The ARC-Animal Production Institute is a member of ICAR (International Committee for Animal Recording). Therefore, all data recording, processing and breeding value estimations conform to international rules and standards.
The collection and processing of all performance test data falls under the
same rules and procedures, therefore they are comparable amongst all breeds - an
advantage to prospective buyers and the industry in general.
The Scheme is supported by a large team of researchers and technicians who
conduct ongoing research and development to ensure that the Scheme stay in line
with international developments and the requirements of the local industry.
An "ARC-Performance Tested" trademark has been registered and made
available to all Scheme members for use in advertisements, auction catalogues,
etc., making it easier for buyers to identify herds and animals, which have been
The ARC-Animal Production Institute annually makes awards to
excellent performing herds and animals.