephen Lee, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, SA

8. Producer case study: using genetic data and tools to make a better product, Bindi Murray, Livestock Manager, Kunmallup Pastoral Co, Woodanilling WA.

9. New Sheep CRC - vision for future genetic progress, James Rowe, CEO, Sheep CRC, UNE, Armidale NSW


Please cite papers individually