Submission of samples

Packaging & Labelling

– Place samples in a sealable bag within a padded envelope.

– Write your name, address and herd number on the top left hand corner of the envelope.

– Include the text “Exempt Animal Specimen” on the back of the envelope

Postal fees

– The minimum fee for submitting tags through the postal system (even for one tag) to a laboratory in Ireland or Northern Ireland is €1.80 (from April 4th, 2018). This should be sufficient for up to 10 samples, provided they are packed flat, rather than bulked up within the envelope

·         For larger numbers, it is advisable to take your package to the post office to ensure the correct postage is paid.

·         An Post have advised that they will retain envelopes where the correct postage has not been paid.

For further details of postal fees see

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