Photo of Professor Peter Wynn Professor Peter Wynn

BRurSc (UNE) DipEd MRurSc PhD (Agriculture)

Peter has been active in research in ruminant endocrinology, growth physiology and genomics. Peter has had major competitive grants of more than $5M in the past 15 years from the ARC and industry research funding agencies, eg MLA, AWI, Dairy Australia, Australian Pork Limited.

Peter also played an integral role in the research programs of the CRC for Innovative Dairy Products and the Pork CRC. Current research grants with Pork CRC are on the effects of fatty acids on the feed efficiency and carcass characteristics of growing pigs; Endocrine Manipulation of Growth and Physiology in the Young Pig; and improving feed conversion efficiency and carcass composition in barrows.

Peter also has a research grant with ACIAR improving dairy production in Pakistan through improved extension services. Peter has supervised 15 PhD, 11 masters and over 30 honours students.

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  • Endocrine manipulation of growth and physiology in the young pig (Pork CRC)
  • Using dietary fatty acids to improve carcass composition and feed conversion efficiency (Pork CRC)
  • Improving feed conversion efficiency and carcass composition in barrows (Pork CRC)
  • Improving dairy production in Pakistan through improved extension services (ACIAR)

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  • Bush RD, House JK, Hamilton B and Wynn PC (2008). A training program to improve milk production in the developing Chinese dairy industry. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture (In press).
  • Riley LG, Wynn PC, Williamson P and Sheehy PA (2008). The role of the native bovine a-lactalbumin in bovine mammary epithelial cell apoptosis and casein expression. Journal of Dairy Research (In press).
  • Riley LG, Williamson P, Wynn PC and Sheehy PA (2008). Lactoferrin decreases primary bovine mammary epithelial cell viability and casein expression. Journalearch 75 135-141.
  • Gulati SK, McGrath S, Wynn PC Thomson PC and Scott TW (2006). Rumen protected fat reverses the conjugated linoleic acid induced low milk fat content in dairy cows. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 86, 63-70.
  • Riley LR, Zubair M, Thomson PC, Holt M, Xavier SP, Wynn PC and Sheehy PA (2006). Lactational performance of Quackenbush Swiss line 5 mice. Journal of Animal Science 84, 2118-2125.

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