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2019
Association of bacterial contamination of colostrum with passive immunity and growth rates in dairy heifer calves, PJ, Back, RE Hickson, NW Sneddon, LW Coleman, and RA Laven , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.149-152, (2019)
Associations of body condition score and change in body condition score with lamb production in New Zealand Romney ewes, IM, Tait, PR Kenyon, DJ Garrick, N Lopez-villalobos, AB Pleasants, and RE Hickson , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.91-94, (2019)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Meat quality of light-weight, yearling steers of dairy origin, SJ, Pike, NM Schreurs, RE Hickson, JJ Hunt, PR Kenyon, DJ Garrick, HT Blair, and ST Morris , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.156-158, (2019)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Relative cost of producing carcasses from dairy-origin steers slaughtered at 8 – 12 months of age in New Zealand, JJ, Hunt, PR Tozer, PR Kenyon, NM Schreurs, SJ Pike, RE Hickson, HT Blair, and DJ Garrick , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.153-155, (2019)
Can bone measures of the bovine metacarpus predict humeral bone structure?, MJ, Gibson, CW Rogers, K Dittmer, RE Hickson, EJ Pettigrew, and PJ Back , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.8-12, (2019)
Characterisation of the nutritional composition of plant components of a herb-clover mix during November to May in New Zealand, WEMLJ, Ekanayake, RA Corner-Thomas, LM Cranston, RE Hickson, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.162-167, (2019)
Farm-management tools: reasons for the decision not to use specific tools, RA, Corner-Thomas, PR Kenyon, ST Morris, AL Ridler, RE Hickson, AW Greer, CM Logan, and HT Blair , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.125-130, (2019)
Growth and milk production of dairy heifers born to two-year-old or mixed-age dams, RC, Handcock, N Lopez-villalobos, PJ Back, RE Hickson, and LR McNaughton , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.135-139, (2019)
Milk production and rebreeding performance of mixed-aged dairy cows mated to Angus or Hereford bulls, LW, Coleman, PJ Back, HT Blair, N Lopez-villalobos, and RE Hickson , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.144-148, (2019)
Using leafy turnip to maintain growth rates of dairy heifers during summer, Fan, YC, GS Purchas, RE Hickson, and PJ Back , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2019, Volume 79, Palmerston North, p.108-111, (2019)
2018
Assessment of vigour in early life of dairy calves in New Zealand, J, Gillingham, LW Coleman, PJ Back, K Mueller, and RE Hickson , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2018, Volume 78, Lincoln, p.161-164, (2018)
Differences in birth weight and neonatal survival rate of lambs born to ewe hoggets or mature ewes, EJ, Pettigrew, RE Hickson, HT Blair, KJ Griffiths, AL Ridler, ST Morris, and PR Kenyon , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2018, Volume 78, Lincoln, p.16-20, (2018)
Genetic and phenotypic correlations between production traits and adult body condition scores in New Zealand merino ewes, IM, Tait, Kenyon PR, DJ Garrick, AB Pleasants, and RE Hickson , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2018, Volume 78, Lincoln, p.71-75, (2018)
Is it possible to produce good quality meat from Holstein-Friesian bulls?, NP, Martin, NM Schreurs, ST Morris, JL McDade, CR Craigie, and RE Hickson , New Zealand Journal of Animal Science and Production, 07/2018, Volume 78, Lincoln, p.194-199, (2018)
2017
Brief Communication: Managing liveweight gain of Holstein-Friesian, Jersey and Holstein- Friesian-Jersey crossbred heifer calves, PJ, Back, RE Hickson, NW Sneddon, LW Coleman, and RA Laven , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2017, Volume 77, Rotorua, p.69-71, (2017)
Effect of cow body condition score on inter-calving interval, pregnancy diagnosis, weaning rate and calf weaning weight in beef cattle, IM, Tait, ST Morris, PR Kenyon, DJ Garrick, AB Pleasants, and RE Hickson , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2017, Volume 77, Rotorua, p.23-28, (2017)
The effect of mid-pregnancy nutrition and body condition score on the behaviour of triplet-bearing ewes and their lambs, GV, Gronqvist, RE Hickson, RA Corner-Thomas, KJ Stafford, ST Morris, and PR Kenyon , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2017, Volume 77, Rotorua, p.143-148, (2017)
The effect of yard weaning and contact with humans on behavioural reactivity and liveweight gain of beef breed calves, BA, Ramsay, JAJ Schoorl, KM Stayton, LM Cranston, ST Morris, DL Burnham, JF Cockrem, NJ Beausoleil, and RE Hickson , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2017, Volume 77, Rotorua, p.8-12, (2017)
Growth curves of New Zealand Holstein-Friesian, Jersey and Holstein-Friesian-Jersey crossbred heifers, RC, Handcock, N Lopez-Villalobos, LR McNaughton, GR Edwards, and RE Hickson , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2017, Volume 77, Rotorua, p.64-68, (2017)
2016
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Days to calving and intercalving interval in beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows, ST, Morris, RE Hickson, NP Martin, and PR Kenyon , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.31-33, (2016)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Do different grazing strategies affect pre-weaning calf growth rates?, PJ, Back, RE Hickson, K van Bouwel, H de Cock, J Verdurmen, NW Sneddon, and RA Laven , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.119-121, (2016)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: The use of farm-management tools by New Zealand sheep farmers: changes with time, RA, Corner-Thomas, PR Kenyon, ST Morris, AL Ridler, RE Hickson, AW Greer, CM Logan, and HT Blair , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.78-80, (2016)
Does ewe nutrition during pregnancy affect the neonatal behaviour of twin-born lambs?, GV, Gronqvist, RE Hickson, RA Corner-Thomas, PR Kenyon, KJ Stafford, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.8-13, (2016)
Grazing behaviour and species selection of heifer calves fed different forages., PJ, Back, RE Hickson, VM Lilly, LC Coleman, NW Sneddon, and RA Laven , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.126-131, (2016)
The influence of age and breed of cow on colostrum indicators of suckled beef calves, RE, Hickson, PJ Back, NP Martin, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.163-168, (2016)
Supply curves for yields of dairy products from first-lactation Holstein Friesian, Jersey and Holstein Friesian-Jersey crossbred cows accounting for seasonality of milk composition and production., NW, Sneddon, N Lopez-Villalobos, SR Davis, RE Hickson, L Shalloo, and DJ Garrick , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2016, Volume 76, Adelaide, p.139-143, (2016)
2015
Beef cattle wintering systems: effects on cattle and pasture., CL, Little, RE Hickson, NP Martin, NJ Beausoleil, JF Cockrem, PR Kenyon, D Horne, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.167-171, (2015)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Birth weight of calves born to dairy cows in New Zealand, RE, Hickson, IL Zhang, and LR McNaughton , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.257-259, (2015)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Composition of milk sampled from beef-cross-dairy cows unaccustomed to milking., RE, Hickson, PJ Back, LW Coleman, N Lopez-Villalobos, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.260-262, (2015)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Do high-milk diets affect the growth rate of heifers prior to weaning?, DS, Cardoso, RE Hickson, RA Laven, LW Coleman, and PJ Back , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.263-265, (2015)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Walking distance and energy expenditure of beef cows grazing on hill country in winter, NP, Martin, RE Hickson, I Draganova, D Horne, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.164-166, (2015)
Colostral immunoglobulin G as a predictor for serum immunoglobulin G concentration in dairy calves, LW, Coleman, RE Hickson, J Amoore, RA Laven, and PJ Back , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.3-8, (2015)
The effect of ewe nutrition and body condition score during very late pregnancy and the perinatal period on the behaviour of twin-bearing ewes and their lambs, GV, Gronqvist, RE Hickson, RA Corner-Thomas, PR Kenyon, KJ Stafford, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.219-222, (2015)
Estimation of a premium for milk with a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids based on farm and processor profit: A simulation study., D, Silva-Villacorta, N Lopez-Villalobos, RE Hickson, H Blair, and A MacGibbon , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.54-59, (2015)
Estimation of crossbreeding effects on yields of dairy products and value of milk processed in different product portfo, NW, Sneddon, N Lopez-Villalobos, RE Hickson, L Shalloo, and DJ Garrick , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.48-53, (2015)
Growth rate and carcass characteristics of Simmental- and Angus-sired steers born to Angus and Angus-cross-dairy cows, KJD, Collier, RE Hickson, NM Schreurs, NP Martin, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.15-19, (2015)
Relationships among skin thickness, fat depth and eye muscle depth in sires and their progeny, and the breeding value for survival of their progeny, IM, Tait, RE Hickson, PR Kenyon, and HT Blair , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.243-246, (2015)
Stayability of beef-cross-dairy breeding cows to six years of age, RE, Hickson, RA Corner-Thomas, NP Martin, PR Kenyon, N Lopez-Villalobos, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.159-163, (2015)
The use of herb mix and lucerne to increase growth rates of dairy heifers, RC, Handcock, RE Hickson, and PJ Back , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 07/2015, Volume 75, Dunedin, p.132-135, (2015)
2014
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Ewe ultra-sound pregnancy diagnosis and its use by New Zealand farmers, RA, Corner-Thomas, PR Kenyon, ST Morris, AL Ridler, RE Hickson, AW Greer, CM Logan, and HT Blair , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2014, Volume 74, Napier, p.65-67, (2014)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Grand-dam age has no effect on ram lamb live weight and carcass characteristics, DL, Burnham, PR Kenyon, SJ Pain, RE Hickson, and HT Blair , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2014, Volume 74, Napier, p.196-198, (2014)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Inter-generational effects on male offspring born to ewes whose dams were offered varying feeding levels in pregnancy, DL, Burnham, PR Kenyon, SJ Pain, RE Hickson, SW Peterson, and HT Blair , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2014, Volume 74, Napier, p.199-201, (2014)
BRIEF COMMUNICATION: Quality of meat from steers born to beef-cross-dairy cows and sired by Hereford bulls, NM, Schreurs, RE Hickson, LW Coleman, PR Kenyon, NP Martin, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2014, Volume 74, Napier, p.229-232, (2014)
Growth rates of dairy heifers fed alternative feeds , de RP, Clifford, RE Hickson, NP Martin, and PJ Back , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2014, Volume 74, Napier, p.29-34, (2014)
Supply and demand for lactose in the New Zealand dairy industry, NW, Sneddon, N Lopez-Villalobos, RE Hickson, L Shalloo, DJ Garrick, and U Geary , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 06/2014, Volume 74, Napier, p.215-219, (2014)
2013
Efficiency of beef breeding cows that vary in live weight and milking potential, NL, Law, RE Hickson, N Lopez-Villalobos, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 73, Hamilton, p.11-16, (2013)
Ewe live weight and body condition in mid-to- late-pregnancy does not affect the maximum heat production capacity of its lamb at birth, NP, Martin, PR Kenyon, RE Hickson, JI Kerslake, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 73, Hamilton, p.143-145, (2013)
Review of milk payment systems to identify the component value of lactose, NW, Sneddon, N Lopez-Villalobos, RE Hickson, and L Shalloo , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 73, Hamilton, p.33-36, (2013)
2012
Estimates of genetic parameters for flystrike in New Zealand Romney and Romney cross sheep, NK, Pickering, KG Dodds, HT Blair, RE Hickson, Johnson PL, and JC McEwan , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 72, Christchurch, p.189-191, (2012)
Examination of New Zealand sport horse performance records and their suitability for the calculation of breeding values, FE, Creagh, N Lopez-Villalobos, RE Hickson, and and Rogers CW , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 72, Christchurch, p.3-7, (2012)
Genetic parameters for lactose and its relationship with concentrations and ratios of other milk components, NW, Sneddon, N Lopez-Villalobos, RE Hickson, and L Shalloo , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 72, Christchurch, p.76-80, (2012)
Productivity and financial characteristics of herds that produce milkfat with different concentration of unsaturated fatty acids using a stochastic farm model, D, Silva-Villacorta, N Lopez-Villalobos, HT Blair, RE Hickson, and AKH MacGibbon , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 72, Christchurch, p.175-180, (2012)
2010
Preliminary examination of sport horse competition data for genetic evaluation, FE, Creagh, RE Hickson, and CW Rogers , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jun, Volume 70, Palmerston North, p.143-145, (2010)
Preliminary investigation of milk production in Angus heifers exposed to different nutrition in utero, SW, Peterson, CMC Jenkinson, RE Hickson, ST Morris, HT Blair, and PR Kenyon , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jun, Volume 70, Palmerston North, p.194-198, (2010)
2008
Liveweight and body condition of single- and twin-bearing Merino ewes, EH, Van Reenen, PR Kenyon, RG Sherlock, RE Hickson, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 68, Brisbane, Australia, p.67-68, (2008)
2007
The effect of maternal liveweight gain of 15-month-old beef heifers on foetal weight, RE, Hickson, N Lopez-Villalobos, PR Kenyon, and ST Morris , Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Jan, Volume 67, Wanaka, p.117-120, (2007)