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.
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 […]
IHFA Black & White Protein Sale!!! Purchase the Foundation of your Future Herd Venue: Tullamore Livestock Mart (Goldenvale Marts) Date: Friday 20th November Auctioneer: Denis Barrett A Registered Pedigree heifer Show & Sale in celebration of the IHFA Golden Jubilee !!!! Draft Schedule of classes Class 1: Calved heifer-showing optional, 3 generations GP or better […]
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, […]
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 […]
A tour is being organised by Holstein NI and Holstein UK taking in the UK Dairy Event. Early morning flights will leave from Dublin and Belfast on Wednesday 16th of September and return from Liverpool on the evening of Thursday 17th of September. Details are as follows: Cost excluding flights approx. 180 – 200 euro […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
Results of Emerald Expo 2015
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