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.

Proceedings 42nd ICAR Conference, Auckland (Feb. 2018 in NZ) have been published

The issue collects the 40 manuscripts focussing on Cooperation, networking and global interactions in animal production. More info ...

Last issue of ICAR Newsletter (December 2018) has been made available on the site

The issue focuses on the main achievement of the Groups in the 2018 and on the Registration process and programme for Prague 2019 ...

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 (II° round 2018) has been finalised. Reports ready

42 world-wide milk laboratories from 30 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 2019 Conference in Prague (Czech Republic). 17-21 June 2019.

Information for the "Call for papers" and the scientific programme will be circulated soon and available on the web. More info here ....

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