Session 57. Overcoming technological barriers in sheep and goat production and breeding

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Date: Thursday 30 August 2018; 8.30 – 11.30
Chair: J. Yates

Theatre Session 57

Development of and Imputation with a SNP map derived from the latest reference genome sequence
X. Yu, J.C. McEwan, J.H. Jakobsen and T.H.E. Meuwissen

Light-treated rams and bucks abolish reproductive seasonality in sheep and goats
P. Chemineau, J.A. Abecia, M. Keller and J.A. Delgadillo

Evaluation of accelerometers as an effective tool to measure sheep behaviour in a pastoral context
P.G. Grisot, A. Philibert, F. Demarquet and A. Aupiais

Low cost portable microwave system for non-destructive measurement of carcass fat depth
J. Marimuthu and G.E. Gardner

Benefits for sheep farmers of monitoring grass growth, quality and utilisation
A.E. Aubry

Investigating factors affecting lifetime performance in ewes on a network of commercial farms
E. Genever, H. King and N. Wright

Use of electronic identification (EID) associated technologies in marginal sheep farming systems
C. Morgan-Davies, J.M. Gautier, B. Vosough-Ahmadi, P. Creighton, A. Barnes, R. Corner-Thomas, S. Schmoelzl and D. McCracken

The value of information from commercial livestock in multi-tier sheep breeding schemes
B.F.S. Santos, J.H.J. Van Der Werf, T.J. Byrne, J.P. Gibson and P.R. Amer

Poster Session 57

Productive and selenium status in lambs affected by selenium biofortified corn-preliminary results
Z. Antunovic, Z. Klir, Z. Loncaric and J. Novoselec