Breed Development

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.
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  • 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