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Welcome Address

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation and all of the breeder organisations in the Czech Republic, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to Prague, the venue for the 2019 ICAR Congress and IDF/ISO Analytical Week, marking the first occasion the event will have been hosted in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic is a vibrant, modern country situated in the heart of Europe. Boasting a rich cultural heritage, the country offers visitors a wealth of attractions and impressive historic sites. Its capital city, Pra­gue, is famed for its magical bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, whose mirror images have been reflected on the surface of the Vltava River for more than ten centuries.

Our main goal for this event has been to find the right balance between the professional and the social. Our field trips will take us out of Prague to different parts of the Czech Republic. All participants of the ICAR and IDF/ISO Analytical Week will have the opportunity to visit locations of professional interest and relevance, but will also have time to take in various cultural offerings. There will be several technical tours of Czech livestock breeding, showcasing leading herds and the modern agricultural methods that have been assimilated as part of national routine milk recording practice. These technical tours will be complemented by cultural visits to selected historical sites.

We invite you to discover the Czech Republic – to immerse yourself in its culture, agriculture and rich history – and look forward to welcoming you all here.


Dr. Josef Kučera
Chairman of the Local Organising Committee


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