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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Validation and genetic analysis of a feed efficiency criterion in French Lacaune ewes

Some of the studies that have been submitted to WCGALP 2022: – by C. Machefert, C. Robert-Granié, P. Hassoun, S. Parisot, C. Allain, D. Portes, G. Lagriffoul, J.M Astruc, and H. Larroque Improving feed efficiency have environmental, economic and social benefits for dairy ewes farming systems. Selection of animals using efficiently their feed resources while […]

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SMARTER participation to World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP 2022)

Several SMARTER partners will participate to the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production will be held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) from 3 to 8 July 2022. Here the list of all the contributors. Pelayo, R. et al., “Influence of a nutritional restriction in dairy ewe lambs on the response to a later inflammatory […]

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REA 2nd Review Meeting Outcome

– by R. Rupp and R. Bica The second review meeting with REA was held on the 28/01/22. The meeting was moderated by Francisca Cuesta-Sanchez of the European Commission, and the two reviewers were Luca Fontanesi and Ismo Stranden. The review started off with a brief introduction of the project and recap of what was […]

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SMARTER Third Annual Meeting!

– by R. Rupp SMARTER has held the third annual meeting from 11th to 22nd of October 2021, once again by video conference because of the COVID crisis. The agenda for the remote SMARTER included 3-hours meetings per WPs with 17 to 56 participants each. The meeting gave an overview of the great work achieved […]

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