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. […]
Emerald Expo 2017 – Results – 29 April 2017 THE GLANBIA SENIOR COW CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORED BY GLANBIA SEAMUS KELLY PERPETUAL TROPHY Champion Hallow Attic Christina, Philip and Linda Jones Reserve Champion Clonpaddin M Cyg Fame ET, James Mulhall Honourable Mention: Ardnasalem Jenny ET, Patrick and Karl Colton THE IHFA EXHIBITOR BRED CHAMPION SPONSORED 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.
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 […]
Agreed by YMA National Committee Meting 24/03/’17. Changes indicated by underlining. March Calf (UNCLIPPED) – Calf born on/after March 1st 2017 UNCLIPPED CALF CLASS handled by YMA member aged 10 years or under as of January 1st 2017 Junior Calf – Calf Born between January 1st & February 28th 2017 handled by YMA member aged […]
A big thank you to Peter Ging of Ballyclider for hosting the IHFA YMA Rally. Here’s a snapshot of the weekend’s events.
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 […]
The Irish Holstein Friesian Association Premier Bull Sale 2017 catalogued 34 bulls with tremendous protein %, EBI and conformation for discerning breeders and dairymen alike. Bulls forward on the day were 27 as some were sold in the yard pre-sale. Mountfarna Rangler took top price at €4,000. The cold and wet weather throughout March has […]
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, […]
The IHFA Awards Night took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois on Friday 24th of February. This year the awards were presented by the 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 […]
MALE REGISTRATION – CHARGES FROM 1ST JANUARY 2017 THE BOARD OF IHFA APPROVED A CHARGE OF €80 FOR MALE REGISTRATIONS TO COVER A RECALL (i.e. Repeat Sample) – Basic charge for Male registration is €50. Process to verify parentage and Genomic proof: When a BVD sample or HAIR sample is received for parentage verification and genomics, it […]
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 […]
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 […]