News: Honours projects - Wayne Pitchford
Honours project: Identify genes controlling the deposition of the intramuscular fat (that is, marbling) in beef cattle to better understand fat metabolism and to provide genetic markers for selection to improve beef quality.
Honours project: Work on a project to improve the accuracy of breeding value estimation in a commercial breeding program.
Honours project: Explore genetic selection strategies for maternal productivity in Angus and Hereford cattle in Australia and New Zealand.
Honours project: Investigate the stocking rates, allocation of leaf and bulb and daily allocation of beets and the effect that changes in these parameters have on cattle performance.
Honours project: Increase our knowledge of the extent of rumen pH fluctuations in cattle grazing fodder beet long-term.
Honours project: Compare the biological and molecular effects on a calf of receiving colostrum from its natural mother, from a different cow or not receiving colostrum at all.