7th ATF-EAAP Special Session – 70th EAAP Annual Meeting @ Ghent, Belgium
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Since 2013, the EAAP & ATF Special Session during the EAAP Annual Meeting aims to bring together animal science with practice of animal production and connect researchers, policy-makers, industry representatives and societal organisations. Every year, a different topic is addressed during this half-day session.

The session would like to engage discussion with farmers, industries, scientists, policy makers and with the society. Most important findings will be discussed with a panel. The session will be held on 26th August 2019 from 2pm to 5 pm and the topic will be: “Towards a climate smart European livestock farming“.

The outcomes of the session will be discussed with a large panel of European stakeholders during the ATF seminar, in Brussels, on 6th Nov. 2019.

For more information and the program visit the website.

See you in Ghent!

SmartCow project at the 70th EAAP Annual Meeting @ Ghent, Belgium
Aug 28 @ 11:45 am
SmartCow project at the 70th EAAP Annual Meeting @ Ghent, Belgium

The 70th EAAP Annual Meeting will take place from 26th to 30th August 2019 in Ghent, Belgium.

The Coordinator René Baumont, as representative of SmartCow consortium, will present the project during the session n°36 “Beef farming and products towards the future” at 11:45.

The session n°36 will be held on Wednesday 28th August 2019 and it will be chaired by Jean-François Hoquette (room Jan Van Eyck).

René Baumont will give the presentation: “SmartCow: fostering synergies through mapping cattle research infrastructures and research” – O’Donovan, R. Baumont, E. Kennedy, C. Guy, C. Fossaert, P. Madrange and B. Esmein

At the EAAP Annual Meeting also a poster will be presented: Session type: 45.14 “Faecal-NIRS for predicting digestibility and intake in cattle: efficacy of two calibration strategy (Andueza, P. Nozière, S. Herremans, A. De La Torre, E. Froidmont, F. Picard, J. Pourrat, I. Constant, C. Martin and G. Cantalapiedra-Hijarme) The session is n. 45 “Alarm management, individual feed efficiency, data quality and data ownership, decision support systems”, Chair: Pastell / Kasarda / Maselyne (room Van Rysselberge).


Fitter Livestock Farming session – EAAP 70th Annual Meeting 2019 @ Ghent, Belgium
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 70th EAAP annual meeting will be held on 26th – 30th August 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. During this event, SmartCow representatives will participate to a joint session with other five European projects (Feed-a-Gene, IMAGE, SAPHIR, GplusE, GenTORE). This cluster, named Fitter Livestock Farming PG, aims to bring innovation to food and sustainable agriculture. The group is coordinated under the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB).

The session n°43 “Burning issues in biodiversity 2: fitter livestock farms from better gene banks” will be held on 28th August from 14:00 to 17:00 at the International Convention Center (ICC), room Baeckland 1. The session will be chaired by Michèle Tixier-Boichard (IMAGE project).

For more information and program click here.

See you in Ghent!


SmartCow project at International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology 2019 @ Leipzig, Germany
Sep 4 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SmartCow project at International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology 2019 @ Leipzig, Germany

The International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology will take place from 3 – 6 September 2019 in the fabulous KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig.

SmartCow representatives will present the project on 4th September 2019 at 5.15pm.

Place:  Great ballroom (Großen Saal) –  Session: “Biosensors and Big Data Management”.

ISRP is the major international conference on ruminant physiology. It provides an overview of current, important scientific findings and areas of research in the physiology of ruminants of all kinds.



ATF-Fitter Livestock stakeholder workshop – ATF annual meeting 2019 @ Brussels, Belgium
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A joint event ATF – Fitter Livestock Farming PG will be held on 6th November afternoon in Brussels during the 2019 Animal Task Force annual meeting.

The workshop “What R&I can deliver to support climate mitigation and adaptation in livestock farming” will bring together animal scientists with livestock professionals and advisors, as well as researchers, non-profit & societal organisations and industry representatives, to discuss sustainable
use of resources, preservation of biodiversity, livestock gene bank collections and improvement of soil quality in the livestock sector.

SmartCow project will partecipate with other 5 European projects.

The workshop is free, but registration is mandatory!

For more information and registration visit the dedicated webpage.

The following material is now available on the Animal Task Force’s website:

SmartCow national workshop – Ireland @ Ireland
Apr 5 all-day
SmartCow national workshop - Ireland @ Ireland

SmartCow partners will organise national workshops on their research infrastructures’ premises. One workshop will be organised in Ireland on 5th April 2022.

Aims of the national stakeholders workshops:

  • Provide information on SmartCow, updates on progress, outcomes, results, methodologies, research infrastructures facilities
  • Collect feedback on the research priorities of TNA calls, trainings and study tours to ensure they are adapted to their needs
  • Get support from Stakeholders in dissemination in their network/teams (via Newsletter, Twitter, FB, Linkedin, website)
  • Foster direct participation from stakeholders in Transnational Access calls (TNA), trainings: physical (on RIs) & on-line (no tuition fees), study tours

Format will be:

  • Around 20 to 50 participants per country
  • Half a day workshop is an ideal format.

More information coming soon.