How to apply for ICAR membership

 The page shows the procedures and instructs on how to apply for ICAR membership

How to apply for ICAR membership

To apply for ICAR membership, two forms are available, depending on which application is requested for:

Please download the appropriate application form, fill-in and email it to

Main reasons for being a partner within ICAR include:

  • Independent international non-governmental organisation
  • Accountable to its members
  • Relevant to all organisations involved in animal identification
  • International recognition by national and international organisations
  • Networking opportunities with world experts and peers
  • Readily available technical information
  • Sub-Committees and Working Groups made up of international experts
  • Ease of availability of information via the web site
  • International recognition of work and standards
  • Published Guidelines which are internationally recognised
  • Membership is global
  • Certificate of Quality
  • Provision of practical standards which are science derived
  • On-line database on production recording for cattle, sheep and goats
  • Cooperation in international research
  • Established contacts and co-operation with international organisations
  • Registration authority for RFID
  • Interbull is the EU reference laboratory for bovine genetic matters
  • Provision of manufacturers’ codes internationally
  • Laboratory and Test Centre accreditation for milk analysis
  • DNA and animal identification

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