Using hair cards correctly

The office has received several samples in haircards that have been incorrectly placed. Here are a few tips to ensure that proper hair samples are taken. As well as reducing the risk of contamination:

  • Pull the hair out of the tail in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
  • Ensure that the sample size is at least the thickness of a pencil.
  • Stick the roots of the hair to the glued side of the haircard. Cut off the excess hair from the haircard.
  • Avoid touching the roots of the hair.
  • Don’t put the sample directly on any surface.
  • Immediately stick the sample to the haircard.
  • Include the animal ID and RFID on the haircard.
  • Properly close the haircard after inserting the sample.
  • Do not work with multiple samples at the same time.

View the video on using hair cards on the Wagyu YouTube channel