Recording and Sampling Device Sub-Committee

Aims of the Sub-Committee

  • Provide a forum for ICAR members to collaborate, exchange information and learn from each other on all aspects of recording and sampling devices used on cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo.
  • Maintain, update, promote and extend universal guidelines for evaluating and certifying recording devices including on-farm milk recording devices, devices for recording animal weight, devices for body condition recording, and other devices as deemed important to the work of ICAR members.
  • Develop, provide and promote a system and standards for recording and sampling devices testing and evaluation that includes review, official testing and certification of devices.
  • Facilitate and coordinate international communication and collaboration in research and development on recording and sampling devices such as carry-over impact, computerized solutions, and sensor device data inclusion.
  • Collaboration with other ICAR Sub-Committees and Working Groups to support the aims of these groups.

Composition

The following is the composition of the Sub-Committee

Chairman
Steven J. Sievert
National DHIA & DHIA Services
(USA)

Steven Sievert

Steven J. Sievert ,
Chairman of the SC

Members
Clement Allain
Institut de l’Elevage
(France)
Clement Allain
Richard Cantin
CanWest DHI
(Canada)
Richard Cantin
Andrew Fear
Livestock Improvement Corporation
(New Zealand)
Andrew Fear
Justin Frankfort
NMR
(UK)
Frankfort
Peter Huijsmans
Kwaliteitszorg Onderhoud Melkinstallaties (KOM)
(The Netherland)
Peter Huijsmans
Jonas Persson
RYK, Danish Cattle Federation
(Denmark)
Danuta Radzio
Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Farmers
(Poland)

Hubert Rothfuss
LKV Niedersachsen
(Germany)

Secretary
Andie Dimitriadou
ICAR Secretariat
(Italy)
Andie Dimitriadou

 

Test Centres

The ICAR Test Centres for the approval of recording devices are:

Useful links to visit

The information available on this section regarding the Recording and Sampling Devices Sub-Committee include the following  files:

ICAR, Via Savoia 78, sc. A int. 3, 00198 Rome, Italy - Email: icar@icar.org