New Dairy Research Facility Launched at UCD
Winter Bull Pack - Sign up now! Limited Availability
30th Royal Ulster Winter Fair Dominated by Southern Breeders
Top EBI Herd in Ireland
33rd National Dairy Show Results
National Ploughing Championships 2015
IHFA 50th Anniversary Gala Ball
Farm Visit to UCD Lyons Dairy Research Facility
Full results from the National Calf Show Finals 2015
IHFA National Open Day 2015 at Lisnalty
Irish Pure Friesian Open Day 2015
Peter Flanagan of Tubbertoby Herd, Co. Louth, receives the National Hall of Fame Award 2015
Champion Emerald Expo 2015
Laurelmore Duplex Impala, owned by John Barrett & Sons, Co. Cork - Supreme Champion Emerald Expo 2015
IHFA Premier Bull Sale & Show
All Ireland Awards 2014

Useful Information for Spring

The following is taken from the Administration Pages in our Winter Journal 2015. It contains information on Registration, Registering ET Calves and a few other relevant items that might prove useful at this time of year.  Just click HERE to read.  

Herd Profiles – Club Chairpersons’ Herds

In this new feature of the IHFA Journal where we will be profiling breeders from around the country and the 15 different club constituencies.  

Minister Launches New Dairy Research Facility, UCD

The dairy industry in Ireland is set to receive a big boost with a multi-million world-class Dairy Research and Education facility at University College Dublin (UCD) Lyons Research Farm. The project is spearheaded by UCD as well as leaders in the agri-food industry such as Dairymaster, Devenish Nutrition, FBD, Glanbia, Munster Cattle Breeding Group, Progressive […]

IHFA Events 2016

2016 - At a Glance January 26th / 27th / 28th – Club Conferences – Various Locations 29th – YMA AGM, Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise at 8.00pm February 26th – All Ireland Awards, The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise Town. March 23rd – IHFA Bull Sale, Nenagh Mart, Co. Tipperary 28th – 5th April – World Holstein Friesian Conference, […]

Gene Ireland Bull Pack

LIMITED AVAILABILITY – FIRST 150 IHFA HERDS SIGNED UP Download information and order form here – Gene Ireland Bull Pack

30th RUAS Winter Fair 2015

Evergreen Duplex Ebony is “Outstanding” Supreme & Interbreed Champion 2015   30th Royal Ulster Winter Fair Dominated by Southern Breeders Breeders from the Republic enjoyed unprecedented success at the Royal Winter Fair with a virtual clean sweep of the Holstein Friesian classes. A packed ring-side heaving with a buzzing atmosphere continued right throughout the day. […]

Pat Flynn, “COOLMOHAN” Friesian herd retains National No.1 spot on EBI

Congratulations to Mr. Pat Flynn & family, Kilworth, Co Cork on retaining the status of No.1 herd for EBI in Ireland. Having claimed the Number 1 spot over 12 months ago it is a credible achievement to remain at the top echelon. It is a positive testament for Friesian breeding and also IHFA Pedigree Registered […]

33rd National Dairy Show Results 2015

Class A – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Junior) Winner: J.J. O’Connor – Cork Club Class B – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Intermediate) Winner: Rachel Corley – Breffni Oriel Club Class C – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Senior) Winner: Andrea Rafferty – Breffni Oriel Club 1. Handler aged 12 to 18 years inclusive […]

YMA Showmanship League Final 2015 Sponsored by ESB Networks

The Young Members (YMA) Showmanship League is a major highlight where the skill of the young members in showcasing their quality stock is brought to the fore. Over the summer months Young Members from across the country have showcased their stockmanship skills at various shows ranging from West Cork to Tydavnet in north county Monaghan […]

National Ploughing Championships 2015 – Results

Congratulations to the winners of our Free Competition at the National Ploughing Championships 2015! 1st Prize: Pedigree Registered Holstein Friesian Pedigree Heifer Calf,  sponsored by IHFA Jimmy McCarthy, Ballytohill, Mullinahore, Co. Tipperary 2nd Prize: €1,000 worth of Milk Replacer,  sponsored by Volac Maurice Behan, Tierernane, Balick, Moyler, Co. Carlow 3rd Prize: Voucher to the value […]

YMA excel at European Young Breeders School

Kevin Behan, Co. Kildare; Diarmuid Murphy, Co. Cork; Padraic Coleman, Co. Carlow; Colin Todd, Co. Monaghan; Rebekah Williamson, Co. Monaghan; Claire Kirby, Co. Cork; Rachel Corley, Co. Monaghan,  •Tremendous success for YMA, competing against teams from 13 Countries.  •Assisted by Liam Murphy & Brendan Greenan   

European Judging School

Congratulations to Garry Hurley of Clonpaddin and Victor Jackson of Crossnacole for coming 2nd and 4th respectively overall at the European Judging School. Over 60 participants competed at the Harmonisation of European Judging Conference in Hungary from September 1st to 3rd.

Diageo Baileys All Ireland Champion Cow 2015 Results and Report

Judge Edward Griffiths selects everyone’s favourite cow as The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion cow. The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion all Ireland dairy cow competition in conjunction with Virginia show was held on 19th August. Despite the wet day there was a huge crowd packed around the ringside for this marvelous show of quality cows who […]

Tullamore Show 2015 – Results

Tullamore National Livestock Show goes from strength to strength with the biggest exhibition of cattle and sheep in the country! Report: Charles Gallagher The good weather on the day brought out a larger than ever crowd of people to the show. Coupled with this was the bigger than ever entries of stock and trade stands, […]

Results YMA Calf Show Finals 2015  

  Day 1 Handler Championship: Champion: Diarmuid Murphy (Cork) Reserve: Colin Todd (Breffni / Oriel) Honourable Mention: JJ O’Connor (Cork) Clipping: 1.Cork: Brian Smith, Kevin Smith 2.Breffni / Oriel: Rachel Corley, Jack Cooney 3.Carlow / Kilkenny: George Murphy, Simon Lanigan 4.Slaney: Mark Hurley, Brian Hurley 5.Limerick/Clare: Emma McNamara, Stephen McInerney 6.Cork: Conor Lehane, Stephen Shannon […]

Report – IHFA National Open Day 2015 at Lisnalty

High producing working cows with excellent conformation make a lasting impression at the IHFA 50th anniversary Open Day! The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) National Open Day was held on the 8th July on the Hannan family farm Lisnalty ,Friarstown, Crecora, Co. Limerick. This was a triple celebration in that the Association was celebrating its […]

IHFA Open Day Sales Report & Results 2015

Cream of Lisnalty Sale €3,000 average at the Cream of Lisnalty Herd Sale. Heifers exported to the UK, Northern Ireland, Cavan, Sligo, Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary & Waterford. Top price was €5,000 euro for a choice on Raven Sisters, €4,600 was paid for Lisnalty CIX Pauline and 14 other animals made over €3,000. With a […]

Irish Pure Friesian Open Day 2015

Large crowds gather in Churchclara, Kilkenny for a showcase of Pure Friesian breeding A large crowd in excess of 1,000 people were treated to a walk through the impressive Churchclara herd of pedigree Pure Friesian on the 19th June at the O Keeffe family farm,hosts of the Pure Friesian Open day. Charles Gallagher, Chief Executive […]

Cloned Animals

Cloned animals There is ongoing debate at EU on Cloned animals in regard to food safety and animal welfare. IHFA have been put on notice by DAFM. Please note that cloned animals and progeny of cloned animals will not be registered by IHFA.

National Hall of Fame Award 2015

Peter Flanagan has been farming at Tubbertoby, Clogherhead, Co Louth, for the last 70 years with his wife Mary, his sons Paul & Adrian and daughters Guenedere, Ruth & Judith. In the early years it was Shorthorns that were milked on the farm. The British Friesian was the upcoming breed in the late 60’s and […]

Emerald Expo 2015

Results of Emerald Expo 2015

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Events Calendar

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Wed 17

North Eastern Club AGM

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 26

All Ireland Awards Presentation

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 29

CHFC Heifer Sale

February 29