PhD students in SMARTER project: Quentin Le Graverand, Camila Balconi Marquez, Gracialda Ferreira

Quentin Le Graverand (PhD student – INRAE) Title of the thesis: Identification of predictors for the genetic evaluation of feed efficiency in meat sheep (This PhD Thesis is supported by the SMARTER and GrassToGas project). Feed efficiency is an important trait to include in breeding programs given its impact both at the economic and environmental […]

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Stakeholders activities

by C. Mosconi In 2021, the dissemination activities for stakeholders will be focused on the ten National Round Tables to be organized in the second part of the year and on the ICAR Annual Conference to be held in Leeuwarden (26-30 April). The ten national round tables (NRT) In the second part of 2021 until […]

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INIA UY participation on The European Researchers’ Night

by G. Ciappesoni INIA Uruguay participated in the Iberoamerican Researchers’ Night (part of European Researchers’ Night) with the proposal “Spain-Uruguay linked by sheep: from the Adelantados to genomics”. It was an activity aimed at high school students and the general public. This presentation showed some of the genetic and cultural links between both countries with […]

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Case study: Can the Irish sheep industry benefit from using New Zealand genetics?

by N. Fetherstone, F. Hely, N. McHugh, and P. Amer Using a gene flow model, it was investigated whether the Irish sheep population would benefit from elite maternal germplasm sourced from Irish or New Zealand flocks, and if so, how best to incorporate that germplasm to maximise genetic gain. The model quantified the genetic improvement, […]

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Practical Selection Tools to Benefit from International Cooperation (WP6) – Updates

by J.M. Astruc, D. Berry A plenary WP6 meeting was held on 15 December 2020 and the main outcomes were presented at the Wrap Up meeting on 14 January 2021. As the prerequisites for setting up international evaluation are mainly achieved, the across-country evaluation will be implemented in 2021. Pedigree and phenotypic data (and in […]

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EAAP SMARTER Session, December 4th 2020 (online)

by C. Moreno There were 12 theatre presentations and 8 posters presented during the SMARTER session of EAAP meeting (Session 61). These presentations were undertaken by 7 SMARTER partners (INRAE, SRUC, TEAGASC, UNILEON, UEDIN, INIA-UY, UGUELPH) with the participation of 5 other partners (IDELE, NSG, NEIKER, AUTH, ABACUSBIO). Most of the presented results are not […]

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2nd Annual Meeting

by C. Moreno Due to the Covid19 crisis, the SMARTER 2nd annual meeting was postponed to summer 2021 in Leon University (Spain). We organized virtual meetings for WP1-8 (2-3h meeting/WP) in December and a plenary session was organized for January 14th to summarize the WP1-8 sessions and to give information about management (WP9), ethics and […]

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EAAP 2020 SMARTER session presentations are now available!

SMARTER project hold a session during the EAAP virtual meeting on 4th December 2020. The session was chaired by: Carole Moreno Romieux (INRAE – Project coordinator) and Joanne Conington (SRUC – WP2 leader). Twelve presentations and eight posters were presented. All the presentations are available here.

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SMARTER session at 71 EAAP Annual Meeting!

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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3rd SMARTER newsletter is now available!

The 3rd SMARTER newsletter is now available! Enjoy your reading at: https://bit.ly/39q4rNT For receiving the future issues please sign up here.

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