This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 772787.

SMARTER Training School: “Using Genetics and Modelling to Improve Resilience and Efficiency in Small Ruminants”

The SMARTER training school “Using Genetics and Modelling to Improve Resilience and Efficiency in Small Ruminants” will be held in Toulouse (France) from 27th to 30th of March (4 full days).  The school will delve into the strategies and tools used within SMARTER, allowing attendees to better understand how genetic selection can help improve resilience and […]

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National Round Table in UK!

On 7th December 2022 the partners  SRUC, UEDIN, TEXELS and AbacusBio  organised the National Round Table (NRT) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The purpose of the NRT is to reach all relevant stakeholders within each country (end-users, sheep and goat farmers, breeding, (inter)-professional organizations, training people, wide society) to the same table for presenting and discussing […]

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Six National Round Tables available material!

Ten National Round Tables (NRT) are organised at regional level in the following SMARTER countries: Uruguay, Switzerland, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, and Norway. The purpose is to reach all relevant stakeholders within each country (end-users, sheep and goat farmers, breeding, (inter)-professional organizations, training people, wide society) to the same table for presenting […]

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The 7th SMARTER newsletter is now available!

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Coming events

List of the upcoming events with SMARTER project partners attendance.

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The Climate Action Award: another SMARTER synergy!

Another good news related to the synergies that SMARTER is causing in Uruguay. An Uruguayan Merino farmer Gabriela Bordabehere (from La Soledad farm) and Gucci received The Climate Action Award at Milan Fashion Week SS2023.

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Breaking News! SMARTER goes to Qatar to play the 2022 football world cup!

The Uruguayan national team will dress men suits made of superfine wool from Uruguayan producers with whom INIA worked for more than 20 years.

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The national roundtables: 10 major events to disseminate to national stakeholders

Among dissemination events and communication to stakeholders, the national roundtables may be considered as a highlight in the SMARTER project, within the task 8.3 “dissemination and training for stakeholders”.

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Influence of dietary protein restriction in prepubertal ewe lambs on first lactation milk traits and response to a mammary gland inflammatory challenge

In light of the increasing global protein prices and considering also the need to reduce nitrogen emissions from contemporary livestock production systems, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential effects of a protein restriction performed in prepuberal ewes, under commercial conditions, on first lactation milk production traits and the response triggered by an experimental inflammatory challenge of the mammary gland performed at the end of the first lactation.

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Repeatability of health and welfare traits and correlation with performance traits in dairy goats reared under low-input farming systems

The sustainability of low-input pastoral farming systems raising dairy goats, depends partly on enhancing animal health and welfare status. However, research on between-animal (co)variation of health, welfare and production traits is scarce.

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