Don’t miss SMARTER session at the 71st EAAP virtual Annual Meeting! The session is the n. 61 and will be held on Friday morning 4th December chaired by the WP2 leader Joanne Connigton and the coordinator Carole Moreno. Discover all the interventions here!
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The EAAP Annual Meeting will be held on-line from December 1st to 4th, 2020. We will showcase hundreds hours of programming delivered through plenty of scientific sessions, workshops, plenary sessions, interactive and innovative exhibit hall, live discussions about the latest animal science topics. The Early Registration, before September 15th, is discounted. Those who submitted abstracts for […]
The ICAR meeting 2020 (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands) has been postponed to April 2021. Given the circumstances due to Coronavirus pandemic, the ICAR/Interbull 2020 conference which was due to take place from June 8th to June 12th, 2020 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, has been postponed to 2021. The ICAR Board decided to hold the ICAR/Interbull 2021 […]
In light of the uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty in making plans about hosting a major International conference, the EAAP 2020 Annual Meeting will be held as virtual event from 1st to 4th December 2020. Before the beginning of the pandemic, in the frame of SMARTER’s Task 8.2 (Dissemination and training for […]
The first batch of practice abstracts for end-users produced by the partners of the EU project SMARTER (SMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience) gathers six abstracts related to the WPs 1, 5 and 6 of the project. A practice abstract is a short summary in easily understandable language, of re-usable results produced by the […]
Developing international sheep genetic evaluations is a key area of interest within the sheep industry and has particular relevance where high levels of across country trade exist. Currently genetic evaluations are estimated on a within-country basis only, with different countries measuring different traits, weighing at different time points and using different models for genetic analysis. […]
In January 2020, two new stakeholders joined the Project and a short profile of each institution is reported. Agris Sardegna (Italy) Agris Sardegna is a Research & Innovation Institute whose seat is in Sassari in the Northern Sardinia. The agency works to promote sustainable development of the agricultural sector and biodiversity in Sardinia. As “Istituto […]
AbacusBio AbacusBio are specialists in breeding program design and evaluation in livestock, crop, forestry and aquaculture industries. The company has recently become a partner in SMARTER as leaders of Work Package 7 (WP7). AbacusBio will provide advice on methodologies and tools to support the project partners in the development of balanced breeding goals for agro-ecological […]
The sanitary crisis impacted the SMARTER project. Several WPs had to stop their experimentations and delays are expected in several activities. An evaluation of the COVID-19 impact is on-going at the WP scale. The outputs of this evaluation will be presented to all partners and the REA to take potential remediation measures.