Institut de L’Elevage (IDELE) is the French Livestock Institute, the reference technical institute for herbivore farming and breeding in France. IDELE is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. Our Research & Development activities provide technical solutions to livestock farmers of cattle, sheep, goats and horses, but also to the economic actors of the production chains.

For several years, IDELE has been carrying out applied research projects in collaboration with its partners in agricultural development and research, and with interprofessional organizations. Our activities include climate change mitigation and adaptation, technology transfer, animal health and welfare, genetics, animal husbandry, quality of products, farm human resources, information systems, farm and sector economics, etc.

Within the framework of the HoliCow project, IDELE will provide knowledge to make the best use of milk biomarkers related to cows’ health and welfare, cows' adaptation to climate change, and GHG emissions. Our experienced team will contribute to the creation of training supports for the users of the new tool. We will also work with two experimental farms to test the tools created.

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Marine Gelé, Scientific Collaborator

I'm a zootechnician with expertise in the influence of farming practices on milk composition, and I have 12 years' experience of working on Interreg NWE projects. I'm involved in HoliCow WP3, in the follow-up of French pilot farms.