Dr. Cameron Craigie

Science Impact Leader - Meat Products & Supply

E: Cameron.Craigie@agresearch.co.nz

Qualifications

PhD in Animal Science, Massey and SRUC (2009-2012)

BCom in Business Management, Otago (2007)

BScHons (first) in Genetics, Otago (2005) 

 

Research interests & activities

My primary research area is in methods for objective evaluation of carcass and meat quality in beef, lamb and venison. The amount meat and co-products, the distribution throughout the carcass, and intrinsic properties that influence value of meat and co-products per kilo are central research themes.
 
I am part of the Food and Bio-based Products group and the Food Assurance and Meat Quality team. If you would like to know more about our meat science or food quality and safety research work, or have another enquiry, please feel free to contact me on 07 838 5152 or 021 289 9063

Professional Memberships

  • NZSAP
  • BSAS
  • RSNZ
  • NZIHAS

Awards

2011: International Stockmen’s Education Foundation fellowship award to attend the International Livestock Congress and National Western Stockshow, Denver, CO.
Claude McCarthy Scholarship to attend the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, Ghent, Belgium.
C. Alma Baker trust award for venison meat quality research
2010: Woolman trust training award (UK)
C. Alma Baker trust award for venison meat quality research
IVABS travel grant to attend the British Society of Animal Science conference in Belfast, NI.
2009: Scottish Agricultural College trust travel grant
Massey University IVABS Travel and Research grants
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Murray Black award.

Publications

Qiao, T., Ren, J., Craigie, C.,Zabalza, J., Maltin, C., Marshall, S. (2015) "Quantitative prediction of beef quality using visible spectroscopy with large data samples under industry conditions," Journal of Applied Spectroscopy (Springer), Accepted Manuscript Jan. 2015
 
Craigie, C. R., Ross, D. W., Maltin, C. A., Purchas, R. W., Bünger, L., Roehe, R., & Morris, S. T (2013). The relationship between video image analysis (VIA), visual classification, and saleable meat yield of sirloin and fillet cuts of beef carcasses differing in breed and gender. Livestock Science, 158, 307-318.
 
Craigie, C. R., Navajas, E. A., Purchas, R. W., Maltin, C. A., Bünger, L., Hoskin, S. O., Ross, D. W., Morris, S. T. & Roehe, R. (2012). A review of the development and use of video image analysis (VIA) for beef carcass evaluation as an alternative to the current EUROP system and other subjective systems. Meat Science, 92, 307-318.
 
Craigie, C. R., Lambe, N. R., Richardson, R. I., Haresign, W., Maltin, C. A., Rehfeldt, C., Roehe, R., Morris, S. T. & Bunger, L. (2012). The effect of sex on some carcass and meat quality traits in Texel ewe and ram lambs. Animal Production Science, 52, 601-607.
 
Lambe, N. R., Ross, D. W., Navajas, E. A., Hyslop, J. J., Prieto, N., Craigie, C., Bunger, L., Simm, G., & Roehe, R. (2010). The prediction of carcass composition and tissue distribution in beef cattle using ultrasound scanning at the start and/or end of the finishing period. Livestock Science, 131, 193-202.

 

Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R. and Bunger L. (Eds.) (2014). Farm Animal Imaging, Copenhagen, 2014. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh, UK, 152 pp.
 
Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R. and Bunger L. (Eds.) (2013). Farm Animal Imaging, Kaposvár, 2013. Quality Meat Scotland, Ingliston, UK, 100 pp.
 
Craigie, C. R., Ren, J., Qaio, T., Zabalza, J., & Maltin, C.A. (2013) Project Overview – large scale assessment of the utility of spectral technologies in the beef sector. In. Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R. and Bunger L. (Eds.) Farm Animal Imaging, Kaposvár, 2013. Quality Meat Scotland, Ingliston, UK, 68-74.
 
Craigie, C. R., Ross, D. W., Maltin, C. A., Purchas, R. W., Morris, S. T., Roehe, R., & Bunger, L. (2013) Investigations into relationships between visible-near infrared (NIR) spectra and instrumental meat quality parameters in lamb M. longissimus lumborum and M. semimembranosus. In. Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R. and Bunger L. (Eds.) Farm Animal Imaging, Dublin 2012. Quality Meat Scotland, Ingliston, UK, 33-38.
 
Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R. and Bunger L. (Eds.) (2013). Farm Animal Imaging, Dublin 2012. Quality Meat Scotland, Ingliston, UK, 96 pp.
 
Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R., Richardson, R. I., Green, A., Picken, A., Roehe, R., Robertson, R., England, S., Glaseby, C. and Ross, D. (2013). Thoughts on beef eating quality from Scotland. In. Wood, J. D. (Ed.) (2013). Developments in beef meat quality, Context Products Limited, Packington, UK, 73-86.
 
Maltin, C.A. & Craigie, C.R. (2013). Farm Animal Imaging Opportunities and Challenges. In. Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R. and Bunger L. (Eds.) Farm Animal Imaging, Dublin 2012. Quality Meat Scotland, Ingliston, UK, 6-8.

Craigie, C.R., Purchas, R., Maltin, C., Roehe, R., Morris, S.T. (2014) Assessing the meat quality of venison short-loin from farmed red deer using visible near infrared spectroscopy. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Napier. Volume 74, 17-22.
 
Craigie, C. R., Bunger, L., Roehe, R., Morris, S. T., Purchas, R. W., Ross, D. W. et al. (2013). Video image analysis (VIA) and value-based marketing of beef and lamb carcasses. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), 26-30th August, Nantes, France. Page 101. INVITED SPEAKER
 
Qiao, T., Ren, J., Craigie, C., Marshall, S., Maltin, C. (2013) Effective compression of hyperspectral imagery using improved three dimensional discrete cosine transform. Proceedings of the 6th UK, Europe, China Millimeter Waves and THz Technology Workshop (UCMMT), Rome, Italy
 
Craigie, C. R., Ross, D. W., Maltin, C. A., Purchas, R. W., Morris, S. T., & Roehe, R. (2013). Prediction of ultimate pH in beef M. longissimus thoracis using visible-near infrared spectroscopy. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science annual conference, 16-17th April, Nottingham, UK.
 
Bonin, M. N., Silva, S. L., Bunger, L., Ross, D., Craigie. C., Gomes, R. C., Figueiredo, A., Torralvo, P., Campos, J. H. A., Barbosa, V. N., Novias, F. J., Santana, M. H. A. Oliveira, L. S., Mazon, M., Ferraz, J. B. S. (2013). Visible and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (Vis-NIRS) to predict tenderness in Nellore cattle. Proceedings of the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 8-12 July 2013. Abstract: TH294.
 
Craigie, C. R., Maltin, C. A., Purchas, R. W., Ross, D. W., Bunger, L., Morris, S. T. et al. (2012). Prediction of saleable meat weight and yield of the sirloin and fillet cuts of beef carcases from different breeds and genders using video image analysis (VIA) and manual classification information. Proceedings of the Farm Animal Imaging conference (FAIM I), 25-26th September, Dublin, Ireland.
 
Maltin, C. A., Craigie, C. R., Richardson, R. I., Green, A., Picken, A., Roehe, R. et al. (2012). Thoughts on beef eating quality from Scotland. Proceedings of the 14th annual Langford food industry conference: Developments in beef meat quality 12th June, Bristol, UK.
 
Craigie, C. R., Ross, D. W., Richardson, R. I., Maltin, C., Roehe, R., Morris, S. T. et al. (2012). Diet and gender effects on lamb meat quality. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science annual conference, Nottingham, UK, Abstract 22.