Parentage Recording Working Group

The page shows introductory information about the Parentage Recording Working Group, its composition and relevant documents produced by the Working Group


Suzanne Harding
Holstein UK


Wim van Haeringen, Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium b.v., (The Netherlands)
Hossein Jorjani, Interbull Centre, (Sweden)
Linda Markle, Holstein Canada (Canada)
Matthew McClure Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, (Ireland)
Carine Megneaud, Chambre d’agriculture des Côtes d’Armor, EDE de Bretagne (France)
Reinhard Reents, VIT, Vereinigte Informationssysteme Tierhaltung w.V., (Germany)
Suzan Tellez, Resource Computing, (USA)
Marija Spehar, Croatian Agricultural Agency(Croatia)
George Wiggans, USDA, (USA)
Marco Winters, DairyCo, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (United Kingdom)


Relevant documentation


Terms of Reference

  • Review current procedures for parentage recording
  • Define possible alternatives for optimal parentage recording
  • To produce an ICAR Guideline which provides a format for SNP information which is of broadest use to members
  • Possible tools for measuring the quality of recording
  • How to share results on this topic?


Reports on the activities of the Parentage Recording WG


Cooperation with other ICAR Working Groups

The Parentage Recording Working Group works in tight relations with most of the ICAR Working Groups. Due to the common actions, specific relations have been developed with the:

  • Genetic Analysis Working Group and
  • Artificial Insemination and Relevant Technologies Working Group


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