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A bio-economic model for cost analysis of alternative management strategies in beef finishing systems

Kamilaris, C., Dewhurst, RJ., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Crosson, P. & Alexander, P., 23 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Agricultural Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bioeconomic models
cost analysis
finishing
beef
forage
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Conceptual framework underpinning management of soil health - supporting site-specific delivery of sustainable agro-ecosystems

Stockdale, EA., Griffiths, BS., Hargreaves, PR., Bhogal, A., Crotty, FV. & Watson, CA., May 2019, In : Food and Energy Security. 8, 2, 18 p., e00158.

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conceptual framework
ecosystem
soil
health
landscape ecology
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Farmer-preferred traits in smallholder dairy farming systems in Tanzania

Chawala, AR., Banos, G., Peters, A. & Chagunda, MGG., Jul 2019, In : Tropical Animal Health and Production. 51, 6, p. 1337-1344 8 p.

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Tanzania
dairy farming
farming systems
farmers
feed requirements

Food waste in primary production: Milk loss with mitigation potentials

March, MD., Toma, L., Thompson, B. & Haskell, MJ., 12 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Nutrition. 6, 9 p., 173.

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food waste
primary productivity
Milk
milk
Food
18 Downloads (Pure)

Identification of rumen microbial genes involved in pathways linked to appetite, growth and feed conversion efficiency in cattle

Lima, J., Auffret, M., Stewart, R. D., Dewhurst, RJ., Duthie, C-A., Snelling, T. J., Walker, A. W., Freeman, T. C., Watson, M. & Roehe, R., 8 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Genetics. 10, 701.

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Microbial Genes
Rumen
Appetite
Microbiota
Growth
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Identification of the rumination in cattle using support vector machines with motion-sensitive bolus sensors

Hamilton, A., Davison, C., Tachtatzis, C., Andonovic, I., Michie, C., Ferguson, HJ., Somerville, L. & Jonsson, N. N., 7 Mar 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 5, 1165.

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rumination
sensors (equipment)
collars
cattle
ear tags
1 Citation (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Improving grass silage production with Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF): agronomics, system design and economics

Hargreaves, PR., Peets, S., Chamen, WCT., White, DR., Misiewicz, PA. & Godwin, RJ., 15 Apr 2019, In : Precision Agriculture. 20, 2, p. 260-277 18 p.

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controlled traffic systems
grass silage
traffic
economics
silage
30 Downloads (Pure)

Reduction of enteric methane emission in a commercial dairy farm by a novel feed supplement

Vranken, H., Suenkel, M., Hargreaves, PR., Chew, L. & Towers, E., 21 Jun 2019, In : Open Journal of Animal Sciences. 9, p. 286-296

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feed supplements
dairy farming
methane
Jersey
herds

Soil compaction effects on grassland silage yields and soil structure under different levels of compaction over three years

Hargreaves, PR., Baker, K. L., Graceson, A., Bonnett, S., Ball, BC. & Cloy, JM., Sep 2019, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 109, 125916.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

silage
soil compaction
soil structure
compaction
grasslands
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)
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cattle feeding
total mixed rations
methane production
dairy cattle
milk yield
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Bovine telomere dynamics and the association between telomere length and productive lifespan

Seeker, LA., Ilska, JJ., Psifidi, A., Wilbourn, RV., Underwood, SL., Fairlie, J., Holland, R., Froy, H., Salvo-Chirnside, E., Bagnall, A., Whitelaw, B., Coffey, MP., Nussey, DH. & Banos, G., 24 Aug 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 12748.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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telomeres
leukocytes
cattle
heritability
livestock
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Immune-associated traits measured in milk of Holstein-Friesian cows as proxies for blood serum measurements

Denholm, SJ., McNeilly, TN., Banos, G., Coffey, MP., Russell, GC., Bagnall, A., Mitchell, MC. & Wall, E., 29 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 11, p. 10248 - 10258 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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blood serum
Holstein
cows
milk
haptoglobins
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Longitudinal changes in telomere length and associated genetic parameters in dairy cattle analysed using random regression models

Seeker, LA., Ilska, JJ., Psifidi, A., Wilbourn, RV., Underwood, SL., Fairlie, J., Holland, R., Froy, H., Bagnall, A., Whitelaw, B., Coffey, MP., Nussey, DH. & Banos, G., 13 Feb 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, 3 p., e0192864.

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telomeres
dairy cattle
leukocytes
genetic correlation
heritability
1 Downloads (Pure)

Not all risks are equal

Milne, CE., Liu, J. & Butler, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Agricultural Management. 7, 1, p. 1-9

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health
farmer
industry
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Robustness and sensitivity of a blueprint for on-farm estimation of dairy cow energy balance

Thorup, VM., Chagunda, MGG., Fischer, A., Weisbjerg, MR. & Friggens, NC., 5 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 7, p. 6002 - 6018 17 p.

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energy balance
dairy cows
cows
farms
Holstein
2017
7 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)
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sustainability
food
soil
soil quality
organic farming
12 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

A quantitative analysis of attitudes and behaviours concerning sustainable parasite control practices from Scottish sheep farmers

Jack, C., Hotchkiss, E., Sargison, ND., Toma, L., Milne, CE. & Bartley, DJ., 14 Feb 2017, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 139, Part B, p. 134 - 145 12 p.

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anthelmintics
quantitative analysis
control methods
farmers
sheep
8 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Association between body energy content in the dry period and post calving production disease status in dairy cattle

Smith, GL., Friggens, NC., Ashworth, CJ. & Chagunda, MGG., 15 Feb 2017, In : Animal. 11, 9, p. 1590 - 1598 9 p.

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dry period (lactation)
energy content
dairy cattle
calving
cows
3 Downloads (Pure)

A time-series of methane and carbon dioxide production from dairy cows during a period of dietary transition

Lee, MA., Todd, A., Sutton, MA., Chagunda, MGG., Roberts, DJ. & Rees, RM., 30 Sep 2017, In : Cogent Environmental Science. 3, 1385693.

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methane
time series analysis
dairy cows
carbon dioxide
greenhouse gases
2 Downloads (Pure)

Determinants of sustainable innovation performance by smallholders dairy farmers in Malawi

Chindime, S., Kibwika, P. & Chagunda, MGG., 14 Sep 2017, In : Cogent Food and Agriculture. 3, 1379292.

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Malawi
dairies
farmers
credit
poverty
5 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Estimating genetic and phenotypic parameters of cellular immune-associated traits in dairy cows

Denholm, SJ., McNeilly, TN., Banos, G., Coffey, MP., Russell, GC., Bagnall, A., Mitchell, MC. & Wall, E., 26 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 100, 4, p. 1 - 2 2 p.

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dairy cows
T-lymphocytes
genetic traits
body weight
fetal death
1 Downloads (Pure)

Financial evaluation of Holstein Friesian strains within composite and housed UK dairy systems

March, MD., Shalloo, L., Roberts, DJ. & Ryan, W., 28 Mar 2017, In : Livestock Science. 200, p. 14 - 22 9 p.

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genetic merit
dairies
Holstein
profitability
milk prices
15 Citations (Scopus)

Forage quality declines with rising temperatures, with implications for livestock production and methane emissions

Lee, M. A., Davis, A. P., Chagunda, M. GG. & Manning, P., 26 Mar 2017, In : Biogeosciences. 14, 6, p. 1403-1417 15 p.

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livestock farming
forage quality
livestock production
methane production
methane
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Phenotypic and genetic parameters for selected production and reproduction traits of Mpwapwa cattle in low-input production systems

Chawala, AR., Banos, G., Komwihangilo, DM., Peters, A. & Chagunda, MGG., 5 May 2017, In : South African Journal of Animal Science. 47, 3, p. 307 - 319 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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production technology
lactation
milk yield
cattle
calving interval
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Relative emissions intensity of dairy production systems: employing different functional units in life-cycle assessment

Ross, SA., Topp, CFE., Ennos, RA. & Chagunda, MGG., 10 Feb 2017, In : Animal. 11, 8, p. 1381 - 1388 8 p.

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functional unit (life cycle assessment)
emissions factor
life cycle assessment
milk production
production technology
3 Citations (Scopus)

The contribution of previous lameness events and body condition score to the occurrence of lameness in dairy herds: a study of two herds

Randall, LV., Green, MJ., Green, LE., Chagunda, MGG., Mason, C., Archer, SC. & Huxley, JN., 23 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 2, p. 1311 - 1324 14 p.

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dairy herds
lameness
body condition
herds
cows
2016
12 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Lameness in dairy heifers: impacts of hoof lesions present around first calving on future lameness, milk yield and culling risk

Randall, LV., Green, MJ., Chagunda, MGG., Mason, C., Green, LE. & Huxley, JN., 11 Sep 2016, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 133, p. 52 - 63 12 p.

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culling (animals)
dairy heifers
hooves
lameness
lesions (animal)
13 Citations (Scopus)

Linking bone development on the caudal aspect of the distal phalanx with lameness during life

Newsome, R., Green, MJ., Bell, NJ., Chagunda, MGG., Mason, CS., Rutland, CS., Sturrock, CJ., Whay, HR. & Huxley, JN., 6 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 99, 6, p. 4512 - 4525 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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skeletal development
phalanges
lameness
locomotion
cows
4 Citations (Scopus)

Live and inactivated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium stimulate similar but distinct transcriptome profiles in bovine macrophages and dendritic cells

Jensen, K., Gallagher, I. J., Kaliszewska, A., Zhang, C., Abejide, O., Gallagher, M. P., Werling, D. & Glass, E. J., 22 Mar 2016, In : Veterinary Research. 47, 1, 46.

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Salmonella enterica
dendritic cells
Transcriptome
Salmonella Typhimurium
transcriptome
12 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Method specific calibration corrects for DNA extraction method effects on relative telomere length measurements by quantitative PCR

Seeker, LA., Holland, R., Underwood, S., Fairlie, J., Psifidi, A., Ilska, JJ., Bagnall, A., Whitelaw, B., Coffey, MP., Banos, G. & Nussey, DH., 10 Oct 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11 (10), e0164046

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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telomeres
Telomere
Calibration
quantitative polymerase chain reaction
calibration
10 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling phosphorus efficiency within diverse dairy farming systems - pollutant and non-renewable resource?

March, MD., Toma, L., Stott, AW. & Roberts, DJ., 1 Jun 2016, In : Ecological Indicators. 69, p. 667 - 676 10 p.

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nonrenewable resources
dairy farming
farming systems
pollutants
phosphorus
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Positioning smallholder farmers in the dairy innovation system in Malawi: a perspective of actors and their roles

Chindime, S., Kibwika, P. & Chagunda, MGG., 16 Aug 2016, In : Outlook on Agriculture. 45, 3, p. 143 - 150 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Malawi
dairies
farmers
social networks
developing countries
13 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
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nitrification
inhibitor
grassland
fertilizer
ammonium nitrate
19 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Visual soil evaluation: a summary of some applications and potential developments for agriculture

Ball, BC., Guimaraes, R., Cloy, JM., Hargreaves, P., Shepherd, G. & McKenzie, B., 26 Jul 2016, In : Soil and Tillage Research. 173, p. 114 - 124 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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agriculture
soil structure
topsoil
soil
visual aids
2015
5 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing and managing intensification in smallholder dairy systems for food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chagunda, MGG., Mwangwela, A., Mumba, C., dos Anjos, F., Kawonga, BS., Hopkins, R. & Chiwona-Kartun, L., 2015, In : Regional Environmental Change. 16, 8, p. 2257 - 2267 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Sub-Saharan Africa
dairy breeds
dairies
nutrition
livelihood

Biological efficiency profiles over the lactation period in multiparous high-producing dairy cows under divergent production systems

Ross, S. A., Chagunda, M. G. G., Topp, CFE. & Ennos, R., 26 Mar 2015, In : Archives Animal Breeding. 58, 1, p. 127-135 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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energy efficiency
production technology
dairy cows
lactation
cows
12 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Claw length recommendations for dairy cow foot trimming

Archer, SC., Newsome, R., Dibble, H., Sturrock, CJ., Chagunda, MGG., Mason, CS. & Huxley, JN., 2015, In : Veterinary Record. 177, 9, p. 222 - 226 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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claws
dairy cows
hooves
Holstein
cows
24 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Genetic parameters for predicted methane production and laser methane detector measurements

Pickering, NK., Chagunda, MGG., Banos, G., Mrode, R., McEwan, JC. & Wall, E., 2015, In : Journal of Animal Science. 93, 1, p. 11 - 20 10 p.

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methane production
methane
detectors
lasers
milk yield
15 Citations (Scopus)

How do emission rates and emission factors for nitrous oxide and ammonia vary with manure type and time of application in a Scottish farmland?

Bell, MJ., Hinton, NJ., Cloy, JM., Topp, CFE., Rees, RM., Williams, JR., Misselbrook, TH. & Chadwick, DR., 2015, In : Geoderma. 264, Part A, p. 81 - 93

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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emissions factor
nitrous oxide
animal manures
agricultural land
ammonia
4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Improving efficiency assessments using additive data envelopment analysis models: an application to contrasting dairy farming systems

Soteriades, AD., Faverdin, P., March, MD. & Stott, AW., 2015, In : Agricultural and Food Science. 24, 3, p. 235 - 248

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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dairy farming
data analysis
farming systems
herds
dairies
42 Citations (Scopus)

Low body condition predisposes cattle to lameness: an 8-year study of one dairy herd

Randall, LV., Green, MJ., Chagunda, MGG., Mason, C., Archer, SC., Green, LE. & Huxley, JN., 2015, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 98, 6, p. 3766 - 3777 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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dairy herds
lameness
body condition
cattle
cows
29 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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climate conditions
nitrous oxide
nitrification
cattle
inhibitor
41 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Nitrous oxide emissions from fertilised UK arable soils: fluxes, emission factors and mitigation

Bell, MJ., Hinton, N., Cloy, JM., Topp, CFE., Rees, RM., Cardenas, L., Scott, T., Webster, C., Ashton, RW., Whitmore, AP., Williams, JR., Balshaw, H., Paine, F., Goulding, KWT. & Chadwick, DR., 2015, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 212, p. 134 - 147 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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nitrous oxide
mitigation
ammonium nitrate
fertilizer
soil
24 Citations (Scopus)

The numeric Visual Evaluation of Subsoil Structure (SubVESS) under agricultural production

Ball, BC., Batey, T., Munkholm, LJ., Guimares, RML., Boizard, H., McKenzie, DC., Peigne, J., Tormena, CA. & Hargreaves, P., 2015, In : Soil and Tillage Research. 148, p. 85 - 96 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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subsoil
agricultural production
agriculture
soil
topsoil
2014
19 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

An improved method for measuring soil N2O fluxes using a quantum cascade laser with a dynamic chamber

Cowan, NJ., Famulari, D., Levy, PE., Anderson, M., Bell, MJ., Rees, RM., Reay, DS. & Skiba, UM., 2014, In : European Journal of Soil Science. 65, 5, p. 643 - 652 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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laser
soil
method
measuring
gas
1 Citation (Scopus)

An innovative approach to integrated training for smallholder dairying

Chagunda, MGG., Munthali, DP., Gondwe, TN., Wood, B. & Roberts, DJ., 2014, In : Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. 20, 4, p. 413 - 428 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
milk production
animal breeding
farmers
food security
4 Citations (Scopus)

Association between digesta pH, body weight and nutrient utilization in chickens of different body weights and at different ages

Dono, ND., Sparks, NHC. & Olukosi, OA., 2014, In : Journal of Poultry Science. 51, 2, p. 180 - 184 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient utilization
digesta
chickens
body weight
birds
21 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Current trends in British dairy management regimens

March, MD., Haskell, MJ., Chagunda, MGG., Langford, FM. & Roberts, DJ., 2014, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 97, 12, p. 7985 - 7994 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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dairies
farmers
farms
summer
herd size
19 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of cattle genotype and feeding regime on greenhouse gas emissions intensity in high producing dairy cows

Ross, SA., Chagunda, MGG., Topp, CFE. & Ennos, R., 2014, In : Livestock Science. 170, p. 158 - 171 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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emissions factor
greenhouse gas emissions
dairy cows
forage
genotype
15 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of the laser methane detector to estimate methane emissions from ewes and steers

Ricci, P., Chagunda, MGG., Rooke, JA., Houdijk, JGM., Duthie, C-A., Hyslop, J., Roehe, R. & Waterhouse, A., 2014, In : Journal of Animal Science. 92, 11, p. 5239 - 5250 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

methane
detectors
lasers
ewes
breathing