Recording Guidelines

International Agreement on Recording Practices (ICAR Recording Guidelines)

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The ICAR Guidelines (2016 Edition) are now available as PDF file (about 12Mb).

The Guidelines are published after their approval by the General Assembly voting the amendments presented by Sub-Committees and Working Groups.

Other documents related with the Guidelines are:

  • The instructions (June 2016) on how to perform the “Periodic checking of approved meters. Hints for the sample taker and farmer” can be downloaded here
  • The Interbull Guidelines 2001 (about 150Kb) for National & International Genetic Evaluation Systems in Dairy Cattle with Focus on Production Traits are also available.

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