Peer-reviewed publications

Scientific publications peer-reviewed


  • Genetic and nongenetic factors associated with the fate of maiden ewe lambs: slaughtered without ever lambing versus retained for breeding. Mchugh, T. Pabiou, K. Mcdermott, E. Wall, D. P. Berry. Translational Animal Science, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2020, 242-249.
  • Exploring the inclusion of genomic information and metafounders in Latxa dairy sheep genetic evaluations. I. Granado-Tajada, Legarra and E. Ugarte. Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 103, n. 7, 2020.
  • Methods to compute genomic inbreeding for ungenotyped individuals. A. Legarra, I. Aguillar, J.J. Colleau. Journal of Dairy Science, 2020. (embargo period)
  • Population structure and breed composition prediction in a multi-breed sheep population using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes. C.O’Brien, D. C. Purfield, M. M. Judge, C. Long, S. Fair, D. P. Berry. Animal, Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2020, pp. 464-474. (embargo period)
  • Considerable potential exists to improve lambing performance traits in sheep through breeding. McHugh, T. Pabiou, E. Wall, K. McDermott, D. P. Berry. Livestock Science, Volume 235, May 2020. (embargo period)


  • Behavior of the Linear Regression method to estimate bias and accuracies with correct and incorrect genetic evaluation models. L. Macedo, A. Reverter, and A. Legarra. Journal of Dairy Science, 2019.
  • Inbreeding and effective population size in French dairy sheep: Comparison between genomic and pedigree estimates. T. Rodríguez-Ramilo, J. M. Elsen, and A. Legarra. Journal of Dairy Science, May 2019, Volume 102, Issue 5, Pages 4227–4237. (open archive)
  • Genetic and genomic studies in ovine mastitis. Oget, G. Tosser-Klopp, R. Rupp. Small Ruminants Research, Elsevier. Vol. 176, July 2019, Pages 55-64.


  • Semi-parametric estimates of population accuracy and bias of predictions of breeding values and future phenotypes using the LR method. Legarra, A. Reverter. Genetics Selection Evolution, 50, Article number: 53 (2018).