The Irish Farmers’ Association is in negotiation with the Irish government about a plan of genotyping all dairy cows, heifers and calves. This would not be done by use of hear samples but by tagging. Main point of discussion are the cost of the plan. This would be around 22 euro per animal. When in the first year all dairy cattle would be genotyped this would costs 40 million euro but in later years only calves would have to be genotyped which would reduce costs to around 20 million euro.