The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) which was formed on March 9th, 1951, in Rome. Presently it is composed of 128 Members from 57 countries. ICAR now strives to be the leading global provider of Guidelines, Standards and Certification for animal identification, animal recording and animal evaluation. ICAR wants to improve the profitability, and sustainability of farm animal production by:
- Establishing and maintaining guidelines and standards for best practice in all aspects of animal identification and recording.
- Certifying equipment, and processes used in animal identification, recording and genetic evaluations.
- Stimulating and leading: continuous improvement, innovation, research, knowledge development, and knowledge exchange.
- Providing services essential to achieving international collaboration in key aspects of animal recording and animal breeding.
Video and slides of the webinar on the international evaluations for beef cattle
120 participants joined the webinar targeted to organizations aiming to international genetic evaluations for meat cattle. Video available ...
Up-coming ICAR/IDF workshop on Animal-based indicators to promote welfare in cows
During the ICAR Annual Conference, a virtual workshop on Welfare assessment is organised on 26 April. Registrations: www.registrationicar2021.nl/
A new platform for collecting data on "Cow, sheep and goats milk recording systems"
Various statistics are available on production, numbers of animals/herds, local species, fertility, type of lactation calculation et al.
ICAR 2021 Annual Conference in Montreal (CA) 30 May-3 june, finally as a "in presence" event
The Conference already has its website (www.icar2021.ca) and we invite you to browse its presenting video and introductory information
"Development and Application of a Certified Reference Material for SCC in Milk"
The EC JRC launched a new certified reference material for SCC in milk. Slides and the recorded webinar, assisted by 130 technicians, available here
New Procedure in "Application of EC JRC Certified Reference Material for SCC in milk"
After the launch of a new certified reference material by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC JRC), joint action by ICAR and IDF
Despite the Covid-19, the September round of the ICAR PT for milk labs finalised
30 world-wide laboratories took part in the Proficiency Test and each of them already received the personal report (Reference and Routine lab)
Free registration to the webinar on ICAR Proficiency Test, an ISO 17043 accredited PT
On 16 June 2021 a webinar on “Proficiency Test for milk laboratories: ICAR contribution to the worldwide traceability” is organised
2021 call for accreditation of genetic laboratories is open. Deadline 10 June 2021
The 2021 accreditation of genetic laboratories (SNP-based genotyping and STR microsatellite-based parentage testing in cattle) is open