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First World Merino Conference, Melbourne 14-17 July 1982

Host Country: Australia

Opening Speech by the Prime Minister of Australia

Rt. Hon. J. J. Fraser, C.H., M.P.

Programme Committee Chairman, Don Vanrenen

Merino Sheep in Spain

Mr. Eduardo Laguna Sanz

The Adaptable Merino – Continuing Evolution

Rolf G. Beilharz

Feeding Merinos for Optimum Production

A.J. Williams

The Mainstream Studs and their Customers

Alec Morrison

The Development of Poll Merinos

Max Smith

The New Generation of Australian Studmasters

Raymond Lewis

Technology in the Sheep Industry

Sydney M. Miller, M. V.Sc. (FACVSc)

Merinos in South Africa

Theuns Eksteen

Merino Breeding and Research in the USSR

Tengiz G. Japaridze

Merinos in New Zealand

W.H. Gibson

Merinos in Mexico

Gustavo Bredee

India: Merino Sheep and Wool Development

Dr. M.G. Narsian

Effect of Wool Fibre Properties on Worsted Processing Performance and on Yarn and Fabric Properties

L. Hunter, D.W.F. Turpie and E. Gee

Making a Miracle Fibre More Attractive

Dr. A.R. Haly

Resistance to Drenches – Consequences for Production

Dr. Hugh McL. Gordon

What Mills need in the USA

Clair E. Terrill

Wool Combing in Australia

G.C. Prouvost

A Mill Owner looks at his sheep

Eduardo Linhares

Problems of a Sheep Exporter

Richard Trivett

Food on the move to the Middle East

P. Keith Weymouth

Marketing Merino Meat

T.H. Bryant

Wool is for Living

David Asimus

The French Merino Breeds

G. Dalin and L. Montmeas

Utilisation of Genetic-Breeding Characteristics in Developing Merino Sheep

Semyon I. Semyonov

Trends of Breeding the Stavropol Merino Sheep

Vasiliy A. Moroz

Merinos and Merino Research in the German Federal Republic

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wassmuth

Panel Discussions 15-17 July 1982

Conference Summary

Sir William Allen

2 World Merino Conference, Spain 21-23 April 1986

Host Country: Spain
Extraordinary Reports

Situation of the sheep livestock in Spain

Dr. J. Serna Hernandez

Situation of the Merino in the World

Dr. C. Esteban Munoz

General Reports

  1. Genetics and Selection

Merino role in other sheep breeds development-present situation and future outlook

Prof. Dr. A.L. Rae (NZ)

  1. Health

Advances in Merino sheep sanitary control

Dr. Ben C. Jansen (South Africa)

3. Feeding

Merino feeding systems - Merinos as users of available feed resources in difficult environments

Dr. M. Granda Losada (Espana)

4. Reproduction

Features of Merino Sheep reproduction and advances in its control

Dr. J. Gonzalez Lopez (Espana)

5. Handling

Systems of handling Merino sheep reproduction

Dr. M. Azzarini (Uruguay)

6. Wool Production

Merinos as wool producers; economic factors; conditioning wool production; present situation and trends of fine and extra-fine wool in the world

Prof. Dr. L.G. Iwan (Argentina)

7. Other Production

Merinos as meat and milk producers – profitability factors

Prof. Dr. A. Vera Vega (Espana)

8. Marketing and Industrialization

Wool marketing at farm level – problems and guidelines

Dr. R.A. Richardson (Australia)

9. Merino History

Origins and history of the Merino breed

Dr. J.J. Aldo Minola (Argentina)

Short Papers

1. Genetics and Selection

1.1 The Dohne Merino

Fourie, A.J.; Barnard, H.H. & Heyden-Rych, H.J. (R. Sudafrica)

1.2 Response with index selection in three commercial Merino flocks

Poggendoel, D.F. (R. Sudafrica)

1.3 Breeding and genetic improvement of Merino in Uruguay

Cardellino, R.C. (Uruguay)

1.4 Naturally coloured Merinos in South Australia

Lewis, L. and Dolling, S. (Australia)

1.5 Zoometric study of the transhumant Merino from Cameros and Oncala (Spain)

Forcada, F.; Sierra, I. (Espana)

1.6 The Genetic Basis of Prolificity in the Booroola Merino

Piper, L.R.; Bindon, B.M. (Australia) and Davis, G.H. (New Zealand)

1.7 Breeding Objectives and selection procedures with special reference to Merino sheep

Ponzoni, R.W. (Australia)

1.8 Adaptation and the Merino Breeder

Woolaston, R.R. (Australia)

1.9 Inbreeding in Czech Merino Breed Sheep

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

1.10 Variability of live weight of sheep and ram Merino breed at the same level of feed

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

1.11 Variation in production and reproductive performance of strains and bloodlines of the Australian Merino

Mortimer, S.I.; Atkins, K.D. and Rogan, I.M. (Australia)

1.12 Breeding results of reproduction with the French Merino breeds

Perret, G. (Francia)

2. Health

2.1 The importance of resistence to fleece rot and body strike in the breeding objective of Australian Merino sheep Ponzoni, R.W. (Australia)

2.2 Ovine Brucellosis accredited free flock schemes in Australia

Plant, J.W. (Australia)

2.3 Resistence against limping of Merino breed with sheep kept together in large and in small concentrations

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

2.4 Comparison prenatal and postnatal lamb mortality of the Merino breed sheep in large and small concentration

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

2.5 Sheep flock health & production advisory service

Morley, F.H.W. (Australia)

3. Feeding

    1. Handling and nutrition of early weaned lambs for meat production

Manterola, H.; Munoz, S. y Sirhan, L. (Chile)

3.2 Observations on sheep production in Spain

White, M.J. (Espana)

3.3 Nutritional factors that affect wool growth

Black, J.L. & Faichney, G.J. (Australia)

3.4 Nutritive value and utilization of cereal stubbles for Merino sheep

Vera Y Vega, A.; Fernandez de Mesa, J. (Espana)

3.5 Effect of three feeding levels on Merino sheep hormonally syncronised in reproductive season

Gonzalez, J.; Lopez, F.; Gonzalez Crespo, J. (Espana)

3.6 The glucose test and strategic management of ewes in late pregnancy

Parr, R.A.; Reeve, J.L. (Australia)

3.7 Merinos in Mulga

Rutledge, R.L. (Australia)

4. Reproduction

4.1 Data on Merino sheep reproduction

Ambrona, J.; Mateos, I. (Espana)

4.2 Reproductive efficiency of Rambouillet sheep on a three lambings each two years systems

Urrutia, M.J.; Martinez, R.L.; Sanchez, G.F.; Pijoan, A.P. (Mexico)

4.3 The value of testing young rams for serving capacity

Purvis, I.W.; Edey, T.N.; Kilgour, R.J.; Piper, L.R. (Australia)

4.4 A dewscription of the Western Australian Merino sire referencing scheme

Lewer, R.P.; Hood, G.M. (Australia)

4.5 Negative factors influencing breeding season

Garcia Lara, T.; Garcia Lara, I. (Espana)

4.6 Fertility of Merino ram semen frozen-stored for 16 years

Salamon, S; Evans, G & Maxwell, W.M.C. (Australia)

4.7 Uterine artificial insemination in Merino ewes

Davis, I.F.; Parr, R.A. & Cahill, L.P. (Australia)

4.8 Comparison of reproduction ability of the Merino breeds sheep in large and small concentrations

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

4.9 Lactation anoestrus in Rambouillet sheep on three breeding systems

Perez, D.F.; Romero, B.J.; Aguilar, J.M. (Mexico)

4.10 Reproductive seasonality of Rambouillet sheep in the Mexican Altiplano

De Lucas, T.J.; Gonzalez, P.E.; Martinez, R.L. (Mexico)

5. Handling

5.1 Productive performance of Merino sheep bred every eight months – first period of two years

Manterola, H.; Garcia, G.; Shirhan, L. (Chile)

5.2 The use of simulation models to evaluate management options for Merino sheep flocks in Southern Australia

White, D.H. & Bowman, P.J. (Australia)

5.3 Recent developments in artificial breeding of sheep

Maxwell, W.M.C. (Australia)

5.4 Le Merinos d’Arles. Un mouton de montagne, un mouton de parcours

Le Merino d’Arles. Un ovino de montana, un ovino de careo

Molenat, G. (Francia)

5.5 Past recent evolution of a Merino sheep system in a range area of South Spain

Peinada, E.; Gomez Castro, A.G.; Mata Moreno, C.; Gallego Barrera, J.A.; Sanchez Rodriguez, M.; Alcalde Leal, J.A. (Espana)

5.6 Sheep farming systems in the Merino de L’Est area in France

Chone, C. (Francia)
5.7 Past, present and future of transhumant flocks in Rioja

Elias Pastor, L.V. (Espana)

5.8 Continuous lambing versus concentrate lambing every eight months

Porras, C.J.; Dominguez, J.L.; Medina, J. (Espana)

5.9 Intensive handling of Merino sheep in the Fed. Rep. Of Germany

Wilke, E. (R.F. Alemania)

6. Wool Production

6.1 Some factors influencing Merino wool production and wool characteristics in an arid environment

Kennedy, J.P. (Australia)

6.2 Quantity and Quality of wool with Merino breeds of sheep

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

6.3 Sheep skin curin after slaughter

Gratacos, E.; Marsal, A.; Portavella, M. (Espana)

6.4 Developments in the functional design and performance of shearing sheds in Australia

Freeman, R.B. (Australia)

6.5 Evolution of fine (Merino) wool in Portugal

Martins, C.; Rocha, M. (Portugal)

7. Other Productions

7.1 A contribution to the study of transhumant Merino suckling lamb production

Sierra, I.; Forcada, F. (Espana)

7.2 Factor influences Merino lamb growth in summer lambings; parameters; milk production and precocity

Garcia Lara, I.; Carcia Lara, M.T. (Espana)

7.3 Glandular and visceral relative growth in Spanish Merino lambs

Tovar, J.; Aparicio, F.; Domenech, V.; Pena. F. (Espana)

7.4 Commercial cuttings and tissue composition of Spanish Merino lambs

Aparicio, F.; Tovar, J.; Domenech, V.; Pena, F. (Espana)

7.5 Spanish Merino lamb carcass indexes

Domenech, V.; Aparicio, F.; Tovar, J.; Pena, F. (Espana)

7.6 Tissular composition and its relationships in Spanish Merino lamb carcasses

Aparicio, F.; Domenech, V.; Tovar, J.; Pena, F. (Espana)

7.7 Merino breed as meat producer

Esteban, C.; Rodriguez-Avial, J.; Calafate, C. (Espana)

7.8 Growth of Merino breeds sheep in Czech (Bohemia and Moravia) with the same level of feed

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

7.9 Milk quality and quantity in Spanish Merino sheep – lactation period

Pena, F.; Herrera, J.; Domenech, V.; Tovar, J.; Aparicio, F. (Espana)

7.10 Proposal of a technical improvements for sheep cheese production in

Fernandez-Salguero, J.; Perez, G. (Espana)

7.11 Quality and quantity of milk from Merino sheep

Cumlivski, B. (Checoslovaquia)

7.12 Merino sheep cheese production in

Gonzalez, A. (Espana)

7.13 Significance of manure production

Carcia Lara, J. (Espana)

7.14 Recent investigations of the Merino Landschaf in the Federal Republic of Germany

Mollny, C.; Gautsch, K.D.; Wassmuth, R. (West Germany)

8. Marketing and Industrialization

8.1 Wool crimping formulation

Lopez-Amo, F.; Bayo, C. (Espana)

8.2 Prediction of tissue appearance from yarn

Marsal, F.; Toneu, J.M. (Espana)

8.3 Late developments in worsted spinning oils

Marsal, F.; Gasset, J.M.; Soler, J. (Espana)

8.4 Additional Measurements in Australian wool marketing

Baird, K. (Australia)

8.5 The automatic measurement of the length, strength and profile of raw wool staples and their relevance to textile processing

Turpie, D.W.F.; Strydom, M.A.; Cizek, J. (Sudafrica)

    1. Sheep meat market in Spain and E.E.C.

Gonzalez Grau, A. (Espana)

8.7 The activity of the Junta Nacional dos Produtos Pecuarios in the commercialisation of national wool

Rocha, M.; Martins, C. (Portugal)

8.8 A global communication plan with focus on the marketing of consumer products

Oliver, X. (Espana)

8.9 The future of Merino wool in a dramatically changing world led by consumers

Zegna, E. (Espana)

9. Merino History

9.1 Some aspects of sheep crossing with Merino at the end of the 18th century in France

Raverdy, C. (Francia)

9.2 Expansion of Merino abroad and loss of Castillian wool monopoly

Garcia Martin, P. (Espana)

9.3 On the (Zaragoza’s Breeders House) and its fundational document (Jaime I, 1218)

Faci, P.; Sierra, I. (Espana)

9.4 Sheep in the Spanish History

Estevez, J.J. (Espana)

9.5 The use of wool remains in ancient skin and cloth to study the origin and history of the fine-woolled sheep that became the Spanish Merino
Ryder, M.L. (Scotland)

9.6 Protectionist policy of on the decline of animal farms during the first third part of the 19th century

Elvira, A. (Espana)

9.7 In homage to Julius Klein (1886-1961) in his birth’s century and 25th anniversary of his death

Sierra, I. (Espana)

9.8 The Camden Park Merino Flock – Descendants of the John Macarthur sheep

Plant, J.W.J.; Bowler, J.K. (Australia)

9.9 Demographic and genetic history of the Merino flock at the national sheep fold of Rambouillet from 1867 to 1983

Prod’home, P.; Vu Thien Khang, J.; Lauvergne, J.J.; Barbezant, M.; Revelau, L.; Ruiz, J. (Francia)
3 World Merino Conference, Pretoria 2-4 May 1990

Host Country: South Africa

Plenary Papers

Keynote Address – Merino sheep breeding – an international perspective

D.S. Vanrenen, WFMB President (Australia)

Session 1 – Merino Breeding

    1. Merino stud breeding in South Africa – a review

R.S. Rubidge (RSA)

    1. Merino strains for wool production

S.A. van den Heever (RSA)

    1. Dual purpose Merino strains

J.R.F. Torr (RSA)

    1. Breeding Merino strains for mutton production

C.R. Collett (RSA)

Session 2 – Merino Breeding

    1. A review of Merino stud breeding in Australia

T. Padbury (Australia)

    1. Merino sheep in New Zealand

R.T. Wardell and R.A. van Reenen (New Zealand)

    1. Merino stud breeding in South America – Argentina

Prof. A.P. Paz (Argentina)

Session 3 – Nutrition

3.1 Advances in sheep nutrition

Dr. P.B. Cronje (RSA)

    1. The Merino and modern production systems

J. Greeff (RSA)

Session 4 – Breeding Systems

    1. Systems of breeding wool sheep in South Africa

Dr. D.G. Poggenpoel (RSA)

    1. Breeding systems for dual purpose sheep

J.C. McMaster (RSA)

    1. Systems of sheep breeding in Australia

Dr. W.M.C. Maxwell (Australia)
Session 5 – Breeding Systems

    1. Systems of breeding in the United States: a computerised national sheep improvement programme

Prof D.E. Wilson (USA)

5.2 Systems of sheep breeding in Southern America

Dr. J.P. Mueller (Argentina)

    1. Merino breeding systems in Spain and other European countries

Prof I. Sierra Alfranca (Spain)

5.4 Sheep breeding systems in the USSR

Dr. v.A. Moroz (USSR)
Session 6 – Sheep Recording Systems

    1. Automated sheep recording

R.S. Emmerson (New Zealand)
Session 7 – Evaluation Techniques

    1. Modern evaluation techniques

Prof G.J. Erasmus (RSA)
Session 8 – Reproduction Techniques

    1. Modern reproduction techniques applied in sheep production

Dr. M. Courot (INRA) and Patricia Volland-Nall (France)
Session 9 – Wool Marketing

    1. The situation and future of wool as a textile fibre – the view from Australia

H.S. Beggs (Australia)

    1. Wool marketing in South Africa

P.E. Kingwill and F.A.E. van Niekerk (RSA)

    1. Wool marketing in Australia

M. Hamilton (Australia)

    1. Wool production and marketing in South America

R.C. Cardellino and C. Salgado (Uruguay)
Session 10 – Extension of Technology into Practice

    1. Technology transfer in the Merino Industry of South Africa

Prof T.J. Bembridge (University of Fort Hare, Ciskei)

Poster Papers

1. Dr H Baldassarre Laparoscopic Insemination of Sheep

2. Prof GF Bath Health Programmes to Optimise Flock Reproductive Performance in Merino Studs

3. Prof C Buxade Carbo Rusal SA: Location and Characteristics of the Area

3.1 Rusal SA: Productive System and Evaluation

3.2 Rusal SA: Growing and Fattening of sheep

3.3 Rusal SA: Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Installations

4. Mr. SWP Cloete Observations on two-tooth fleece and body traits and reproduction up to three years in Merino ewes descended from dams differing in number of lambs weaned per joining

5. Reproductive efficiency of breeding ewes in commercial Merino flocks in the Bredasdorp District

6. Dr J Coetzee New feeding strategy for the reduction of birth problems in ewes

7. Prof PJ de Wet Nitrogen utilization by the Merino for maintenance body protein & wool protein from birth to 48 weeks of age

8. Dr DJ Delport A quarter of a century of fleece testing in South Africa

9. Production trends in the South African Merino Industry

10. Differences in the Duerden ratio of Merino types

11. Dr CJ Dreyer Three year results with Merino Veldram Clubs in the Eastern Free State and Eastern Transvaal

12. Prof JEJ Du Toit The influence of lactation on the wool production of Merino ewes at different crude protein levels

13. Prof GJ Erasmus The application of progeny testing for Merino sheep in South Africa

14. Prof JA Galvez Morros Degredacion de proteina en el rumen, en produccion de lana crecimiento de corderos

15. Prof T Garcia Lara Actual production of the Alcudia Merino sheep

16. Mr. PD Grobbelaar The effect of nutritional stress on body mass, wool production and wool characteristics of genetically strong and fine woolled Merinos

17. Mr AC Grove Merino Veld Ram Clubs in South Africa

18. Merino championships for measured production

19. Progeny testing programme of the Merino Stud Breeders Society of SA

20. Dr IA Herbst Ultrasonic scanning of ewes to determine pregnancy status and the incidence of multiple births

21. Dr L Hunter The effects of nutritional and lambing stress on wool staple and fibre properties

22. Dr S Kukovics Sheep breeding systems in Hungary

23. Wool production, evaluation & marketing in Hungary
24. Mr F Lopez Gallego Triple ability in Spanish Merino under extensive system

25. Sr G Maesso Muro The Merino Centre of Hinojos Del Duque, Cordoba, Spain

26. Mr JC McMaster Technical and practical aspects of stud management software for Dohne Merino breeders

27. Co-operative nucleus breeding schemes for Dohne Merino stud breeders

28. Dr JJ Olivier Greasy fleece mass trends in the Grootfontein Merino Stud

29. Dr DG Poggenpoel Estimating stud breeding values by using a genetic control flock

30. The correlation between phenotypic means and estimated breeding values

31. Mr JH Stretton The current status and breeding objectives of Woolled Sheep Group Breeding Schemes in South Africa

32. Prof TL Taljaard The value to the breeder of veterinary certificates for genital soundness in the ram

IV World Merino Conference, Montevideo 20-22 April 1994

Host Country: Uruguay

Theme: Producing Merinos to Meet Market Demands

Plenary Sessions

Merino Production – Past Present and Future

R.P. Lewer

Sheep and Wool Production in Uruguay

R.C. Cardellino, C. Salgado and M. Azzarini

Merino Production in the Argentinian Patagonia

A.P. Paz and J.P. Mueller

Production of Fine and Superfine Wool

L.R. Piper and A.A. Swan

Merino Wool in Wet Environments

J. Perrian, R. Jopp, C. Urquhart, N. Giles, D. Quinlivan and R. Poukawa

Ovine Footrot in Brazil and Uruguay

L.A.O. Ribeiro

Genetic Evaluation and Performance Recording Services for Merino Sheep in Australia: Progress to Date

R.W. Ponzoni

Merino Breeding Programmes: The Future

J.W. James

Merino Breeding Systems in South Africa

J.H. Stretton

Worms in Merinos: Prospects for Improved Control

R.R. Woolaston

The Role of The Merino in The Development of Dual Purpose Breeds

J.C. McMaster

World Developments in Merino Sire Evaluation

S. Beveridge, D. Cottle and E. Roberts

The Influence of Wool Fibre Characteristics on Processing and Garment Performance

K.J. Whiteley

The Situation and Outlook on Chinese Wool Production, Processing and Marketing

Wang Junxun

The Future of Wool as a Textile Fibre

R.M. Excell

Invited Paper (Technical Tour)

Natural Pastures and Sheep production in the Basaltic Region in Uruguay

E.J. Berreta, R. San Julian, F. Montossi and J.A. Silva

Poster Summaries


Correlation between heterospermic fertility and zona-free hamster ova bioassay of ram semen

M.R. Dally, T. Choudry and T. Berger

The combined effect of GnRH and time of insemination in the results of cervical insemination with frozen semen in the sheep.

E.G. Aisen and V.H. Medina

Practical experiences with sheep embryo transfer

S. Cseh and J. Seregi

Season variation of the sperm production in rams from Merino and derived breeds

D. Fernandez Abella, N. Villegas, D. Echeverria and J. Robaina

Results of AI with frozen semen in Australian Merino ewes multiovulated with FSHp

M. Wolff, A. Gibbons, M. Cueto, P. Willems and J. Arrigo

Influence of pre-lambing shearing on gestation length and birthweight of Merino lambs

M. Cueto, A. Gibbons, M. Wolff, H. Taddeo and R. Gonzalez

Involution of genital organs of Hungarian Combed Wool Merino sheep

I. Mucsi

Induction of puberty in Rambouillet ewe lambs with melatonin

J. De Lucas Tron and A. Garcia Alvarez

Duration of estrus and estrus cycle in Rambouillet ewes in the Central Altiplance of Mexico

J. De Lucas tron, P.e. Gonzalez and R.L. Martinez


Revision of PROVINO selection indexes for the Australian Merino breed

M.R. Lanari de Gallo, E. Tronfi y and P. Mueller

Descriptive statistics for a Merino flock in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

D. Benitez and Ricardo A. Cardellino

Genetic variation in a Merino flock in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

D. Benitez and R. A. Cardellino

Meeting market demands through prediction, evaluation and monitoring of Merino breeding throughout the world

A.E. Casey and K.D. Atkins

Breeding of Hungarian dual purpose Merino sheep

P. Hajduk and A. Domanovszky

Rambouillet Merinos: a unique experiment in the world

G. Decuadro – Hansen

Utilization of the Merino Booroola in Uruguay

D. Fernandez Abella

Nutrition and Wool

Wax content, watery extract pH and urea bisulfite solubility in wool from Australian Merino, Polwarth, Corriedale, Romney and Ile de France breeds, raised in South Eastern Brazil

E. Ramos de Siquiera and S. Fernandes

Tenderness in wool: A factor in marketing quality wool

B.C. Jefferies and J.E. Watts

The effect of type of birth and pre and post weaning nutritive level on the liveweight of Merino hoggets

A. Gambetta, M.V. Bado, A.C. Urrutia and A.M. Rodriguez

The effect of type of birth and pre and post weaning nutritive level on the follicle population of Merino hoggets

A. Gambetta, M.V. Bado, A.C. Urrutia and A.M. Rodriguez

The effect of type of birth and pre and post weaning nutritive level on the wool production of Merino hoggets

A. Gambetta, M.V. Bado, A.C. Urrutia and A.M. Rodriguez

Partial results of supplementation effects on the ingestion and ruminate parameters of Merino sheep on grazing

F. Lopez Gallego, M. Chemman, M.A. Chaso Criado and A. Ruiz Mantecon

Supplementation during Spring mating in Merino sheep grazing on native pastures

G. Bianchi, O. Bentancur, D. Fernandez Abella, J. Franco and G. Olveira

Summer growth rate of lambs on pastures of de Basalt area

Lucia Surraco, M. Echeverria and R. Cabrera

Partial results on the response of bitter lupin (Lupinus albus L.) as protein source in the intensive fattening diets for Merino lambs

F. Lopez Gallego, V. Janez Rojas and M.R. Pascual Pascual

Production (General)

Meat and cheese production of Merino sheep in extensive systems in the Southwest of Spain – determinant factors

F. Lopez Gallego, A. Villar Algaba and J. Encinas Martin

Partial results of different finishing systems of Merino lambs and its commercial crossbreeding – carcase characteristics

F. Lopez Gallego, M. Lopez Parra and C. Lopez Bote

Tipology of the extensive system for Merino sheep in “La Serena” region (Badajoz, Spain). The double production orientation meat-cheese

F. Lopez Gallego, J. Sanchez Guisada and J.A. Tena Sanchez

Analysis of technical and commercialisation variables of extensive Merino exploitations in “La Serena” (Badajoz, Spain), joined in a model of cooperative management. Adjustment of cooperative responsibility in this model

F. Lopez Gallego, J. Sanchez Guisado and J.A. Romero Pastor

Weight evaluation of F1 Rambouillet-Dorset lambs

Y.A. Gutierrez, P.J. Lara and T.J. De Lucas

A joint strategy of the State, stock farmers and meat-packing industry to transform a commodity into a speciality - “Patagonian Sheep Meat Project”

H. Ordonez, H. Cetrangolo, Ana C. Amador, Margarita Estiz, Gloria M. Lynch and Clara C. Goodall

Vth World Merino Conference, Christchurch 29-31 March 1998

Host Country: New Zealand

Theme: Breeding & Marketing for the 21st Century

First Session 30/03/98

Breeding Technology and Genetics

An overview of NZ Merino Breeding

Bill Gibson (NZ)

What can be achieved with modern and classical genetics

Brian Kinghorn (Australia)

Marker genes, new technology

Sue Galloway (NZ)

Sire Evaluation Schemes

David Cottle (NZ)

Practical opportunities for stud breeders to adopt modern genetics

Ian Rogan (Australia)

How the stud industry is adopting modern genetics

Chris Bowman (Australia)

The Dohne Breed as an example of modern genetics

Henri Londt (South Africa)

Second Session 30/03/98

On Farm Production Session

The Productivity of NZ Merino

Annie Keown (NZ)

The potential of the NZ Merino, animal health and the 100% club

Chris Mulvaney (NZ)

Systems for incorporating resistance to worms in Merino breeding programmes

Sandra Eady (Australia)

How I achieve the potential

Ross Beech, David Canning and Dick Croft (NZ)

First Session 31/03/98

International Diversity of the Merino

The Diversity of the Merino in the USA

Tom Filbin (USA)

Genetic adaption of South African Merino

Jacobus Olivier (South Africa)

Compatibility of Meat and Cheese Production in the Spanish South West

Gallego Lopez (Spain)

Joint Australian-Chinese ACIAR project of Sheep Breeding in North China

Tumin Wuliji (China)

Merino breeding programme as performed in the Eastern strip region of Patagonia

Cristina Argerich (Argentina)
Marketing for Tomorrow’s Textile Industry

The New Zealand Wool Industry

Jeff Jackson, WONZ

Global Apparel Industry Trends

Adrian Kloeden, IWS

Merino – a Prestigious Fibre: International speakers outlining prospects for Merino fibre

T. Langley (Smedleys), M. Rollmaan (Regent), M. Rotti (Guebello)

Adding Value through R&D

Dr. Garth Carnaby (WRONZ)

Specific Niche Initiatives

John Brakenridge (MNZ)

Sum up Conference

Andries Pienaar (South Africa)
6th World Merino Conference, Budapest 29 April – 1 May 2002

Host Country: Hungary

Theme: Natural Fibre and Food for the World

Presented Papers

Wool-v-Cotton-v-Synthetics – what’s winning the battle for the consumers wardrobe

N. Dobbin

Marketing Merino through innovation

R. Price

Presentation of the European Wool Group

Ambrona, J. & Barajas, F.

The development of Merino meat and its role in underpinning the Australian Merino Industry

Fletcher, R presented by Harvey, M.

The Australian Merino Industry

T.A.D. Padbury

Merino Breeding in South Africa in a Changing Socio-Economic Climate

J.H. Stretton

Results for fattened Merino lambs used in the by-product Olive Diet (Alpeorujo)

Lopez Gellgo, F. et al

Fattening and Carcass Characteristics of the two-way and three-way crossbred slaughter lambs produced by the use of Turkish Merino as a sire line

Ilmaz, A. et al

The determining role of Merino breeds in Hungarian sheepbreeding

Fesus, L.

Merino breed in Spain and its production

Barajas, F.

Merino breeding in Germany

Schwinghammer, A.

State and Prospects of Merino Sheep Breeding in the Russian Federation

Marzanov, N.S.

Natural Resource Management

McCann, K.

AWI’s Mission and Goals

Swan, P. and Dorber, C.

Poster Papers, Short Communications

Comparison of the Important Production Trains of Turkish Merino and Indigenous Kivircik Sheep Breeds

Altinel, A. et al

Slaughtering Performance of Hungarian Merino and German Mutton Merino Sheep

Domanovszky, A.

Control of Melophagus Ovinus in the Argentine Patagonia with high pressure aspersion of a Op/Op emulsion, and residue levels in wool samples nine months post treatment

Ham, A.A. et al

Maternal characteristics and reproductive features of the native Merino Spanish sheep

Juarez, M. et al

Changes in wool production traits of the six top quality Merino flocks during the last two decades (Hungary)

Kukovics, S. et al

Productive diversification in the Spanish Merino, additional income (meat-cheese)

Lopez Gallego, F. & Morillo Nieto, C.

Some genetic features of Merino breeds (Russia)

Marzanov, Y.S. et al

The results of fleece quality control of Hungarian Merino rams

Megyer-Nagy, J. et al

Productive characteristics of the Spanish Grazalema Merina Sheep Breed

Molina, A. et al

Open-air breeding of Merino ewes (Hungary)

Munkacsi, L.

Genetic connection across the Hungarian Merino flocks

Nagy, I. et al

The production of the two-way and three-way crossbred slaughter lambs by crossbreeding Turkish Merino, Chios and Kivircik sheep breeds

Ozcan, M. & Yilmaz, A.

Changes in the body dimension of Merino rams bred in Hungary between 1991 and 2001

Poti, P. et al

Meat production and the slaughter value of the Hungarian Merino and Charollais F1 lambs

Toldi, Gy and Lengyel, A.

A genetic study of the potential growth of lambs in the native Spanish Merino sheep

Valera, M. et al

Phenotype and genetic characteristics of wool production in the native Spanish Merino sheep

Valera, M. et al
7th World Merino Conference, Perth 12-14 July 2006

Host Country: Australia

Theme: The Future is Now

Persisting Through Adversity

Michael Hussey

Australia – Our Land in a Changing Climate

Dr. Tim Flannery

Grabbing the ram by the horns

Mark Rodda

Our Chinese Future

Professor Christopher Findlay

Rethinking Wool

Dexter Kennedy

Wool, Where to?

Michael Lempriere

Influencing the Influencers

Ian McLachlan AO

Lamb on the Menu – an entertaining, interactive look at cooking with lamb

Chris Taylor

Challenges and Successes

John Mitchell

Who are our Ethical Masters?

Dr. John Hewson

Sand in my Sheepmeat

Dr. Nigel Brown

Where are we in Molecular Biology?

Professor Philip Hynd

The Merino Unchained

Charles Massy

Men, Meat, Merinos & Machines

Melissa Fletcher-Toovey

Ultimate Fibre, Ultimate Fashion

Akira Isogawa and Dr. Len Stephens
Panel Session Day 1

Chairman: Tom Murrell

Americas Cup and Merinos

Rick Goodrich

Taking on the Challenge of Pastoral Merinos

Cameron White

Who’s Listening?

Cathy McGowan

Out of Africa

Cameron McMaster

Profiting from Innovation

Mick Quinlivan
Panel Session Day 2

Chairman: Tom Murrell

Adding Value to Merino Sheep Breeding in NZ

Dr. Jon Hickford

What’s in the Embryo?

Dr. Peter Howe

This Tastes like ……

Dr. David Pethick

Feeling our Way with Follicles

Professor Philip Moore

Carpe Diem: A Great Future for Wool?

Laurence Modiano

Around the World – summarising overviews from WFMB member countries

Dr. Mark Dolling
Merino Innovation Day – Demonstrations of R&D projects

Platform 1: Peak Hill’s ShearEzy Upright Posture Shearing Platform (UPSP)

Platform 2: Developing Blowfly Control Technology

Platform 3: Remote data collection, walk through weighing, drafting and abattoir tracking

Platform 4: Advanced sheep management

Platform 5: Easy care textiles

Platform 6: Performance Innovations

Platform 7: Integrated sheep technologies at The Grange

Platform 8: Sheep Genetics Australia in application

Platform 9: Innovative carcases


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