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 115 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.

ICAR Conference 2019 in Prague - Scientific Programme now available (March 2019)

The web site of the ICAR Conference 2019 in Prague has been updated with the "Scientific programme". More info here...

The Växa Sverige and FABA have been granted as a DNA Data Interpretation Centre

The Accreditation for Data Interpretation Centres by SNP has been implemented and presently 20 laboratories have already been accredited

Programme for 2019 for the Proficiency Test for milk laboratories

ICAR announces the 2019 programme for the Proficiency test for milk laboratories. Information, form and details are available here ....

The ICAR Proficiency Test (I° round 20189) has been finalised. Reports delivered

51 world-wide milk laboratories from 31 countries joined the ICAR PT for the Reference and the Routine method. More info here ....

Accreditation of genetic laboratories for parentage testing by SNP and STR

The round, in which took part 14 laboratories world-wide for the accreditation for parentage testing in cattle by SNP and STR has finalised

ICAR is among the 27 Partners of the SMARTER EU Project, involving also 30 stakeholders

Aim of the SMARTER is studying a model of genetic selection to increase resistance and efficiency in small ruminants. More info ...

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