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2014

Paganoni, B.L., Ferguson, M.B., Fierro, S., Jones, C., Kearney, G.A., Kenyon, P.R., Macleay, C., Vinoles, C. and Thompson, A.N. (2014) Early reproductive losses are a major factor contributing to the poor reproductive performance of Merino ewe lambs mated at 8–10 months of age. Animal Production Science, 54 (6). pp. 762-772.

Paganoni, B.L., Ferguson, M.B., Kearney, G.A. and Thompson, A.N. (2014) Increasing weight gain during pregnancy results in similar increases in lamb birthweights and weaning weights in Merino and non-Merino ewes regardless of sire type. Animal Production Science, 54 (6). pp. 727-735.

Rosales Nieto, C.A., Thompson, A.N., Macleay, C.A., Briegel, J.R., Hedger, M.P., Ferguson, M.B. and Martin, G.B. (2014) Relationships among body composition, circulating concentrations of leptin and follistatin, and the onset of puberty and fertility in young female sheep. Animal Reproduction Science, 151 (3-4). pp. 148-156.

Liu, S., Masters, D., Ferguson, M. and Thompson, A.N. (2014) Vitamin E status and reproduction in sheep: potential implications for Australian sheep production. Animal Production Science, 54 (6). pp. 694-714.

2013

Rosales Nieto, C.A., Ferguson, M.B., Macleay, C.A., Briegel, J.R., Wood, D.A., Martin, G.B and Thompson, A.N. (2013) Ewe lambs with higher breeding values for growth achieve higher reproductive performance when mated at age 8 months. Theriogenology, 80 (5). pp. 427-435.

Paganoni, B.L., Oldham, C.M., Ferguson, M.B., Thompson, A.N., Vercoe, P.E. and Gordon, D.G. (2013) Ewe nutrition during pregnancy and birthweight of lambs has minimal impact on fat and eye muscle depth in Merino progeny. Animal Production Science, 53 (6). pp. 509-515.

Blumer, S.E., Ferguson, M.B., Gardner, G.E. and Thompson, A.N. (2013) High growth breeding values increase weight change in adult ewes. In: 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, 26 - 30 August, Nantes, France.

Rosales Nieto, C.A., Thompson, A.N., Macleay, C.A., Briegel, J.R., Hedger, M.P., Ferguson, M.B. and Martin, G.B. (2013) Liveweight loss in adult ewes is affected by their sires breeding values for fat and muscle. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 20 . pp. 311-314.

Rose, G., Kause, A., Mulder, H.A., van der Werf, J.H.J., Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2013) Merino ewes can be bred for body weight change to be more tolerant to uncertain feed supply. Journal of Animal Science, 91 (6). pp. 2555-2565.

Rosales Nieto, C.A., Ferguson, M.B., Macleay, C.A., Briegel, J.R., Martin, G.B. and Thompson, A.N. (2013) Selection for superior growth advances the onset of puberty and increases reproductive performance in ewe lambs. Animal, 7 (06). pp. 990-997.

2012

Rosales Nieto, C.A., Ferguson, M.B., Macleay, C., Briegel, J., Hedger, M.P., Martin, G.B. and Thompson, A.N. (2012) Follistatin, muscle development, puberty and fertility in ewe lambs. In: EAAP, 63rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Animal Production, 27 - 31 August, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Rose, G., Mulder, H.A., van der Werf, J.H.J., Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2012) Genetically, Merino ewes that lose less live weight during joining have a higher chance of having lambs but the total weight of the born lambs is not affected. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 72 . pp. 95-99.

Ferguson, Mark (2012) Selection for growth, muscling and fatness alters the maternal performance and intermediary metabolism of Merino ewes. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

2011

Rose, G., Kause, A., van der Werf, J.H.J., Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2011) Adult merino ewes can be bred for live weight change to be more tolerant to climate change. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 311-314.

Kennedy, K.L., Ferguson, M.B., Martin, G.B., Thompson, A.N. and Pannell, D.J. (2011) Different mature ewe sizes require different stocking rates and lamb slaughter weights to maximise whole-farm profit. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 339-342.

John, S.E., Ferguson, M.B., Gardner, G.E. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) Fluctuation in ewe liveweight during periods of restricted nutrition is influenced by sire. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 450-453.

Rosales Nieto, C.A., Ferguson, M.B., Macleay, C.A., Briegel, J.R., Martin, G.B. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) Genotype selection for superior growth and muscling advances the onset of puberty in merino ewes. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 303-306.

Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B., Campbell, A.J.D., Gordon, D.J., Kearney, G.A., Oldham, C.M. and Paganoni, B.L. (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 (9). pp. 784-793.

Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B., Gordon, D.J., Kearney, G.A., Oldham, C.M. and Paganoni, B.L. (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 (9). pp. 794-804.

Ferguson, M.B., Paganoni, B.L., Kennedy, K.L. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) Merino ewes with higher breeding values for fatness and muscling have improved maternal efficiency. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 299-302.

Oldham, C.M., Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B., Gordon, D.J., Kearney, G.A. and Paganoni, B.L. (2011) The birthweight and survival of Merino lambs can be predicted from the profile of liveweight change of their mothers during pregnancy. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 776-783.

Ferguson, M.B., Briegel, J.R., Thompson, A.N. and Gardner, G.E. (2011) The mobilisation of fat in response to adrenaline is greater in merino ewes with higher breeding values for coefficient of variation of fibre diameter. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 343-346.

Young, J.M., Ferguson, M.B. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) The potential value of genetic differences in liveweight loss during summer and autumn in Merinos ewes differs with production environment. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 19 . pp. 307-310.

Ferguson, M.B., Kennedy, A.J., Young, J.M. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) The roads to efficiency in the ewe flock. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition, 18 . pp. 37-42.

Ferguson, M.B., Thompson, A.N., Gordon, D.J., Hyder, M.W., Kearney, G.A., Oldham, C.M. and Paganoni, B.L. (2011) The wool production and reproduction of Merino ewes can be predicted from changes in liveweight during pregnancy and lactation. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 763-775.

2010

Kitessa, S., Liu, S., Briegel, J., Pethick, D., Gardner, G., Ferguson, M., Allingham, P., Nattrass, G., McDonagh, M., Ponnampalam, E. and Hopkins, D. (2010) Effects of intensive or pasture finishing in spring and linseed supplementation in autumn on the omega-3 content of lamb meat and its carcass distribution. Animal Production Science, 50 (2). pp. 130-137.

Gardner, G.E., Martin, K.M., Pethick, D.W., Ferguson, M.B., Thompson, J.M. and McGilchrist, P. (2010) Selection for muscling increases adipose tissue response to adrenaline. In: 3rd EAAP International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, 6 - 10 September, Parma, Italy pp. 195-196.

Ferguson, M.B., Young, J.M., Kearney, G.A., Gardner, G.E., Robertson, I.R.D. and Thompson, A.N. (2010) The value of genetic fatness in Merino ewes differs with production system and environment. Animal Production Science, 50 (12). pp. 1011-1016.

2009

Pearce, K.L., Ferguson, M., Gardner, G., Smith, N., Greeff, J. and Pethick, D.W. (2009) Dual X-ray absorptiometry accurately predicts carcass composition from live sheep and chemical composition of live and dead sheep. Meat Science, 81 (1). pp. 285-293.

Ferguson, M.B., Briegel, J.R., Pethick, D.W., Adams, N.R., Pugh, H.E. and Gardner, G.E. (2009) Glucose release in response to adrenaline is lower in Merino ewes bred for lower fatness. In: Sejrsen, K., Hvelplund, T. and Nielsen, M.O., (eds.) Ruminant physiology. Digestion, metabolism, and effects of nutrition on reproduction and welfare. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 504-505.

Ferguson, M.B., Briegel, J.R., Adams, N.R., Pethick, D.W. and Gardner, G.E. (2009) Glucose uptake in response to insulin is lower in Merino ewes bred for lower fatness. In: XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, 6 - 9 September, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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