IHFA provide a DNA parentage testing service to its members facilitated by the Weatherbys Ireland laboratory in Naas, Co Kildare. This service aims to verify the parentage of an animal and is a mandatory requirement when registering a bull calf intended for breeding purposes. It can also be used to establish the sire of an female/male animal where the sire is unknown or in doubt.
A DNA testing kit is available, upon request from our office.
For instructions on how to take samples, see this step by step explanation
For further information on DNA parentage testing please contact our office at +353(0)23 8833443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org