IHFA Pure Friesian Open Day 2017 - Mountain Pure Friesian
Mountain Pure Friesian Open Day 2017 - Sale report
25th IHFA National Holstein Friesian Open Day - Report
IHFA National Herds Competition 2017 - sponsored by Greenvale Animal Feeds
Inter-Club Stock Judging 2017
Connolly's Red Mills - Main Sponsor of the 25th IHFA Open Day
Diageo Baileys Champion Diary Cow 2017 - Entries
YMA National Calf Show 2017 Calf Class Schedule

IHFA Pure Friesian Open Day 2017 at Mountain Pure Friesians

“Better breeding equals breeding better” Dairy farmers from across the country were in attendance at the Mountain Pure Friesian herd, hosts of the IHFA Pure Friesian Open day on the 19th July. The word was out that this was a Pure Friesian herd worth seeing. The herd had successfully competed in the finals of the […]

Sale Report – Pure Friesian Open Day 2017 – Mountain Pure Friesians

There was brisk demand for the best young stock on offer from the Mountain Pure Friesian herd, hosts of the IHFA Pure Friesian Open day on the 19th July. The quality of the cows in the herd was awesome and great examples of farmer-friendly, easy care cows. The combination of high production, protein, longevity, fertility […]

25th IHFA National Holstein Friesian Open Day – Report

Breeders from across the country flocked to Crossnacole Holsteins in Co. Wicklow for what promised to be an occasion to savour. They certainly were not disappointed. The farm yard layout, the overall presentation, attention to detail and the quality of the cows that would compare with any herd worldwide in a beautiful setting with the […]

Baileys Champion Cow 2017 – Entries

Diageo & Glanbia Ireland launch All-Island Champion Dairy Cow Contest with €10K cash prize fund Details of the most prestigious, annual dairy livestock contest in Ireland have been announced by Diageo and its cream supplier Glanbia Ireland. The Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow competition will take place on 23rd August at the Virginia Show Co. […]

What’s On?! This week – nationwide.

25th July – National YMA Calf Show Finals – Clipping and Handler Classes. The Hub, Cillin Hill, Co. Kilkenny from 11.30am 26th July – National YMA Calf Show Finals – Calf Classes. The Hub, Cillin Hill, Co. Kilkenny from 10.30am 30th July – Arva Show  

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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National YMA Finals

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm