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 - Abstracts, PPTs and pictures now available

Abstracts, PowerPoint Presentations and pictures from the ICAR 2019 Conference have been made available for downloading

The 2nd round of the 2019 PT for milk labs has now finalised and Reports already delivered

46 milk laboratories, world-wide distributed participated to the PT in September Round both for the Reference and/or the Routine methods

Thanks to ICAR Members, a new publication has been produced from the on-line database

Freely available: "Yearly survey on milk recording systems (2016, 2017 and 2018) in ICAR member countries for cows, sheep and goats“​

The last issue of the ICAR Newsletter (September 2019) has been published

The issue focuses on the ICAR Prague Annual Conference, on the latest news from the Groups and on the news on the Smarter Project

ICAR annual conference in 2020 (8-12 June) in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

The central theme of the event is the circular economy and its impact and challenges in animal performance recording. Site: www.icar2020.nl

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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