Australian Merino breed - copyright INIA-UY
Fossés Goats at pasture in Brittany - copyright CAPGENES
British Texel shearling rams in field - copyright Texel Society
Alpine goats on a pasture in canton Valais - copyright FiBL
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AIM= study how genetic selection can help to increase resilience and efficiency in small ruminants (sheep and goats) in their environments and across a range of diverse environments
SMARTER =multiactor H2020 EUproject, €7 ml€, 4 years
13 countries, 27 partners (50% academic / 50% non-academic)
Around 30 Stakeholder partners to disseminate SMARTER results
46 breeds, 40 breeding organisations, 5,000 farmers
1,5 million sheep and goats (20% of EU’s livestock and impact on 70%)
Shared data: 500,000 phenotyped /70,000 genotyped animals
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22/11/2021 - PhD studentship available at SRUC!
15/11/2021 - SMARTER Third Annual Meeting!
08/11/2021 - Job offer at INRAE!