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Rose, G., Mulder, H.A., Thompson, A.N., van der Werf, J.H.J. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2015) Breeding objectives for sheep should be customised depending on variation in pasture growth across years. Animal, In press .

Kenyon, P.R., Thompson, A.N. and Morris, S.T. (2014) Breeding ewe lambs successfully to improve lifetime performance. Small Ruminant Research, 118 (1-3). pp. 2-15.

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.

Vinoles, C., Paganoni, B.L., McNatty, K.P., Heath, D.A., Thompson, A.N., Glover, K.M.M., Milton, J.T.B. and Martin, G.B. (2014) Follicle development, endocrine profiles and ovulation rate in adult Merino ewes: effects of early nutrition (pre- and post-natal) and supplementation with lupin grain. Reproduction, 147 (1). pp. 101-110.

Robinson, D.L., Goopy, J.P., Hegarty, R.S., Oddy, V.H., Thompson, A.N., Toovey, A.F., Macleay, C.A., Briegal, J.R., Woodgate, R.T., Donaldson, A.J. and Vercoe, P.E. (2014) Genetic and environmental variation in methane emissions of sheep at pasture. Journal of Animal Science, 92 (10). pp. 4349-4363.

Rose, G., Mulder, H.A., van der Werf, J.H.J., Thompson, A.N. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2014) Genetic correlations between body weight change and reproduction traits in Merino ewes depend on age. Journal of Animal Science, 92 (8). pp. 3249-3257.

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.

Rose, G., Mulder, H.A., Thompson, A.N., van der Werf, J.H.J. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2014) Varying pasture growth and commodity prices change the value of traits in sheep breeding objectives. Agricultural Systems, 131 . pp. 94-104.

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.

Young, J.M., Trompf, J. and Thompson, A.N. (2014) The critical control points for increasing reproductive performance can be used to inform research priorities. Animal Production Science, 54 (6). pp. 645-655.

Young, J.M., Saul, G., Behrendt, R., Byrne, F., McCaskill, M., Kearney, G.A. and Thompson, A.N. (2014) The economic benefits of providing shelter to reduce the mortality of twin lambs in south-western Victoria. Animal Production Science, 54 (6). pp. 773-782.

Campbell, A.J.D., Broekhuizen, A., Curtis, K., Croker, K.P., Behrendt, R. and Thompson, A.N. (2014) A survey of post-weaning mortality of sheep in Australia and its association with farm and management factors. Animal Production Science, 54 (6). pp. 783-790.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jones, A., van Burgel, A.J., Behrendt, R., Curnow, M., Gordon, D.J., Oldham, C.M., Rose, I. J. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) Evaluation of the impact of Lifetimewool on sheep producers. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 857-865.

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.

Edwards, J.E.H., Copping, K.J. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) Managing the nutrition of twin-bearing ewes during pregnancy using Lifetimewool recommendations increases production of twin lambs. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 813-820.

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.

Behrendt, R., van Burgel, A.J., Bailey, A., Barber, P., Curnow, M., Gordon, D.J., Edwards, J.E.H., Oldham, C.M. and Thompson, A.N. (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 (9). pp. 805-812.

Trompf, J.P., Gordon, D.J., Behrendt, R., Curnow, M., Kildey, L.C. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) Participation in Lifetime Ewe Management results in changes in stocking rate, ewe management and reproductive performance on commercial farms. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 866-872.

Curnow, M., Oldham, C.M., Behrendt, R., Gordon, D.J., Hyder, M.W., Rose, I.J., Whale, J.W., Young, J.M. and Thompson, A.N. (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 (9). pp. 851-856.

Young, J.M., Thompson, A.N., Curnow, M. and Oldham, C.M. (2011) Whole-farm profit and the optimum maternal liveweight profile of Merino ewe flocks lambing in winter and spring are influenced by the effects of ewe nutrition on the progeny's survival and lifetime wool production. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 821-833.

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.

van Burgel, A.J., Oldham, C.M., Behrendt, R., Curnow, M., Gordon, D.J. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) The merit of condition score and fat score as alternatives to liveweight for managing the nutrition of ewes. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 834-841.

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.

Dart, J.J., Curnow, M., Behrendt, R., Kabore, C., Oldham, C.M., Rose, I.J. and Thompson, A.N. (2011) The national Lifetimewool project: a journey in evaluation. Animal Production Science, 51 (9). pp. 842-850.

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.

Thompson, A.N., Kennedy, A.J., Holmes, J. and Kearney, G. (2010) Arrowleaf clover improves lamb growth rates in late spring and early summer compared with subterranean clover pastures in south-west Victoria. Animal Production Science, 50 (8). pp. 807-816.

Young, J.M., Thompson, A.N. and Kennedy, A.J. (2010) Bioeconomic modelling to identify the relative importance of a range of critical control points for prime lamb production systems in south-west Victoria. Animal Production Science, 50 (8). pp. 748-756.

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.

Thompson, A.N. and Hynd, P.I. (2009) Stress-strain properties of individual Merino wool fibres are minor contributors to variations in staple strength induced by genetic selection and nutritional manipulation. Animal Production Science, 49 (8). pp. 668-674.

Chapman, D.F., Parsons, A.J., Cosgrove, G.P., Barker, D.J., Marotti, D.M., Venning, K.J., Rutter, S.M., Hill, J. and Thompson, A.N. (2007) Impacts of spatial patterns in pasture on animal grazing behavior, intake, and performance. Crop Science, 47 (1). pp. 399-415.

Thompson, M.J., Briegel, J.R., Thompson, A.N. and Adams, N.R. (2006) Differences in survival and neonatal metabolism in lambs from flocks selected for or against staple strength. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 57 (11). pp. 1221-1228.

Chapman, D.F., McCaskill, M.R., Quigley, P.E., Thompson, A.N., Graham, J.F., Borg, D., Lamb, J., Kearney, G., Saul, G.R. and Clark, S.G. (2003) Effects of grazing method and fertiliser inputs on the productivity and sustainability of phalaris-based pastures in Western Victoria. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 43 (8). pp. 785-798.

Graham, J.F., Cullen, B.R., Lodge, G.M., Andrew, M.H., Christy, B.P., Holst, P.J., Wang, X., Murphy, S.R. and Thompson, A.N. (2003) SGS Animal Production Theme: effect of grazing system on animal productivity and sustainability across southern Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 43 (8). pp. 977-991.

Thompson, A.N. and Young, J.M. (2002) Potential economic benefits from improving ewe nutrition to optimise lifetime wool production and quality in South-west Victoria. Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding, 50 (3). pp. 503-509.

Thompson, A.N. and Young, J.M. (2002) A comparison of the profitability of farming systems using wool and wool/meat sheep genotypes in South-West Victoria. Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding, 50 (4). pp. 615-621.

Hyder, M.W., Thompson, A.N., Doyle, P.T. and Tanaka, K. (2002) The response of broad- and fine-wool Merino wethers to differential grazing of annual pastures during spring. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 42 (2). pp. 117-128.

Borg, D., Thompson, A.N., Graham, J.F., Lamb, J. and Saul, G.R. (2000) Wool and lamb production from different grazing systems in South Western Victoria. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13 (SUPPL. C). p. 186.

Thompson, A.N. (2000) Wool production in response to feeding canola meal to commercial flocks of autumn lambing ewes. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13 (SUPPL. C). p. 184.

Thompson, A.N. (2000) The processing performance of wool from genetically sound and tender staple strength selection flocks. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13 (SUPPL. C). p. 224.

Thompson, A.N., Peterson, A.D., Schlink, A.C. and Hynd, P I. (1998) Follicle abnormalities and fibre shedding in Merino weaners fed different levels of nutrition. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 49 (8). pp. 1173-1180.

Thompson, A.N. and Hynd, P.I. (1998) Wool growth and fibre diameter changes in young Merino sheep genetically different in staple strength and fed different levels of nutrition. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 49 (5). pp. 889-898.

Thompson, A.N., Hyder, M.W. and Doyle, P.T. (1997) Effects of differential grazing of annual pastures in spring and age of sheep on pasture and sheep production. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 37 (7). pp. 727-736.

Sanford, P., Pate, J.S., Unkovich, M.J. and Thompson, A.N. (1995) Nitrogen fixation in grazed and ungrazed subterranean clover pasture in south-west Australia assessed by the 15N natural abundance technique. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 46 (7). pp. 1427-1443.

Conference Paper

Rose, G., Mulder, H.A., van der Werf, J.H.J., Thompson, A.N. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2014) Optimal breeding strategies for sheep should consider variation in feed availability. In: 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, 17 - 22 August, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.B., John, S.E., Kearney, G., Rose, G. and Young, J. (2012) Genetic fat – bullet proofing the Merino ewe. In: Proceeding of the LambEx 2012 Conference, 28 - 29 June, Bendigo, Vic, Australia pp. 41-46.

John, S.E., Ferguson, M.B., Gardner, G.E. and Thompson, A.N. (2012) Merino ewes that are genetically fatter lose less weight when nutrition is restricted. In: Proceeding of the LambEx 2012 Conference, 28 - 29 June, Bendigo, Vic, Australia p. 54.

Brien, F., Hinch, G., Shands, C. and Thompson, A.N. (2012) Progress towards improving neonatal lamb survival and reproductive efficiency in Australia. In: Advances in Animal Biosciences – Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work. Volume 3, Part 1, 24 - 25 April, Nottingham, UK p. 185.

Kennedy, A.J., Ferguson, M.B., Martin, G.B., Thompson, A.N. and Pannell, D.J. (2012) The optimum slaughter weight for different ewe mature sizes. In: Proceeding of the LambEx 2012 Conference, 28 - 29 June, Bendigo, Vic, Australia p. 57.

Conference Item

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., 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., Thompson, A.N., Ferguson, M.F., van der Werf, J.H.J. and van Arendonk, J.A.M. (2012) Genetics show that adaptation to drought periods means less lambs for young ewes and more for old. In: EAAP, 63rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Animal Production, 27 - 31 August, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Book Chapter

Greenwood, P.L., Thompson, A.N. and Ford, S.P. (2009) Postnatal consequences of the maternal environment and of growth during prenatal life for productivity of ruminants. In: Greenwood, P.L., Bell, A.W., Vercoe, P.E. and Viljoen, G.J., (eds.) Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 3-36.

Report

Hall, B., Ferguson, M., Curnow, M. and Thompson, A. (2014) Sheep - the simple guide to making more money with less work: High rainfall zone. Sheep CRC and Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Western Australia.

Hall, B., Curnow, M. and Thompson, A. (2014) Sheep - the simple guide to making more money with less work: Spring-summer rainfall zone. Sheep CRC and Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Western Australia.

Hall, B., Ferguson, M., Curnow, M. and Thompson, A. (2013) Sheep - the simple guide to making more money with less work: Cereal-sheep zone of Australia. Sheep CRC and Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Western Australia.

Hall, B., Ferguson, M., Curnow, M. and Thompson, A. (2012) Sheep - the simple guide to making more money with less work. Western Australia. Sheep CRC and Department of Agriculture and Food WA, Western Australia.

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