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Dr Rene Corner-Thomas BSc, MVS, PhD

Lecturer

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

I am a Lecturer in sheep production in the International Sheep Research Centre at Massey University. After completing my PhD at Massey University in 2007 I worked as a Research Officer in a contract research company that specialises in studies conducted under the guidelines of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). In 2012, I returned to Massey to work in the Sheep Research Centre to work on projects ranging from large flock studies of hogget breeding, to feeding hogget ewes on alternative herbages during lambing to an investigation of ewe longevity.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 3.11, Vet Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science - University of Melbourne (1999)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies - Massey University (2003)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2008)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My principle interests are in ewe and hogget production and longevity. In particular ewe and hogget nutrition during pregnancy and the effect of ewe and lamb behaviour on lamb survival and growth to weaning.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Animal Nutrition (070204): Animal Production (070200): Animal Reproduction (070206)

Keywords

Sheep production

Hogget breeding

Sheep Behaviour

Animal Welfare 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 8 2
Team Member 2 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Science-based Extension for Lower North Island Sheep and Beef Farmers

This is a 2-year project located at Riverside Farm that develops a new extension model based on high-quality farmer/scientist interaction and farmer-led networking. Building on earlier work by Massey's Farmer Learning Group, the project focuses on the use of perennial summer forages in dryland farming. The reconstituted Farmer Learning Group consists of a cross-College and interdisciplinary team of 12 Massey scientists (drawn from the Institute of Education, IAE and IVABS) working together with some 45 sheep and beef farmers from the eastern Lower North Island. Project leader is Brennon Wood and the team includes a newly-appointed Research Officer, Roxanne Henwood, and one PhD student. The extension programme features 8 day-long, science-based workshops to be held at Riverside, network surveys to collect local knowledge, an industry-sponsored Colloquium and an on-site Field Day.
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Date Range: 2015 - 2017

Funding Body: Ministry for Primary Industries

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Henwood, R., Wood, B., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: a sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal. Forthcoming before 31 December 2017 Retrieved from http://www.apen.org.au/rural-extension-and-innovation-systems-journal
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
Kenyon, PR., Morel, PCH., Corner-Thomas, RA., Perez, HL., Somasiri, SC., Kemp, PD., . . . Morris, ST. (2017). Improved per hectare production in a lamb finishing system using mixtures of red and white clover with plantain and chicory compared to ryegrass and white clover. Small Ruminant Research. 151, 90-97
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Morris, S.
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.
Cranston, LM., Kenyon, PR., Corner-Thomas, RA., & Morris, ST. (2017). The potential interaction between ewe body condition score and nutrition during very late pregnancy and lactation on the performance of twin-bearing ewes and their lambs. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 30(9), 1270-1277
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Ridler, AL., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., & Griffiths, KJ. (2017). Investigation of fetal loss in ewe lambs in relation to liveweight changes and progesterone concentrations in early to mid gestation. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(1), 34-38
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, RA., & Kenyon, PR. (2016). The effect of liveweight and body condition score on the ability of ewe lambs to successfully rear their offspring. Small Ruminant Research. 145, 130-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
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.
Morel, PCH., Schreurs, NM., Corner-Thomas, RA., Greer, AW., Jenkinson, CMC., Ridler, AL., . . . Kenyon, PR. (2016). Live weight and body composition associated with an increase in body condition score of mature ewes and the relationship to dietary energy requirements. Small Ruminant Research. 143, 8-14
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Jenkinson, C., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Ridler, A., Schreurs, N.
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.
Cranston, LM., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2016). Growth of early weaned lambs on a plantain-clover mix compared with lambs suckling their dam on a plantain-clover mix or a grass based sward. Proceeding of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. 76, 65-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., 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.
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.
Ridler, AL., Vallee, E., Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., & Heuer, C. (2015). Factors associated with fetal losses in ewe lambs on a New Zealand sheep farm. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(6), 330-334
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A., Vallee, E.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Ridler, AL., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2015). Ewe lamb live weight and body condition scores affect reproductive rates in commercial flocks. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 58(1), 26-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, 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.
[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.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kemp, PD., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2014). Grazing alternative herbages in lactation increases the liveweight of both ewe lambs and their progeny at weaning. Animal Production Science. 54(10), 1741-1746
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Kenyon, PR., Corner-Thomas, RA., Peterson, SW., Pain, SJ., & Blair, HT. (2014). Pregnancy nutrition does not influence lamb liveweight in developmentally programmed ewes. Animal Production Science. 54(9), 1465-1470
[Journal article]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Pain, S., Peterson, 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.
Corner, RA., Mulvaney, FJ., Morris, ST., West, DM., Morel, PCH., & Kenyon, PR. (2013). A comparison of the reproductive performance of ewe lambs and mature ewes. Small Ruminant Research. 114(1), 126-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Morris, S.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., & Oliver, MH. (2010). The effect of different types of stressors during mid- and late pregnancy on lamb weight and body size at birth. Animal. 4(12), 2065-2070
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., Morris, ST., & Oliver, MH. (2010). The effects of pasture availability for twin- and triplet-bearing ewes in mid and late pregnancy on ewe and lamb behaviour 12 to 24 h after birth. Animal. 4(1), 108-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, ST., . . . Oliver, MH. (2008). Effect of nutrition from mid to late pregnancy on the performance of twin- and triplet-bearing ewes and their lambs. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 48(5), 666-671
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., & Oliver, MH. (2007). The effect of mid-pregnancy shearing and litter size on lamb birth weight and postnatal plasma cortisol response. Small Ruminant Research. 73(1-3), 115-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., & Oliver, MH. (2007). The effect of mid-pregnancy stressors on twin-lamb live weight and body dimensions at birth. Livestock Science. 107(2-3), 126-131
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, JK., West, DM., & Oliver, MH. (2006). The effect of mid-pregnancy shearing or yarding stress on ewe post-natal behaviour and the birth weight and post-natal behaviour of their lambs. Livestock Science. 102(1-2), 121-129
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Stafford, KJ., Mellor, DJ., & Corner, R. (2005). Sucking behaviour of hand-reared newborn dairy calves. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 53(4), 246-248
[Journal article]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Mellor, D., Stafford, K.

Thesis

Corner, RA. (2007). Exposure of ewes to stressors in mid- and late- pregnancy: Postnatal effects on the ewe and lamb. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.Edited by: Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.

Report

Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Henwood,, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Corner-Thomas, R., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Enabling Farmer Learning: Educational Principles for Innovation in Agricultural Extension.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.

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.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Panns, JM., Kemp, PD., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2017). The effect of grazing ewe lambs on lucerne(medicago sativa) prior to breeding on aspects of reproductive performance. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 55 - 60). : New zealand society of animall production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Ekanayake, WEMLJ., Corner-Thomas, RA., Cranston, LM., Kenyon, PR., & Morris, ST. (2017). The effect of live weight at weaning on liveweight gain of ealy weaned lambs onto a herb-clover mixed sward. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 77 (pp. 37 - 42). : New Zealand society of animal production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Pomroy, WE., Kenyon, PR., & Stafford, KJ. (2017). A report on a "survey of aspects of sheep management: flystrike, lice, tailing and castration". 2017 Conference Proceedings of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians and Deer Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 35 - 37). Wellington, New Zealand: Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians and Deer Branch of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Pomroy, W., Stafford, K.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, A., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, R., & Kenyon, P.(2017, May 22). Investigating longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks. , International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Griffiths, KJ., Ridler, AL., Heuer, C., Corner-Thomas, R., & Kenyon, PR. (2017, May). Investigating longevity and wastage in New Zealand commercial ewe flocks. Presented at International Sheep Veterinary Congress 2017
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Griffiths, K., Heuer, C., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
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.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2015). The influence of hogget liveweight change during their first lactation on pregnancy rates at the subsequent breeding period. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 247 - 250). : 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P.
Wilson, RF., Hardwick-Smith, JA., Logan, CM., Corner-Thomas, RA., Bywater, AC., & Greer, AW. (2015). Brief communication: Optimizing a fasting protocol to assess live weight of sheep. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 75 (pp. 223 - 224). New Zealand: 75th New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.
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.
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.
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.
Kenyon, PR., Morris, S., & Corner-Thomas, R. (2014). Farmer-learning contract session farmer learning, successful technology transfer and agricultural extension. In S. Peterson (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 74 (pp. 164 - 165). Palmerston North, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, 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.
Ridler, AL., Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Paganoni, BL., & Morris, ST. (2014). Does pregnancy as a ewe lamb and liveweight affect 18-month-old ewe performance?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint ISNH/ISRP International Conference 2014. Canberra, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, PR., Ridler, AL., Paganoni, BL., & Morris, ST. (2014). The relationship between breeding liveweight and the fertility and reproductive rates of ewe lambs.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint ISNH/ISRP International Conference 2014. Canberra, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Kenyon, PR., Corner-Thomas, RA., Paganoni, BL., & Morris, ST. (2014). Percentage of mature liveweight affects reproductive performance in ewe lambs. Poster session presented at the meeting of Joint ISNH/ISRP International Conference 2014. Canberra, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Kenyon, PR., corner-Thomas, RA., Paganoni, BL., & Morris, ST. (2014). Percentage of mature liveweight affects reproductive performance in ewe lambs. In Proceedings of the 30th Biennial Conference of the australian Society of Animal Production Vol. 30 (pp. 255). , Joint ISNH/ISRP International Conference 2014: Australian society of Animal Production
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A., Paganoni, B., & Morris, S. (2014). The relationship between breeding liveweight and the fertility and reproductive rates of ewe lambs. In Proceeding of the 30th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production Vol. 30 , Joint ISNH/ ISRP International Conference 2014: Australian Society of Animal Production
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Ridler, AL., Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Paganoni, B., & Morris, S. (2014). Does pregnancy as a ewe lamb and liveweight affect 18-month-old ewe performance?. In Proceedings of the 30th Biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production Vol. 30 , Joint ISNH / ISRP International Conference 2014: australian Society of Animal Production
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
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.
Corner, RA. (2013, July). Brief communication: A comparison of aspects of the reproductive success of ewe lamb and mixed age ewes joined over the same period. Presented at New Zealand Society of Animal Production2013. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Blair, HT., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, PR. (2013). Brief Communication: A comparison of aspects of the reproductive success of ewe lamb and mixed age ewes joined over the same period.. In R. Sumner (Ed.) Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 73 (pp. 76 - 78). Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Corner, RA. (2013, September). How do New Zealand farmers wish to learn about technologies?. Presented at Gravida Annual Science Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.
Corner, R., Blair, HT., Morris, S., Logan, C., Greer, A., Ridler, A., . . . Kenyon, P. (2013). How do New Zealand farmers wish to learn about technologies?. (pp. 34). , Gravida Annual Science Symposium: Gravida National Centre for Growth and Development
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Corner, R., Ridler, A., Morris, S., & Kenyon, P. (2013, February). Hogget ewe reproductive performance: The effect of body condition and live weight. Presented at 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Ridler, A.
Corner, R., Ridler, A., Morris, S., & Kenyon, P. (2013). Hogget ewe reproductive performance: The effect of body condition and live weight. In 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Handbook(pp. 78 - 78). , 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science New Zealand: International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Corner, R., Morris, S., & Kenyon, P. (2013, February). The effect of live weight and body condition score on the reproductive performance of two-tooth and mature ewes. Presented at 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P.
Corner, R., Morris, S., & Kenyon, P. (2013). The effect of live weight and body condition score on the reproductive performance of two-tooth and mature ewes. In 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Handbook(pp. 79 - 79). , 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science New Zealand: International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., 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.
Morris, S., Kerslake, JI., Corner, RA., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., West, DM., . . . Stafford, K. (2007). Nutritional needs of high lambing percentage flocks. In S. Smith (Ed.) Proceedings from the 37th Seminar of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians NZVA. Vol. 260 (pp. 1 - 8). New Zealand: 37th Seminar of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA]
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morel, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., & Morris, ST. (2006, June). The effect of maternal nutrition during gestation on the reproductive success of female progeny as 2-tooths. Presented at Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, PR., Stafford, KJ., West, DM., & Morris, ST. (2006, June). The effect of nutrition during pregnancy on the behaviour of adolescent ewes and their lamb(s) within 12 hrs of birth. Presented at Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Napier, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K., West, DM., & Oliver, MH. (2006). Does prenatal stress affect lambs' basal cortisol and postnatal cortisol reponse to a painful stressor?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand [PSANZ]. Perth, WA, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Corner, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K., West, DM., & Morris, S. (2006). The effect of nutrition during pregnancy on the behaviour of adolescent ewes and their lamb(s) within 12 hrs of birth. Proceedings of the 66th New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 66 (pp. 439 - 443). New Zealand: 66th New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Corner, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K., West, DM., & Morris, S. (2006). The effect of maternal nutrition during gestation on the reproductive success of female progeny as 2-tooths. Proceedings of the 66th New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference. Vol. 66 (pp. 434 - 438). New Zealand: 66th New Zealand Society of Animal Production Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Corner, RA., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K., West, DM., & Oliver, MH. (2006). Poster: Does prenatal stress affect lambs' basal cortisol and postnatal cortisol response to a painful stressor?. In PSANZ 2006 Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand 10th Annual Congress: Abstracts and Program(pp. 379 - 379). , 10th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand [PSANZ] Australia: Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Corner, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K., West, DM., & Oliver, MH.(2006, April 7). The effect of mid-pregnancy shearing on lamb birth weights. In 20th National Workshop on Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: Programme and Abstracts(pp. A17 - A17). , 20th National Workshop on Fetal and Neonatal Physiology Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K.
Morris, S., Kenyon, P., Corner, R., Stafford, K., & West, DM. (2005). The effect of nutrition on the progeny of twin- and triplet-bearing ewes. In GC. Fthenakis, & QA. McKaller (Eds.) Proceeedings of the 6th International Sheep Veterinary Congress. (pp. 253 - 254). Greece: 6th International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Corner, R., Stafford, K., Jenkinson, C., & West, DM. (2005). Manipulating triplet lamb survival. In G. Tattersfield (Ed.) Proceedings of the 35th Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the New Zealand Veterinary Association [NZVA]. Vol. 35 (pp. 83 - 90). New Zealand: 35th Seminar of the Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Jenkinson, C., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Corner, R., Kenyon, P., Stafford, K., West, DM., Oliver, MH., Morris, S., . . . Blair, H. (2005). Does ewe nutrition during pregnancy affect the metabolism of twin-born lambs?. Proceedings of the 65th New Zealand Society of Animal Production. Vol. 65 (pp. 163 - 167). New Zealand: 65th Conference of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Stafford, K.
Henwood,, R., Wood, BA., Sewell, A., Gray, D., Blair, H., Cranston, L., . . . Morris, S. (2017). Engaging with individuality in agricultural learning: A sociocultural study of innovation in a farmer-scientist community. PLACEHOLDER Rural Extension & Innovation Systems Journal.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Blair, H., Corner-Thomas, R., Cranston, L., Gray, D., Hartnett, M., Kemp, P., Morris, S., Sewell, A., Wood, B.
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

Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., & Corner, R. (2013). How early can we identify the hogget that will successfully breed and wean a lamb?. (pp. 31 - 34). The New Zealand Veterinary Association
[Other]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Corner-Thomas, RA., Ridler, A., Morris, ST., & Kenyon, P. (2012). Ewe reproductive performance: the effect of body condition and live weight.
[Other]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R., Kenyon, P., Morris, S., Ridler, A.
Corner, RA. (2006). Study to assess mothering ability to triplet-born ewes. (pp. 17 - 17).
[Other]Authored by: Corner-Thomas, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
CoSupervisor 1 1

Teaching

Sheep production

Sheep behaviour

Animal welfare

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • Seer Ikurior - PhD
    Develop support tools for sustainable control of GI nematodes in sheep

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

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