UQ Collecting Instructions

Complete the Angus Australia DNA Test Request Form and if you haven’t already previously completed one submit a signed copy of the member test agreement. Place samples and completed paperwork in a sturdy postage bag and send to the Angus Australia Office. It is advisable to use the Registered Mail Service with Australia Post.


Check the identification of the animal and record the full ident on the University of Queensland sticker provided. Animal names and PIC number are not required.

Pull a minimum of 40 HAIR FOLLICLES from the thick brush of the animal’s tail, ensuring follicles are still attached.

The hair sample collected must be DRY and FREE from any foreign matter (dirt, faeces or plant material). Dirty samples often fail testing and will require recollection.

Place hair sample on the collector card, align hair follicles and securely place the animal ident sticker over the hair shafts. Do NOT cover the follicles.

Trim off excess hair that falls below the line and place the card in plastic bags provided. Be careful not to cut off the hair follicles. Place samples and completed paperwork in a sturdy postage bag and forward to the Angus Australia office.


Semen straws need to be protected from being crushed by mail sorters or rough handling. This can be achieved by slotting the straw between the ridges of cardboard or inside an empty pen.

Label the cardboard clearly with the animal’s ident.

When posting semen straws, please write DO NOT BEND on postage bag/envelope.

Please send all Samples to:

Angus Australia
Locked Bag 11
Armidale   NSW   2350


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