Housekeeping Update!

Dear Members,

Our online animal registration is back up and running. Please avail of this facility where possible. Alternatively, animal registration forms can be downloaded, printed, and posted to the Society office. If you require registration forms posted, please email or text 086-0461442. Please include your name and address.

Registrations must be filled out online or paper form. Over the phone registrations are not permitted.

Online Animal Register

Reminder: From January 1st, 2022, all females born in 2018 or after must be genotyped before their first calf is registered.

All males must be genotyped.

Genotyping/DNA Testing: All calves must be genotyped from 1st of January 2024. Please do this as soon as possible to obtain a pedigree certificate. This can be carried out by contacting ICBF on +353 (0)23 8820452 or via Herdplus and requesting a hair sample kit. Results generally take 4-6 weeks. Genotype button tags can also be acquired from your chosen tagging company.

Please note: Pedigree certificates will NOT be issued for calves until the genotype has been completed, and correct results have been returned.

TH Testing: Please contact Weatherbys for all TH testing on +353 (0)45 875521.


2024 membership is now due. A special rate of €55 is offered to members who pay before 1st March 2024. After this date it will increase to €65. Please make payments via online banking or cheque where possible.


Fees can be paid via our new online payment facility (details will be included on invoices), cheque (made out to Irish Shorthorn Society), card over the phone or bank transfer to the details below. Certificates will not be issued until the correct payment has been made. Please see our Fees page for current prices.


IBAN:IE69 AIBK 9374 0104 8260 77


PAYMENT REF: Use Herd Prefix or Invoice Number

Account Name: Irish Shorthorn Society

Phone Hours:

The Society office can be reached by phone during the hours of 10am-3:00pm. The phone will not be answered outside of these hours. If you cannot get through during the hours of 10am and 3pm, please leave a voicemail. Alternatively, you can text or email with your query and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.