IHFA National Open Day Launch at Crossnacole
Connolly's Red Mills Sponsor IHFA Open Day in Wicklow
Darrara College visit to Ibane who are delivering 570kgs milk solids per cow
IHFA Board visits UCD Lyons Dairy Research herd
YMA National Calf Show 2017 Calf Class Schedule

Open Day 2017 – Programme of Events

IHFA Open Day 2017 at Crossnacole Victor Jackson speaks with Charles Gallagher, IHFA CE, about what to expect at the IHFA National Holstein Friesian Open Day on July 6th in Crossnacole Holsteins 25th IHFA HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN OPEN DAY Programme of events 12noon Inter-Club, Open & Macra Na Feirme Stockjudging 2.00pm Official opening by Minister of State […]

What’s On?! This week – nationwide.

Tuesday June 20 – North Eastern Club Field Evening hosted by the Maurill herd of Patrick Tuite & family, Ardcath, Garristown, Co. 7:30pm Tuesday June 20 – Slaney Club Field Evening in Noel Kehoes Cathu Herd, Ramsgrange at 7.30pm Thursday June 22 – Kerry Club Field Evening and Stock Judging will take place on […]

National Holstein Friesian Open Day launch at Crossnacole herd

The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) press launch of the National Open Day took place on the Crossnacole herd of Victor Jackson, Kiltegan Co. Wicklow host farmer for this major dairy event taking place on July 6th (Thursday). The IHFA National Open Day is the flagship national event, a must see for all involved in […]

National YMA Calf Show Finals 2017 – Entries

National YMA Calf Show Finals 2017 Entry Forms and Terms and Conditions are available for download. See links below. Entry Forms 2017 Terms and Conditions 2017 YMA Signatures 2017

Attention to Detail – DNA is Absolute

How to correctly take a hair sample for testing and avoid recalls and additional charges Finally – Check that the tag number of the calf corresponds to the ID No. on the hair card / DNA bag Note: Hairs extracted from other parts of the coat will result in a poor DNA sample! Click here […]


MALE REGISTRATION – CHARGES FROM 1ST JANUARY 2017 BULL REGISTRATION CHARGE REMAINS AT €50. THE CHARGE INCREASES TO €80 WHEN A REPEAT SAMPLE IS REQUIRED Process to verify parentage and Genomic proof: When a BVD sample or HAIR sample is received for parentage verification and genomics, it is first sent to Weatherbys laboratory where the DNA […]

UCD Lyons – Year 1 Study

by Dr Karina Pierce Background The abolition of the European milk quota system in 2015 paves the way to increase cow numbers and milk output. However, the profitability associated with this extra production for individual farms needs to be examined and there must be a continuing focus on improving efficiencies. It is widely recognised that […]

Breed Promotion by IHFA

At a recent meeting of the Board of IHFA, Chief Executive, Charles Gallagher made a presentation on the work being done by IHFA to promote the breed across a number of platforms. The following is a link to his presentation which also includes information on the new Classification Report scheme. Click here to view presentation.

Bluetongue Information 2017

As you are likely aware the threat of Bluetongue (BT) disease to the Irish livestock sector is of ongoing concern to this Department. Of particular concern, is the re-emergence of BT serotype 8 in central France in September 2015. Since that date a total of 1937 outbreaks have occurred in France. A map of Europe […]

IHFA Awards Night – All Ireland Awards Results

The IHFA Awards Night took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday 24th of February. This year the awards were presented by the new Executive Director of Agri-Aware, Deirdre O’Shea. Among the awards presented were the All Ireland Awards for 2016, covering nine classes; the YMA Awards, which include Club of the Year, President’s Medal, […]

Hallow Attic Christina is crowned Expo Champion

The 7th Emerald Expo saw Hallow Attic Christina owned by Philip & Linda Jones win Supreme Champion, Exhibitor Bred Champion, Best Udder and was presented with the Seamus Kelly Perpetual Trophy. Reserve Champion was won by Jim Mulhall & family, Danville herd with Clonpaddin M CYG Fame ET, Intermediate Champion and 1st Senior 3 Year-Old. […]

Change to the Bovine Tag Numbering Format

Change to the bovine tag numbering format to facilitate new electronic identification (EID) numbering The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has introduced a new numbering format for cattle tags since November 1st. This new numbering format is required for cattle tags to ensure the system in place is compatible with an agreed EU […]

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