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 ...

ZuchtData EDV-Dienstleistungen Gmbh accredited in November as DNA Data Interpretation Centre

The Accreditation for Data Interpretation Centres by SNP has been implemented and the first laboratories already accredited. More info ...

A new service: the Deep Validation Control for matching the ID number with its manufacturer

A serice finalised to the identification of devices used in pets and in farm animals. It is based both on ICAR and on the country codes. More info...

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 ....

A new page collects the single contributions of all the issues of the ICAR Technical Series.

The page collects and organically presents the single contributions of the ICAR TS so that files can be freely downloaded as PDF file. More info ...

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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