Available Tests & Fees



Weatherbys Ireland offers a genotyping service for:

  • DNA profiling, used in parentage verification
  • Genotyping for Carcase Trait GEBVs
  • Horn/Poll
  • Coat Colour
  • Myostatin (F94L, NT821 and Q204X variants)
  • Protoporphyria

We offer a DNA Test Package at a price of £35+VAT which includes all the above tests apart from Protoporphyria.

Should you wish to have your animals genotyped, please place your order online at www.basco.org (login, go to ‘My Page’ then ‘Place My Order’)

Type of test Fee
DNA Test Package £35+VAT
Myostatin only £26+VAT
Protoporphyria only £36+VAT


Fees are payable upon submission of the hair sample (unless you have set up payments to be made via Direct Debit).

Disclaimer:  Samples submitted for genotyping are supplied by, or on behalf of the breeder.  The responsibility for its correct identification and accuracy of the accompanying information rests solely with the breeder and not with the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) Ltd. By requesting this service, breeders consent to BLCS byelaws relating to use, copying, processing, storage, distribution and disclosure of samples and results.  Details are available from BLCS.