Training Programme

The training and study tours catalogue is available!

This catalogue presents the training courses and study tours that will be organized within the framework of the SmartCow project:

Face‐to‐face courses, taking place in various European countries

Course Date Fee Deadline for registration Programme Registration
Respiration chamber and methane
emission – Dummerstorf, Germany
7th – 8th October, 2019 Free 15th July, 2019 download PDF
Gold standard methods to assess key
phenotypes in ruminant nutrition – Theix,  France
15th ‐17th October, 2019 Free 15th July, 2019 download PDF


Web conference courses, accessible from your office, via a PC + Internet connection and a phone 

Course Date Fee Deadline for registration Programme Registration
Biomarkers assisted-predictions of feed efficiency and their main determinants in cattle 26th November 2021 Free 23rd November 2021 download PDF To register
Introduction to Infrared spectroscopy tools to investigate
fermentation parameters
23rd November 2021 Free 16th November 2021 download PDF To register
Using ontologies to improve
animal science research
15th-16th December 2020 Free 9th December 2020 download PDF
Ethics and welfare in animal
experimentation – Clermont‐Ferrand, France
22nd ‐23rd September 2020 Free 20th July, 2020 download PDF
Validation and use of sensor
outputs for recording animal
22nd April 2020 Free 19th April, 2020 download PDF
Ruminant methane emissions and
measurement techniques
2nd October, 2019 Free 18th September, 2019 download PDF
Feed efficiency of beef cattle and
measurement techniques
9th October, 2019 Free 25th September, 2019 download PDF
Microbiome proxies for methane
emissions and feed efficiency
23rd October, 2019 Free 9th October, 2019 download PDF
Proxies for methane emissions and feed efficiency, other than microbiome proxies 30th October, 2019 Free 16th October, 2019 download PDF


One‐day study tours, taking place in 4 different countries

Location Date Fee Deadline for registration Programme Registration
French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment – INRAE (FR) 7th October 2021 Free download PDF  To register
Scotland’s Rural College – SRUC (UK) 5th and 6th March 2019 Free 13th February, 2019 download PDF


This training programme targets scientists, technicians, stakeholders, etc. It aims to share the results of the project : methods, techniques, use of tools…

It includes lectures, exchanges with scientists, visit of RI facilities and farms…

Tuition fees are covered by the SmartCow project. Participants will have to organize and fund their own travel and accommodation expenses.

If you are interested in participating in a training course or a study tour, or if you need any further information about this training programme please contact : 

Philippe Dumonthier –

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