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Journal Article

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.

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.

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.

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., 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.

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. EAAP Scientific Series, 127 (1). 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.

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.

Conference Item

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.

Book Chapter

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.

Thesis

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

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