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

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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SMARTER Fourth Annual Meeting!

SMARTER has held its fourth annual meeting between the 18th and 19th May 2022. This was the second in person meeting which the SMARTER project has done since the first one in Edinburgh.

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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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