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One Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgrSc) - 120 Tertiary Level Tourism Qualifications. “so lets get this right – tourism is about going to look at things, saying yeah that looks different and then staying in a nice hotel with clean sheets” Associate Professor Jon Hickford
“so lets get this right – tourism is about going to look at things, saying yeah that looks different and then staying in a nice hotel with clean sheets”
Associate Professor Jon Hickford
President of the NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science
So only stupid “farm-boys” who can’t succeed in real subjects and won’t be much good for anything other than wondering around in a pair of gumboots drinking beer should come to Lincoln?
Forrest R, Itenge-Mweza T, McKenzie G, Zhou H, Frampton C, Hickford JG. Polymorphism of the ovine beta-adrenergic receptor gene (ADRB3) and its association with wool mean staple strength and yield. Animal Genetics. 2009 Jun 15. [In Press].
Zhou H, Lottner S, Ganter M, Hickford JG. Identification of two new Dichelobacter nodosus strains in Germany. The Veterinary Journal. 2009 Mar 12 [In Press].
Ennen S, Hamann H, Distl O, J. Hickford JG, Zhou H, Ganter M. A field trial to control ovine footrot via vaccination and genetic markers. Small Ruminant Research 86: 22–25. 2009.
Kunhareang S, Zhou H, Hickford JG. Novel sequence of the porcine IGHA gene. Molecular Immunology 47(2-3): 147-8. 2009.
Zhou H, Ennen S, Ganter M, Hickford JG. Isolation of new anaerobic bacteria from sheep hooves infected with footrot. Veterinary Microbiology 139(3-4): 414-6. 2009.
Yang G, Zhou H, Hu J, Luo Y, Hickford JG. Extensive diversity of the ADRB3 gene in Chinese sheep identified by PCR-SSCP. Biochemical Genetics 47(7-8): 498-502. 2009.
Hickford JG, Forrest RH, Zhou H. Association between a g.+6723G-A SNP in the myostatin gene (MSTN) and carcass traits in New Zealand Texel sheep. Journal of Animal Science 87(6): 1853. 2009.
Bennett G, Hickford JG, Zhou H, Laporte J, Gibbs J. Detection of Fusobacterium necrophorum and Dichelobacter nodosus in lame cattle on dairy farms in New Zealand. Research in Veterinary Science 87(3): 413-5. 2009.
Bennett G, van Loenen A, Zhou H, Sedcole R, Hickford JG. The detection of Dichelobacter nodosus and Fusobacterium necrophorum from footrot lesions in New Zealand goats. Anaerobe 15(4): 177. 2009.
(Meat & Wool Economic Service of N.Z., 2001)
15% of all lambs born die before weaning 15%
(McCutcheon et al. 1981, Everett-Hinks et al. 2009)
= 4.335 million dead lambs
15% of all dead lambs die of cold exposure x 15%
(Gumbrell & Saville, 1986)
= 650 250 dead lambs due to cold exposure
Average price of a lamb $80
Cost of neonatal lamb mortality due to cold exposure in N.Z. per annum
= $52 million per annum
So we did a BIG study!
Includes lambs assisted & surviving
Figure from Scales et al. 1986 (single lambs only)
Overall - two alleles of ADRB3 were associated with increased risk of cold death
- two alleles of ADRB3 associated with decreased risk of cold death
Bad allele C – over 9% of lambs carrying that allele (n=4398) died of SME in the study
Good allele E – 5.5% of lambs carrying that allele (n= 4082) died of SME in this study