This is a discussion network similar to AGDG, but in Spanish. It was created to enhance communication among animal geneticists from Spain and Latin America, who are sometimes reluctant to discuss in English and may have different topics of interest from those covered by AGDG. Among their members we can also find researchers from the United States and Australia, and no particular requirement is demanded from the participants other than use of the Spanish language.
Acteon has a website which provides access to the full texts of contributions to the Spanish conferences on animal breeding, both those related to the Jornadas de Producción Animal and to the Reuniones de Mejora Genética Animal.
ACTEON also provides information related with those meetings whenever they take place. It also provides public software on genetic issues and disseminates information on courses, masters, conferences, seminars and in general all kinds of academic initiatives, provided that the organisers supply the corresponding information to be published in the website.
Finally, ACTEON has a particular section for the exchange of any papers the members of the network consider interesting and which may be difficult to find.
World Rabbit Science is the official journal of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA). One of the main objectives of WRSA is to promote communication and collaboration among researchers and organisations covering different scientific and technological aspects of rabbit production. Main topics of this journal are breeding, genetics, production, management, environment, health, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, behaviour, welfare, immunology, molecular biology, metabolism, processing and products.
World Rabbit Science is the only international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to rabbits that is included in the ISI Thomson list. All research which is published in World Rabbit Science must be original and not have been published in any other scientific journal. The policy of this journal is to promote open access knowledge for rabbit science, so there are no fees for authors and access to the contents is completely free.
The impact of our research focuses on the livestock sector within the region of Valencia. We cooperate with the industry through knowledge transfer and training courses. Our collaboration with the regional government enables us to cooperate with livestock farms and enterprises within our geographical area, enhancing basic and applied research.
LICOVAL is an inter-professional milk laboratory covering the geographic area of Valencia. Its activity relies on the collaboration agreement between the UPV and the Inter-Professional Milking Association of the Valencia region, which is formed by representatives of the industry sector (for example Danone, Lactalis, cheese associations) and the production sectors of cow, sheep and goat milk (for example trade unions and other farmers’ associations).
In LICOVAL the quality of raw milk is determined. The results are accepted both by the farmers and the industry, and milk prices are finally set according to milk quality. Normally, the following parameters of raw milk are analysed: fat, protein, lactose, fat-free dry matter, somatic cell counts, germen counts, inhibitor presence and cryoscopic point. All results are available both for farmers and the industry.
Furthermore, LICOVAL also assesses and trains farmers and industry professionals on different aspects of milk quality, sample taking and preservation and transport of milk samples. All these activities are carried out by competent laboratory technicians using the most advanced and automated analytical systems (Milko Scan FT120, Milko Scan FT6000, Fossomatic 5000, Bactosan FT50, cryoscopy Funke Gerber).