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(07/2014)One of the models in the industrial organisation literature considers that firms aim to “hit the jackpot”, i.e., to introduce new products that are successfully uptaken by consumers, and therefore, remain on retailers’ ...
(03/07/2014)The hypothesis that speculative behaviour was the cause of the instability of commodity prices has brought renewed interest in futures markets. In this paper, the hedging effectiveness of European and US wheat futures ...
Traumatic neuroma development in tail docked piglets is not associated with long-term changes in spinal nociceptive processing (IPVS, 07/06/2016)Concerns exist over the long term consequences for tail stump pain experienced by piglets after docking, especially in relation to traumatic neuroma development in caudal nerves after docking injury. Neuroma formation may ...
Temporal changes in mechanical nociceptive thresholds in juvenile pigs subjected to surgical tail amputation: a model of injury induced by tail biting (IPVS, 07/06/2016)Tail biting is a global welfare problem in the pig industry leading to significant tail injury and potential carcass rejection. The temporal effects of such injuries and subsequent healing are presently unknown, although ...
International genetic evaluations for feed intake in dairy cattle through the collation of data from multiple sources (2014)Feed represents a large proportion of the variable costs in dairy production systems. The omission of feed intake measures explicitly from national dairy cow breeding objectives is predominantly due to a lack of information ...