DNA Working Group

During the Puerto Varas 40th Session, the ICAR Board endorsed the formation of the DNA Working Group that relieve the duties of the previous Genetic Analysis Working Group



  • Brian van Doormaal, Canadian Dairy Network, Canada


  • André Eggen, Illumina, France
  • Suzanne Harding, Holstein UK, United Kingdom
  • Dariusz Kamola, Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy Farmers, Poland
  • Sandra Kipp, VIT, Germany
  • Raffaele Mazza, Associazione Italiana Allevatori , Laboratorio Genetica e Servizi, Italy
  • Matthew McClure, ABS-Global, USA
  • Carine Megneaud ,Chambre d’agriculture des Côtes d’Armor, France
  • Romy Morrin-O’Donnell, Weatherbys, Ireland
  • Nilesh Nayee, NDDB, India
  • Ezequiel Nicolazzi, Council Dairy Cattle Breeding, USA
  • Wim van Haeringen, Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium b.v., The Netherlands

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the DNA Working Group is available here


ICAR Accreditation for laboratories for parentage testing in cattle

ICAR annually accredits laboratories for cattle parentage verification by SNPs and STRs.

The rules and instructions for laboratory accreditation for “Microsatellite based parentage testing” and “SNP-based parentage testing” in cattle are available here

For both of the above accreditation, applicants have to provide the ISAG membership number

The list of accredited laboratories for parentage verification in cattle is available here. ICAR reminds that the accreditation is valid for two years


Relevant useful documents

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