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.
Abstracts, presentations and videos of the ICAR 2021 Annual Conference
Informative material of the 2021 virtual conference havce been made freely available for downloading (Abstracts/video). More details ....
ICAR/IDF workshop on Animal-based indicators to promote welfare in cows
During the ICAR Annual Conference, a virtual workshop on Welfare assessment was organised on 26 April and attended by 250 participants
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 second 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)
Informative material from the webinar on ICAR Proficiency Test (incuding video and PPTs)
Attended by 120 technicians and managers of national milk laboratories, the webinar presented the ICAR PT and the new platform
2021 call for accreditation of genetic laboratories is open.
The 2021 accreditation of genetic laboratories (SNP-based genotyping and STR microsatellite-based parentage testing in cattle) is open