Charles Sturt University
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Centre Outputs

Journal Papers

McGrath, S.R., Sandral, G.A., Sundermann, L., Quinn, J.C., Weston, L.A. and Friend, M.A. (Just accepted) Growth and carcase performance of lambs grazing lucerne, subterranean clover, biserrula or a choice of legume in southern Australia.

Ataollahi, F., Friend, M., McGrath, S.R.., Dutton, G., Peters, A., & Bhanugopan, M. (2018). Effect of calcium and magnesium supplementation on minerals profile, immune responses, and energy profile of ewes and their lambs. Livestock Science, 217, 167-173.

Hocking Edwards, JE, Masters, DG, Winslow, E, Hancock, S,Thompson, AN, Refshauge, G, McGrath, S.R., Robertson, SM, Bhanugopan, MS, Friend, MA (2018) Calcium and magnesium status of pregnant ewes grazing southern Australian pastures. Animal Production Science 58, 1515-1521.

Masters David G., Hancock Serina, Refshauge Gordon, Robertson Susan M., McGrath S.R., Bhanugopan Marie, Friend Michael A.,Thompson Andrew N. (2018) Mineral supplements improve the calcium status of pregnant ewes grazing vegetative cereals. Animal Production Science 59, 1299-1309.

De Brito, GF, Holman, BWB, McGrath, S.R., Friend, MA, van de Ven, R, Hopkins, DL (2017) The effect of forage-types on the fatty acid profile, lipid and protein oxidation, and retail colour stability of muscles from White Dorper lambs. Meat Science 130, 81-90.

De Brito, G. F., McGrath, S.R., Holman, B. W. B., Friend, M. A., Fowler, S. M., van de Ven, R. J., & Hopkins, D. L. (2016). The effect of forage type on lamb carcass traits, meat quality and sensory traits. Meat Science, 119, 95-101.

Allworth, M.B. & Egerton, J. R. (2018) Comparison of footbathing and vaccination to control ovine footrot in an experimentally infected flock In : Australian Veterinary Journal. 96, 10, p. 395-399 Allworth, M.B. & Egerton, J. R.(2018) Relationship between the likelihood of footrot elimination from a flock and the virulence of the strain of Dichelobacter nodosus present. In: Australian Veterinary Journal. 96, 10, p. 400-407

Allworth, M.B. & Egerton, J. R. (2017) Artificial infection of sheep with multiple strains of Dichelobacter nodosus to induce footrot. In: Australian Veterinary Journal. 95, 8, p. 273-280

Allworth, M.B., Wrigley, H. & Cowling, A. (2017) Fetal and lamb losses from pregnancy scanning to lamb marking in commercial sheep flocks in southern New South Wales. In: Animal Production Science. 57, 10, p. 2060 2065

Robertson, S. M., Allworth, M.B. & Friend, M. A. (2017) Reduced survival of lambs from maiden ewes exposed to mature ewes pre-lambing. In: Small Ruminant Research. 151, June, p. 11-15

Robertson, S., Allworth, M.B. & Friend, M. (2017) Survival of lambs from maiden ewes may not be improved by pre-lambing exposure to mature lambing ewes. In: Animal Production Science. 57, 6, p. 1112-1117

Allworth, M.B. (2014) Challenges in Ovine Footrot Control. In: Small Ruminant Research. 118, 1-3, p. 110-113

Allworth, M.B. (2014) Post Graduate Distance Education in Sheep Health Veterinary Education. In: Small Ruminant Research. 118, 1-3, p. 97-99

Robertson, S., King, B., Allworth, M.B., Rummery, J. & Friend, M. (2014) The effect of peri-conceptual grazing of live pasture on fetal numbers in unsynchronised ewes. In: Animal Production Science. 54, 8, p. 1008-1015

Lievaart, J., Charman, N. R., Scrivener, C., Morton, D. & Allworth, M.B. (2013) Incidence of calf scours and associated risk factors in southern New South Wales beef herds. In : Australian Veterinary Journal. 91, 11, p. 464-468

Conference Papers and proceedings

McGrath, S.R., Why are lamb growth rates on lucerne not as high as expected? Graham Centre Forum Proceedings 2019.

McGrath, S.R., Keogh, T., McCarthy, K., Friend, M., Allworth, M.B., & Bhanugopan, M. (2018). A supplement including 25-(OH) D3 and additional calcium improves calcium status of late-pregnant twinbearing ewes. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores, Clermont-Ferrand, France 2nd – 6th September 2018.

Ataollahi, F., McGrath S.R., Friend M., & Bhanugopan M. (2018). Effect of calcium and magnesium supplementation on energy balance regulation in merino ewes around parturition. Paper presented at the 10th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores, Clermont-Ferrand, France 2nd – 6th September 2018.

Allworth, M.B., Goonan, B., McGrath, S.R., Woodgate, R., & Kelly, G. (2018). A comparison of the effectiveness of a single active macrocyclic lactone drench with an abamectin/levamisole combination drench, and the effect on weight gains, in beef cattle in southern New South Wales. Paper presented at Animal Production 2018, Wagga Wagga.

McCarthy, K. A., McGrath, S.R., Keogh, T. A., & Bhanugopan, M. S. (2018). Effect of maternal 25-hydroxyvitaminD3 and calcium supplementation on bone turnover in suckling lambs. Paper presented at Animal Production 2018, Wagga Wagga.

McCormick, J. I., & McGrath, S.R. (2018). Mineral supplementation with salt, magnesium oxide and lime increases steer growth rates when grazing a failed wheat crop during early spring. Paper presented at Animal Production 2018, Wagga Wagga.

McGrath, S.R., Champness, M. R., & McCormick, J. I. (2018). Supplementation does not always improve lamb growth rates when grazing lucerne. Paper presented at Animal Production 2018, Wagga Wagga.

McGrath, S.R., Pinares-PatiƱo, C. S., McDonald, S. E., Simpson, R. J., Kirkegaard, J. A., & Moore, A. D. (2018). Grazing lambs on dualpurpose crops increases the sale weight of yearling lambs in a Tablelands production system. Paper presented at the Animal Production 2018, Wagga Wagga.

Ataollahi, F., Friend, M., McGrath, S.R., & Bhanugopan, M. (2018). Effects of maternal supplementation with calcium and magnesium on general health and immunity of ewes and their lambs Paper presented at the MerinoLink Annual Conference and Field Day Goulburn, NSW.

McCarthy, K. A., McGrath, S.R., Keogh, T. P., & Bhanugopan, M. S. (2018). Bone turnover in twin-born lambs at marking and weaning Paper presented at the MerinoLink Annual Conference and Field Day Goulburn, NSW.

McGrath, S.R., Pinares-Patino, C. S., McDonald, S. E., Simpson, R. J., & Moore, A. D. (2017). Dual-purpose cropping: changes in pasture availability and composition from incorporating dual-purpose crops into a Tablelands pasture system. Paper presented at the 18th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, Ballarat, Victoria September 2017.

McGrath, S.R., Street, S. H., Krebs, G. L., & Friend, M. A. (2016). Turning dual-purpose wheat into meat: comparison of Merino and White Dorper maternal systems on a mixed-farming feedbase. Paper presented at the 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production (Animal Production 2016), Adelaide, Australia.

McGrath, S.R., Virgona, J. M., De Mattia, T. A., & Friend, M. A. (2016). Forage quantity and quality of dual-purpose wheat: changes during grazing and implications for livestock production. Paper presented at the 31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production (Animal Production 2016), Adelaide, Australia. McGrath, Virgona and Allworth (2016) The cost of hitting Lifetime Ewe targets in scanned and unscanned Merino flocks - a simulation using a dynamic model, AusFarm (Graham Centre Sheep Forum 2016)

McGrath, S.R., & Friend, M. (2015). Dual-purpose crops: comparison of maternal systems grazing canola or wheat during late pregnancy and lambing then lucerne-based pasture until weaning. Paper presented at the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.

McGrath, S.R., Sandral, G., & Friend, M. (2015). Lamb growth rates on pasture:assessing options for finishing lambs in spring. Paper presented at the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.