These publications are the result of research conducted at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre.

Scientific Journals

Hacker, R.B., Hodgkinson, K.C., Melville, G.J., Bean, J. and Clipperton, S.P. (2006). Death model for tussock perennial grasses: thresholds for grazing-induced mortality of mulga Mitchell grass (Thyridolepis mitchelliana). The Rangeland Journal 28:105-14.

McLeod, S.R. Druhan, J. P. and Hacker, R.B. (2006). Determining the age of kangaroos using eye lens weight. Wildlife Research 33:25-28.

Alford AR, Hegarty RS, Parnell PF, Cacho OJ, Herd RM, Griffith GR (2006) The impact of breeding to reduce residual feed intake on enteric methane emissions from the Australian beef industry. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, In press.

Arthur PF, Herd RM (2006) Genetic relationships between residual feed intake and other economically important traits in beef cattle. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production Brazil, Accepted.

Arthur PF, Herd RM (2006) Selection for growth and feed efficiency - The Australian experience. Journal of Integrated Field Science 3, 59-66.

Herd RM, Arthur PF, Archer JA (2006) Repeatability of residual feed intake and interaction with level of nutrition in Angus cows. Animal Production in Australia In press.

Colditz, I.G. , Watson, D.L., Kilgour, R.J., Ferguson, D.M., Prideaux, C., Ruby, J., Kirkland, P.D. and Sullivan, K. (2006).  Impact of animal health and welfare research within the CRC for Cattle and Beef Quality on Australian beef production. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46: 233-244.

Ishiwata, T., Kilgour, R.J., Uetake, K., Eguchi, Y. and Tanaka, T. (2006).Choice of attractive conditions by beef cattle in a Y-maze just after release from restraint: effect of sheep. Animal Science Journal 77: 363-369.

Kilgour, R.J., Melville, G.J. and Greenwood, P.L. (2006). Individual differences in the reaction of beef cattle to situations involving social isolation, close proximity of humans, restraint and novelty. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 99: 21-40.

Walker, K.H., Fell, L.R., Reddacliff, L.A., Kilgour, R.J., House, J.R., Wilson, S.C. and Nicholls, P.J. (2006). Effects of Yard Weaning and Training on the Behavioural Adaptation of Cattle to a Feedlot. Livestock Science (in press).

Richards, J.S., Atkins, K.D., Thompson T, Murray, W.K. (2006) Data from Walk Over Weighing: Where are we at? Australian Society of Animal Production Proceedings Vol 26 Short Communication 32


Kilgour, R.J., Ishiwata, T., Uetake, K and Ikenaga, J. (2006). Self-grooming in beef cattle is similar to that in closely-related species. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, Macquarie University, 20th 23rd April 2004, p 8.

Hacker, R.B., Alemseged, Y., Carberry, P.M. and Smith, W.J. (2006). Trigger points for stocking decisions in western NSW. In The Cutting Edge, Conference Papers, Australian Rangeland Society 14th Biennial Conference (Ed. P Erkelenz).  pp. 194-97.

Hacker, R.B., Thompson, T.J., Murray, W.K. and Timmers, P.K. (2006). Precision management systems for pastoral livestock producers. In The Cutting Edge, Conference Papers, Australian Rangeland Society 14th Biennial Conference (Ed. P Erkelenz). pp. 198-201.

Alemseged, Y., Hacker, R.B., Timmers, P.K. and Smith, W.J. (2006). Estimation of paddock level pasture production using PaddockGRASP in western New South Wales. In The Cutting Edge, Conference Papers, Australian Rangeland Society 14th Biennial Conference (Ed. P Erkelenz).pp 37-40.

Arthur PF, Herd RM, Johnston DJ, Wolcott ML, Barwick SA (2006) Genetics of growth and feed efficiency. Australian beef-The Leader, Proceedings of the Beef CRC Conference, Armidale NSW, 7-8 March 2006, 53-64.

Final report

Hacker, R.B. (2006). Stocking rate decision tools for rangeland pastoralists. Final Report to Land and Water Australia and Australian Wool Innovations Limited. Managing Pastoral Country Sub-Program, Land Water and Wool. 50pp ISBN 0 7347 1728 8. 56pp.

Hacker, R.B., Alemseged, Y and Carberry, P.M. (2006). Improved seasonal climate forecasts for wool growers in western NSW. Final Report, Land & Water Australia Project DAN16. Managing Climate Variability Sub-Program, Land Water and Wool. ISBN 0 7347 1741 5. 56pp.


Hacker R. B., Alemseged, Y., Carberry, P.M., Browne, R.H. and Smith, W.J. (2006). Betting on Rain. Managing seasonal risk in western NSW. NSW Department of Primary Industries. ISBN 0 7347 1727 X. 93pp

Other publications

Casburn, G., Strong, A., Hacker, R. and Clipperton, S. (2006). Restoration of degraded grazing country in the semi-arid areas of NSW. Primefact 225. NSW Department of Primary Industries. ISSN 1832-6668. 12pp.

Toole, I. (2009). The effects of cropping on the red soils of the Western CMA region. Primefact 830. Industry & Investment NSW. ISSN 1832-6668. 8pp.

Toole, I. (2009). The effects of cropping on the grey soils of the Western CMA region. Primefact 829. Industry & Investment NSW. ISSN 1832-6668. 9pp.