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Dr Belinda King
BRurSc (Hons), PhD (UNE), Grad Cert TTL (CSturt)
School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Location Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6933 2427
Fax 02 6933 2991
Dr King graduated from the University of New England (UNE) with a BRuSc (Hons), spent a short period working a feedlot nutritionist, before undertaking a CSIRO/UNE PhD scholarship to research artificial breeding technology in sheep and cattle. During this time Dr King developed and managed a Texel sheep stud and worked as a technician for artificial insemination and embryo transfer programs.
Dr King joined the lecturing staff of Charles Sturt University (CSU) in 1999, teaching Animal Reproduction, Beef Production and Meat Technology. She is also involved in coaching the School of Animal and Veterinary Science Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team.
Dr King has significant research experience in ruminant reproduction, including investigation of superovulation for embryo transfer in ewes, and the enhancement of frozen-thawed sperm viability.
Research and Teaching
Project Manager of the reproduction study at Evergraze, Wagga Wagga site, ' Reproduction benefits of perennials' investigating (i) the role of grazing summer perennials to improve ovulation rate in Merinos, and (ii) effectiveness of woody perennial shrub rows to improve newborn twin lamb survival. (CRC for Future Farm Industries, MLA, AWI)
Subject areas Dr King teaches include Animal Reproduction, Beef Production and Meat Technology. She has an active interest in the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students at CSU including:
- John Broster (PhD) - the physical characteristics of shelter that optimize protection and how ewes and lambs behave in the shrubs rows.
- Catherine Gulliver (PhD) - the potential of short-term supplementation to increase ovulation rate in Merino ewes.
- Australian Society of Animal Production
- Society of Reproductive Biology
Ruminant Reproduction (endocrinology of the oestrous cycle, ovarian dynamics, semen characteristics and preservation, lamb survival, artificial breeding technology)
Robertson SM, Friend MA and King BJ (in press). Incidence and severity of goitre and relationship to lamb mortality in southern NSW. Animal Production Science.
Robertson SM, King B , Friend MA and Sanford P (2007) Evergraze 9. Using perennials to boost ovulation rates in Merino ewes. Proceedings of the Grasslands Society of Southern Australia , June 2007.
Lieschke ML, King BJ , Waller RA, Stanton RA and Friend MA (2006) Can Summer active perennial pasture match lupins for increasing ovulation rate in Merino ewes? Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production , 2004.
King , BJ Da Silva VV, Harper JD, Scott CJ and Sillence MN (2005) Equine growth hormone enhances motility and extends longevity of ram spermatozoa in vitro. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 17 (supplement), 20.
Toohey E., Wilkins JF, Irwin J, McKeirnan WA and King B (2004) Genotype and growth rate effects on marbling, intramuscular fat (IMF%) and eating quality in feedlot finished beef carcasses. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production. 2004.