Breed Development

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
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  • 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.
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