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Associate Professor Rebecca Hickson PhD, BSc(Hons), BBS

Associate Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

I completed my PhD looking at dystocia in beef heifers at Massey University in 2009. I have a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and Mathematics and a BBS in Finance, also from Massey University. I grew up on a sheep and beef farm near Gisborne and have maintained a strong interest in beef production, particularly breeding cows. Current research interests include beef cow efficiency, making the best use of dairy beef opportunities, and Theileria orientalis (ikeda) impacts in beef herds.

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Animal Science) - Massey University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Massey University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies - Massey University (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

I am interested in all aspects of beef production, from calving and calf rearing through to finishing and meat quality. I also contribute to projects in dairy production and genetics, sheep production and equine breeding.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Breeding (070201): Animal Growth and Development (070202): Animal Management (070203): Animal Production (070200): Animal Reproduction (070206)

Keywords

Beef cattle production, dystocia, reproduction, animal breeding, crossbreeding, cow efficiency, dairy beef, Theileria orientalis (ikeda)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 6 11
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Ridler, AL., Hickson, RE., Greer, AW., . . . Blair, HT. (2017). Farmer perceptions of the relative usefulness of information providers and technology transfer methods. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 60(3), 245-262
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Pettigrew, EJ., Morris, ST., Back, PJ., Kenyon, PR., Berry, J., Donald, AJ., . . . Hickson, RE. (2017). Growth of weaned Friesian bull calves on a herb sward or with concentrate supplementation during late summer and early autumn. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 60(1), 70-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Silva-Villacorta, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., & MacGibbon, AK. (2017). Production and profitability of dairy farms producing milk with different concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids: a simulation study. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 60(1), 32-44
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Davis, SR., Geary, U., Garrick, DJ., . . . Shalloo, L. (2016). Dairy product production and lactose demand in New Zealand and Ireland under different simulated milk product–processing portfolios. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 55(2), 126-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Gronqvist, GV., Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., & Morris, ST. (2016). The effect of ewe nutrition and body condition during late-pregnancy on the behaviour of twin-bearing ewes and their lambs. Small Ruminant Research. 145, 94-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2016). The influence of age and breed of cow on colostrum indicators of suckled beef calves. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 163-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Ridler, AL., Hickson, RE., Greer, AW., . . . Blair, HT. (2016). The use of farm-management tools by New Zealand sheep farmers: Changes with time. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 78-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Morris, ST., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., & Kenyon, PR. (2016). Days to calving and intercalving interval in beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 31-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Gronqvist, GV., Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., & Morris, ST. (2016). Does ewe nutrition during pregnancy affect the neonatal behaviour of twin-born lambs?. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 8-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Coleman, LW., Hickson, RE., Schreurs, NM., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., . . . Morris, ST. (2016). Carcass characteristics and meat quality of Hereford sired steers born to beef-cross-dairy and Angus breeding cows. Meat Science. 121, 403-408
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S., Schreurs, N.
Silva-Villacorta, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., & MacGibbon, AK. (2016). A stochastic farm model to simulate dairy farms and the segregation of cows to produce milk with different concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 125, 29-38
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Davis, SR., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., Garrick, DJ., . . . Geary, U. (2016). Responses in lactose yield, lactose percentage and protein-to-protein-plus-lactose ratio from index selection in New Zealand dairy cattle. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 59(1), 90-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Davis, SR., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., & Garrick, DJ. (2016). Estimates of genetic and crossbreeding parameters for milk components and potential yield of dairy products from New Zealand dairy cattle. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 59(1), 79-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., Davis, SR., Garrick, DJ., . . . Geary, U. (2015). Predicted dairy product yields and deficits of lactose for manufacturing under differing selection and manufacturing scenarios in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 58(4), 432-440
[Journal article]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Ridler, AL., Hickson, RE., Greer, AW., . . . Blair, HT. (2015). Influence of demographic factors on the use of farm management tools by New Zealand farmers. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 58(4), 412-422
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Greer, AW., Corner-Thomas, RA., Logan, CM., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Ridler, AL., . . . Blair, HT. (2015). Perceived importance of areas of future research: Results from a survey of sheep farmers. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 58(4), 359-370
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Back, PJ., Ridler, AL., Stafford, KJ., . . . Kenyon, PR. (2015). Effects of body condition score and nutrition in lactation on twin-bearing ewe and lamb performance to weaning. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 58(2), 156-169
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Stafford, K.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Davis, SR., Hickson, RE., & Shalloo, L. (2015). Genetic parameters for milk components including lactose from test day records in the New Zealand dairy herd. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 58(2), 97-107
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Pickering, NK., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., Johnson, PL., Dodds, KG., & McEwan, JC. (2015). Estimates of genetic parameters for breech strike and potential indirect indicators in sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(2), 98-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Back, PJ., Ridler, AL., Stafford, KJ., . . . Kenyon, PR. (2015). Effects of body condition score and nutrition in lactation on twin-bearing ewe and lamb performance to weaning. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Stafford, K.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Back, PJ., Kenyon, PR., Hickson, RE., Ridler, AL., Stafford, KJ., . . . Morris, ST. (2015). Ad libitum pasture feeding in late pregnancy does not improve the performance of twin-bearing ewes and their lambs. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 28(3), 360-368
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Stafford, K.
Pickering, NK., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., Johnson, PL., Dodds, KG., & McEwan, JC. (2014). Estimates of genetic parameters for breech strike and potential indirect indicators in sheep. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Davis, SR., Hickson, RE., & Shalloo, L. (2014). Genetic parameters for milk components including lactose from test day records in the New Zealand dairy herd. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2014). Breed effects and heterosis for productivity traits at first calving of Angus, Holstein Friesian, Jersey and crossbred beef cows. Animal Production Science. 54(9), 1381-1387
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2014). The influences of live weight and body condition score of ewe lambs from breeding to lambing on the live weight of their singleton lambs to weaning. Small Ruminant Research. 119(1-3), 16-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Pickering, NK., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., Dodds, KG., Johnson, PL., & McEwan, JC. (2013). Genetic relationships between dagginess, breech bareness, and wool traits in New Zealand dual-purpose sheep. Journal of Animal Science. 91(10), 4578-4588
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Ridler, AL., Stafford, KJ., . . . West, DM. (2013). The effects of body condition score and nutrition of triplet-bearing ewes in late pregnancy. Small Ruminant Research. 113(1), 154-161
[Journal article]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Stafford, K.
Katayama, K., Sato, T., Arai, T., Amao, H., Ohta, Y., Ozawa, T., . . . Tazaki, H. (2013). Non-targeted analyses of animal plasma: Betaine and choline represent the nutritional and metabolic status. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 97(1), 119-125
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P.
Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Hickson, RE., Stafford, KJ., & West, DM. (2012). Nutritional restriction of triplet-bearing ewes and body condition score has minimal impacts. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 55(4), 359-370
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Blair, HT., Harding, JE., Oliver, MH., Jaquiery, AL., . . . Burt, KG. (2012). The effect of liveweight and liveweight gain of ewes immediately post-weaning on the liveweight and survival of subsequent lambs. Animal Production Science. 52(7), 491-496
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P.
Kenyon, PR., Hickson, RE., Hutton, PG., Morris, ST., Stafford, KJ., & West, DM. (2012). Effect of twin-bearing ewe body condition score and late pregnancy nutrition on lamb performance. Animal Production Science. 52(7), 483-490
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Hickson, RE., Laven, RL., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2012). Postpartum anoestrous interval in first-lactation beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows. Animal Production Science. 52(7), 478-482
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Pickering, NK., Dodds, KG., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., Johnson, PL., & McEwan, JC. (2012). Genetic parameters for production traits in New Zealand dual-purpose sheep, with an emphasis on dagginess. Journal of Animal Science. 90(5), 1411-1420
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Pickering, NK., Dodds, KG., Blair, HT., Hickson, RE., Johnson, PL., & McEwan, JC. (2012). Genetic parameters for production traits in New Zealand dual-purpose sheep, with an emphasis on dagginess. Journal of Animal Science. 90(5), 1411-1420
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Katayama, K., Sato, T., Arai, T., Amao, H., Ohta, Y., Ozawa, T., . . . Tazaki, H. (2011). Non-targeted analyses of animal plasma: Betaine and choline represent the nutritional and metabolic status. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition.
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Anderson, WJ., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2012). A survey detailing the calving performance of primiparous 2-year-old beef heifers and outcomes of assisted calving. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 35-41
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Van Reenen, EH., Kenyon, PR., Sherlock, RG., Hickson, RE., & Morris, ST. (2010). Shearing Merino ewes at different stages of pregnancy: Effects on fleece characteristics of progeny. Animal Production Science. 50(6), 603-607
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., Ridler, BJ., & Morris, ST. (2010). Profitability of calving heifers at 2 compared with 3 years of age and the effect of incidence of assistance at parturition on profitability. Animal Production Science. 50(6), 354-358
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2009). Maternal plasma oestrone sulphate concentration prior to parturition in relation to birth weight of the calf in primiparous, 2-year-old, Angus heifers. Animal Reproduction Science. 114(1-3), 301-305
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2009). Effect of liveweight gain of pregnant 15-month-old Angus heifers on the milk intake of their first calves and the liveweight of their first and second calves. Animal Production Science. 49(2), 112-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2009). Effects of liveweight gain of 15-month-old Angus heifers during the first trimester of pregnancy on liveweight and milk intake of their calves. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(1), 39-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2009). Size of foetuses and placentae from primiparous, 15-month-old, Angus heifers fed for moderate or low liveweight gain for 21 days prior to insemination and for the first trimester of pregnancy. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(1), 31-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Anderson, WJ., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2008). A survey of beef cattle farmers in New Zealand, examining management practices of primiparous breeding heifers. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 56(4), 176-183
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2008). Effects of liveweight gain during pregnancy of 15-month-old angus heifers on dystocia and birth weight, body dimensions, estimated milk intake and weaning weight of the calves. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 51(2), 171-180
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2008). Duration of parturition and frequency of abdominal contractions in primiparous, 2-year-old Angus heifers and the relevance of body dimensions of calves to dystocia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 48(7), 935-939
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Mori, A., Kenyon, PR., Mori, N., Yamamoto, I., Tanaka, Y., Suzuki, N., . . . Arai, T. (2008). Changes in metabolite, energy metabolism related enzyme activities and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) populations in beef heifers with two differing liveweight change profiles in New Zealand. Veterinary Research Communications. 32(2), 159-166
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Erratum: Dystocia in beef heifers: A review of genetic and nutritional influences (New Zealand Veterinary Journal (2006) 54, (256-264)). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 55(1), 48
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Re: Dystocia in beef heifers: A review of genetic and nutritional influences (vol 54, pg 256, 2006). NEW ZEALAND VETERINARY JOURNAL. 55(1), 48-48
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Mori, A., Urabe, S., Asada, M., Tanaka, Y., Tazaki, H., Yamamoto, I., . . . Arai, T. (2007). Comparison of plasma metabolite concentrations and enzyme activities in beef cattle raised by different feeding systems in Korea, Japan and New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series A: Physiology Pathology Clinical Medicine. 54(7), 342-345
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Dalley, DE., Clark, DA., & Holmes, CW. (2006). Yields and persistency of lactation in Friesian and Jersey cows milked once daily. Journal of Dairy Science. 89(6), 2017-2024
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2006). Dystocia in beef heifers: A review of genetic and nutritional influences. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 54(6), 256-264
[Journal article]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.

Book

Morris, ST., & Hickson, R.(2017). Beef and Cow Body Condition Scoring. : Beef + Lamb NZ
[Authored Book]Authored by: Hickson, R., Morris, S.

Thesis

Andrews, NF. (2011). Genetic Gain in a Romney Group Breeding Scheme. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Creagh, FE. (2011). Genetic Evaluation of Sport Horses. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2009). Assistance at parturition of primiparous, two-year-old, angus heifers and the effect of liveweight gain of heifers in early pregnancy on birth weight of the calf. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hickson, R.Edited by: Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.

Report

Dukkipati, VSR., Blair, HT., & Hickson, RE. (2015). A review of economic values (EV) for ewe live weight and lamb carcass weight.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Blair, H., Dukkipati, V., Hickson, R.

Conference

Gronqvist, GV., Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Stafford, KJ., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2017). The effect of mid-pregnancy nutrition and body condition score on the behaviour of triplet-bearing ewes and their lambs. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 143 - 148).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Back, PJ., Hickson, RE., Sneddon, NW., Coleman, LW., & Laven, RA. (2017). Brief Communication: managing liveweight gain of holstein-friesian, jersy and holstein-friesian-jersey crossbred heifer calves. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 69 - 71). : New Zealand society of Animal procuction
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Handcock, RC., Lopez-Villalobos, N., McNaughton, L., Edwards, GR., & Hickson, RE. (2017). Growth curves of New Zealand Holstein-Friesian, Jersey and Holstein-Friesian-Jersey crossbred heirfers. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 64 - 68). : New Zealand society of animal production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Morris, ST., Tait, IM., Kenyon, PR., Garrick, DJ., Pleasants, AB., & Hickson, RE. (2017). Effect of cow body condition score on inter-calving interval, pregnancy diagnosis, weaning rate and calf weaning weight in beef cattle. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 23 - 28). : New Zealand society of animal production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Ramsay, BA., Schoorl, JAJ., Stayton, KM., Cranston, LM., Morris, ST., Burnham, DL., . . . Hickson, RE. (2017). The effect of yeard weaning and contact with humans on behavioural reactivity and liveweight gain of beef breed calves. Proceddings of the New Zealand society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 8 - 12). : New Zealand society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Cockrem, J., Cranston, L., Hickson, R.
Fransen, P., Burkitt, LL., Bretherton, M., Horne, D., Singh, R., Hickson, R., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Selection of cattle supplement feeding areas to reduce nutrient and sediment loss in surface runoff from hill country. In LD. Currie, & M. Hedley (Eds.) In: Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. (Eds L. D. Currie and M. J. Hedley). Vol. Occasional Report No. 30 (pp. 1 - 4). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 30th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Hickson, R., Horne, D., Morris, S., Singh, R.Edited by: Currie, L., Hedley, M.
Hoogenboom, A., Draganova, I., Burkitt, L., Hickson, R., Bretherton, M., Hedley, C., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Monitoring of cattle in streams and wet areas on a hill country farm. Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. (Eds L. D. Currie and M. J. Hedley).. (pp. 1 - 9). : 30th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Draganova, I., Hickson, R.Contributed to by: Draganova, I.
Hickson, RE., Draganova, IG., Burkitt, LL., Horne, DJ., & Morris, ST. (2016). Strategic supplementation to manage movement of beef cows on hills. In A. Iwaasa, HA. Kardber, M. Schellenbert, W. Willms, & K. Larson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Rangeland Congress. (pp. 452 - 454). : International Rangelands Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Burkitt, L., Draganova, I., Hickson, R., Horne, D.
Pettigrew, EJ., Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Lee, RL., Bagley, D., Pickering, NK., . . . Blair, HT. (2016). Can farmers select good rams based on phenotype?. In Australian Society of Animal Production, Australian Society of Animal Production
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Griffiths, K., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Back, PJ., Hickson, RE., Lilly, VM., Coleman, LW., Sneddon, NW., & Laven, RA. (2016). Grazing behaviour and species selection of heifer calves fed different forages. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 126 - 131). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Morris, ST., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., & Kenyon, PR. (2016, July). Days to calving and intercalving interval in beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows. Presented at The New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Morris, ST., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., & Kenyon, PR.Days to calving and intercalving interval in beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows. . Adelaide, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2016). The influence of age and breed of cow on colostrum indicators of suckled beef calves. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 163 - 168). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production (inc)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Morris, ST., & Hickson, RE. (2016). An overview of current and potential hill country livestock systems. New Zealand Grassland Association Ocassional Publication. (pp. 309 - 316). : Hill Country Symposium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Morris, S.
Back, PJ., Hickson, RE., van Bouwel, K., de Cock, H., Verdurman, J., Sneddon, NW., . . . Laven, RA. (2016). Brief communication: Do different grazing strategies affect pre-weaning calf growth rates?. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 119 - 121). : Animal Production 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Back, PJ., Hickson, RE., Lilly, VM., Coleman, LW., Sneddon, NW., & Laven, RA. (2016). Grazing behaviour and species selection of heifer calves fed different forages. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 126 - 131). : Animal Production 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Davis, SR., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., & Garrick, DJ. (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. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 139 - 143). : Animal Production 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Cardoso, DS., Hickson, RE., Laven, RA., Coleman, LW., & Back, PJ. (2015). Brief communication: Do high-milk diets affect the growth rate of heifers prior to weaning?. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 263 - 265). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Coleman, LW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2015). Brief communication: Composition of milk sampled from beef-cross-dairy cows unaccustomed to milking. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 257 - 259). New Zealand: 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Coleman, LW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2015). Brief Communication: Composition of milk sampled from beef-cross-dairy cows unaccustomed to milking. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 260 - 262). Dunedin, New Zealand: 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Tait, IM., Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., & Blair, HT. (2015). Relationships among skin thickness fat depth and eye muscle depth in sire and their progeny and the breeding value for survival of their progeny. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 243 - 246). : 75th New Zealand society of animal production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P.
Grongvist, GV., Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., & Morris, ST. (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. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 219 - 222). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Little, CL., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., Beausoleil, NJ., Cockrem, JF., Kenyon, PR., . . . Morris, ST. (2015). Beef cattle wintering systems: Effects on cattle and pasture. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 167 - 171). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Beausoleil, N., Cockrem, J., Hickson, R., Horne, D., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., Draganova, I., Horne, D., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2015). Brief communication waling distance and energy expenditure of beef cows grazing on hill country in winter. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 164 - 166). Dunedin, New Zealand: 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Corner-Thomas, RA., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2015). Stayability of beef-cross-dairy breeding cows to six years of age. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 159 - 163). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Handcock, RC., Hickson, RE., & Back, PJ. (2015). The use of herb mix and lucerne to increase growth rates of dairy heifers. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 132 - 135). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R.
Silva-Villacorta, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Blair, H., & MacGibbon, A. (2015). Estimation of a premium for milk with a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids based on farm and processor profit: A simulation study.. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 54 - 59). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., & Garrick, DJ. (2015). Estimation of crossbreeding effects on yields of dairy products and value of milk processed in different product portfolios. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 48 - 53). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Collier, KJD., Hickson, RE., Schreurs, NM., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2015). Growth rate and carcass characteristics of simmental - and angus-sired steers born to angus and angus-cross-dairy cows. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2015. Vol. 75 (pp. 15 - 19). Dunedin, New Zealand: 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Schreurs, N.
Coleman, LW., Hickson, RE., Amoore, J., Laven, RA., & Back, PJ. (2015). Colostral immunoglobulin G as a predictor for serum immuoglobulin G concentration in dairy calves. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2015. Vol. 75 (pp. 3 - 8). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., Garrick, DJ., & Geary, U. (2014). Prediction of industry production of milk components, yields of dairy products and lactose deficit under the current breeding objective of New Zealand dairy cattle. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. : 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Sneddon, N., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, R., Shalloo, L., Garrick, D., & Geary, U. (2014). Prediction of idustry production of milk components, yields of dairy products and lactose deficit under the current breeding objective of New Zealand dairy cattle. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. Vancouver, Canada
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Schreurs, NM., Hickson, RE., Coleman, LW., Kenyon, PR., Martin, NP., & Morris, ST. (2014, June). Brief communication: Quality of meat from steers born to beef-cross-dairy cows and sired by hereford. Presented at New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Schreurs, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., Garrick, DJ., & Geary, U. (2014, June). Supply and demand for lactose in the New Zealand dairy industry. Presented at New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Burnham, DL., Kenyon, PR., Pain, SJ., Hickson, RE., Peterson, SW., & Blair, HT. (2014, June). Brief Communication: Inter-generational effects on male offspring born to ewes whose dams were offered varying feeding levels in pregnancy. Presented at New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Pain, S., Peterson, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Ridler, AL., Hickson, RE., & Blair, HT. (2014, June). Brief Communication: Ewe ultra-sound pregnancy diagnosis and its use by New Zealand farmers. Presented at New Zealand society of Animal Production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Clifford, RP., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., & Back, PJ. (2014, June). Growth rates of dairy heifers fed alternative feeds. Presented at New Zealand society of animal production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R.
Schreurs, NM., Hickson, RE., Coleman, LW., Kenyon, PR., Martin, NP., & Morris, ST. (2014). Brief Communication: Quality of meat from steers born to beef-cross-dairy cows and sired by Hereford bulls. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 229 - 232). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Schreurs, N.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., Garrick, DJ., & Geary, U. (2014). Supply and demand for lactose in the New Zealand dairy industry. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 215 - 219). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Burnham, DL., Kenyon, PR., Pain, SJ., Hickson, RE., Peterson, SW., & Blair, HT. (2014). Brief Communication: Inter-generational effects on male offspring born to ewes whose dams were offered varying feeding levels in pregnancy. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 199 - 204). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Pain, S., Peterson, S.
Burnham, DL., Kenyon, PR., Pain, SJ., Hickson, RE., & Blair, HT. (2014). Brief communication: Grand-dam age has no effect on ram lamb live weight and carcass characteristics. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 196 - 198). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Pain, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Hickson, R., Greer, A., . . . Blair, H. (2014). Brief communication: Ewe ultra-sound pregnancy diagnosis and its use by New Zealand farmers. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 65 - 72). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Clifford, RP., Hickson, RE., Martin, NP., & Back, PJ. (2014). Growth rates of dairy heifers fed alternative feeds. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 29 - 34). Palmerston North, New Zealand: The New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2014). Differences in live weight and milking potential does not affect reproductive efficiency in beef breeding cows. In Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VIII: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants(pp. 537). , Ninth International symposium on reproduction in Domestic Ruminants Leicestershire, England: Society for Reproduction and Fertility
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Back, PJ., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2014). Differences in live weight and milking potential does not affect reproductive efficiency in beef breeding cows. Poster session presented at the meeting of Ninth International symposium on Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants. Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Blair, H., Sewell, AM., Corner-Thomas, R., Kemp, P., Wood, B., Gray, D., . . . Kenyon, P. (2013, June). Understanding how farmers learn. Presented at The Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hickson, R., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A., Sewell, A.Contributed to by: Sewell, A.
Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Hickson, RE., Kerslake, JI., & Morris, ST. (2013). Brief communication: Ewe live weight and body condition in mid-to late-pregnancy does not affect the maximum heat production capacity of its lamb at birth. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 73 (pp. 143 - 145). Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2013
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, RE., & Shalloo, L. (2013). Review of milk payment systems to identify the component value of lactose. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 73 (pp. 33 - 36). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Law, NL., Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, P., & Morris, S. (2013). Efficiency of beef breeding cows that vary in live weight and milking potential. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 73 (pp. 11 - 16). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Gronqvist, G., Hickson, R., Corner, R., Kenyon, P., & Stafford, K. (2013, February). Ewe/lamb behaviour and triplet survival. Presented at 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Gronqvist, G., Hickson, R., Stafford, K., Corner, R., & Kenyon, P. (2013). Ewe/lamb behaviour and triplet survival. In 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Handbook(pp. 90 - 90). , 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science New Zealand: International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Creagh, FE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, R., & Rogers, CW. (2012, July). Examination of New Zealand sport horse performance records and their suitability for the calculation of breeding values. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rogers, C.
Kenyon, P., Hickson, R., Hutton, PG., Morris, S., Stafford, K., & West, DM. (2012, July). Effect of twin-bearing ewe body condition score and late pregnancy nutrition on lamb performance. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, R., & Shalloo, L. (2012, July). Genetic parameters for lactose and its relationship with concentrations and ratios of other milk components. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hickson, R., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, P., & Morris, ST. (2012, July). Postpartum anoestrous interval in first-lactation beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Blair, H., Harding, JE., Oliver, MH., Jaquiery, AL., . . . Burt, KG. (2012, July). The effect of liveweight and liveweight gain of ewes immediately post-weaning on the liveweight and survival of subsequent lambs. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P.
Silva-Villacorta, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Blair, H., Hickson, R., & MacGibbon, AK. (2012, July). Productivity and financial characteristics of hers that produce milkfat with different concentration of unsaturated fatty acids using a stochastic farm model. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Pickering, NK., Dodds, KG., Blair, H., Hickson, R., Johnson, PL., & McEwan, JC. (2012, July). Estimates of genetic parameters for flystrike in New Zealand Romney and Romney cross sheep. Presented at Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Creagh, FE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, R., & Rogers, C. (2012). Examination of New Zealand sport horse performance records and their suitability for the calculation of breeding values. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference. Vol. 72 (pp. 3 - 7). New Zealand: Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rogers, C.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Hickson, R., & Shalloo, L. (2012). Genetic parameters for lactose and its relationship with concentrations and ratios of other milk components. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference. Vol. 72 (pp. 76 - 80). New Zealand: Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Silva-Villacorta, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Blair, H., Hickson, R., & MacGibbon, AKH. (2012). Productivity and financial characteristics of herds that produce milkfat with different concentration of unsaturated fatty acids using a stochastic farm model. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference. Vol. 72 (pp. 175 - 180). New Zealand: New Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Pickering, NK., Dodds, KG., Blair, H., Hickson, R., Johnson, PL., & McEwan, JC. (2012). Estimates of genetic parameters for flystrike in New Zealand Romney and Romney cross sheep. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference. Vol. 72 (pp. 189 - 191). New Zealand: Second Joint 72nd New Zealand Society of Animal Production and 29th Biennial Australian Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Hickson, R. (2012, June). The latest in beef cow reproduction. Presented at 2012 New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference: The Heart of Practice. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Laven, RL., Fraser, KR., Balcomb, CC., . . . Morris, ST. (2012). The most efficient beef cow. In B. Hodgson, G. Dodunski, J. Chisnall, S. Marshall, A. Roe, K. Kelly, . . . A. Ridler (Eds.) Proceedings of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the NZVA Annual Conference. Vol. 296 (pp. 4.22.1 - 4.22.7). New Zealand: Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA] Annual Conference: The Heart of Practice
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Laven, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Balcomb, CC., Fraser, KR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2011, July). The effect of breed on the onset of puberty in heifers. Presented at 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Silva-Villacorta, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Blair, H., Hickson, R., Spelman, RJ., Melis, J., . . . Snell, RG. (2011). Effect of lactation stage and breed on the concentration of unsaturated fatty acids in milkfat of New Zealand dairy cattle. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the 71st New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 71 (pp. 203 - 207). New Zealand: 71st New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hickson, RE., Balcomb, CC., Fraser, KR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2011). The effect of breed on the onset of puberty in heifers. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics. (pp. 51 - 54). Australia: 19th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Pickering, NK., Dodds, KG., Blair, H., Hickson, R., Johnson, PL., & McEwan, JC. (2010). Heritability of dags and its genetic relationship with fleece traits and live weights. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. (pp. 1 - 4). : 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production [WCGALP]
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R.
Peterson, S., Jenkinson, C., Hickson, R., Morris, S., Blair, H., & Kenyon, P. (2010). Preliminary investigation of milk production in Angus heifers exposed to different planes of nutrition in utero. Proceedings of the 70th New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2010. Vol. 70 (pp. 194 - 198). New Zealand: 70th New Zealand Society of Animal Production Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Jenkinson, C., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Peterson, S.
Creagh, FE., Hickson, RE., & Rogers, CW. (2010). Preliminary examination of sport horse competition data for genetic evaluation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 70 (pp. 143 - 145). Hamilton, New Zealand: Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Rogers, C.
Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Blair, H., Harding, JE., Oliver, MH., Jaquiery, AL., . . . Burt, KG. (2009). Does feeding regimen between pregnancies affect the birth weight and survival of lambs?. In Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Vol. 1 (pp. S9 - S9). , 6th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2008, May). The influence of liveweight gain in early pregnancy on birth weight and dystocia in 2-year-old beef heifers. Presented at The Society of Sheep and Beef Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Annual Seminar 2008. Christchurch.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2008, June). Duration of parturition and frequency of abdominal contractions in primiparous 2-year-old Angus heifers and the relevance of body dimensions of calves to dystocia. Presented at Australian Society of Animal Production Biennial Conference. Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Kenyon, PR., Lopez-Villalobos, N., & Morris, ST. (2008). The influence of liveweight gain in early pregnancy on birth weight and dystocia in 2-year-old beef heifers. Proceedings of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Annual Seminar 2008. (pp. 155 - 165). : The Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Annual Seminar 2008
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
van Reenen, EH., Kenyon, PR., Sherlock, RG., Hickson, RE., & Morris, ST.Liveweight and body condition of single - and twin - bearing Merino ewes. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 68 (pp. 67 - 68). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST.(2008, June). Duration of parturition and frequency of abdominal contractions in primiparous, 2-year-old Angus heifers and the relevance of body dimensions of calves to dystocia. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE. 48 (6-7)(pp. 935 - 939). 0816-1089.
[Conference]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Effect of maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy on birth weight and conformation of calves born to 2-year-old beef heifers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Northern Beef Research Update Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Effect of maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy on birth weight and conformation of calves born to 2-year-old beef heifers. In Proceedings of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference(pp. 137 - 137). , Northern Beef Research Update Conference Australia: North Australia Beef Research Council
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2007, June). The effect of maternal liveweight gain of 15-month-old beef heifers on foetal weight. Presented at New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Wanaka.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Effect of liveweight change of 15-month-old heifers in early pregnancy on fetal weight. In EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 83 (pp. S86 - S87). : ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez Villalobos, N. (2007). Effect of liveweight change of 15-month-old heifers in early pregnancy on fetal weight. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Perth, WA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE. (2007, June). Dystocia in beef heifers: Maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy. Presented at New Zealand Highland Cattle Society 2007 Conference and AGM. Palmerston North, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez-Villalobos, N. (2007). Effect of maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy on birth weight and conformation of calves born to 2-year-old beef heifers. In Proceedings of the Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference(pp. 216 - 216). , New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference 2007 New Zealand: VetLearn
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.Edited by: Parkinson, T.
Hickson, RE., Morris, ST., Kenyon, PR., & Lopez Villalobos, N. (2007). Effect of maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy on birth weight and conformation of calves born to 2-year-old beef heifers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society of Dairy Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference. Christchurch, NZ
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE., Lopez Villalobos, N., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2007). The effect of maternal liveweight gain of 15-month-old beef heifers on foetal weight. In DG. Elvidge (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 67th Conference. (pp. 117 - 120).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S.
Roca Fraga, FJ., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Martin, NP., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., & Hickson, RE. (2016). Intake of milk and pasture and growth rate of calves reared by cows with high or low potential for milk production. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S., Roca Fraga, F.
Sneddon, NW., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Davis, SR., Hickson, RE., Shalloo, L., & Garrick, DJ. (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. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 139 - 143).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garrick, D., Hickson, R., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Back, PJ., Hickson, RE., van Bouwel, K., de Cock, H., Verdurmen, J., Sneddon, NW., . . . Laven, RA. (2016). Do different grazing strategies affect pre-weaning calf growth rates?. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 119 - 121). : New Zealand Society for Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Back, P., Hickson, R., Laven, R.
Morris, ST., Hickson, RE., Martin, N., & Kenyon, PR. (2016). Days to calving and intercalving in beef and dairy-beef crossbred cows. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 31 - 33). : New Zealand Society of Animal Production Annual Conference 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., Ridler, AL., Hickson, RE., Greer, AW., . . . Blair, HT. (2016). The use of farm-management tools by New Zealand sheep farmers: Changes with time. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 76 (pp. 78 - 800). New Zealand
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.

Other

Hickson, RE. (2017, March). Beef cow performance. In Farmers at Beef+ Lamb NZ field day. Presented at Blenheim, New Zeland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2017, February). Dairy beef progeny test and an update on Theileria. In Farmers at Limestone Downs Open Day.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Burnham, DL., Kenyon, PR., Pain, SJ., Hickson, RE., & Blair, HT. (2014). Brief communication: Grand-dam age has no effect on ram lamb live weight and carcass characteristics.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blair, H., Hickson, R., Kenyon, P.
Morris, S., & Hickson, R. (2011). Project sees first calving. (pp. 85 - 86).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R., Morris, S.
Hickson, RE. (2009). Dystocia minimised. (pp. 33 - 33).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE., & Morris, ST. (2009). Assessing the best beef cow for New Zealand. (pp. 25).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R., Morris, S.
Schreurs, NM., Hutton, PG., Pain, SJ., & Hickson, RE. (2009). Massey hires animal science young guns. (pp. 30).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R., Pain, S., Schreurs, N.
Schreurs, NM., Pain, SJ., Hutton, PG., & Hickson, RE. (2008). Animal science experts join the university. (pp. 17 - 17).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R., Pain, S., Schreurs, N.
Schreurs, NM., Hutton, PW., Pain, SJ., & Hickson, RE. (2008). Expert boost. (pp. 1 - 1). Rural News
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R., Pain, S., Schreurs, N.
Hickson, RE. (2008). Key new staff join. (pp. 8).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2008). More help on benches. (pp. 26).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2008). Animal science experts join Massey University.
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2008). Expert boost.
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2008). A revolution in livestock improvement.
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2008, March). Heifer nutrition and calving difficulty. In Meat and Wool NZ AGM. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007, May). Heifer calving research update. In Beef Council Field Day In conjunction with Meat and Wool New Zealand Beef Focus Farm, Awatere Station, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007, October). Dystocia in beef heifers. In FMG New Zealand Angus Association Bull Evaluation Unit Open Day. Presented at Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). The effect of nutrition in early pregnancy on birth weight of calves and dystocia in 2-year-old Angus heifers. Presented at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Pay close attention to ease of calving. (pp. 21).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Many strategies for heifers. (pp. 34).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Many strategies for heifers. (pp. 52).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). The state of play with heifer mating. (pp. 50).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007, June). Dystocia in beef heifers: Maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy. In Outstanding in the Field Day - Beef Module. Presented at Feilding, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). The state of play with heifer mating. (pp. 40 - 41).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007, May). Dystochia in beef heifers: Maternal liveweight gain in early pregnancy. In Meat and Wool New Zealand Beef Council Field Day. Presented at Awatere Station, South Otago, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007, May). Mating yearling heifers: Research results. In Beef Cow Field Day. Presented at Gisborne, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007, May). Avoiding problems with heifer calving. In Getting More from Breeding Cows: Northland Beef Council farmers day. Presented at Maungaturoto, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Heifer mating quest provides challenge. (pp. 37).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Project focuses on heifer calving. (pp. 21).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Trial aims to unlock dystocia mystery. (pp. 43).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Survey to document farmer experiences. (pp. 43).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Trial aims to unlock dystocia mystery. (pp. 28).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Heifer survey forms out. (pp. 28).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.
Hickson, RE. (2007). Survey to document farmer experiences. (pp. 28).
[Other]Authored by: Hickson, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 4 0
CoSupervisor 1 4

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Natalia Martin - PhD
    Beef production from animals of dairy origin.
  • Emma Pettigrew - PhD
    Genetics of ewe hogget reproduction
  • Isabel Tait - PhD
    Genetics of body condition score in ewes and beef breeding cows
  • Rhiannon Handcock - PhD
    A comparison of growth patterns and live weight on milk production and fertility in dairy heifers

CoSupervisor of:

  • Lucy Coleman - PhD
    The use of high-genetic merit beef bulls in a New Zealand dairy herd

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Gabriella Veronica Gronqvist - PhD
    The effect of maternal nutrition during mid-to-late pregnancy on ewe and lamb behaviour and the association with lamb survival
  • 2016 - Nicholas William Sneddon - PhD
    A Genetic and Economic Evaluation of Lactose in the New Zealand Dairy Industry

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Jan 2017 - Magazine, Online
    Meat production study finds dairy-cross cows can p
    Meat production study finds dairy-cross cows can produce premium progeny. In Angus NZ magazine.

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