Recent Submissions

  • Speed breeding orphan crops 

    Chiurugwi T; Kemp S; Powell W; Hickey LT (2018)
    There is a growing need for the agri-food sector to sustainably produce larger quantities of higher-quality food, feed and fuel using fewer resources, within the context of changing agroclimatic conditions. Meeting this ...
  • Invited review: Phenotypes to genetically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in dairying 

    de Haas Y; Pszczola M; Soyeurt H; Wall E; Lassen J (2016)
    Phenotypes have been reviewed to select for lower-emitting animals in order to decrease the environmental footprint of dairy cattle products. This includes direct selection for breath measurements, as well as indirect ...
  • A review of pain assessment in pigs 

    Ison SH; Clutton RE; Di Giminiani P; Rutherford KMD (2016)
    There is a moral obligation to minimize pain in pigs used for human benefit. In livestock production, pigs experience pain caused by management procedures, e.g., castration and tail docking, injuries from fighting or ...
  • Invited review: Genomic selection for small ruminants in Europe and other developed countries: How applicable for the rest of the world? 

    Mrode R; Tarekegn GM; Mwacharo JM; Djikeng A (2018)
    Improved management and use of estimated breeding values in breeding programmes, have resulted in rapid genetic progress for small ruminants (SR) in Europe and other developed countries. The development of single nucleotide ...
  • Improving global integration of crop research 

    Reynolds MP; Braun HJ; Cavalieri AJ; Chapotin S; Davies WJ; Ellul P; Feuillet C; Govaerts B; Kropff MJ; Lucas H; Nelson J; Powell W; Quilligan E; Rosegrant MW; Singh RP; Sonder K; Tang H; Visscher S; Wang R (2017)
    In recent decades, the scientific, development, and farm communities have contributed to substantial gains in crop productivity, including in many less developed countries (LDCs) (1), yet current yield trends and ...

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