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JUNE 8-12, 2020

The ICAR Board met on March 24th 2020 and after discussions with both the Local Organising Committee and the Interbull Steering Committee, the decision has been made to postpone the ICAR/Interbull 2020 conference which was due to take place from June 08th to June 12th, 2020 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, to another year. This is due to the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and is in line with The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. As disappointed as many of you will be with this news, we have made this decision to protect the health of everyone involved.

In the meantime, ICAR and Interbull would like to reassure those delegates who have already registered and paid fees for ICAR 2020, that the ICAR2020 Local Organising Committee will be in communication with you and the sponsors via email over the next weeks.

ICAR and Interbull are reviewing the impact of this postponement on our plans for ICAR and Interbull conferences in 2021 and subsequent years. We will over the next weeks communicate locations and dates of future conferences as soon as decisions have been made. 


Friesland was once the nursery of the Friesian cows. These were exported in large numbers in the 19th and 20th century and served as the basis for the worldwide population of Holstein Friesian cows. Visiting the ICAR - INTERBULL 2020 Conference in Leeuwarden is more than just visiting a regular ICAR or Interbull Conference, it’s where old traditions and a smart future meet.

The successful development and rapid implementation of new innovations help the farmers to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their production. Come and see how the Dutch livestock sector addresses his challenges in become efficient and sustainable.