For acknowledging relevant personalities in the animal production sectors, ICAR annually delivers three different classes of awards as follow:

 President Award (Annual)

In 2006 the ICAR Board established the President’s Award as a recognition for outstanding expertise of an industry professional in ICAR activities.

The President shall present maximum up to one award a year. Nominations for the President’s Award shall be submitted to ICAR Secretariat in order to be eligible for consideration. The selection of the President’s Award shall be made by a committee composed of the President, one Vice-President and the Chief Executive. There are no limitations (except one award per year). The award is presented at Gala dinner of the ICAR Conference (or at General assembly)

Outstanding Contribution Award (Annual)

This award is open to professionals that have made an outstanding contribution to ICAR’s activities.

Nominations to come from peers – Staff or Chairs/Members of ICARs’ SC/WG/TF and are made to the Awards Committee in form of max one page recommendation. Awards Committee review and make final recommendation to the Board of final choice (it is envisaged this would be a one person one award but it may two if a team effort).

Service Award

For people retiring from the Board or SC/ WG/TF’s. The Service Award will be given to members of Board, Sub-Committees and Working Groups upon the completion of their terms of office. Presented at general assembly (or at member’s final meeting).

The awards were delivered as reported in the following lists:

President’s Award
  • 2021 – Jay Mattison
  • 2020 – Hans Wilmink
  • 2019 – Reinhard Reents
  • 2018 – Steven Sievert
  • 2017 – Uffe Lauritsen
  • 2016 – Brian van Doormaal
  • 2015  – Christa Egger-Danner
  • 2014  – Milan Zjalic
  • 2013  –  Christian Baumgartner
  • 2012  –  Frank Armitage
  • 2011  –  Badi Besbes
  • 2010  –  Ole Klejs Hansen
  • 2009  –  Brian Wickham
  • 2008  –  Joseph Crettenand
  • 2007  –  Jean Stoll
  • 2006  –  Olivier Leray


Outstanding Contribution Award
  • 2021 – Enrico Santus
  • 2020 – Susanne Gäckler
  • 2019 – Kees de Koning


Service Award
  • 2020
    Bevin Harris (New Zealand); Bianca Lind (Germany); Emma Carlen (Swe); Felix Adrion (Switzerland); Gordon Doak (USA); Japie van der Westhuizen (RSA); John Rhoads (USA); Michel Grisé (Canada); Pera Herold (Germany)
  • 2019
    Carine Megneaud; Egbert Feddersen; Ernst Bohlsen; Eva Hjerpe; Felipe Ruiz; Filippo Miglior; Franz Schallerl; Friedrich Reinhard; Fritz Schmitz-Hsu; Gabril Balance; Gosse Veninga; Jorge Lama; Kalle Pedastsaar; Kevi Hasse; László Bognár; Marco Winters; Neil Petreny; Pierre-Louis Gastinel; Reinhard Reents; Richard Cantin; Thomas Hauck; Timo Joosten; Tony Francis.


Up to 2018, two classes of Awards were delivered by ICAR and listed below:

Distinguished Service Awards
  • 2018 – Hans Wilmink, Gavin Scott and Gordon Doak
  • 2017 – Erik Rehben
  • 2016  – Marco Winters, Ken Evers, Suzanne Harding, Wim van Haeringen, Badi Besbes, Jean-Michel Astruc, Zravko Barac and Marco Antonini
  • 2015  –  Christian Baumgartner, Badi Besbes , Martin Burke, Clara Diaz, Kaivo Ilves
  • 2014  –  Pierre-Louis Gastinel, Uffe Lauritsen, Reinhard Reents
  • 2013  –  Daniel Abernethy, Ole K. Hansen, Laurent Journaux
  • 2012  –  Paolo Ajmone Marsan, Olivier Leray, Erling Strandberg
  • 2011  –  Filippo Miglior
  • 2010  –  Dick Koorn and Dainis Rungulis
  • 2009  –  Japie van der Westhuizen and Drago Kompan
  • 2008  –  Frank Armitage, Freddy Fikse, Alain Malafosse and Guido Ongaro
  • 2007  –  Hans Wilmink and David Hewitt
  • 2006  –  Jarmo Juga, Jean-Claude Mocquot, Reinhard Pauw, Erik Rehben and Jean Stoll


Distinguished Certificate Award
  • 2018 -Alfred de Vries, Derrik Friggot, Jan-Ake Erikson, Jay Mattison, Karl Zottl, Marj Faust, Pascal Savary, Roger Trewella, Snorri Sigurdsson, Ulrich Janowitz, and Zdravko Barac
  • 2017 – Andreas Werner, Daniel Abernethy, David Barboza, Franz-Josef Romberg, Henry Richardson, Jan-Ake Erikson, Japie van der Westhuizen, Karl Zottl, Pierre van Royen and Susan Tellez
  • 2016 – Hélène Leclerc
  • 2015  – Lucy Andrews, Ephraim Ezra, James Godfrey, Silvia Orlandini
  • 2014  –  Francis Barlillet, Egil Brenne, Juraj Candràk, Jan Floor, Bevin Harris, David Hewitt, Dan Meihak, Georges Psathas, Franz Schallerl
  • 2013  –  Hans Graser, Ernst Bohlsen, Brent Woodward, Ian Davison
  • 2012  –  Mark Adam, Moises Asparin, Fabrizio Castagnetti, Gerben De Jong, Eduardo Frank, Elena Genzini, Neil Petreny, Hans Wilminck
  • 2011  –  Gerben De Jong, Mauro Fioretti, Zengting Liu, Sophie Mattalia, Larry Schaeffer and Paul VanRaden
  • 2010  –  Pierre Billon, Louise Marguin and Bill Montgomery
  • 2009  –  Dorota Krencik and Peter J. Bailey

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