Prof William Haresign BSc, PhD Nottingham
Will obtained a BSc in Animal Science from the University of Nottingham in 1971. He then studied for a PhD in Animal Physiology at Nottingham, undertaking research on the induction of out-of-season breeding in sheep, before being appointed to a Lectureship in Animal Production in 1974. He was subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer in Animal Production in 1988 and to Reader in Animal Production in 1994, before transferring to the Institute of Rural Sciences (now IBERS), Aberystwyth University in 1996 as Professor of Agriculture.
Will has undertaken a considerable volume of research work on sheep reproduction, sheep breeding, the development of AI and embryo transfer in sheep. Since moving to Aberystwyth, he has established a Wales Spin-Out company, CBS Technologies (now trading as Innovis), which now provides AI, embryo transfer, scrapie genotyping, ultrasound scanning of carcass composition and general breeding advice to the UK sheep industry.
Flood-related contamination in catchments affected by historical metal mining: an unexpected and emerging hazard of climate change. Science of the Total Environment 476-477 pp. 165-180. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.079 Cadair2014.
Progesterone exposure of seasonally anoestrous ewes alters the expression of angiogenic growth factors in preovulatory follicles. Theriogenology 81 (2) pp. 358-367. 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.10.005 Cadair2014.
Genetic evaluation of days to harvest in crossbred lambs. Journal of Animal Science 91 (11) pp. 5153-5160. 10.2527/jas.2012-60932013.
Progesterone exposure of the preovulatory follicle in the seasonally anestrous ewe alters the expression of angiogenic growth factors in the early corpus luteum. Theriogenology 77 (8) pp. 1648-1660. 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2011.12.010 Cadair2012.
Evaluating the effects of the c.*1232G > A mutation and TM-QTL in Texel x Welsh Mountain lambs using ultrasound and video image analysis. Small Ruminant Research 99 (2-3) pp. 99-109. 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2011.03.047 Cadair2011.
Evaluating the effects of a single copy of a mutation in the myostatin gene (c.*1232G > A) on carcass traits in crossbred lambs. Meat Science 87 (4) pp. 412-418. Cadair2011.
Comparison of repeatability and multiple trait threshold models for litter size in sheep using observed and simulated data in Bayesian analyses. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 127 (4) pp. 261-271. 10.1111/j.1439-0388.2010.00852.x Cadair2010.
Modulating peripheral gonadotrophin levels affects follicular expression of mRNAs encoding insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in sheep. Animal Reproduction Science 119 (3-4) pp. 198-204. 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2010.01.007 Cadair2010.
The effects of a loin muscling quantitative trait locus (LoinMAX (TM)) on carcass and VIA-based traits in crossbred lambs. Animal 4 (3) pp. 407-416. Cadair2010.
Genetic parameters for carcass dimensional measurements from Video Image Analysis and their association with conformation and fat class scores. Livestock Science 128 (1-3) pp. 92-100. 10.1016/j.livsci.2009.11.004 Cadair2010.
Effects of index selection and sire breed on crossbred lamb growth and finishing. Journal of Dairy Science 93 (Supplement 1) pp. 469-470. Cadair2010.
Effects of a quantitative trait locus for increased muscularity on carcass traits measured by subjective conformation and fat class scores and video image analysis in crossbred lambs. Animal 3 (11) pp. 1532-1543. 10.1017/S1751731109990413 Cadair2009.
Genetic relationship between longevity and objectively or subjectively assessed performance traits in sheep using linear censored models. Journal of Animal Science 87 (11) pp. 3482-3489. 10.2527/jas.2008-1398 Cadair2009.
Evaluation of two muscling QTL in sheep using ultrasound (US), computer tomography (CT) and video image analysis (VIA). Book of Abstracts of the 60th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Barcelona, Spain. Other Cadair2009.
The effect of a loin muscling QTL (LoinMAX) in UK crossbred lambs. QMS R& D Conference, Scone, UK. Cadair2009.
Genetic and phenotypic aspects of foot lesions scores in sheep of different breeds and ages. Animal 2 (9) pp. 1289-1296. Cadair2008.
Genetic parameters for strongyle and Nematodirus faecal egg counts in lambs and their relationships with performance traits. Livestock Science 113 (2-3) pp. 209-217. 10.1016/j.livsci.2007.03.011 Other Cadair2008.
Modulating peripheral gonadotrophin levels affects follicular expression of mRNAs encoding insulin-like growth factors and receptors in sheep. Animal Reproduction Science 109 (1-4) pp. 110-123. 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2007.10.006 Cadair2008.
Effect of the level of iodine in the diet of pregnant ewes on the concentration of immunoglobulin G in the plasma of neonatal lambs following the consumption of colostrum. British Journal of Nutrition 97 (2) pp. 315-320. 10.1017/S0007114507337306 Cadair2007.
A role for LH in the regulation of expression of mRNAs encoding components of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system in the ovine corpus luteum. Animal Reproduction Science 96 (1-2) pp. 196-209. 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2005.12.009 Cadair2006.
Expression of mRNAs encoding insulin-like growth factor (IGF) ligands, IGF receptors and IGF binding proteins during follicular growth and atresia in the ovine ovary throughout the oestrous cycle. Animal Reproduction Science 92 (3-4) pp. 284-299. 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2005.05.022 Cadair2006.
Breeding programmes for TSE resistance in British sheep - I. Assessing the impact on prion protein (PrP) genotype frequencies. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 73 (1) pp. 1-16. 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2005.08.002 Cadair2006.
Role of sire referencing schemes in terminal sire sheep to improve carcass quality in crossbred lambs. Journal of Animal Science 84 (2) pp. 445-445. Cadair2006.
Co-expression of messenger ribonucleic acids encoding IGF-I, IGF-II, type I and II IGF receptors and IGF-binding proteins (IGFBP-1 to-6) during follicular development in the ovary of seasonally anoestrous ewes. Animal Reproduction Science 84 (1-2) pp. 93-105. 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2003.10.012 Cadair2004.
Mammary specific function of a bovine mammary epithelial cell clone cultured on collagen I coated inserts. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences 13 (Supplement 1) 10th International Symposium on Ruminant Pysiology. pp. 523-526. Cadair2004.
Genetic analysis of live weight and ultrasonic fat and muscle traits in a hill sheep flock undergoing breed improvement utilizing an embryo transfer programme. Animal Science 76 (3) pp. 367-373. Cadair Other2003.
Growth and carcass characteristics in wether lambs of a crossbred dam line. Animal Science 76 (1) pp. 43-53. Cadair2003.
Effect of oestradiol treatment during GnRH-induced ovulation on subsequent PGF(2 alpha) release and luteal life span in anoestrous ewes. Animal Reproduction Science 67 (3-4) pp. 245-252. 10.1016/S0378-4320(01)00123-3 Cadair2001.