Previous “What’s new” posts

The updated “What’s new” posts are available here

  • A meeting of the Interbeef Working Group has been announced in Sualzburg on 8-9 March 2016
    (22-Dec.-2015)
  • Shearwell Data Ltd. (UK) joins ICAR as Associate Member
    (18-Dec.-2015)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2015
    (11-Dec.-2015)
  • After 15 years, the website has been submitted to a complete restyle, moving from html language to the CMS technology (5- Dec.-2015)
  • The ICAR Executive Team joins the RSD SC in expressing appreciation to Manfred Hammel (LKV Brandenburg e.V.,Germany) for his many years of service to the RSD SC
    (3-Dec.-2015)
  • Hubert Rothfoss (MKV Elbe-Weser, Germany), Justin Frankfort (NMR, United Kingdom) and Snorri Sigurdsson (SEGES, Denmark) are new members of the RSD SC.
    (1-Dec.2015)
  • The “Sistema Nacional Información Ganadera” (SNIG) join ICAR as Full Member
    (28-Oct.-2015)
  •  Minutes of the joint meeting of the ICAR Working Groups on “Performance recording of dairy sheep” and  “Goats performance recording”
    (21-Oct.-2015)
  • The “Sheep and goat breeders central association of Turkey” join ICAR as Full Member
    (3-Oct.-2015)
  • The web page of the Interbeef WG has been updated with the minutes of the meetings of the WG and of the Technical Committee, held in Krakow (June 2015). Presentations held in Krakow have also been added
    (15-Sept.-2015)
  • Leaflet informing about the French bovine semen collection centers (SCC) that have implemented a new system based on bar coding to identify and trace bovine semen straws
    (11-Sept.-2015)
  • The Parentage Recording Working Group  proposes the following amendments  to Section 4.2 and 4.3 of the Recording Guidelines. The file is available here.
    (9-Sept.-2015)
  • Silvia Orlandini joined ICAR as consultant fcro the Milk Analysis Sub-Committee
    (1-Sept.-2015)
  • Justin Frankfort, from NMR, has been appointed as a new member of the Recording and Sampling Devices Sub-Committee
    (10-Aug.-2015)
  • The Breeding Services of the Slovak Republic has been granted with the Certificate of Quality in its field of action
    (31-July-2015)
  • The following Organisations join ICAR as Associate Members
    –   BIXSCO Inc. (Canada)
    –   DigiDelta Software, Analise e Programaçao Uniperssoal, Lda. (Portugal)
    –   Intelligent Systems of Business Control Ltd. (Russia)
    (23-July-2015)
  • ICAR acknowledges Charl Hunlun and Matthew Shaffer that left the Parentage Recording Working Group for other duties within ICAR
    (20-July-2015)
  • The page of the newly created Feed and Gas Working Group has been published
    (9-July-2015)
  • The Dairy Cattle Milk Recording Working Group added three files to the website:
    World-Wide Trends in Milk-Recording in Cattle
    World Trends in Milk Recording Management and Organization final
    New Technologies and Milk Recording
    (7-July-2015)
  • ICAR Newsletter July 2015
    (6-7-2015)
  • Confidentiality of Reports about tested devices
    Over the past few months, ICAR has received a number of manufacturer queries about the ICAR tests conducted on the products supplied by other manufacturers.
    The ICAR Guidelines indicate the test results are confidential to the manufacturer who submitted the relevant device for testing. After discussion between the ICAR administration team and the Sub-Committee for Animal Identification, ICAR will only issue statements regarding specific detail about a manufacturer’s product to the specific manufacturer of that product. Should information be sought about any detail not listed on the ICAR website, then the manufacturer of that product should be queried directly
    (6-July-2015)
  • New Members of the ICAR Milk Analysis Sub-Committee
    Frederic Dehareng – Belgium
    Claudia Falch – South Africa
    Amel Guellouz – Tunisia
    Luis Benito Jaureguiberry – Argentina
    Elzbieta Rybicka – Poland
    Dena Snidall – UK
    (6-July-2015)
  • ICAR Awards in 2015, given during the ICAR Technical Meeting held in Krakow (Poland)
    (3-July-2015)
  • The Interbull Steering Committee and ICAR announce the engagement of Mr. Toine Roozen as the new Interbull Centre Director
    (01-July-2015)
  • According to the new Statutes approved in Krakow, the following Associations are no more ICAR Associate Member:
    –   Royaltag (Switzerland)
    –   Hadid Sanat Khavaran Ltd (Iran),
    –   TarazPolyHim Ltd. (Kazakhstan),
    –   Association of Manufacturers of Livestock Products (Uzbekistan),
    –   Genetic Identification – GID (Greece)
    (1-July-2015)
  • The last version of ICAR Statutes approved in 2015 in Krakow
    (22-June-2015)
  • The last version of ICAR By-Laws approved in 2015 in Krakow
    (22-June-2015)
  • The Dairy Cattle Improvement Centre (South Korea) joins ICAR as Full Member
    (16-June-2015)
  • The ICAR Claw Health Atlas is available here
    (10-June-2015)
  • The files presented at the Krakow Technical Meeting are available
    (10-June-2015)
  • The Association Wallone de l’Elevage (Belgium), CONVIS (Luxembourg), CRV B.V. (The Netherlands), Deltamune Ltd. (South Africa), State animal breeding supervision service (Lithuania), TINE BA (Norway) have been granted with the Certificate of Quality in their field of action
    (30-May-2015)
  • Since December 2014, “KazPoliPlast Ltd.” and “Associazione Italiana Liberi Allevatori” are no more ICAR Associate Members
    (25-May-2015)
  • The amendments to the Recording Guidelines proposed for approval by the General Assembly in Krakow
    (21-May-2015)
  • The pictures and posters presented at the FAO-ICAR Symposium on Animal Identification and Recording (Pretoria, 14-16 April 2015) have been made available
    (14-May-2015)
  • From May 2015, Steven J. Sievert is the new Chairperson of the ICAR Recording Devices Sub-Committee
    (12-May-2015)
  • ICAR Newsletter (May 2015)
    (30-April-2015)
  • The files presented at the FAO-ICAR Symposium (Pretoria, 14-16 April 2015) have been made available  here
    (25-04-2015)
  •  The “Recording Devices Sub-Committee” changed its name into “Recording and Sampling Devices Sub-Committee”
    (20-04-2015)
  • The list of the “National Competent Authorities, model of passport, eartags and holding register in EU countries” is available here
    (26-March-2015)
  • Call for two positions in the ICAR Board.
    (23-March-2015)
  • Three new organisations joined ICAR:
    – Russian Research Institute of Farm Animal Genetics and Breeding (as Full member)
    – MilkTestNZ (as Full Member)
    – Waikato Milking Systems LP (as Associate Member)
    (9-March-2015)
  • The previous “ICAR Animal Welfare Recording Working Group” has been renamed into “ICAR Animal Care Recording Working Group”
    (3-March-2015)
  • Gavin Scott (Tru-Test Ltd., New Zealand) is the new Chairperson of the ICAR Milk Analysis Sub-Committee
    (28-Feb-2015)
  • The Danish ICAR Member “Knowledge Centre for Agriculture” changed its name into “SEGES”
    (12-Feb. 2015)
  • ICAR Newsletter February 2015
    (6-Feb-2015)
  • Martin Burke appointed as ICAR Chief Executive
    (4-Feb.-2014)
  • AgTags Limited (New Zealand) has join ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (30-Jan.-2015)
  • The ICAR Member “Estonian Animal Recording Centre” (Estonia) changed its name into “Eesti Pollumajandusloomade Joudluskontrolli AS”
    (21-Jan.-2015)
  • Zee Tags Ltd. (New Zealand) is no more an ICAR Associated Member as Zee Tags is now part of Datamars group who is already ICAR Associate Member’
    (20-Jan.-2015)
  • The new pages, containing the ICAR Certified RFID (here) and the ICAR registered RFID (here) have been published. These pages replace the previous page containing the ICAR approved RFID devices
    (16-Jan.-2015)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2014
    (19-Dec.-2014)
  • The Minutes of the InterBeef WG meetings (Technical Group –  Working Group) have been made available
    (12-Dec.-2014)
  • Deltamune Pty Ltd (South Africa) is Full Member of ICAR
    (9-Dec.-2014)
  • A new page on the ICAR Accuracy Task Force containing the composition and its Terms of Reference has been published
    (4-Dec.-2014)
  • The files presented at the ICAR/InterBeef Workshop (25-26 November, Dublin, Ireland) have been published
    (3-Dec.-2014)
  • Key points of Service-ICAR’s new Testing and Certification Procedures for Animal Identification Devices
    (30 Nov. 2014)
  • In the last ICAR Board Meeting (Rome, November 2014), two new members were accepted as new ICAR Members: University of Novi Sad, Agricultural Faculty (Serbia) and Dairy NZ (New Zealand)
    (21-11-2014)
  • The “Animal Breeding and Improvement of Animal Production” (Iran) re-join ICAR as Member Organisation
    (1 October 2014)
  • Communication by the ICAR Acting Secretary General
    (25 Sept. 2014)
  • The original document about the creation of ICAR on 5-9 March, 1951, (original document in French) available here. The historic frame about milk recording is available here
    (16-Sept.-2014)
  • The announcement of the upcoming ICAR/Interbeef Genomics Workshop (Dublin, Ireland) scheduled on 25 and 26 November 2014 has been made available
    (18-August-2014)
  • Pavel Bucek is the new Chairperson for the Dairy Cattle Milk Recording Working Group while Andrew Cromie is the new Chairperson for InterBeef Working Group, replacing Hans Wilmink and Brian Wickham, respectively
  • Felixcan SL and Deltamune Pty Ltd. join ICAR as a new Associate Member
    (4-August-2014)
  • Wageningen UR Livestock Research (WLR) join ICAR as a new Associate Member
    (18-July-2014)
  • The following ICAR Member Organisation granted the Certificate of Quality in their field of action:
    – Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation Inc
    – Holstein UK
    – Slovak Breeding Services
    – Växa Sverige
    (16-July-2014)
  • Since July 2014, Compass Animal Health Inc. is no more an ICAR Associate Member
    (16-July-2014)
  • Two vacancies at the Interbull Centre as Interbull Centre Director and Interbull Centre Geneticist have been announced
    (16-July-2014)
  • A Communication from Acting Secretary General (15-July-2014) of the first undertaken actions is available here
    (16-July-2014)
  • The ICAR Awards given at the 39th ICAR Biennial Session (Berlin, May 2014) have been added to the site
    (26-June-2014)
  • ICAR Board appoints Brian Wickham as Acting Secretary General following the resignation of Andrea Rosati. ICAR’s Rome based office staff to move to new facility.
    Full announcement here.
    (18-June-2014)
  • The announcement of an International Conference on “Key Principles of Creation of National Systems of Identification and Traceability of Farm Livestock” (Moscow, 26-27 June 2014) has been announced on the web
    (17-June-2014)
  • The Reports of the Sub-Committees and Working Groups presented at the 39th ICAR Biennial Session are available here
    (17-June-2014)
  • Genetic laboratories accredited in by ICAR in 2014 for “SNP based parentage testing” in cattle and/or “STR based parentage testing” in cattle
    (16-June-2014)
  • Files presented at the Meeting of the Functional Traits Working Group on claw health, held in Berlin 2014
    (13-June-2014)
  •  Andrea Rosati resignes as ICAR Secretary General
    (10-June-2014)
  • The acknowledgments to Chairpersons of the Sub-Committees and Working Groups
    (7-June-2014)
  • The new ICAR Board following the 39th ICAR Berlin Session
    (3-June-2014)
  • The ICAR Newsletter (June 2014) has been published
    (2-June-2014)
  • Pictures taken at the 39th ICAR Biennial Session (Berlin 2014) have been published
    (31-May-2014)
  • The publication of the surveys on “Milk recording data” for the years 2012-2013 for Cow, Sheep and Goats have been published on the web
    (30-May-2014)
  • The i4 Newsletters produced at the 39th ICAR Biennial Session has been made available on the site
    (28-May-2014)
  • The files presented at the 39th ICAR Biennial Session have been published on the web
    (26-May-2014)
  • DESCO – Programa Regional Sur, Calle Málaga Grenet No 678. Arequipa, Peru  join again ICAR as a “Full member”
    (15-May-2014)
  • A page on  Central key for health data recording, produced by the Functional Traits WG has been added
    (8-May-2014)
  • The Greek Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Production Service (Greece) is no more an ICAR Member
    (2-April-2014)
  • National Livestock Identification System Ltd (Australia) joined ICAR as new full member
    (28-March-2014)
  • Uffe Lauritsen (President of ICAR) earns National DHIA leadership award
    (26-March-2014)
  • Board position description for Board Member recruitment
    (7-March-2013)
  • The Swiss Brown Cattle Breeders’ Federation (Braunvieh Schweiz), the Swissherdbook cooperative Zollikofen (Swissherdbook), the Holstein Association of Switzerland (FSHo) and the Swiss Beef Cattle Association (Mutterkuh Schweiz) have been granted with the Certificate of Quality in their field of action:
    (5-Feb.-2014)
  • Two new organisations joined ICAR as Full Members
    – EMBRAPA Gado de Leite (Brazil)
    – Ministry of Agriculture (Lebanon)
    (15-Jan.-2014)
  • The submission process of data to the Goat Enquiry has been repaired and submission/editing of new data is now possible again
    (14-Jan.-2014)
  • Since 1 January 2014, the following two Organisations are no more ICAR Members
    – Animal Breeding and Improvement of Animal Production of Iran (Tehran, Iran) and
    – Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo – DESCO (Arequipa, Peru)
    (13-Jan.-2014)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2013
    (20-Dec.-2013)
  • The following ICAR Member Organisation granted the Certificate of Quality in their field of action:
    – Agricultural Research Council (South Africa)
    – Cattle Information System
    – Croatian Agricultural Agency
    – France Génétique Elevage
    – Irish Cattle Breeders’ Federation (ICBF)
    – Knowledge Centre for Agriculture (RYK)
    – Scottish Agricultural College (SAC/EGENES)
    (19-Dec.-2013)
  • Three new organisations joined ICAR as Full Members:
    – Shanghan Dairy Breeding Centre Co.Ltd. (China)
    – Romanian Holstein Breeders’ Association (Romania)
    – Chovatelské druzstvo Impuls (Breeding Cooperative Impuls) (Czech Republic)
    (5-Dec.-2013)
  • The Terms of Reference of the Developing Countries Working Group, approved by the ICAR Board held in Rome on 23-24 November 2013, are available here
    (26-Nov-2013)
  • The page of the Animal Welfare Recording WG has been published
    (16-Nov.-2013)
  • ICAR Technical Series no. 17. Challenges and benefits of health data recording in the context of food chain quality, management and breeding. Proceedings of the ICAR Conference held in Aarhus, Denmark, 30-31 May 2013. (ISSN: 1563-2504; ISBN: 92-95014-13-8)
    (11-Nov.-2013)
  • DNA LandMarks (Canada) has been granted as ICAR laboratories 2013 for parentage testing in cattle (“SNP based parentage testing”)
    (8-Nov.-2013)
  • The following ICAR Member Organisation granted the Certificate of Quality in their field of action:
    – Agricultural Date Centre (Latvia)
    – Italian Breeders’ Association (Italy)
    – Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corp (Czeck Rep.)
    – Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Farmers (Poland)
    – The Breeding Services of the Slovak Republic (Slovak Rep.)
    (5-Nov-2013)
  • ICAR Technical Series no. 16. International Strategies and New Developments in Milk Analysis – VIth ICAR Reference Laboratory Network Meeting. Proceedings of the ICAR Meeting held in Cork, Ireland, 28 May 2012.
    (21-October-2013)
  • Confidex is no more an ICAR Associated Member
    (11-Oct.-2013)
  • The draft ICAR Guidelines for recording, evaluation and genetic improvement of female fertility in dairy cattle have been have been published. The text can be amended/corrected by ICAR Members by Monday 11 November 2013
    (7-October-2013)
  • FEAGAS (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Ganado Selecto – Spanish Federation of the Selected Livestock Associations) replaces Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, Subdirección General de Medios de Producción Ganaderos, as ICAR Member
    (18-Sept.-2013)
  • Updated documents and instructions for the Certificate of Quality have been published
    (6-Sept.-2013)
  • Rezare Systems Ltd. (New Zealand) join ICAR as Associate Member
    23-Aug.-2013
  • The ICAR Statutes approved by the General Assembly held in Aarhus, Denmark, on June 2013 are available in English.
    (13-August-2013)
  • The Principles for ICAR action on suspected misuse of approved ID devices have been published, as well as the form for “Product complaint data sheet” to report misuse of an ICAR code (click here)
    (5-August-2013)
  • Lely International N.V., (The Netherlands) join ICAR as Associate Member
    (16-July-2013)
  • After the decision taken in Aarhus, the Goat Milk Working Group has been renamed into  Goat Performance Recording Working Group
    (9-July-2013)
  • Te list of ICAR accredited laboratories 2013 for parentage testing in cattle (“SNP and STR based parentage testing”) has been published
    (02-July-2013)
  • VIT, IT – Solutions for Animal Production – join ICAR as Full Member
    (26-June-2013)
  • ProAgria and FABA, both ICAR Members, join into a new single organisation called ProAgria Group
    (26-June-2013)
  • VIT w.V. has been granted with the “Certificate of Quality” for Genetic evaluation for dairy cattle
    (26-June-2013)
  • New information added to the Dairy Cattle Milk Recording WG
    (20-June-2013)
  • The page of the new ICAR task Force on “Breed Association” has been created and the first documents that define its Terms of Reference have been added
    (19-June-2013)
  • PDF files of the presentations held in Aarhus and pictures of  the 2013 Technical Meeting have been added
    (10-June-2013)
  • The site contains the 2013 Awards given during the Aarhus Technical Meeting
    (5-June-2013)
  • Animal identification and recording systems for traceability and livestock development in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Proceedings of the ICAR/FAO Workshop held in Santiago, Chile, 5-7 December 2011, ICAR Technical Series no. 15
    (23-May-2013)
  • CRV BV (The Netherlands) and the South African Stud Book and Livestock Improvement Association (South Africa)
    have been granted with the Certificate of Quality
    (20-May-2013)
  • The Guidelines on the “Periodic checking of approved meters. Hints for the sample taker and farmer” have been updated
    (23-April-2013)
  • ICAR Newsletter April 2013
    (18-April-2013)
  • The “Deutscher Verband für Leistungs-und Qualitätsprüfungen e.V. – German Association for Performance and Quality Testing – (DLQ)” has been granted with the Certificate of Quality
    (05-April-2013)
  • Two files of the Goat Milk WG have been published on the web:
    – Minutes from Goat Milk WG meeting held in Cork (Ireland) on 29 May2012
    – Report of the Goat Milk WG meeting held in Cork (Ireland) May 2012
    (02-April-2013)
  • The “Estonian Animal Recording Centre” has been granted with the Certificate of Quality
    (28-March-2013)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2012
    (19-Dec.-2012)
  • Hadid Sanat Khavaran Ltd. (Iran) joined ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (11-Dec.-2012)
  • The “Call for papers” for ICAR Technical Meeting to be held in Aarhus (29-31 May 2013) has been published
    (10-Dec.-2012)
  • The procedure on how to submit devices used for the purposes of official milk recording for granting  ICAR approval has been published
    (6-Dec.-2012)
  • Association of ProAgria Centres renewed the CoQ in “Dairy cattle identification and dairy production recording”
    (26-Nov-2012)
  • World Simmental-Fleckvieh Federation joined ICAR as “Full Member” while Compass Animal Health Inc. joined ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (20-Nov.-2012)
  • ICAR accredited laboratories for 2012 for “SNP based parentage testing” in cattle accredited laboratory and/ or “STR based parentage testing” in cattle
    (19-Nov.-2012)
  • Zee Tags Ltd. joined ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (30-Oct.-2012)
  • A new version of the “Guidelines to join InterBeef International Genetic Evaluations” has been published
    (24-Oct.-2012)
  • The Strategic Plan 2012-216 has been published on the web
    (17-Oct.-2012)
  • The new Recording Guidelines (2012), approved by the General Assembly held in Cork (Ireland) in June 2012, have been made available on the web
    (16-Oct.-2012)
  • “Sistema Nacional de Identificación Individual del Ganado en México (SINIIGA)” joined ICAR as “Full Member”
    (16-Ocy.-2012)
  • Orion Machinery Co. Ltd. joined ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (10-Sept.-2012)
  • MILKLINE s.r.l. joined ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (07-Aug.-2012)
  • ICAR Discussion Forum has been re-opened
    (13-July-2012)
  • ICAR Newsletter June 2012
    (3-July-2012)
  • Results of the “Yearly enquiry on cow milk recording (2010-2011)”  have been published
    (24-06-2012)
  • The ICAR Awards given at the 38th ICAR Session have been published on the web: i.e.:
    –  President’s Award: Frank Armitage
    –  Distinguished Service Awards: Paolo Ajmone Marsan, Olivier Leray, Erling Strandberg
    –  Distinguished Certificate Award: Mark Adam, Moises Asparin, Fabrizio Castagnetti, Gerben De Jong, Eduardo Frank, Elena Genzini, Neil Petreny, Hans Wilminck
    (22-June-2012)
  • Questionnaire on the survey on functional traits has been added in the Functional Traits WG
    ICAR kindly ask you, to participate in this survey by downloading it, fill-in, save and e-mail it to icar@icar.org by 30 September 2012
    (19-June-2012)
  • The new ICAR Statutes approved in Cork (2012) have been published on the web
    (17-June-2012)
  • Three ICAR Member Organisations have been granted with the Certificate of Quality i.e.:
    – JSC Animal Recording Control (Lithuania),
    – Israel Cattle Breeders’ Association (Israel) and
    – National Milk Records plc (UK))
    (6-June-2012)
  • All the files presented at the 38th ICAR Session (Cork, Ireland) have been made available on the site
    (4-June-2012)
  • A series of amendments to the Guidelines from the Parentage Recording WG, are submitted for approval (Guidelines for supervision of parentage, Section 1.2.4.7 Quality controls, Section 6.2.6 Parentage assessment)
    (18-May-2012)
  • Section 3.1.5 – “Guidelines for sales and marketing (merchandising)” – is a new section proposed for inclusion into the Guidelines
    (08-May-2012)
  • ICAR Newsletter May 2012
    (4-May-2012)
  • The Animal Identification Sub-Committee is proposing some amendments to Section 10.7 and its Annexes on “Approval of official permanent identification devices. Part 1: conventional permanent plastic eartags with or without machine readable printing” has been proposed for amendments
    (4-May-2012)
  •  “Recording, Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Health Traits”. A complete new Section proposed for approval by the Functional Traits Working Group
    (20-Apr.-2012)
  • A new text on “Approval procedure for milk analysers in milk recording” has been published.
    The same text is proposed for approval by the General assembly in Cork as part of the Recording Guidelines
    (17-Apr.-2012)
  • Minutes of the meeting of the Milk Analysis Sub-Committee held in Lyon, France, on 22 May 2011 have been published
    (17-Apr.-2012)
  • Proposed amendments to the General Assembly on the ICAR Recording Guidelines
    –   Section 11.6.2 (amendment proposed by Recording Devices Sub-Committee)
    –   Section 3.2.3.5.6 Chest girth circumference as a predictor of growth (amendment proposed by Interbeef WG)
    (04-April-2012)
  • ICAR Newsletter April 2012
    (03-April-2012)
  • National Milk Records (NMR), UK, and Israel Cattle Breeders’ Association, Israel, have been granted with the CoQ
    (03-March-2012)
  • Four new organisations join ICAR:
    – Registros Genealógicos Zootécnicos del Perú , Peru (Full Member)
    – Consejo Nacional de los Recursos Genéticos Pecuarios A.C. (CONARGEN A.C.), Mexico (Full Member)
    – Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca – Subsecretaría de Ganadería, Ecuador (Full Member)
    – Allflex Europe SAS, France (Associate Member)
    (25-March-2012)
  • Amendments to the Recording Guidelines to be approved in Cork
    (12-March-2012)
  • Three new organisations join ICAR:
    – Confidex Ltd., Finland (Associate member)
    – Datamars SA, Switzerland (Associate member)
    – Executive Agency for Selection and Reproduction in Animal Breeding, Bulgaria (Full member)
    (10-Feb.-2012)
  • Files presented at the FAO/FEPALE/ICAR Workshop on “Animal identification and recording systems for traceability and livestock development in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean”5-7 December 2011. Santiago (Chile)
    (27-Dec-2011)
  • A message from ICAR President
    (23-Dec.-2011)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2011
    (21-Dec.-2011)
  • Accredited laboratories for parentage testing for 2011
    (29-Nov.-2011)
  • Papers to be presented at the Workshop in Santiago, Chile (“Animal identification and recording systems for traceability and livestock development in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean) have been added to the site
    (28-Nov-2011)
  • ICAR certified  “Permanent plastic eartags”
    (10-Nov.-2011)
  • Analytical Brainstorming Workshop of the Milk Analysis SC held in Bourg-en-Bresse (France), 21 June 2011
    (9-Sept.-2011)
  • Kazakhstan (Pyramid-protection of plants-777 Ltd.) join ICAR as “Associate Member”
    (24-Aug-2011)
  • The site has been updated with the Awards given durig the Bourg-en-Bresse Meeting i.e.
    President’s Award – Badi Besbes
    Distinguished Service Awards – Filippo Miglior
    Distinguished Certificate Award – Gerben De Jong, Mauro Fioretti, Zengting Liu, Sophie Mattalia, Larry Schaeffer and Paul VanRaden
    (20-July-2011)
  • ICAR Newsletter July 2011
    (17-July-2011)
  • ICAR has two new members:
    the Association of Manufacturers of Livestock Products, Uzbekistan, as Associate Member and
    the National Agency for Reproduction and Animal Breeding (ANARZ), Romania, as Full Member
    (2-July-2011)
  • PDF Presentations, Posters and Photos of the ICAR Meeting held in Bourg-en-Bresse (France), 22-24 June 2011, have been published
    (1-July-2011)
  • ICAR Newsletter June 2011
    (30-May-2011)
  • The ICAR Guidelines developed after Riga Session have been made available on the website
    (24- May-2011, file removed on 12-Jan. 2013)
  • The Moroccan Association “Association Nationale des Eleveurs de Bovins (ANEB)” join ICAR
    (24-May-2011)
  • ICAR Newsletter May 2011
    (12-May-2011)
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Goat Milk WG held in Riga in June 2010 have been added to the page of the Goat Milk WG.
    (26-April-2011)
  • The minutes and the slides of the presentations of the meeting held in Riga of the “Milk Recording in Dairy Sheep Working Group”, have been added to the site
    (13-Feb.-2011)
  • New versions of the “Conditions and Guidelines” and the “Auditors’ Guide” relating to the ICAR Certificate of Quality have been published
    (2-Feb-2011)
  • Three Organisations have been granted with the ICAR Certificate of Quality namely: RYK, Danish Agricultural Advisory Service (Denmark), Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (Ireland) and Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Farmers (Poland)
    (29-Dec.-2010)
  • Five laboratories were accredited for parentage testing for the year 2010
    (27-Dec.-2010)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2010
    (21-December-2010)
  • The ICAR Milk Analysis Sub-Committee made available on the web its Newsletter and the updated “List of laboratory members”
    (21-12-2010)
  • Publication of the “Farm animal breeding, identification, production recording and management”. Proceedings of the 37th ICAR Biennial Session, Riga, Latvia 31 May – 4 June 2010, ICAR Technical Series no. 14
    (27-Nov.-2010)
  • The “Search” command in the navigation page has been implemented with a more efficient engine. Please test it
    (4-Nov-2010)
  • Report of the activities of the Milk Analysis SC presented at the 37th ICAR Session, Riga
    (21-Oct-2010)
  • France Génétique Elevage, TINE BA and University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Dept. of Animal Science have been granted with the CoQ
    (19-Aug-2010)
  • Next ICAR Meeting: Bourg-en-Bresse, France (22-24 June-2011).
    Website here while flayer is here
    (17-Aug-2010)
  • The Association Wallone de l’Elevage has been granted with the CoQ for Dairy cattle production recording
    (June 2010)
  • The Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation Inc. (Czech Rep.) has been granted with the CoQ for Identification system and recording production in beef cattle
    (15-June-2010)
  • PowerPoint files presented in Riga 37th Session have been published on the web
    (7-June-2010)
  • The Croatian Agricultural Agency, the Swedish Dairy Federation and the Slovak Breeding Services, and have been granted with the Certificate of Quality
    (24-May-2010)
  • ICAR Newsletter May 2010 has been published
    (15 May 201)
  • CRV BV join ICAR as new Member
    (10 May 2010)
  • New file containing “Conditions and Guidelines” relating to the ICAR Certificate of Quality and the Application form have been added
    (16-Feb-2009)
  • A page about the new Working Group (called “Beef and Interbeef WG”) merging the previous WGs (Beef Performance WG and Interbeef WG) has been published
    (11-Feb-2008)
  • Suzanne Harding replaces Dick Koorn as Chairman of the Parentage Recording Working Group
    (Jan. 2010)
  • The Beef Recording Working Group prepared a specific Glossary
    (27-Jan-2010)
  • Mongolia joint ICAR as new Member
    (10-jan.-2010)
  • ICAR Newsletter December 2009
    (17-Dec-2009)
  • 37th ICAR Session, Riga, Latvia (31 May – 4 June)
    – Official website
    – Call for Papers for ICAR Session (not for Interbull Meeting)
    – Preliminary Programme
    (14-Dec-2009)
  • Seven organisations granted the “Certificate of Quality”
    – Agricultural Data Centre
    – CONVIS
    – Deutscher Verband für Leistungs- und Qualitätsprüfungen e.V. (DLQ)
    – Estonian Animal Recording Centre
    – Laboratorium Oceny Mleka KCHZ Laboratorium Referencyjne z/s w Parzniewie (LOM KCHZ LR)
    – VIT w.V.
    – ZAR – Zentrale Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Rinderzüchter (LKV-Ausschuss)
    (13-Nov-2009)
  • The Guidelines for the “Periodic checking of approved meters. Hints for the sample taker and farmer” have been up-dated
    (11-Nov-2009)
  • ICAR Newsletter October 2009
    (20 October 2009)
  • Five Organisations granted with the CoQ and have been added to the ICAR website, namely:
    – Agricultural Research Council
    – Cattle Information System
    – Edinburgh Genetic Evaluation Services (EGENES)
    – South African Studbook and Animal Improvement Association
    – Italian Animal Breeders’ Association (AIA)
    (24-Sept-2009)
  • The NEW ICAR Guidelines approved at Niagara Session are now available
    (22-July-2009)
  • The persons awarded during the ICAR Meeting held in Poreč, Croatia were added to the web
    (2-July-2009)
  • ICAR Newsletter July 2009.
    (1-July-2009)
  • The synthesis of the ICAR Guidelines for Animal Identification. has been added to the site and the publication is available here
    (15-June-2009)
  • The member composition of the SCs, WGs and TF has been updated, following Porec Meeting
    (4-6-2009)
  • Porec May 2009, Technical Meeting.
    The PDF files pf the presentations and the pictures of the meeting have been added
    (25-May-2009)
  • ICAR Newsletter, May 2009, is now available
    (19-May-2009)
  • The Results for the years 2006 and 2007 for the Yearly enquiry on the situation of cow milk recording in member countries have been published
    (27-Feb-2009)
  • The page of the Genetic Analysis Working Group has been updated with the new accredited laboratories
    (19-Feb-2009)
  • The page of Milk Analysis SC contains the  updated list of reference laboratories, the Interlaboratory study programme 2009 and the Report of the 2006-2008 activities
    (19-Feb-2009)
  • Royal Tag S.A. joint ICAR as Associate Member
    (13-Feb-2009)
  • Proceedings Niagara Falls 36th Biennial Session (13Mb)
    (12-Jan-2008)
  • New version (Jan 2009) for the Conditions and relating to the ICAR Certificate of Quality
    (10-01-2009)
  • Interbull Terms of Reference
    (10-Dec-2008)
  • Four new organisations joint ICAR
    • ANABLE – Portugal;
    • Animal Breeding and Improvement of Animal Production of Iran – Iran;
    • COOPRINSEM – Chile
    • SEIDIC S.A.- Switzerland;
    (24-Nov-2008)
  • The Conformation Working Group developed its Terms of References and the Working Plan (After Niagara Meeting, June 2008)
    (20-11-08)
  • ICAR Newsletter November 2008
    (11-11-2008)
  • 26-29 January 2009. Interbull International Workshop on Genomic Information in Genetic Evaluations, Uppsala, Sweden
    (23-Oct-2008)
  • Report of the Fourth meeting of ICAR Reference Laboratory Network (16 -20 June 2008, Niagara Falls, USA) has been published
    (12-Sept-2008)
  • The manufacturer’ codes page has been created with an .asp database for allowing a more precise query
    (18-08-08)
  • Two members have been granted with the Certificate of Quality
    – National Milk Records (UK) for Bovine identification and production recording; and
    – ICBA (Israel) for Bovine identification, production recording, laboratory and genetic evaluation
    (10-August-08)
  • Joseph Crettenand (President’s Award)
    Frank Armitage, Freddy Fikse, Alain Malafosse. Guido Ongaro (Distinguished Service Award) were awarded during the 36th Session in Niagara Falls
    (10-Aug-08)
  • The new ICAR Statutes as approved by the General Assembly held in Niagara Falls, USA on 20 June 2008 are avialble for now only in English
    (08-Aug.-08). The new By-laws are under preparation
  • ICAR Technical Series no. 8 “Development of Successful Animal Recording Systems for Transition and Developing Countries”, Interlaken, Switzerland, 27 May 2002, jointly organised with FAO-AGA, ICAR T.S. is available also in Arabic
    (5-Aug.-08)
  • Pictures of Niagara Falls (ICAR 36th Session)
    (1-July-2008)
  • ICAR Newsletter June 2008. It contains A word from the President; 36th ICAR biennial session; Proposals of the board for approval by the General Assembly; News from the ICAR governing bodies, Sub-Committees, Working Groups and Task Forces; Use of the ICAR logo ; Tagging of recording devices; International cooperation ; New associate members of ICAR; Icar certificate of quality – how to obtain it; Case of national milk recording; 2009 General Assembly and the workshop on management of animal recording and evaluation
    (1-July-2008)
  • An interactive map of the ICAR member countries is available here
    (11 June 2008)
  • The draft version of the Strategic Plan 2008-2012, to be presented in Niagara Falls Session is available here
    (15-May-2008)
  • The Animal Fibre Task Force prepared new Guidelines for the Alpaca:
    – Alpaca shearing management, fibre harvesting and grading
    – Standards and on methods of alpaca identification
    (9-April-2008)
  • The Invitation and the Programme for the 4th meeting of ICAR Reference Laboratory Network that will be held during the 36th ICAR Session in Niagara Falls are available
    (2-April-2008)
  • New pages on Transceivers conforming to ISO11784/11785 have been added
    –  Synchronising transceivers
    –  Non-synchronising transceivers
    (11 March 2008)
  • The Genetic Analysis Working Group is proposing the following corrections to the ICAR Guidelines:
    -Rules and for accreditation of DNA parentage testing in cattle
    – Annex 1 (Questionnaire parentage testing in cattle)
    (11-March-2008)
  • The following are the proposed corrections to the Guidelines on Section 10
    – Eartag Family
    – Performance evaluation and approval of official permanent identification devices
    – Performance evaluation and approval of official permanent identification devices
    – Part 1: Conventional permanent plastic eartags (with or without machine readable printing)
    – Performance evaluation and approval of official permanent identification devices
    – Part 2: Electronic permanent plastic eartags (with or without machine readable printing)
    (Feb-2008)
  • The programme for the Special sessions on Artificial Insemination planned for 19 at Niagara Falls ICAR Session is available here
    (7-March-2008)
  • ICAR Newsletter – December 2007
    (24-Dc-2007)
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Working Group on Artificial Insemination & Other Relevant Technologies, held in Dublin, 22 August 2007
    (30-Dec-2007)
  • Two new documents have been made available (PDF file):
    -ICAR’s Approval Criteria for Laboratories Testing Conformance and Performance of Transponders and Transceivers as Defined in ISO Standard 24631
    -Reasons contracting of test centre should remain with Registration Authority
    (15-Dec-2007)
  • The corrections to the ICAR Recording Guidelines to be approved by the General Assembly in Niagara Falls, are available here
    (10-Dec-2007)
  • New Working Groups have been added (Animal Fibre, Interbeef and Parentage Recording )
    (4-Dec-2007)
  • Preliminary programme for 36th ICAR Session and Meeting
    (30-Nov-2007)
  • List of the laboratories with ICAR accreditation for parenthood recording
    (21-Sept-2007)
  • Acknowledgments by Hans-Gerhard Wagner (Secretary of APHCA) for Workshop animal identification and traceability
    (26-July-2007)
  • The ICAR Newsletter July 2007 contains: A word from the President; ICAR General Assembly 2007; Provision of benefits to ICAR members; News on cornell patent; ICAR recent publications; Badi Besbes is a new member of the ICAR board; Certificate of quality; Special stamp; Awards; ICAR new members; 2007 Technical workshop , Verona, Italy, June 2007; From the ICAR governing and technical bodies; 36th ICAR biennial session (20-7-2007)
  • The files presented at Verona Technical Meeting are available (3-June-2007)
  • The last version of the  ICAR Guidelines, approved by the General Assembly held in Kuopio, Finland in June 2006 is  available (24-May-2007).
  • The instructions (updated to May 2007) on how to perform the “Periodic checking of approved meters. Hints for the sample taker and farmer” are avaialble (24-May-2007)
  • Development of animal identification and recording systems for veterinary surveillance and livestock development in countries of Eastern Europe. Proceedings of the ICAR/FAO Seminar held in Kuopio, Finland, 6 June 2006, ICAR T.S. no.12.
    (30-April-2007)
  • In 2007, ICAR organises a Technical meeting in Verona, in conjunction with the General Assembly.
    The meeting will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2007 (1-Apr-2007)
  • The ICAR Statutes, approved by the General Assembly held in Kuopio Finland on 9 June 2006, are available in English (37 Kb), French (51 Kb) and German (49 Kb) (12-Feb-2007).
  • ICAR Newsletter January 2007. It contains a Report from the 35th ICAR biennial session and Interbull meeting; General Assembly, Kuopio, Finland, 7 June 2006 and the President’s report; New ICAR Board; Decisions of the General Assembly; Amendments to the ICAR statutes; ICAR Awards ; News from ICAR Sub-Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups; A survey on milk recording strategies; New activities of ICAR; Next General Assembly (2007); Next Biennial 36th Session (2008).
    (30-Jan-2007)
  • Updatings on Sub-Committee for Recording Devices, by Uffe Lauritsen.
    (30-Nov-2006)
  • The Certificate of Quality is a new service offered by ICAR. The new Certificates will replace the ICAR Special Stamp which will be phased out by July 2009
    (29-Oct-2006)
  • The ICAR Board established the President’s Award and the Distinguished Service Certificate
    (29-Oct-2006)
  • A new site by ICAR: Patenting Sentinel and Action Service – PSAS
    (7-Aug-2006)
  • The up-dated By-Laws approved in Kuopio by the General Assembly are now available only in English
    (18-July-2005)
  • The transaltions into Russian of the FAO-ICAR Seminar (Kuopio, 6 June) are available
    (4-July-2006)
  • The results of “Beef performance recording in 2004 (calves born in 2000)” are available
    (22-June-2006)
  • The amendments to the Recording Guidelines are available for comments/approval by the ICAR Members
    (20-June-2006)
  • The page of the Milk Testing Laboratories Working Group has been updated after the decision taken in Kuopio
  • The results of the “Cow milk yearly enquiry” for the years 2003-2004
    (20-June-2006)
  • The PowerPoint files presented at the last 35th ICAR biennial session held in Kuopio, Finland
    (20-June-2006)
  • The Report of the meeting of the WG on Goat Milk held in Sousse (Tunisia) in 2004, is now available
    (15-May-2006)
  • The Animal Identification Sub-Committee has launched the “ICAR performance evaluation and approval procedure for official permanent identification devices (conventional permanent plastic eartags)”
    (15-May-2006)
  • The on-line databases on “The yearly sheep milk survey” is now available
    (2-May-2006)
  • The Conformation Recording Working Group, through David Hewitt, proposed some emendations to the Recording Guidelines, (Section 5: Conformation recording of dairy cattle) that will have to be adopted by the General Assembly in Kuopio (8-March-2006)
  • The instructions on how to perform the “Periodic checking of approved and provisionally approved meters. Hints for the sample taker and farmer” are now available (9-Nov-2005)
  • “The Business Plan for the Implementation of International Genetic Evaluation Services for Beef Breeds and Traits by Interbull”, prepared by the Interbeef Task Force is now available (9-Nov-2005)
  • Ollivier Leray submitted new information on List of analytical methods in milk recording (17-October-2005)
  • Physiological and Technical Aspects of Machine Milking, Nitra, Slovak Rep., 26-28 April 2005, ICAR T.S. no. 10 (16-June-2005)
  • ICAR Newsletter, May 2005
  • The Benckmark service has been launched (18-April-2005)
  • In order to facilitate and inform a candidate member for the organisation of a biennial session, two documents were prepared:
    – a GUIDELINES and a CHECK LIST document, and
    – the AGREEMENT between ICAR and the Local Organising Committee (30-November-2004).
  • The Report of the Second meeting of ICAR Reference Laboratory Network was submitted by O. Leray (about 1.800 Kb) (20-09-2004).
  • The site contains  the Countries/Member Organisations granted with the ICAR Special Stamp (23-June-2004).
  • The PDF file containing the results of “Survey on recording and validation of bovine artificial insemination data” is now available on this web (6-May-2004).

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