The Kerry Cattle Genome Diversity Project is using DNA Genotek Peformagene•Livestock sampling kits designed for collecting nasal swabs from cattle. Information about the these kits and instructions for collecting nasal swabs from cattle are available at the following links on the DNA Genotek Inc. website:
If you keep Kerry cattle and are interested in contributing to the project, please use the contact page to get in touch with us. We will respond by email and/or phone. It is important that we obtain a representative sample of animals; therefore, we will discuss with you details about pedigree relationships and whether your animals are suitable for inclusion in our two chronological sample groups (animals born within 24 months of the year 2000 and animals born between 2009-2011).