ICAR Guidelines for Beef Cattle production Recording

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The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) is a non-governmental organization that provides guidelines, standards and certification for animal identification, animal recording and animal evaluation. The ICAR Beef Cattle Production Recording Guidelines are intended to provide an international standard for beef recording. The guidelines present an overview of applied beef recording schemes, factor considerations, principles of beef data recording, specific recommendations for data collection, ultrasound measurements, test period feeding and test arrangements, health traits, tick count recording, carcass assessments, organization and execution of testing schemes, and data transfer.

The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR)