Conference Papers

Conference Papers 2018-05-21T20:16:40+00:00

These are our Conference Papers. For further information please contact us.

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  • C. M. Oldham, P. Barber, M. Curnow, S. Giles, D. Gordon and A. N. Thompson (2005).  On-farm participatory research is an essential step towards achieving successful adoption of innovation: ‘Lifetime Wool’ a case studyProceedings of the International Grasslands Congress, Dublin, Ireland, July 2005.
  • M. Curnow, I. Rose, D. Gordon, A.N Thompson and C.M. Oldham (2006).  Lifetime Wool: Developing effective extension packages for farmers – A case study based on sustained behaviour change principles.  In ‘Proceedings of the 13th ASA Conference’ (Eds. N.C. Turner et al), 10-14th September, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Thompson, A.N., Evans, P.M., Gordon, D.J. and Byron, A.H. (2002).  Production response to grazing Melilotus alba on salt affected land in south-west Victoria.  Anim. Prod. Aust. 24:360.
  • F.J. Cameron, D.J. Gordon, T. Hardy, A.N. Thompson and L.J. Cummins (2002).  Electronic systems for improved collection of animal liveweights.  Anim. Prod. Aust. 24.
  • Evans, P.M., Thompson, A.N., Byron, A.H., and Gordon, D.J. (2001).  A Case Study for a Highly Productive Salt Tolerant Forage Legume. 1. Agronomic Performance of Melilotus alba. Proceedings of the Productive Use and Rehabilitation of Saline Land Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (20th to 23rd March, 2001), pp 170-1.
  • Thompson, A.N., Evans, P.M., Byron, A.H., and Gordon, D.J. (2001).  A Case Study for a Highly Productive Salt Tolerant Forage Legume. 2. Sheep Production from Melilotus alba.  Proceedings of the 7th Productive Use and Rehabilitation of Saline Land Conference, Launceston, Tasmania (20th to 23rd March, 2001), pp 172-3.

These are our Refereed Journals/book chapters. For further information please contact us.

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  • J.E. Hocking Edwards, E. Babiszewski, R. Behrendt, D. Gordon and A.N. Thompson (2018). Crossbred ewes gain more weight and are fatter than Merino ewes but similar coefficients predict lamb birth weight and survival. Animal Production Science (submitted June-17; Accepted Nov-17).
  • B. L. Paganoni, C. M. Oldham, MB Ferguson, A. N. Thompson, P. E. Vercoe and DG Gordon (2013). Ewe nutrition during pregnancy and birth weight of lambs has minimal impact on fat and eye muscle depth in Merino progeny. Animal Production Science 53, 509-515.
  • Ferguson MB, Thompson AN, Gordon DJ, Hyder MW, Kearney GA, Oldham CM, Paganoni BL (2011) The wool production and reproduction of Merino ewes can be predicted from changes in liveweight during pregnancy and lactation.  Animal Production Science 51,763-775.
  • Oldham CM, Thompson AN, Ferguson MB, Gordon DJ, Kearney GA, Paganoni BL (2011) The birth weight and survival of Merino lambs can be predicted from the profile of liveweight change of their mothers during pregnancy.  Animal Production Science 51, 776-783.
  • Thompson AN, Ferguson MB, Campbell A, Gordon DJ, Kearney GA,  Oldham CM, Paganoni BL (2011) Improving the nutrition of Merino ewes during pregnancy and lactation increases weaning weight and survival of progeny but does not affect their mature size. Animal Production Science 51, 784-793.
  • Thompson AN, Ferguson MB, Gordon DJ, Kearney GA, Oldham CM, Paganoni BL (2011). Improving the nutrition of Merino ewes during pregnancy increases the fleece weight and reduces the fibre diameter of their progeny’s wool during their lifetime and these effects can be predicted from the ewe’s liveweight profile. Animal Production Science 51, 794-804.
  • Behrendt R, van Burgel AJ, Bailey A, Barber P, Curnow M, Gordon DJ, Hocking Edwards JE, Oldham CM, Thompson AN (2011) On-farm paddock scale comparisons across southern Australia confirm that increasing the nutrition of Merino ewes improves their production and the lifetime performance of their progeny. Animal Production Science 51, 805-812.
  • van Burgel AJ, Oldham CM, Behrendt R, Curnow M, Gordon DJ, Thompson AN (2011) The merit of condition score and fat score as alternatives to liveweight for managing the nutrition of ewes. Animal Production Science 51, 834-841.
  • Curnow M, Oldham CM, Whale JK, Gordon DJ, Rose IJ, Behrendt R, Thompson AN (2011) Successful adoption of new guidelines for the nutritional management of ewes is dependent on the development of appropriate tools and information. Animal Production Science 51, 851-856.
  • Jones A, Behrendt R, Curnow M, Gordon DJ, Oldham CM, Rose IJ, van Burgel AJ, Thompson AN (2011) Evaluation of the impact of Lifetimewool on sheep producers. Animal Production Science 51, 857-865.
  • Trompf JP, Gordon DJ, Behrendt R, Curnow M, Kildey L, Thompson AN (2011) Participation in Lifetime Ewe Management results in changes in stocking rate, ewe management and reproductive performance on commercial farms. Animal Production Science 51, 866-72.