SAVE THE DATE: Conference “Shaping the future of Livestock farming through research” – 13 June 2022

As part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the French ministry of Agriculture and Food is organising the conference “Shaping the future of Livestock farming through research” which will be held on 13th June 2022 (9am -6pm) online and at the Maison de la RATP in Paris. The event can […]

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Job offer Postdoc researcher at INRAE!

INRAE is looking for a postdoc researcher to work on the evaluation of genetic trade-offs in sheep based on a mathematical model during 18 months. The position is located at INRAE Toulouse, France and could start from June 2022. Deadline for application: 15 May 2022. For further information and application read the job vacancy.

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Roundtable in Switzerland!

A roundtable will be organised at 30 April in Switzerland.   The location is on a Lacaune dairy farm who contributed phenotypes to the project, and is located in central Switzerland (Entlebuch).  The event will be exclusively organised for SMARTER. Short presentations for each point will be made to allow a longer discussion after each point. […]

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The 6th SMARTER newsletter is now available!

The 6th SMARTER newsletter is now available! Enjoy your reading at: https://bit.ly/3is6DKf For receiving the future issues please sign up here.

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Coming events

List of the upcoming events with SMARTER project partners attendance.

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New members in SMARTER project: Riccardo Bica

Riccardo Bica (European Project Manager– INRAE) Riccardo obtained his PhD, funded by SRUC, at the University of Edinburgh/SRUC in June 2021, with Richard Dewhurst as his supervisor. Prior to that he undertook a BSc in Biology at the University of Brighton and subsequently an MSc in Ecosystem Services at the University of Edinburgh. Following his […]

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National Round Tables

– by C. Mosconi Ten National Round Tables will be organised in 2022. Here below the scheduled new dates: France: 5-6 April 2022. Possible location: Vendée (OS Moutons Vendéens) Greece: July 2022. Hungary: probably mid-April 2022 Italy: June 2022 Spain: 6-7-8 June 2022 Switzerland: 30 April 2022. Uruguay: 21-22 April 2022 in Tacuarembó (400 km […]

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Using machine learning to predict feed intakes of meat sheep from animal traits and ruminal microbiota

Some of the studies that have been submitted to WCGALP 2022: – by Q. Le Graverand, C. Marie-Etancelin, J.L. Weisbecker, A. Meynadier, D. Marcon, F. Tortereau To our knowledge, there is no comparison between accuracies of feed intake predictions from animal traits or microbiota with machine learning. Goals of our study were to check whether […]

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Milk metabolite profiles in goats selected for longevity support link between resource allocation and resilience

Some of the studies that have been submitted to WCGALP 2022: – by M. Ithurbide, H. Wang, C. Huau, I. Palhière, T. Fassier, J. Pires, T. Larsen, J. Cao, N.C. Friggens and R. Rupp Resilience is the ability of a goat to cope with environmental disturbances, such as pathogens or feed restriction. Genetic selection on […]

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Methane emission has low genetic correlations to lamb growth traits in Norwegian White sheep

Some of the studies that have been submitted to WCGALP 2022: – by J.H. Jakobsen, T. Blichfeldt, L.B. Linneflaatten, M.O. Gløersen, L.E. Wallin and J.C. McEwan The main source of GHG emission in lamb meat production comes from enteric methane (CH4) emission produced as a by-product in the non-aerobic fermentation of feed. Other countries have […]

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