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 Programme Training Material
Respiration chamber and methane
emission – Dummerstorf, Germany
7th – 8th October, 2019 download PDF
Gold standard methods to assess key
phenotypes in ruminant nutrition – Theix,  France
15th ‐17th October, 2019 download PDF


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

Course Date Programme Training Material
Biomarkers assisted-predictions of feed efficiency and their main determinants in cattle 26th November 2021 download PDF
Introduction to Infrared spectroscopy tools to investigate
fermentation parameters
23rd November 2021 download PDF
Using ontologies to improve
animal science research
15th-16th December 2020 download PDF Webinar Ontology
Ethics and welfare in animal
experimentation – Clermont‐Ferrand, France
22nd ‐23rd September 2020 download PDF 1. I. Veissier2. V. Deiss/A. de Boyer 3. V. Deiss4. P. Gasqui5. V. Deiss/R. Botreau
Validation and use of sensor
outputs for recording animal
22nd April 2020 download PDF
Ruminant methane emissions and
measurement techniques
2nd October, 2019 download PDF
Feed efficiency of beef cattle and
measurement techniques
9th October, 2019 download PDF C.A Duthie
Microbiome proxies for methane
emissions and feed efficiency
23rd October, 2019 download PDF
Proxies for methane emissions and feed efficiency, other than microbiome proxies 30th October, 2019 download PDF


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

Location Date Programme
French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment – INRAE (FR) 7th October 2021 download PDF
Scotland’s Rural College – SRUC (UK) 5th and 6th March 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 –

Download the Catalogue and don’t miss our interesting training courses!